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Day 7 – Frozen Summer Fun with 14 Days of Love

posted on February 7th, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Welcome back! Today, I’m feeling a chill in the air and the desire to “let it go”. So, for all our “Frozen” fans, you’re going to love what I have to share in this post. If your loved one is poised, creative, lovable, fun, caring – in other words “Frozen” inspired – then you’ll be tickled to hear about the new personalized experiences we’ve created. If you’re just joining us and wondering what the excitement is all about, check out Sunday’s post to take the “Discover Your Disney Side” quiz to learn more.

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So here’s the scoop! I have a secret to share and you’re the first to know. I’m so glad you’re here because our creative team at Disney Floral & Gifts has been creating a special surprise just for you and in time for Olaf’s favorite time of year, and what is that? Together now…SUMMER! Coming soon (in spring 2015), you can experience your very own wintery celebration in the comfort of your Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort room! So step through the door to experience two brand new “Frozen” surprises!

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First, Olaf’s Warm Welcome Celebration! That’s right; inside your resort room, Olaf left you a heart-warming surprise for the whole family with a new experience, “Olaf’s Warm Welcome.” Once inside you’ll see a large Olaf plush, Olaf vision glasses to see the parks through his eyes, and surprises from the snowman himself! And if you really want to “let it go,” you’ll love our second experience, “Anna and Elsa’s Warm Welcome.” It will feel just as if our royal sisters visited your resort room, transforming it into Frozen fun from Arendale! If that isn’t enough, you can even personalize these celebrations with embroidery to transform the surprises into Frozen keepsakes.

And, you’ll be able to customize these experiences by adding on additional merchandise that’s part of the package. For example, if the package comes with one Olaf plush, you can add additional plush for other members of the family and so on.

We took the surprise one step further, creating A Disney Frozen Memory-Child and A Disney Frozen Memory-Adult. These exclusive gifts feature bracelets made of ice-inspired Swarovski crystals and sterling silver accents, complete with a rose and heartwarming note for your loved one so their favorite story becomes even more personal. Both are available separately now or as an add-on to your Frozen In-Room Celebrations in the spring. So here’s your chance to shake off the winter blues and pack your bags, because both In-Room Celebrations will be available for sale at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort in April with delivery to your Disney resort room to start soon after.

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Do you want to be one of the first to know when they go live? Just contact a Dream Maker through email and once the official launch date is set, we will send you a note with the exciting news.

Can you already hear the reaction of your kids when they discover this waiting for them in their resort room? And most likely there will be singing again, right?

And speaking of more surprise moments you can create for those you care about … you have to come back to the blog tomorrow where I’ll be sharing a Disney DIY project that you can make right at home so you can be “Disney” for someone else. It’s a “sweet” surprise that includes a clever design secret.

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Day 6 – Experience a New Magical Welcome with 14 Days of Love

posted on February 6th, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Welcome to day six of Disney’s 14 Days of Love! So far, I’ve shared ways you can create personalized magical moments for friends and loved ones while visiting Disney Parks or even right at home. Today, I’m going to reveal new personalized experiences to welcome you and your family to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. If your loved one is fun, enthusiastic, a leader, likes to be the “big cheese” and goes out of their way to make everyone feel special, then this post is for you. Are you “all ears?” If you’re just joining us and wondering what the excitement is all about, check out Sunday’s post to take the “Discover Your Disney Side” quiz and learn more.

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One of the most common questions guests ask us is, “Can Mickey and Minnie come to our room to welcome us to Disney?” Well, you spoke, we listened! We’ve created four new welcoming experiences (yes four!) to make it feel just as if they’ve set up a personalized VIP surprise for you and your family in the comfort of your Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort room. Announcing yet another idea to create a magical moment for the “big cheese(s)” in your life.

Available today at Walt Disney World Resort, there are two new experiences available for families and two new experiences available for grownups. Mickey’s Magical Welcome- Family, Mickey and Minnie’s Grand Magical Welcome – Family. And, for our grown up guests, Mickey’s Magical Welcome and Mickey and Minnie’s Grand Magical Welcome.

These four surprise welcome celebrations will be available at Disneyland by the end of February so you’ll want to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and our website.

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What’s the experience look like? Imagine this: it’s the second day of your visit and you’re on your way back to your Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort hotel room after an exciting day in the parks. As you approach the door, the first thing you see is a door banner with your family’s name on it.

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What? You look closer and notice the banner is a door window complete with mail slot. Once you open the door you see a magical surprise waiting just for you, including mail full of “character” from Mickey and friends. Oh my stars. Mickey and Minnie visited your room, and left personalized treats and surprises to welcome you to their home! What could be better than a surprise welcome from Minnie Mouse and the “big cheese” himself?

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The best part about these brand new experiences is that they were created based on your feedback and with your visit in mind! How so? You have the opportunity to customize and personalize your experience for anyone and any occasion. For example, are you visiting during a birthday celebration? Great! Add on birthday keepsakes, treats or surprises from our huge assortment of enhancements. The ideas are endless really.

You’ve also told us that you want a celebration for grown-ups. Well now you can experience our Mickey’s Magical Welcome and Minnie’s Grand Magical Welcome celebration exclusively for the child at heart! No matter who you’re with or the occasion, you have the opportunity to make this experience special and unique to celebrate a variety of occasions. How’s that for creating the ultimate, magical memory?

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Speaking of the ultimate magical memory, now that you’ve heard about our new welcome celebrations, it’s your turn. If you were to enhance this experience for your family, how would you make it even bigger? Tell us what you’d add on to this experience to create the most magical memory for your family by commenting below or using #Disney14DaysofLove. Who knows? The creative team at Disney Floral & Gifts may just like your idea.

And you won’t want to miss tomorrow’s post when I’ll be revealing two more brand new experiences to create a warm welcome from Olaf as well as Anna and Elsa. Until then, I’ll “let it go”!

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Day 5 – Imagineer Your Magical Surprise with 14 Days of Love

posted on February 5th, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Welcome back to Disney 14 Days of Love! Oh boy do I have something special for you. If your loved one’s character traits are fun, sweet, creative and caring, then this post is for you, pal. Are you “all ears” to learn more? If you’re just joining us and wondering what the excitement is all about, check out Sunday’s post to take the “Discover Your Disney Side” quiz and learn more.

Throughout the year, you ask for new creative gifts, from welcome and birthday surprises to glowing eyed pumpkins and stockings at Christmas. With so many great options to choose from when creating our magical offerings, Disney Floral & Gifts has turned the tables and put the magic in your hands. You spoke and we listened. How would you like to “imagineer” a creative gift for your special someone with our Custom Gift Builder, exclusively at the Walt Disney World Resort. Choose from a large selection of toys, treats and tokens of affection the possibilities are endless.

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With this experience, you have the power to create the gift and the memory. First, pick a container from our wide selection of exclusive baskets, bins, and character totes and you’re off. Fill it with goodies, delicious treats and fun tinkering toys for the young ones, keepsakes, beverages, and specialty surprises for the adults. You can choose from any items in the Custom Gift Builder to put into your container, then a Disney Floral & Gifts Basketeer will design your creation just for you and your special someone.

To make it even simpler, follow these three easy steps to learn how you can “imagineer” your own gift:

            Step 1: Select your container. Choose a basket, tote or tray.

            Step 2: Fill your container. Choose between an assortment of gifts and treats.

            Step 3: Complete your order and leave the rest to us!

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How simple is that? With Custom Gift Builder, you’ll be able create your own gift for a loved one in no time. Heading to the parks soon? Great. Add one of the Mickey Ear Hats and an official Walt Disney World autograph book and pen along with other snacks and keepsakes to prepare you for your visit. With hundreds of surprises to choose from, a gift can be “imagineered” to create a magical moment for anyone and for any occasion.

Speaking of preparing for your visit, make sure to tune into 14 Days of Love tomorrow, where I’m going to let you know about a new welcoming experience that will feel just as if Mickey and Minnie have come to your Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort room.

Now the magic is in your hands. If you were to create the ultimate custom gift for a loved one, what would it look like? Check out our website and channel your inner Imagineer by creating a Disney memory. Then, share your Disney creation by commenting below or using #14DaysOfLove.

Looking forward to revealing our new surprise with you tomorrow!

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Day 4 – Experience ‘My Storybook Moment’ at Meet and Greets

posted on February 4th, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


If “A dream is a wish your heart makes” then do I have a surprise for you!

Many little girls dream of being a princess. How do we know? If you have “royalty” living in your “castle” it’s pretty obvious. Lol. They love playing dress up with gowns and tiaras, and many times, they create their very own “live-action” fairy tale, perhaps involving you in part of their epic adventure? There may also be a few requests for a pony that can live in the garage, or their bedroom? You’re smiling, you’re remembering a moment in particular huh? That’s great. This gift was designed with you in mind then.

If your sweetheart has princess character traits, you can now provide her with a new magical moment like none other. If you’re wondering what all the excitement is about, take a peek at Sundays post, Show your Disney Side, and take the quiz so you can learn how to create a “Disney magical moment” for the little princess in your life as part of our 14 Days of Love series.

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So I have a question: What if your little sweetheart could be proclaimed a princess at the Disney World or Disneyland parks, by their favorite fairy tale princess. Would you do it?

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Of course you would. And truth be told, if no one was looking, you might slip in as her stand-in if need be? To meet a Disney Princess is so magical, but to be proclaimed a princess, now that’s a moment fit for a storybook right? Perhaps her storybook? Well, due to the interest of our WDW Mickey and Minnie’s Valentine Surprise, and DLR Mickey and Minnie’s Valentine Surprise we’re expanding our experiences and releasing the first in a series of “storybook moments” for little ones.

What’s included? Inside a pink “Storybook Moment” bag is a royal invitation to any Princess meet and greet, a princess sash, fairy tale tiara and personalized storybook proclamation, but it’s missing a signature to make it official. She needs to go to a Princess meet and greet to get a Princess signature for her proclamation. And so the fairy tale begins. You help prepare her for this royal moment by draping the sash on her, placing the tiara on her head, then take her to a Princess meet and greet. Once at the meet and greet, her princess will sign her declaration and recognize her as part of the royal court.

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Want to see one take place?

Now, imagine your little ones reaction getting prepared for this moment, then experiencing it. The stories she’ll tell later and the keepsakes to place in her room will remind her that she’s loved and accepted for the essence of her.

To check it out, click on to this WDW “My Storybook Moment” link or DLR “My Storybook Moment” link to look at the keepsakes included. The price is $128.95, not including tax and delivery. The gift is available to pre-order as part of our 14 Days of Love series, with delivery on property starting May 15. You can also call a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker at WDW (407)WDW-GIFT or DLR (714-781-GIFT). Your surprise can be delivered to a resort room in preparation for the next day’s visit to the parks, or you could send it to a WDW character dining location too. As her fairy godmother or godfather you have so many magical possibilities.

And, if you’re looking for an outlet to create more magical moments for those you care about, tune in tomorrow. For those who enjoy “building” a magical moment as well as experiencing one, this post will be for you. Sound “cool”? I can’t wait to share, I just hope I don’t get “frozen” in the moment. (Wink).

In the meanwhile, I think there’s a little one somewhere who’s waiting for a fairy tale moment. #Disney14DaysofLove.

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Day 3 – Honor The Hero in Your Life

posted on February 3rd, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Who’s your hero? Who’s been there for you through the “frozen” cold seasons, providing courage and strength, offering selfless acts of love when you needed it most? Or, is your hero kind, well mannered … a “prince” who sees your true beauty and has a way of making you feel valued unconditionally. If so, then this post is for you. If you’re just tuning in and wondering what the excitement is all about, check out Sunday’s post to take the “Discover Your Disney Side” quiz to learn more. Today I’m going to share how you can create a moment for the hero in your life.

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So who is your hero? Are they a teacher, a coach, maybe an “adopted family member”, or are they a spouse, a parent or maybe someone in the military? Whatever role they’ve played or are playing in your life, chances are there’s a story and they are near and dear to you. We call their acts of bravery or courage, while they call it love. Ah, you’re nodding your head? Let’s go on then.

If your hero is noble, brave and courageous, one who is not only charming, but makes you feel valued unconditionally, here’s an idea for you. When words are not enough to say thank you, creating a one of a kind memory can create the moment for them and you. So here’s an idea for you at home.

Plan a special evening for him/her. Prepare their favorite meal and invite family and friends over for a surprise that you’ll reveal later in the evening. For those that prefer a more private setting, this idea can work just as well for a small gathering also. Once dinner is over, present them with a special memento, a “thank you” and let those at the table share how he/she has inspired them.

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But, if you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you can present them with a one of a kind Disney tribute, Honor Your Hero, in the backdrop of “where dreams come true.” Just the sound of that sounds cool! It includes a personalized hero proclamation and Disney medal presented on a silver “platter.” If you can, enlarge the image to read the text on the proclamation. One of our Disney writers crafted this declaration.

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How cool is that?

Remember in yesterday’s post I talked about sending your surprises to a Disney dining location to set the stage for your magical moment? Well, if you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort, how amazing would it be to have your tribute delivered to the table of a favorite Disney restaurant right before dessert? Talk about creating a memory. Top off the experience by reading the declaration to them, then, place the medal around their neck (the lanyard can be personalized too) for a photo op moment to share with friends and family.

Not visiting Walt Disney World Resort anytime soon? Honor Your Hero can be shipped anywhere within the 48 continental states. Just order online or call a Disney Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT. Make sure to allow enough time for shipping though–I recommend 5-7 business days. We don’t ship to Canada or overseas just yet, but we’re working on it. It’s also not available at Disneyland Resort at this time.

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If your loved one’s character traits are more like those from the movie “Frozen” check this out … now you can let them know they are “worth melting for.” A Disney Frozen Memory-Adult or A Disney Frozen Memory-Child are two new additions to our memory making surprises. Take a closer look at the details of these two gifts by clicking on to the links above. How amazing would it be to have your gift delivered to the table of a Disney restaurant, again with the backdrop of “where dreams come true.” Then, after they open the surprise and read the card, you can place the bracelet on their wrist and let them know how they’ve warmed your heart. And by the way, the bracelets are amazingly gorgeous and sparkle like crazy.

While there is a cost for these surprises, both gifts provide one of a kind experiences. If you were at a Disney restaurant when one of these moments took place, more than likely you’d be curious to learn the story and watch the reaction.

These gifts can also be delivered to your Walt Disney World Resort room as well, for a more intimate/private moment.

While I’m talking about proclaiming a loved one a hero, tomorrow I’m revealing a brand new gifting experience for little ones at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. I’m so excited to share it with you. Want a hint? It includes experiencing a personalized storybook moment with the Princesses at both parks. I’ve got a video I can’t wait to share of a little one who was the first to experience this new idea.

Until then, would you be our hero, would you inspire us? Would you share you “real life” hero story? Tell us how your hero has impacted your life or melted your heart in the comments below or use #Disney14DaysOfLove.

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Day 2 – Create a Romantic Surprise with 14 Days of Love

posted on February 2nd, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Bonjour mon ami! It’s the season for amour. So, let’s talk about creating a romantic surprise for someone whose character traits “light” you up. If your sweetheart is suave, debonair and romantic and you want to “fan the flame,” then this post is for you. If you’re just joining us, and wondering what the excitement is about, check out yesterday’s post and take the “Discover your Disney Side quiz.”

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So, your loved one has a way of making those around them feel special, huh? From candlelit dinners to dancing the night away, they make you feel like you are the only one in the world! The challenge is, how do you create a memory for them when they are so good at creating a moment for you?

When creating a special moment, a gesture from the heart can go a long way. It can be as simple as an “out of the blue” candlelit dinner where they can “be your guest.” We tend to place higher expectations for gifts and experiences on holidays, but when an expression of affection is shown apart from a holiday … now that’s romance. So the key here is surprise your loved one apart from a holiday with a gesture from the heart.

If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort, then I have ideas for you. Here’s what to do – first, make reservations at a romantic Disney dining location (407-WDW-DINE) to set the stage. There are so many charming locations to choose from and our friends at DINE can offer a variety of ideas for you. Once you’ve secured the restaurant, surprise them with a unique experience. Right before dessert, have a surprise gift delivered to your table to enhance the moment. Why then? After a meal, we’re full, relaxed and we think the moment is starting to wind down, right? Receiving your gift before dessert will create an unexpected surprise AND give your magical moment the spotlight in the setting of a romantic Disney restaurant – now that’s charming.

What would I recommend? At Walt Disney World Resort, surprises can be as simple as You and Me, and as elaborate as A Magical wish – Romance Your Love.

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Create a Fairy Tale. And there are so many other options as well.

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The Magical Wish and Create a Fairy Tale gifts also set the stage for a one-of-a-kind memory by making a wish, or having the glass slipper engraved at one of several Disney Parks locations.

While you’re charming your sweetheart at dinner, our dream makers at Disney Floral & Gifts can sprinkle your Disney resort room with rose petals. For a more elaborate surprise, we can set up a romantic In-Room Celebration, “From Mickey and Minnie with Love.”

Picture this- imagine walking up to your resort room door after you’ve charmed your loved one at dinner. You open the door to your room, turn on the lights and right there in front of you is a romantic set up personalized just for you.

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Imagine their reaction – and how simple it was to create romance by letting us do the work.

If you want to learn more about the gifts and pricing, click on the links above. There is a cost for these surprises and delivery, but it is an amazing experience – one they will definitely remember and talk about.

What about the Disneyland Resort? Delivery to Disneyland Resort dining locations are not available at this time, but they do offer the Mickey and Minnie with Love In Room Celebration which is similar. It’s a different experience than at Walt Disney World Resort.

Go ahead and make dining plans for your special dinner and enjoy the meal in confidence, knowing Disney is preparing a surprise for your resort room. To help with planning, you can always speak with our dream makers at Walt Disney World Resort, 407-WDW-GIFT or at Disneyland Resort 714-781-GIFT.

Speaking of planning, tomorrow I’ll share ideas for the hero in your life – perhaps creating a memory for someone who is “worth melting for.”

Meanwhile, would you like to help our blog friends who are still making Valentine’s Day plans? If you were going to receive a romantic surprise at a Disney dining location, what gift and restaurant would you recommend to them? Share your ideas below or use #Disney14DaysofLove.

See you tomorrow!

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Discover Your Disney Side with 14 Days of Love – Quiz

posted on February 1st, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


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Have you ever seen a magical moment? It’s the best! It’s a one-of-a-kind surprise or experience that you just have to see. It’s that amazing first time meet and greet with the characters, a creative engagement, emotional family reunion, or special birthday surprise that helps make wishes come true. And if we’re honest here, when watching one, you just might get a little choked up inside (not that I’m speaking from experience at all) because it’s so – what’s the word for it – Ah yes, so “Disney.”

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We’re so happy for those who experience this privilege right? Then after the moment is over, there’s something inside of each of us that wishes WE could do something just as special for someone we love. Can you just imagine their response if you surprised them – eyes lighting up – that jaw-dropping reaction, and best of all, knowing that you created a lifetime memory. That would be amazing!

And, what if you went one step further? What if you could create a special memory for yourself? Would you do it? Of course you would. And so would I.

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If you’re interested in creating moments like in the images above, then you’re in for a treat because I’m going to share how to do it. And it’s not just one tip…there will be many. So let’s have fun and make a memory out of it. How about we meet every day here on the Disney Parks Blog for the next 14 days so I can share tips, and ideas so you can learn how to create a memory for someone you love, appreciate or admire.

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Whether you’re at home, at Walt Disney World or Disneyland I’ll share a range of concepts so you can be “Disney” for someone else.

Ready to get started? Ok, first, to create “the” moment, you’ll want to discover your or your loved one’s “Disney Side”. I created a fun quiz for you below that when completed will identify your or your loved ones “character traits”. Then over the next 14 days, I’ll reference those characteristics to help you create your surprise or celebration.

And by the way, for my first tip, once you know what character traits you or your loved one are most like, you may want to save or share your results for future reference. After all, you never know when a magical moment might be in the making for you too.

So go ahead and start with the quiz. See you here you tomorrow.

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Cítricos–Breakfast and Brunch with the Disney Princesses

posted on December 4th, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


When you were little, did you dream of being a Princess? I did. Actually, truth be told, I remember dressing up in oversized gowns, my mom’s high-heeled shoes and Grandma’s old jewelry. Then, once in full costume, I could be found “performing” in front of my bedroom mirror. What an imagination I had … and even more so … the concern I created for my parents (lol). Now as a grown-up I get the opportunity to channel this imagination with new Disney gifting experiences that help make your dreams come true such as being proclaimed a princess at Walt Disney World Resort perhaps? Intrigued? Then read on …

While we spruce up Cinderella’s Royal Table, we are offering a magical experience at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & SpaCinderella’s Dining at Cítricos–Breakfast and Brunch with the Disney Princesses from January 8 – March 3, 2015. Cinderella will welcome each guest upon arrival, and the Disney Princesses will greet each table during the dining experience for photos and autographs. You will be able to join in an interactive “Magical Wishing Ceremony” with Cinderella and the Disney Princesses–complete with “wishing wands” and “wishing swords” for the children. Sounds amazing, right?! There’s more …

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What if you could add on to the experience with a personalized Princess Proclamation just for your little one. This over–the-top gifting surprise provides the extravagant fairy tale treasures that make her dream a reality. Take a look. Waiting for her on the table when you arrive at Cinderella’s Dining could be “My Disney Fairytale Proclamation.”

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Included is a personalized proclamation, signed by a favorite fairy tale princess, a pink plush princess cape (which transforms into a blanket as well), a gemstone tiara and an almost life-size crystal light-up slipper. Imagine your little one receiving these keepsakes at Cinderella’s Dining at Cítricos! And yes, there’s more!

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For those who want to enhance the experience even more, you can add on First Wish, to commemorate her memory made during the magical wish ceremony.

Take a look …

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This exclusive keepsake includes a pixie-dusted wishing rose wand and silver wish charm bracelet featuring a Swarovski crystal “wishing star.” After she makes her wish, celebrate the memory by placing the bracelet on her wrist as a reminder to believe. Over the years, collect charms to add to her “wish bracelet” that symbolize dreams come true, such as getting a part in a school play, overcoming a challenge etc…and it all began at Disney.

So here’s how this works. Simply book a reservation for Cinderella’s Dining at Cítricos (407-939-DINE) and let a cast member know you’re interested in My Disney Fairytale Proclamation or First Wish, then they will connect you to a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker to add this gift. Or, if you already have a reservation, order through the links above or call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT. Once your gift is ordered, our Basketeers will create your surprise, and then deliver it to the restaurant to be placed on your table prior to seating. There’s one catch … like any limited time offer, you’ll want to check out Cinderella’s Dining at Cítricos and these add on gifts sooner rather than later. They’re available now. This is definitely one of those “before the clock strikes midnight” opportunities … an experience that includes fairy tale Princess keepsakes vs oversized clothing and Grandma’s jewelry … just sayin. ☺

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New Halloween Trick-or-Treat Totes at Disney Parks

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


When you were a kid, did you get with the neighborhood gang to talk candy strategy for trick-or-treat night? We were all over it back then, remember? We covered our neighborhood, then went into adjoining neighborhoods, all in a quest to create the ultimate stash we’d call our own. Now as adults, the kid in us still comes out when it comes to candy during the Halloween season. Think about it – in your office, who comes to mind with the bowl of candy available for everyone? Only as an adult, we have to act more civilized. No running or screaming or shoving candy in our mouth – in public that is.

At Disney Parks, we get that inside every adult is a child that still loves to play and enjoy life to its fullest. So each year, our creative team talks about how we can top last year’s experience, so check this out.

For 2014 our Disney Floral & Gifts creative team developed a new Not-So-Scary Halloween Treat Bag for Walt Disney World Resort. Take a look at this exclusive canvas bag, featuring a Mickey pumpkin with battery-powered light-up eyes. Did you notice that at the bottom of the bag there’s “tattered fabric” to create a spooky look? The trick-or-treat letters glow in the dark, too. Then, our creative designer filled the tote with popular mouth-watering treats, including Mickey’s crispy treats, candy from Goofy’s Candy Company and more. It also comes with a Mickey pumpkin light-up lanyard for lighting up those spooky nights, temporary glow-in-the-dark eyeball tattoos and your very own autograph book to collect favorite character signatures. And get this, it comes in a Mickey and Minnie version for boys and ghouls.

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And, where would you want to take these bags? To Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, of course! So here’s the inside scoop, for third year in a row, I got ahold of the candy maps for the party so children and adults could start planning for their ultimate candy adventure! This year the Magic Kingdom Park has stocked up with even more candy than ever before. There will be two trick or treat trails, featuring over nine trick or treating locations where you may see some of your favorite characters all dressed up. Oh, and you may have heard that one of the many new experiences that are being launched this year revolves around the evil side of Disney at the Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square. The Club Villain Dance Party will feature a few of your favorite mischievous characters dancing the night away, so you gotta check that out. Want to see more of the Villains? Then, stay for the Happy Hallowishes Nighttime Spectacular and Villains Cast Show!

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For those of you who can’t make it this year to the party, we can kind of send a party to you. Our Not-So-Scary Treats Tote is also part of our ship to home offerings with just a few different twists.

If you’re headed to the Disneyland Resort this season, to celebrate the holiday, it’s all about Mickey’s Halloween Party! Our Floral & Gifts team in California created Haunted Halloween Buckets to enjoy in the resort as well as in the parks! Special Tip: The Mickey pumpkin bucket features battery-operated glowing eyes and a collection of treats to keep you energized for the night!

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Of course, we got our hands on the Halloween party map as well! Make sure to catch the Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks hosted by Jack Skellington and eight trick or treating locations throughout Disneyland park.

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I’ve got a few more “tales to tell” about new gifting experiences this year. One includes “orchestrating a Halloween surprise” and building your own gift from our collection of tricks and treats. So stay tuned. And remember, you can also add Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration to your Disney World vacation and a Disney Villainous Halloween to your stay at the Disneyland Resort. Our Halloween gifts are available now through October 31st or while supplies last.

Oh, and you can also add these trick or treat totes and buckets to your Halloween In Room Celebration available at Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

If you have questions, call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT for Walt Disney World Resort or 714-781-GIFT for Disneyland Resort.

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New Halloween Celebrations at Disney Parks

posted on September 26th, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


If you like new experiences at the Disney Parks, read on. As most of you know I’m part of the creative team for Disney Floral & Gifts that creates new gifting experiences. We meet twice a week and talk about how we can help you live out your favorite stories for holidays and special occasions (yes it’s a tough job). In this case, back in February we started a “re-design” of our Halloween tricks and treats…beginning with a discussion about what you said you liked and didn’t like from 2013. Our creative sessions are exactly what you might imagine. Then one day, the creativity is finished and I get the chance to share the inside scoop. So today, we announce (cue scary music) … the new … Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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This year we enhanced what you said you loved the most; the ambiance, glow, décor and personalization! We also kept some current surprises you loved and added in new elements you’ve requested. What’s included? Imagine walking up to your Resort room to see a creepy banner hanging from your door featuring a Mickey shaped pumpkin with light up eyes looking right at you. You crack open the door and peak around the corner to see surprises scattered around the room! As you search you find a special note from Mickey, an exclusive luminous bin stacked to the top with goodies, Halloween blanket…

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…exclusive Mickey pillow cases, shadow puppets to create your own spooky stories, a light up candelabra covered in creepy spider webs, glowing eyes (check out the mirror in the back of this image, on the right), as well as tricks and games.

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Curious to learn what’s “brewing” at the Disneyland Resort? If you’re a villain at heart, check out what our Disneyland Resort Floral and Gifts creative team developed, A Disney Villainous Celebration. Apparently they believe Halloween is their holiday so they are taking over your resort room to make it their own! Let’s just say they wanted to add a little trouble to Mickey’s surprise. Here you’ll see light up candelabras with gargoyles, a luxurious black villain blanket, villain treats, exclusive villain pins and lanyard. Take a look at the silver villain picture frame in the center of the picture too. Do you see the Evil Queen at the top? There’s also a really clever Villain Monopoly game…

Not able to visit us this fall? Then check out this exclusive surprise we created for your little one through our Ship to Home option. The story is that Minnie or Mickey sent this surprise so they could tag along with your little one for trick or treat. The bag alone is a keeper. And yes, the eyes do light up! There are Disney treats, a light up Mickey lanyard, an adorable note and autographed picture and more.

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For details, check out the Not-So-Scary Halloween Treat Bags!

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There’s so much more to share so you’ll want to stay tuned. But if your curiosity gets the best of you, check out our website through the links above or call a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT for Walt Disney World Resort and 714-781-GIFT for Disneyland Resort. Disneyfloralandgifts.com

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