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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Christmas Season Is OFFICIALLY Here!

The turkey has been eaten, the football watched, and we’ve all said what are thankful for at the dinner table – and that can only mean one thing…Thanksgiving is OVER and it’s OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS SEASON! Ok, truth be told, in many places (like my house for example) – Christmas cheer has been poking its way through over the last few weeks in the form of some decorations, some Christmas music on the speakers, and some gifts purchased and maybe even wrapped already…but hey, nothing wrong with being ahead of the game, am I right?

Speaking of ahead of the game, Walt Disney World has us all beat – they started putting up their Christmas décor just a few days after Halloween! Check out how they do it up for the holidays:

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And if all that doesn’t get you in a Christmas-y mood, then check out Disney Tourist Blog’s Ultimate 2016 Disney World Christmas Guide

TGIF!

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The Top Three Best Things About Walt Disney World At Christmastime

I was lucky enough to get to travel to Walt Disney World the week of Christmas this year – and it was probably one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Getting to combine two things I love very much (Christmas and Disney World of course!) was definitely a dream come true! There are tons of amazing things to see/do at Disney during the holiday season, but I have to say these three are my absolute favorites:

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1. The FOODDisney Food is always amazing – but at Christmas time they make it even more special! With awesome treats and special meals – I personally enjoyed the colorful baked goods available on Main Street (like this adorable Mickey snowman cake pop!), but trust me there’s plenty more where that came from! Many WDW restaurants offer special meals during the holiday, or add special dishes to their buffets to make the season that much more magical (and delicious!)

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2. The Osbourne Lights – I know I have recently talked about how awesome the Osbourne Spectacle of Dancing Lights are, but I truly can’t say it enough. They are absolutely amazing – watching the street go from bare and boring to bright and cheery was probably the best thing about this whole vacation for me – the lights blinked in time to music, and it even ‘snowed’! We saw them light up on Christmas Day, and the experience was so Christmas-y and special – I wish I could afford to make it a yearly Christmas tradition!

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3. The Shopping – I love shopping, so anytime you combine that with Disney and Christmas? Please, me and my credit cards stand no chance against the sheer volume of amazing Disney Christmas souvenirs available at the Parks. My personaly favorite? The Mickey Gingerbread man mix that comes with a Mickey Gingerbread man cookie cutter!

I will forever cherish all the memories I was lucky enough to get to make this past Christmas – and if you ever have the chance to check out Disney at Christmastime – I highly suggest you take it! Aside from my three favorite things about it, theres also tons of beautiful décor, live musical performances, appearances by Santa Claus, and of course that Christmas Spirit is always in the air!

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Disney Trip Countdown: DOWN TO DOUBLE DIGITS!

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I am officially down to 99 days left until we are back at Walt Disney World, and the excitement is really starting to build! I can’t wait to return to my “second home” and get to enjoy all the attractions, rides, FOOD, characters, and everything else that Disney has to offer!

There is SO MUCH that I am looking forward to, but I tried to narrow it down, and I wanted to share some of them, so here are the Top 5 things I am looking forward to for my WDW vacation (In no particular order):

1. Waking up on Christmas Morning in WALT DISNEY WORLD – how awesome would that be? I am pretty sure I am the envy of all kids everywhere, I mean, who wouldn’t want to wake up at the most magical place on earth?

2. Quality Time with my family – My parents and I always spend Christmas Day together, and this year will be no different – we may not have a tree to put presents under and we may not sit around in our PJ’s opening presents and drinking coffee while the dogs run around causing a roucous – we will still be together and that is the most important thing!

3. The “Christmas Spirit” + that “Disney Magic” – Being at Disney is amazing, they put a huge amount of detail and theming into everything that they do, and when you add Christmas to the mix, it is even better! The decorations, the Christmas music and souvenirs, the Cast Members holiday themed outfits, the seasonal snacks and treats, the live holiday entertainment and events – it truly is a site to behold, and I can’t wait!

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4. DISNEY FOOD – Yeah, I know it might seem weird to be looking forward to food this much, but that’s how amazing the food at WDW really is – they have anything and everything you can imagine – all kinds of cuisine, from snacks and treats to five star restaurants with wine pairings, and everything is prepared fresh using only the best ingredients (many of which they grow themselves on site!). If I had to narrow it down to one food/dining experience I am most looking forward to, it would have to be Boma – an African themed buffet located in Disney’s gorgeous Animal Kingdom Lodge, where you can sample traditional African cuisine while you watch the animals roam the savannah

5. An Escape – We need a vacation – between work being busy and the mundane everyday responsibilities of being an adult, we are ready to head to a place where we can feel like kids again, and simply enjoy our time together and have fun too!

When we booked this trip it was almost a year away – so it’s hard to believe that we are under 100 days now! Just need a little more patience to get us through…it will be here soon enough!

Oh – Another thing….this also means that Christmas is just over 100 days away – for me that is exciting, for others of you it might be scary or depressing (considering with Christmas usually comes snow and cold weather, and the need to spend a lot of money on gifts…) – I personally am always in the excited for Christmas camp – and since we are going to WDW for Christmas this year, that makes the Holiday season even more special!

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