Make Valentine’s Day Extra Special at the Walt Disney World Resort

Limited Time Magic was announced a few months ago on the Disney Parks Blog and I’m very excited to see and participate in as many of the fun happenings that I can each week this year! Coming up on the agenda is Valentine’s Week. Not just Valentine’s DAY, but Valentine’s WEEK!! Woo Hoo!!

Photo Courtesy: Disney Parks

Photo Courtesy: Disney Parks

 

True Love: Celebrate romance and enchantment throughout Valentine’s Week with special moments and entertainment geared to lovebirds. Disney Princes join their Princesses to meet Park Guests in special settings, prix fixe menus turn up at select restaurants and Valentine’s collectibles will be offered for the week.

Can you magine a Valentine’s Day that becomes a Valentine’s Week with Disney Castles blushing pink, surprise meet-and-greets with Disney Princes and Princesses making for some great photo shoots, and candlelit dinners for couples in love? There are even going to be a few merchandise events going on in February at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland that you may want to check out!

Occasionally when I see characters around the Parks, I sometimes see them with their respective Prince or Princess. Whenever I do, I’m REALLY excited to get pictures with the happy couple! Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are my absolute FAVORITE couple! I’d love to know who your favorites are and which couples you’re most looking forward to seeing during Valentine’s Week if you’ll be visiting.

Our friends over at Walt Disney World Floral & Gifts have some unbelievably beautiful Valentine’s Day creations for you too. Will you be visiting during Valentine’s week with a little one who has never been to Walt Disney World? Check out these magical offerings, My First Disney Visit – Valentine’s Day – Mickey Mouse and My First Disney Visit – Valentine’s Day – Minnie Mouse. If you are looking for a gift fit for a Pirate or a Princess, well, Disney has you taken care of there too. Check out these fun options.

My First Disney ValentineMy First Disney Valentine MinnieThe possibilities are truly endless at the Disney Florist. There are many traditional Valentine’s Day surprises to choose from that have just the right dose of Disney added to make your gift truly magical. There are some over the top options too, if that’s your thing! Be sure to check out all the Valentine’s Day gifts as there are over 25 options pictured! One of my favorite things is that the Dream Makers will work with you to create your very own magic if you have something different in mind than what is pictured. Just give them a call at 407.WDW.GIFT [939-4438] today!

Be sure to stay “in the know” with the 52 weeks of Limited Time Magic happening in 2013 ~ follow along on Twitter by following @DisneyParks and using the hashtag #LimitedTimeMagic.

New Mother’s Day Magic from Disney Floral & Gifts!

I just love that as soon as I think I’ve seen all the magic Disney has to offer, they come up with something new and amazing! I was lucky enough to go on a backstage tour of the Disney Florist just before Halloween last year and I just love all the magical things I saw being created there!

Well, folks, Mother’s Day is no different! There are some great offerings this year for Moms, so whether you’re lucky enough to be at Walt Disney World or at home, there is something for everyone!

The Disney Family Treats Tote is one of my favorites because it includes Minnie’s cooking apron and Mickey’s favorite cookie recipe! How cute is that?

The Cookies from Minnie “bouquet” happens to be my VERY FAVORITE though, because, well, Minnie Mouse is my VERY FAVORITE!!!!

The Dream Makers over at the Disney Florist are just waiting for you to give them a call so they can create a wonderful memory for your “Mom” and there is room for customization too! Something I’ve always thought would be so cool and personal is to have something delivered to your favorite Walt Disney World Resort dining location as a big surprise! Well, you can do that with many of the items available at the Disney Florist, such as the Mother’s Day Fairy Tale pictured below! The Dream Makers suggest having this gift sent to the restaurant and having it placed on your table prior to seating. Once the family has been seated, share warm sentiments about Mom with the family, then crown her a Princess and present her with the royal pin. Sounds amazing, right? Might I suggest having tissues handy if you choose this option?

Be sure to check out the Disney Floral site for more Pixie Dusted items you can have delivered where you live, just in case you happen to not be at Walt Disney World at the moment!

Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom friends out there!

Valentine’s Day Surprise from the Disney Florist!

I just love that as soon as I think I’ve seen all the magic Disney has to offer, they come up with something new and amazing! I was lucky enough to go on a backstage tour of the Disney Events Group just before Halloween last year and I just love all the magical things I saw being created there! It’s pretty amazing that the Dream Makers create such giant magic in such a tiny location!

Well, folks, Valentine’s Day is no different! Check out this new, fun Valentine creation for your children that includes an invitation to surprise Mickey or Minnie Mouse at the Town Square Theatre on Main Street USA along with an extra Valentine for your child to decorate and present to The Mouse of choice IN-PERSON!! How cool is that?

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company

All of this fun did made me think a little bit…wouldn’t this be fun for the kid-at-heart too? Seriously. I feel like I turn five the minute I arrive on Walt Disney World property and I would LOVE to bring a Valentine to Mickey Mouse…and maybe share those gorgeous heart-shaped rice krispie treats with my hubby! I know that not everyone travels with kids and would surely get a kick out of something like this!

This fun Valentine Surprise is available for delivery to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room beginning January 28, 2012. In case you think I’m crazy for suggesting this one for adults, there is an Ears To You Valentine that is REALLY intended for grown-ups over on the Disney Florist website! This one even includes the Little Black Book of Walt Disney World and a few more sweet treats! Go check it out ~ you know you want to see it!

Disney Vacation Club Surprise Welcome!

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company

Can you imagine what this little boy is thinking when he opened the door to his Resort room? Just have a look at those cheek bones and feel the warmth of his smile! I can only imagine how I’d be feeling if it was me!! Wow!!

The Dream Makers are constantly thinking up new ways for guests to add magical experiences to their vacations and this one really takes the cake…or, cookies in this case! Those Mickey footprints you see on the floor leading the way over to Mickey and Pluto? They are actually mouse pads that you can use at home to remind you of that very moment you stepped into your room…and there are plenty for the whole family!

As if owning Disney Vacation Club and knowing that you have guaranteed vacations year after year to The Place Where Dreams Come True wasn’t enough already, you can now add some extra special Pixie Dust to the next time you hear the words “Welcome Home” by getting in touch with a Dream Maker over at the Walt Disney World Florist.

Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company

My favorite part about this fabulous In-Room Celebration is that beautiful banner you see hanging on the wall next to the bed. You can get that personalized with the year that your family became Disney Vacation Club Members! I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely bring that on every Disney vacation and display it proudly! Be sure to check out all of the great items included in the DVC Welcome Celebration and plan on it for your next trip Home!

A Special Visit to the Disney Events Group

I was driving down to Walt Disney World when I got a text message from my friend Kristen over at DVC Mom. She had some Pixie Dust sprinkled on her and wanted to share it with me!! An invitation was extended to her for an exclusive private tour of the Disney Events Group, the wonderful place where the Walt Disney World Florist is located! As you can imagine, I was thrilled to be a part of such a fabulous experience!

Well, my friends, when we walked through the doors of the Disney Events Group, the magic started immediately! Jean Volante ~ Manager of Dream Making, was there to great us along with Jeff Hurst, Ken Malquest, and Terrone Carpenter. They had a magnificent floral arrangement in the front lobby of their building that was actually created to match the colors on Kristen’s blog! It was unbelievable…my picture DOES NOT do it justice at all, but you can get an idea of the amazing things the Dream Makers can create!

We were then guided into the Imagination Room where Tinkerbell was hovering above the table to oversee all of the creativity floating around! It was in this room that we learned of the endless possibilities that could be created for guests of all ages. All of a sudden, a gorgeous, Fairy Godmother wearing pink came into the room and entertained us! She was so magical and beautiful! Her name was Ivana Dream! She appointed Kristen and I as Honorary Deputy Fairy Godmothers with our own Blogity Blogity Blog spell! It was so much fun!!

I suddenly felt like a 5-year old who just had my dream come true with a beautiful pink princess who came all the way from her “land” just to see me!!! How did she know that pink is my very favorite color? It was the most magical thing that has happened to me in a long time and I was just completely beside myself! What a special treat! Would you believe that guests can arrange for these special appearances as well? The sky is the limit!

We continued to learn about all of the magic that could be created here. One of my favorite things about the florist was that not only could you have some of these fun things delivered to your Walt Disney World Resort room, but you could have them delivered to on-site dining locations and even some off-site hotels! And don’t we all want to bring a piece of the magic home with us? Here’s one amazing thing about the floral arrangement above. That huge Castle? It’s flat and can be packed in-between clothes in your suitcase!! Yes, Disney thinks of everything!

We spent an hour and a half touring this unbelievable facility where tons of magic is created every day. We saw beautiful creations being assembled from floral arrangements for weddings to eerie designs for a special private party that was taking place at the Haunted Mansion that evening. We even saw most of the In-Room Celebrations that are available, and I’m telling you, they are GORGEOUS! Keep your eye on the Walt Disney World Florist site for upcoming designs that you will flip for!

I’m also excited to tell you about a fun Disney Vacation Club Member Perk I learned about when exploring the DVC Member site: “Learn how to take regular flowers and design a Disney-themed keepsake arrangement during this one-hour class which takes place exclusively at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa Community Hall. Members receive a 10% discount on the $50 retail price. All ages are welcome (with adult supervision for ages 10 and under). Classes are offered on Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Please call 407-WDW-PLAY to register.† Walk-ins are welcome when space is available.”

We were presented with a couple of fun and special mementos of this wonderful morning. One of my favorites was this fabulous Tinkerbell in a beautiful little cinch bag with shimmering Pixie Dust inside! I have it hanging right here on the edge of my laptop for good luck!