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Celebrate 14 Days of Love at Disney Parks: Love is Courageous

posted on February 5th, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


When we think about heroes and those of great courage, a few may come to mind … perhaps a whole array of fictional superheroes. But as we get older we come to know and appreciate these heroes as figures who are quite non-fictional and present in our everyday lives.

They are the teachers who educate us valued lessons. They are the military soldiers who protect and serve us around the clock. They are the law enforcement and firemen who sacrifice their lives for us. And they are our families that support and love us endlessly. We call it courage, they call it love. Love for our neighbors, love for our country, and love for our families.

With such a great impact left upon us all, it seems nearly impossible to show our deepest gratitude towards them. What could compare to the greatest gift of sacrifice? As part of our 14 Days of Love celebration we want to share how you can express your appreciation and admiration with the gift of a memory.
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There are hundreds of ways to say thank you, but my friends and I at Disney Floral & Gifts have found a way to express our thanks with a gift of recognition. Honor Your Hero gives the opportunity to not only honor a hero of yours but medal them, letting them know they are a champion in your eyes. Take a moment to read this declaration.

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Upon receiving a triumph medal, fitting for a hero celebrating a great accomplishment, they will also receive a certificate with an official seal from the Walt Disney World Resort, the place where dreams come true. When you present them with this certificate your hero will officially be honored as part of a Disney tradition. It is their character, courage, and hope that earn them such recognition like so many dreamers and doers before them.

By wearing this medal of triumph, it will be known that your hero has inspired, protected, and encouraged a dream-come-true for another, a gift that truly keeps giving.

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Now we know heroes don’t necessarily require a cape, tights, and the ability to fly, I’ll bet there’s someone that comes to your mind. For me, my hero is my knight in shining armor, my husband. Nearly saving my life he was able to find a cure to my illness and stayed at my side through a life changing ordeal. It was his courage and love that lead me to Disney, and here I am, able share my story with you!

If the world were full of those who could help others, what a difference it could make! All it takes is the power of one to inspire another. And in honor of all our heroes during our 14 Days of Love celebration we want to share a few “pay it forward” ideas that hopefully will inspire someone else to show their heroic side, no matter the size.

  • When someone repays you, ask them to pay it forward to someone else.
  • Check up on someone who has been over-looked (our widows, those who are sick). Offer to provide an act of service to help.
  • Spend time teaching someone something that will help them with their life skills.
  • Offer your seat to someone who is standing.
  • When someone performs act of kindness on the road, wave to say thank you.
  • Spend consistent time with family! Set aside time each week, even if it’s small at first.
  • Secretly choose someone to become a source of inspiration and encouragement. Recognize them periodically.
  • Extend yourself to new employees or neighbors. We know how it feels to be the new kid on the block, make them feel welcome.
  • Write a note to a teacher who made a difference in your life.
  • Write a thank you note to your hero and leave it in a surprise location they’ll discover.

Whether an act of bravery, thanks, or kindness, the difference begins with you. We all have the ability to create a memory; all it takes is a little faith, trust, pixie dust, and you!

For more gifting ideas for our heroes and any other inspirations in our lives, visit us at disneyfloralandgifts.com or call 407-WDW-GIFT for Walt Disney World Resort, or 714-781-GIFT to reach the Disneyland Resort. And be sure to stay tuned for our 14 Days of Love series! Next time we’ll share a story about creating Disney memories. Stay tuned!

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Celebrate 14 Days of Love: Love is Charming at Disney Parks

posted on February 3rd, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


As a Dream Maker, I’ve spoken with countless guests who’d love to create a charming moment for their Princess. And, of course, they’d love to express their affection in a chivalrous, superhero type way (without having to wear the tights!). If your sweetheart loves the fairytale, then this post is for you. You may be surprised how easy it may be to unleash the Prince within.

For the romantic at heart, there is nothing more your loved one wants than to experience their very own fairytale brought to life; a world where you are their hero and they become your Princess. So I’ve whipped up this list of “charming tips” that you can experience at home or at the Disney Parks.

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Tips to show your charming side:

  • Surprise your Belle with love notes – Write notes to your special someone sharing what you love most about them, then leave those notes in surprise locations for them to find throughout their day. Whether it’s on the seat of their car along with a single rose or perhaps in a lunch.
  • Become part of their world – Much like Ariel wanted to become part of another world, take interest in spending a portion of your day to become part of your loved ones world. What hobby do they enjoy that you could learn about? Then surprise with a date to do just that.
  • Grant three wishes – Become their Genie outside the magic lamp and grant them three wishes. Send three roses representing these three wishes. Keep it small or go all out, it’s up to you!
  • Set up a “movie under the stars” – There’s no better romantic lighting than from the moon. Just like the movie under stars here at the Disney resorts, create your own movie under stars at home. Set up a cozy viewing area outside along with your delectable treats and watch a favorite movie together under a moonlit sky.
  • Find your own “Paradise Falls” – Just like the movie “UP” … go on an adventure outdoors to find a special location, a place where you can go to talk, share dreams, and spend quality time alone together. You don’t need to wait to find your very own Paradise Falls.

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Of course Disney knows all about fairy tales on the screen and in the parks. If you’re interested in creating a personalized Fairytale moment here, then keep reading for an idea to spotlight your charm.

There are so many ways that you can bring the fairytale to life on property. One idea is through a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride for two at Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort or Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Create A Fairy Tale by having this gift presented by the driver at the beginning or end of the carriage ride and say, “We’ve found the lady’s slipper.”

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Then, let us set up an enchanting Princess In-Room Celebration at your Walt Disney World Resort room! Just when your sweetheart thinks there’s no magic left in the day, you’ll return to your resort room that evening to yet another charming surprise!

Imagine walking up to your resort room door to discover a fairy tale door sash. Then once you open the door, you’ll see rose petals covering the floor, as well as gifts and surprises to declare this moment of enchantment for your loved one. And take a guess at who gets the credit for looking extremely charming? You guessed it, you.

I’m sure you’re wondering if any of these tips will actually work. Well, take it from this starry-eyed romantic, test out just one of these ideas and if the shoe fits you’ll be one step closer to a happily ever after.

To discover more enchantment, visit us at disneyfloralandgifts.com or call 407-WDW-GIFT for Walt Disney World Resort, or 714-781-GIFT to reach Disneyland Resort. And be sure to stay tuned for our 14 Days of Love series! In our next post, we’ll be sharing how you can honor your hero.

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Celebrate 14 Days of Love: Love is Fulfilling a Wish at Disney Parks

posted on February 1st, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


As a Dream Maker, making dreams come true for you is a passion. And, over the years you’ve asked how you could create a Disney moment for your loved ones here and at home. Well, I’ve taken your requests to “heart” and have an announcement just for you.

In the season of showing our Disney Side, my friends and I at Disney Floral & Gifts want to help you show your ‘charming side,’ so we’re announcing our first “Celebrate 14 Days of Love” series.

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For the next 14 days I’ll share ideas, tips, and secrets to create a memory for your special someone, on the Disney Parks Blog and on Twitter (follow @DisneyParks and @WaltDisneyWorld for more).

Whether it’s affection for a loved one, appreciation for a friend, or admiration for your hero, I’ll share heartwarming ideas and secrets for Valentine’s Day that you can use throughout the year.

When creating a magical moment for someone, it really comes down to showing others you care and reminding them how special they are. At Disney Floral and Gifts we use four components to create a gifting experience; Story, surprise, fulfilling a wish, and you! So let’s share some secrets.

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  • Secret #1 – Create a story – What’s your loved one’s secret fairy tale, wish or dream? That’s the first step. For example, when dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table you’re a guest of honor, your name is announced upon arrival and you’re addressed as “Princess” or “my lord.” The same concept applies at home. Place your loved one in their fairy tale with soft touches like this.
  • Secret #2 – Create a Surprise – At the Disney Parks, we enjoy surprising you by delivering gifts to your resort, dining location or perhaps a carriage ride. At home, present your gift and love note in an unexpected location they’ll discover easily. Better yet, surprise them with your thoughtfulness for no particular reason, this is often the most impressive and word will travel that you are their hero.
  • Secret #3 – Fulfill a wish – Last but certainly not least, fulfill a wish of theirs. Yes, we all want to win the lottery, but I’m talking about a longing wish of theirs. It can be dainty such as a thoughtful note or something grand. Everyone loves to be remembered.
  • Secret #4 – You’re the most magical piece – It’s true! The most magical piece to the puzzle is you, your unique thumb print. To be remembered by someone you love, any time, for any occasion. More than likely your loved one wants you to be their hero, so step into the spotlight.

In case you’re out of ideas, we’ve got one that will get you started on the right slipper, I mean foot! Let’s start with the story! Take a moment to read the card included with our gift. A Magical Wish – Romance Your Love.

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After they read the card, they wave the scepter and make a wish. Then, you place the Swarovski® crystal bracelet on their wrist as a reminder to believe.

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If you’re staying on Disney property you can have this delivered to a resort room or dining location, but think of how amazing it would be to receive this Disney gift in the comfort of your own home. We can ship it anywhere within the 48 continental U.S.

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For more gifting ideas that your loved ones will simply fall for, be sure to stay tuned for our “Celebrate 14 Days of Love” series! I’ll be sharing more ideas like these, posting tips for your Disney visit, along with some heartwarming stories and surprises you won’t want to miss!

So if you’re ready to give the gift of a memory and sweep your loved one right off their slippers, let the magic and your journey of 14 Days of Love begin.

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You’ve Got Mail … and Gifts from Disney Floral & Gifts

posted on December 17th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Remember the days when the mainstream form of communication was writing letters? You’d wait all day for the mailman to stroll by your house in the hope that maybe you’d be lucky enough to receive one. But times have changed. Now we text, tweet, “Like” and instant message like crazy and the only letter I’ll be reading is if there is one posted to my wall. Even I’m speaking the lingo!

Although all of the techno-toys are impressive, I can’t help but miss the old days where I’d get to tear open a signed, sealed and delivered envelope full of stories, news and heartfelt chatter. It’s through these fond memories that Disney Floral & Gifts is bringing a piece of the good ol’ days back with our Friends & Family program … another magical addition to our new website.

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Here’s the scoop: The Friends & Family program creates an opportunity for everyone to take part in the celebration, regardless of their location. With each gift purchased you will have an opportunity to notify your loved ones to create messages through our website. Then, once loved ones are notified, they will be invited to write a note that will be inserted into the guest of honor’s gift for a surprise they will not soon forget!

How does this work? Let’s take, for example, sending one of our Stocking of Surprises to your loved one staying at the Walt Disney World Resort! Filled with stocking stuffers, treats of all kinds and surprises, including a special invitation from Minnie Mouse to create something special for Mickey Mouse for the little ones, you can create any kind of message you want! It’s a chance to dig deep and show your creative side. Then, once created, we’ll tuck your notes inside a card featuring an exclusive piece of artwork created by an original Disney artist and tenderly written by a Disney writer, both of which are sure to melt the heart.

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You could send a note that says, “Although we are apart this year for Christmas, I know our good friends at Disney will fill your celebration with magic and create a day you will remember for a lifetime.” Or, “Wishing you the happiest of holidays, may all your dreams come true!”

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Or for our friends staying at Disneyland Resort, nothing says family-friendly gift like our Very Merry Character Gathering Tree. Extend your own family tree on the branches of this 4-foot-tall treasure, with special frames left unfilled for portraits of you and your loved ones. This year, you’ll be able to have all your loved ones in the same place for the holidays, no matter where you might be!

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Imagine your loved one’s surprise when they receive a gift, let alone the added surprise of a special warmhearted note from a loved one far away. There are lots of unique celebrations you can create messages for too! Marathon runners, cheerleaders, dancers, and all other athletes could all use a little pep talk or a cheer-gram from their fans for a little pre-game inspiration. Or for guests celebrating great milestones like a wedding anniversary. You know your grandparents will keep every card they receive from you. All celebrations are special and deserving of recognition from your loved ones. But what truly makes the Friends & Family program special is the time your loved ones will take to let you know they wish they could be there celebrating with you. I mean, who gets mail while on their vacation?

So whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, engagement, triumph, holiday or any other celebration that comes to mind, loved ones are invited and encouraged to join the celebration and help create that magical moment. And just like Mr. Postman from back in the day, in rain or shine, we promise the mail you send will reach your loved one in time for their special day! And that my friends, is truly something worth tweeting about.

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Create a Home for the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on December 12th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Everyone knows the song “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” The smell of Christmas cookies coming out of a warm oven, the family tree trimmed with tinsel and hundreds of lights, and of course the company of our loved ones.

And while that will always remain true, there is something overwhelmingly magical happening at Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays. The snow falling as you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., all of your favorite Disney pals wrapped in sweaters and scarves, and don’t even get me started on Cinderella Castle. If you haven’t been here, it’s really something to experience!

So, wouldn’t it be a dream come true if you could experience the comfort of Christmas at home with the magic of a Disney vacation all at once? Lucky for you my friend, Disney Floral & Gifts has found yet another way to fulfill your holiday wish list!

Now you can step into a Disney dream come true with our newest In-Room Celebration, Dreaming of a Disney Christmas! Each gift within the In-Room Celebration is designed to create a home-for-the-holidays ambiance that can be enjoyed by the whole family, created as if from Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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After a day of celebrating in the parks, return to your resort room to discover the gentle glow of luminaries, creating a soothing and relaxing environment, much like the one you would feel back home as the family is gathered around the fireplace waiting for Christmas tales to be told.

Speaking of Christmas tales, we’ve included a Toon Town Times Newspaper featuring your much anticipated arrival, packed with fun holiday stories and tips for enjoying your time in the parks.

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And what would Christmas at home be without unwrapping presents? We’ve included plush toys for the little ones, each holding a present waiting to be unwrapped. I don’t want to spoil any surprises but just a hint; each present will really help capture the memories made on your stay.

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Whether you’re leaving them out for Santa, or a treat to snack on before bed, we can’t forget baked cookies on Christmas! Not only did we include cookies, but also provided the works so the entire family can frost, sprinkle, and munch together.

After all the festivities when it’s time to tuck the little ones into bed, Minnie has included a special kiss goodnight with treats and even more surprises for little ones. Whether they’re dreaming or restlessly awaiting Santa’s arrival, you’ll rest easy knowing you have made your resort room that much homier.

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This indoor winter wonderland not only includes an array of opportunities for the whole family to enjoy a holiday away from home, but a chance to start a new family tradition that will not be soon forgotten. You may be far away from home, but when celebrating the magic of Disney, you will always have a home here for the holidays!

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Experience a Disney Christmas at Home this Holiday

posted on November 25th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Have you ever seen the Disney Parks during the holiday season? It’s totally amazing. Some of my favorites are the Christmas parades, Main Street, U.S.A., transformed into a winter wonderland, which includes snow – oh, and Cinderella Castle twinkling in the dark! Seriously, if I could pack my bags and move into the castle just to be in the center of all the action, I would. However, due to the high volume of fairy tale royalty in Magic Kingdom Park, no vacancy!

But what if you can’t come to Disney for the holidays? Well, for you my friend, I wanted to find a way that we (Disney Floral & Gifts) could bring the magic to you without leaving your home. Curious? Read on!

A few weeks ago we talked about our new Custom Gift Builder, a feature that allows you to create customized gifts with all your favorites.

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Now we’re introducing our Ship to Home feature!

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With this new addition to our website we can send your favorite holiday trees and gifts to your own front door.

What’s on our Christmas list this year? Let’s start with three Disney themed holiday trees. Each tree includes a story tracing back to Disney tradition and nostalgia.

First, take a look at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Tree. It features Mickey, holding Duffy, while climbing the tree to hang the holiday star. It’s vintage with a story full of tradition.

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Or, you can extend your family tree with A Merry Character Gathering Tree! There are picture frames waiting to be filled with portraits of your loved ones surrounded by all of your Disney favorites, you’re sure to feel even more at home! With a family tree like this, you’ll have all your loved ones close for Christmas past, present, and future.

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But check out our Mickey & Minnie Chrismouse Tree. At a “towering” 18” tall, you’ll get a BIG smile out of the story we created for this gift, which all began with a mouse.

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We have gifts for the chef, hero, and sweetheart in your life, plus much more!

There are gifts for her like A Magical Wish – Fulfill a Dream, a perfect gift for your mom, aunt, grand mom or anyone who has always helped you fulfill your dreams. What better time than the Christmas season to fulfill one of hers! It’s a gift that’s just the right size and one she surely won’t return this year.

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Or, our In the Kitchen with Mickey Mouse, the perfect gift for the Disney fanatic who knows how to slice, stir, and sauté. Hopefully when your chef needs a taste test, they won’t forget who chose this culinary kit for them. (Wink, wink.)

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For the first time ever, selecting the perfect gift for the man in your life will actually be easy! Gifts like our Honor your Hero will let him know how appreciative you are to have someone so special, a keepsake he’ll keep forever.

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And when you’re looking to plan a future visit, Discover Disney Magic is a fun way to announce a family visit to Disney! With tips and tricks to ensure your stay is full of magic, you’ll be collecting autographs and trading pins like a pro.

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The possibilities of creating, sending, and sharing gifts are almost endless and so simple to do! Check out our Celebrate at Home tab for ideas and gifts that are sure to knock your stockings off. Gifts can be sent anywhere within the continental US. (Oh, and by the way, these gifts can also be delivered on Walt Disney World Resort property as well.)

So if you can’t come to Disney, let us bring Disney to you! Let your family experience a one of a kind holiday, with plenty of gifts that warm the heart, and just may create a tear or two, but only the happy kind.

And don’t worry, when it’s time for your family to visit Disney for the holidays, we will still be here, ready to make new memories with you, some of which just may include Cinderella Castle.

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Create Memories With Exclusive Disney Christmas Cards

posted on November 7th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


When you were a kid, did your parents take holiday pictures of your family for your annual Christmas card? My dad took pictures every year. While hearts were in the right place, let’s just say some of the pictures were a bit of a miss. Between the old camera, lack of photography skills, and those “awkward” childhood years we didn’t stand a chance. The funny thing was my mom was so proud to send them to friends and family – how embarrassing! To top it off the experience continued for years. Now, years later, I’m the one receiving those holiday cards from friends and family, but guest what, I love it! How did that happen? In fact, I take it one step further, I save them because they’re so special. It’s all about the memories now.

What if Disney could help you make that special memory? Well, now we can.
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New this season, Disney Fine Art Photography & Video is offering select holiday cards for guests. You’ll be able to bring a little magic home with you for the holidays and share a little bit with the ones you love!
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Imagine strolling through one of our theme parks or resorts with a Disney photographer as they capture your memories through the artistry of fine art photography. Then share the magic by choosing your holiday cards from an exclusive collection of elegant, stylish, and distinctive designs created by our Disney artists, customized with your family portrait. It’s a Disney holiday experience and memory your family will hold in their hearts, no doubt. Check out the variety of holiday cards to choose from.

How about the blue card below with Spaceship Earth at Epcot against a pixie-dusted sky!
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It doesn’t stop there. They have a variety of holiday cards this season.

And it’s so easy to get started.

  1. First, call 407-934-4004. to book a session with Disney Fine Art Photography. You don’t even need to be staying at the Walt Disney World Resort.
  2. Next, experience the magic personally and capture your family’s memories through a portrait session.
  3. Last, after your photo shoot, go online to view your images and choose which Disney art you would like to use for your holiday cards.

Looks like this year, mom will be able to send pictures and Christmas cards the whole family will like.

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Design Your Very Own Gift With Disney Floral & Gifts Custom Gift Builder

posted on October 18th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


As a Disney enthusiast, I’m always looking for new Disney experiences. And, if you haven’t noticed, I’m a magical moment fanatic! I love those heartfelt stories and experiences where there’s that feel-good moment that usually results in a glistening tear streaming down the face. Yep, that’s me – if you feel the same way, you’ll enjoy this post.

Disney Floral & Gifts found a way to help you take your magical moments to a new level by giving you the opportunity to create a memory for your loved ones. They did it through their new website, which enables you to create a one-of-a-kind gift with the touch of your fingertips. Over the next several weeks, I’ll share how you can give the gift of a memory on this new site.

Let’s talk today about creating your very own Disney gift. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to step into the shoes of a Disney designer or product developer? Well, here’s your chance! It’s easy and there are so many options.

How do you get started? First, with the holiday or occasion in mind, you can come up with a theme gift for your loved one.

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Next, choose one of our exclusive baskets or totes to fit that theme.

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Then, dream and add gifts, personalized surprises and treats that reflect your theme and loved one in mind.

Lastly, create your own Disney-themed card message that they’ll want to keep forever. For example, “For all the magic you’ve created for me over the years, today I wanted to create a bit of Disney magic just for you”. We also added something special on the card just to get you started! Take a moment to read the note.
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It’s that simple. From there, our creative Basketeers (yes, our designers are really called Basketeers. Cool, huh?) will design your gift with TLC and your loved one in mind.
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Gifts can be sent to any Walt Disney World Resort room, dining locations and some excursions on Disney property. You can even ship your gift home to experience the magical moment there!

Get started through our Custom Gift Builder, which is now available on our site. Our Disneyland Resort site doesn’t have this feature just yet, but it will be coming soon so be on the look out!

Check it out and experience the magic for yourself. And if you find yourself getting choked up or overly excited about the endless possibilities – then I’ve done my job!

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A Special Trick-or-Treat Experience Just For You at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on September 20th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


UPDATE: Good news! You asked for the Disneyland Resort party map and I’m happy to include that for you today in follow-up. Also, I’m posting an updated map for the party on the 24th. Thank you for keeping me on my toes!

Remember how excited we got as kids receiving candy on Halloween? It was one of the few times a year we could receive an overwhelming amount of sugar and the stash was completely ours. Dressing up was fun and the Halloween parties were great, but the candy made it the real treat. Let’s just say that at Walt Disney World Resort, we take the holiday to a whole new level with our Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Where else can you experience an amazing Halloween party complete with Disney characters, a parade, fireworks and trick-or-treat trails that are to die for!

This year, I got ahold of two Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party park maps to help you plot your trick-or-treat path in preparation for your big night. The first park map covers the party’s trick-or-treat trails for September 24.

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This second map covers the September 20, 27 and 29 party date trick-or-treat trails. More to come real soon on the October party map.

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And here’s the map for Mickey’s Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort.

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Now for the inside scoop:

  • There will be 11 trick or treat locations including two trails, three of which are in New Fantasyland. You may even find some interesting “characters” involved to make your experience even trickier.
  • There will be healthy options, too. Special Dietary options are available at City Hall upon request (but this is not a treat location).
  • Worried that all the good candy will be gone by the time you get here? Take heart in the fact that there will be more than 11 semi-trailer refrigerated truck loads of mixed candy for the whole season.
  • Wondering how you’ll carry all this candy in the parks? I thought so. The park provides free treat bags for guests at the Main Entrance and at one of the satellite wristband locations.

Now, for those who are looking for an enhanced trick or treat park experience, here’s a treat you may not know about. Check out these adorable light-up Mickey’s Trick & Treat Pumpkin and Minnie’s Trick & Treat Pumpkin from Disney Floral & Gifts, that also doubles as a gifting experience. (A gift delivered to your resort room that ties in with an experience or attraction in the parks).

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For instance, the light-up pumpkin has an autograph book and pen for character meet and greets in the parks, treats to snack on, a light-up lanyard for the park, and a magic trick they can learn (and let’s just say it will keep the kids busy for hours – I’ve tried it myself). And of course the pumpkin doubles as their trick-or-treat pail for collecting candy!

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And for the older kids, check out A Spirited Halloween Surprise packed with fun glow pieces that will make their visit to The Haunted Mansion a real scream! It also doubles for a candy bag.

But here’s the cutest offering yet for Halloween. It was designed especially for your little one – My First Disney Visit Halloween.

My First Disney Visit Halloween by Disney Floral & Gifts

Mickey included his pal Duffy in this gift to take along on all your little one’s “firsts” at the Disney Parks. It includes all their “firsts” such as: Mickey ears; autograph book for character greetings; plush; and Mickey pillow-blanket. There’s an adorable heart-warming story too, that will tug on your heart strings. It’s a gift and keepsake you’ll totally want to preserve and remember memories made for years to come. Trust me!

And, get this – if you want to add more treats and surprises to any of these gifts, you can. They’re available for purchase now on Disneyfloralandgifts.com or by calling 407-WDW-GIFT. Gifts can be delivered anywhere on Walt Disney World Resort property and same-day delivery is available. One thought to consider: There are limited gifts so it’s better to order sooner rather than later. This year is a great opportunity to “treat” your family to a real sweet experience.

Oh, and by the way, I’m going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party real soon, too. If you see an adult woman dressed as a “Fairy Godmother” sitting on the ground in a pool of candy smiling, it’s been a successful evening!

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How Will You Celebrate Halloween at Disney Parks?

posted on August 29th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Remember Halloween back in the good old days? Did you trick or treat with a variety of makeshift costumes (like I did), with sheets that could transform into a ghost costume, and carry trick-or-treat pillowcases? Years later we graduated to the “high-tech” plastic face masks – remember those? Not the most comfortable. But we had so much fun, dressing up to go on a trick-or-treat quest with friends and family. Now, years later, there’s so much more available.

In-Room Halloween Celebrations by Disney Floral & Gifts In-Room Halloween Celebrations by Disney Floral & Gifts

 
This year, we’re taking Halloween to a whole new level – of course, at Disney Parks, we totally have to “scream” Halloween with creativity “ghoul”ore. In this post, I thought you’d like to read about some new experiences Disney Floral & Gifts is offering in Florida and California. Not coming to the parks this fall? Not to worry, I included a fun game in this post to play at home as well. Interested in learning more? Well, read on (If you dare! Muhahaha!).
Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration by Disney Floral & Gifts

If you’re going to the Walt Disney World Resort this fall, check out Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration. What’s included? Well, imagine walking up to your resort door after a full day in the parks to see a one-of-a-kind Halloween banner that lights up, then entering your resort room only to discover creepy hidden surprises, cobwebs, candy and more, prepared by Mickey and Minnie. There’s also a special message from Mickey and a “ghostly” activity waiting just for you. After you’ve discovered special Halloween haunts lurking in the room, little ones can snuggle up with their new Mickey and Minnie Mouse plush, and rest on their personalized Mickey Mouse pillowcase! They’ll be retelling this not-so-scary tale for years to come!

In-Room Halloween Celebrations by Disney Floral & Gifts Skellington Mickey’s Haunted Adventure by Disney Floral & Gifts

 
What’s available at the Disneyland Resort? What if you could experience Skellington Mickey’s Haunted Adventure in your resort room? What’s included? Well, legend has it that Jack Skellington and Mickey teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind surprise that “eeks” Halloween. After a full day in the parks, imagine walking up to your resort door to find a Halloween light-up banner – but that’s only the beginning. You’ll then enter your room to find an illuminated Jack Skellington head, a candy filled jack-o-lantern, a cobwebbed candelabra, a personalized note to the family, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”-themed playing cards and tiny tombstones scattered throughout your room. And once you’ve found all the lurking treasures and haunts, you can cozy up with your new Mickey plush and fleece blanket to complete one thrilling Halloween family memory.

Not staying in a Disney resort during Halloween time? No need to go batty! Here’s a spin on an old “boo” game for the neighborhood that’s sure to spark the haunting season for you. It’s called the “Neighborhood Goodie-Tag.” Here’s what to do:

Neighborhood Goodie-Tag

Make or decorate a goodie bag, then gather some Halloween-themed treasures like Halloween goodies and other small holiday surprises. Secretly deliver it to a friend with a sign that says “BOO!” The sign lets them know they’ve been “Boo’d” and they must create and pass another bundle of treasures on. Be sure to include a secret Halloween message in the bag explaining why they’re receiving the bundle and what to do next. Get creative with it: write a poem, create a song, you could even leave a picture message. The goal is to deliver the goodie bag to a friend or neighbor without them knowing it was you who left it. If the trend follows, you’ll have the whole neighborhood “booing” in no time, creating lots of fun and surprises.

Want to learn more about Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort? Call a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker 407-WDW-GIFT or visit Disneyflorist.com.

Want to learn more about Skellington Mickey’s Haunted Adventure at Disneyland Resort? Call our Disneyland Dream Makers at 714-781-GIFT or visit Disneyflorist.com.

And whatever you choose to do this fall, make sure its “spooktacular”…. just like when we were kids.

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