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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas in the Disney Parks

There's a chill in the air, the snow is falling and it's Christmas time. Well, that may be true for a lot of you in cooler climates, but not here in Arizona. In fact, not at Disneyland or Walt Disney World either.

I couldn't think of a better way to spend Christmas than to visit a Disney Park. There's a certain magic that being in a Disney Park brings no matter what time of year, but when it comes to the holidays it's intensified even more.

A quick walk down Main Street USA sets the tone at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom. There are lights, wreaths, garland and who could forget the fabulous Christmas tree? Guests and Cast Members just seem to ooze that holiday spirit that we all crave during this special time of year.

If you aren't lucky enough to make it to one of the Disney Parks for Christmas this year, take a moment, close your eyes and imagine it. Trust me, it'll perk up your whole day.

I won't be able to make it to a Disney Park this year, but I spent a few Christmases at Disneyland in California growing up and I can recall the wonder I felt. There's not much that's more fun than opening 0presents in the hotel, especially when the gifts included Disney items.

I have also had the pleasure of visiting Walt Disney World in December to witness the incredible decorations and events. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom was wonderful and a memory I treasure as it was my Dad's last trip. The snow falling on Main Street added such a wonderful atmosphere. I also remember the decorations at the hotels - beautiful trees, wreaths, lights, special adornments. A truly magical time of year at WDW.

On a special trip to Europe I was lucky enough to get to go to Disneyland Paris in December. This was a new experience because not only was it festive it was extremely cold! Having a real frost in the air did change the atmosphere and really made it feel like Christmas. The decorations were lovely at the hotels and in the parks. The Studios had wonderful decorations that included tinkling lights and retro/art deco decorations that were festive and fun.

In conclusion, in my opinion there's really not many other places I'd rather be than in a Disney Park for the holidays. If you get the chance try to get to the parks around the holidays and you'll find new ways to create more magic and memories for a lifetime. Who knows, maybe you'll even start a new tradition!

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