Top 10 Disney Holiday Gift Guide by Brenda

christmas wishlist

I happened upon the items for my list of top 10 wishes during my recent trip to Walt Disney World. Santa, please feel free to send them to my home at your convenience; no need to wait until Christmas.#1. Swarovsky Crystal castle at the glass shop in Germany at Epcot. It is gorgeous and with a price tag of only $37,500 it’s a winner.#2. Crystal figurine of Walt and Mickey. It can be found at Epcot also and at only $450 it is a bargain!#3. A renovation of my office to … [Read more...]

5 Top Disney Gifts for Making (and Preserving) Vacation Memories

Disney Mickey Mouse All-In-One Scrapbook Kit

I have written on several occasions how much I enjoy reliving our Disney World vacation memories:  displaying photos in frames or preserving them in albums or scrapbooks helps keep the Disney magic alive long after the trip is over. And now that the Holiday buying season is in full swing, what better gift idea for the Disney lover on your gift list….or for someone who has a Disney vacation planned….than to provide some ways to help him/her to capture those magical moments, and enjoy them for … [Read more...]

Relive a classic: Fantasia and Fantasia on Bluray/DVD

I had the pleasure this past weekend at reliving a classic Disney Tale on Bluray. Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are out of the Disney vault and on Blu-ray/DVD.Let me just say if you don't have a bluray player you need to get one! The picture quality for any movie is stunning! Watching Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 at my house is like watching it at the theaters. LCD Big Screen and Surround Sound is the only way to watch a movie.It's not very often I get to crank the system up, as most times a … [Read more...]

DVD Review: Walt & El Grupo


Walt & El Grupo is finally on DVD and this is every Disney geek's dream film.Directed by Theodore Thomas, this film is an important look at a singular year and event which defined a Studio, a man, his artists and the direction of the company. Frank Thomas, one of Disney's Nine Old Men and an artist on the trip was Theodore's father. Theodore also directed the wonderful film Frank & Ollie about his dad and fellow animator Ollie Johnston.In 1941, Walt was reeling from the … [Read more...]

A Maximum Attraction Minimum Wait Time Magic Kingdom Day


Maximizing attraction time while minimizing wait time at the Magic Kingdom is almost like setting up the Perfect Storm. If you do certain things and do not do other things you may be surprised at the result.First, the do not's:In general, do not go to the Magic Kingdom (MK) on weekend days. Most visitors arrive at Walt Disney World on Friday or Saturday sometime late in the day. This makes Saturday or Sunday their first full day in the parks and most people head to the MK on their first … [Read more...]