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Bringing Disney Home

A Grand Floridian Christmas Party

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re celebrating the holidays at home – Disney-style. Since I won’t be resort-hopping this December (as much as I’m tempted to run away from all the planning and shopping and preparation sometimes!), I decided to throw a Grand Floridian Christmas party! Make a Grand Floridian Gingerbread House The gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian Resort is truly legendary. My gingerbread house won’t be quite this elaborate! I’ve actually never made a real gingerbread house – the ones we did in elementary school, with graham crackers, don’t count. Every Christmas, I decide I want to create one of these amazingly beautiful pieces of artwork, but somehow I always end up too busy, too tired, too stressed out to actually do it. I have...
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Bringing Disney Home

Dear Santa . . . Love Dragyn Holiday Giveaway and Gift Guide

It’s the middle of November – already! Time to start thinking about holiday gifts. I’ve teamed up with my blogging friend Dragyn to bring you the #DearSantaLoveDragyn Holiday Giveaway and Gift Guide! DragynAlly has been really good this year and she’s sharing her wish list with the world in the “Dear Santa…Love Dragyn” holiday gift guide. Featuring over twenty giveaways from brands that are good for guys, dolls, adults and kids. The Dragyn’s Lair is coming at you with fun and exciting products for all ages! Products from the likes of Safari Ltd, May Designs, and Playmates Toys. Starting today you can have the chance to win books toys and personalized gifts. There’s even a resort stay at the Valley Forge Hotel and Casino. A fan of more “grown-up” fare? Then you can win a gift certificate to go towards a bottle from Plagido’s Winery or a cool product...
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Gingerbread Houses Around Walt Disney World

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail. I am so excited to rejoin the Magical Blogorail this month, after taking several months off. This time our theme is Christmas Must-Dos at Walt Disney World. Sure, it might be October and right now the Disney parks are full of pumpkins and not-so-scary scarecrows, but if you have a holiday trip coming up (or just wish you did!) this is the time to start planning your activities. My Christmas must-do at Walt Disney World are the gingerbread houses. I’ve never actually made a gingerbread house. But I want to! Every year, I see these amazing works of architectural artwork and think, “I could do that…” (Maybe. If I had a lot more time.) And of course Disney goes completely over the top...
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Favorite Disney Holiday Plus

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Final stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re talking about our favorite Disney holiday “plus” – celebrations, events, and other things Disney does to make the holidays over the top. Simply being at Disneyland or Walt Disney World would be enough to make any holiday amazing. Disney takes the holidays to the extreme, with events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which includes a magical snowfall in the middle of Florida. Unfortunately, being at the Disney Parks over the holidays also means crowds. Really thick, dense crowds. The type of crowds that give me instant panic attacks even when I’m not terrified of losing one of the kids. There’s something about a mass of humanity that puts me into sensory overload – the thousand...
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