A New Year’s Eve Disney Reflection

As we all reflect upon our lives on the final day of 2012, let’s take a moment to view some of the happiest and most magical moments from Disney Parks on past New Year’s Eve celebrations. May you all have a blessed and fantastic 2013! Thank you so much for following our blog in this little slice of cyberspace. We appreciate each one of you and hope to bring you some of the best Disney highlights throughout the coming year.

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The Great Disney Gamble: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

What are your thoughts?

What Morals/Behaviour are Your Children Picking Up From Movies?

This is one of the most poignant and intelligent presentations we have seen. What are your thoughts?

Nomad’s Archive: We were once kids ..

Have you visited Hong Kong Disney?

Splitsville Tour & Dedication at Downtown Disney

Going to Splitsville for some fun?

Fairytale Castle Ginderbread Houses

What do you think of these amazing creations?


Hope you had a good Christmas, and my present to you all is two things that should be combined more often – Disney and confectionery goods.

Every year (though this is the first time I have seen it) the Sheraton’s culinary team and Seattle’s top architecture firms create a gingerbread village to support charity. This year’s display is befitting the JDRF Northwest Chapter, and even better the theme is “Once upon a Time”!

I strongly had to resit the urge to take a big bite out of them.

Ariel’s underwaster castle
Ariel Castle

Complete with Ursula’s cave
Ursula Castle

Jasmine’s Palace
Jasmine Castle

So many little touches like Genie saving Aladdin
Jeanie Aladin

Beast’s enchanted castle
Beast Castle

Alice in Wonderland
Palace of Hearts

Narnia, wardrobe and all

Not Disney but a Grimm’s Fairytale Castle, the drawbridge even worked!
Grimms Castle

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What gifts made it under your tree- or chosen holiday decoration- this year?

Best of WDW

I do the bulk of my Christmas shopping online, but it’s a bit of a tradition to wander through the shops of Downtown Disney and pick out gifts for friends and relatives, Disney fans all, who live far away. (And I usually find a few things I can’t live without.) The Christmas music, the clean, crisp air, and the light crowds on a weekday morning inspire feelings of goodwill like no mall visit ever did. And who could resist a free sample of Ghirardelli’s peppermint bark?

ImageThis soft and comfortable t-shirt caught my attention right away. I always relate to Donald Duck when we watch Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas every year. He just wants to sit and enjoy his hot chocolate without wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and dealing with crowds. I get it! World of Disney, $32.95

ImageHad to get this set for my mother-in-law, fashion-forward Disney fan…

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