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Disney Fine Art Photography & Video Releases New One-of-a-Kind Disney Letter Art Portraits

posted on July 16th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


I have some exciting news to share with you today! Disney Fine Art Photography & Video has just released an all-new unique portrait experience that will capture the memories of your family’s visit to the Walt Disney World Resort and even allow you to bring a little magic and Disney art home with you!
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This new and exclusive portrait session, shot by one of our very talented Disney photography artists, places your family inside the magic of Disney and comes complete with a whimsical, one-of-a-kind piece of framed artwork you will truly cherish forever!

Letters spell out “DISNEY” or a character’s name, while playful pictures of your family are nestled inside those letter – posing, hugging, peeking and smiling. Then, a Disney character appears with your family on the final artwork, completing your Disney family memory and telling the magical story of your vacation! Can you imagine having this piece of fine art to cherish for years to come? Even the mounting, packaging, prints, a double matte, acrylic glass and a wire frame hanger are included.

It’s so simple to order, too. Just select a Mini Photo Session or Enhanced Portrait Session, choose a theme and the size!

I had a chance to speak with Ty Boyce, Disney Senior Fine Art Photographer, about the new product and creative concept:

Why is this experience something Disney Fine Art Photography & Video wanted to bring to life for our guests?

Ty: We are always challenging ourselves creatively and exploring innovative ways to tell stories. We developed this portrait to make guests’ photo sessions more interactive and fun … more of an experience than a standard portrait session. We wanted the shoot experience itself to become a special Disney memory for the family.

When did your team begin developing this?

Ty: We started developing the concept about six months ago. I would create a few shots at the end of sessions to see if the guests would enjoy the interactivity of creating letters with each other. We realized guests loved the interactive part of the session and it really helped young children to have fun and allowed us to capture them more naturally!

Why is this portrait so extraordinary and unique?

Ty: There’s no other piece of artwork that will be the same. It’s a one-of-a-kind personalized piece of Disney Fine Art customized to your family’s experience. We’ve heard comments from kids, “I’ve never seen my dad be so funny.” You’re here to have fun with your family and we are just setting up an experience for that to take place.

For more information on this new Disney experience visit disneyeventphotography.com or to book a session, call 407.934.4004.

If you could choose any Disney character for this piece of fine artwork, who would it be?

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Surprise your Hero on Father’s Day

posted on June 5th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


How are you going to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Not sure just yet? Still looking for ideas to show your Dad just how important and appreciated he is? While every father is different, a large amount enjoy hearing how much they’re valued, especially by those they love the most. There are so many ways you can express your appreciation. It could be as simple as cooking his favorite dinner with all the trimmings or, letting Dad choose what he would like to do on Father’s Day. But, if you’d like to create a one-of-a kind exclusive Disney memory that honors him, I’ve got an idea for you. After all, he may not just be your Dad; he may be your hero too! Take a look below.

The gift is called, “Honor Your Hero”. It was created by Disney Floral & Gifts so you could recognize the champion in your life.
'Honor Your Hero,' Created By Disney Floral & Gifts So You Could Recognize The Champion In Your Life
Imagine presenting Dad with this certificate, recognizing his most honorable characteristic. Take a moment to read the copy!
Imagine Presenting Dad with this Certificate, Recognizing His Most Honorable Characteristic
Then, after he reads the certificate, award him this exclusive Disney medal, presented in a special storybook. Talk about creating a magical moment in time for Dad…created by you.
After Dad Reads The Certificate, Award Him This Exclusive Disney Medal, Presented In A Special Storybook
So, if you’re interested in learning more, click on to our “Honor Your Hero” link or call a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT. This gift can be delivered on Walt Disney World Resort property or shipped anywhere in the 48 contiguous states! And a thought to consider.. if you’re interested in shipping this gift to your home, order sooner rather than later. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, and more than likely, final shipments will be sent on Wednesday, June 12.

And, for all those who are not able to spend time with your Dad this holiday, but would like to recognize or remember him…take a moment to post a tribute below. It’s a great opportunity to share their legacy.

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New Star Tours Gift Preps Young Jedi for Departure at Disney Parks

posted on May 30th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


If you enjoy Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as much as I do, then you’ll love what our creative team at Disney Floral & Gifts has created for young Jedi this year. It’s a new “interplanetary gift” called the Star Tours Adventure Pack.
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The new gift prepares young Jedi for their interstellar trip, compliments of the Star Tours Travel Agency. And today, Disney Show Director Ken Malquist, who led the creative development of this new offering, is sharing a behind-the-scenes look at what went into designing the Star Tours Adventure Pack. Here’s my interview with Ken:

Jean: Ken, what’s this gift about?
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Ken: Well, as the galaxy’s foremost vacation and travel provider, Star Tours takes great care in enhancing their passenger’s in-flight experience, so Aly San San, Star Tours Spokesbot, has provided the essentials a Jedi should never travel without: A satchel, a motion activated nametag with flashing blue lights, travel credentials, a pillow/blanket, chocolate, and a Light Saber.

Jean: What special creative experiences did you go through to create this gift?

Ken: We worked closely with our Star Wars experts on staff, Star Wars Weekends, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering, [to share] our concepts and ideas. It truly was a collaborative process to create this gifting experience.

Jean: As a Star Wars/Star Tours enthusiast, what do you think fans will especially like about this gifting experience?

Ken: It’s the whole package and the detail. Having the light-up lanyard, boarding documentation and ticket really takes it to the next level. You’re now in the adventure and the Force is with you. Creating this gift was an amazing and unique experience. At the end of the day, I would share with my family that I had spent time researching Ewoks, how many fingers they had, and how tall they are! I never thought I would actually become an expert, which is literally what happened. I had to immerse myself in the Star Wars universe; it was definitely a personal journey.

If you want to learn more, visit DisneyFlorist.com or call a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT. And of course, may the Force be with you!

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Give Mom a Magical Wish for Mother’s Day

posted on May 4th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Looking for a gift for Mother’s Day that’s exactly what she wanted, customized and personalized just for her? Well look no further. For the third consecutive year, Disney Floral & Gifts is featuring the most popular offering for the holiday called, “A Magical Wish: Fulfill A Dream.” This enchanting Mother’s Day gift – yes, I said enchanting – can be sent to your Walt Disney World Resort room, or shipped anywhere in the U.S. Her surprise arrives in a beautiful cream-colored box with a teal satin bow to resemble the Fairy Godmother’s robe. Once opened, she’ll find this heart-warming card that provides her very own magical wish. Take a moment to read the story below and make sure to get out the tissue!
Give Mom a Magical Wish This Mother's Day
After she reads the card, she discovers the fairytale wand.
Magical Fairytale Wand for Mother's Day
And then, she finds one more gift: A velvety black box! She opens it to find a sterling silver bracelet with sparkling Swarovski crystals and three charms featuring the words “Dream,” “Wish” and “Believe.” And, believe me when I say it’s a real eye catcher. Every time she wears it she will be able to tell the story of the most magical and thoughtful gift she ever received. This is a fabulous way to let your Mom know just how much her dreams mean to you.
Sterling Silver Bracelet With Sparkling Swarovski Srystals and Three Charms Featuring the Words 'Dream,' 'Wish' and 'Believe'
Sound “charming”? Then, just call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW–GIFT or visit our website at disneyflorist.com. Oh, and a friendly reminder since Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, be sure to order early enough to provide time for shipping anywhere in the U.S.

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A Magical Mother’s Day Disney Present Back by Popular Demand

posted on May 3rd, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Ok, all you dads, sons and daughters, we brought this to you last year and just had to bring it back by popular demand. It’s a present you can print and give to your mom right from home.
Book a Family Portrait Session with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video and Receive a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation
So just like last year, if you book a Family Portrait Session as a Mother’s Day gift with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video, they will email you a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation to present Mom on Mother’s Day to let her know you’ve booked a special portrait session for her. Her name will even be placed on the proclamation and “signed” by your royal family. This was a huge hit with moms and dads last year and so easy to do.

All you have to do is call Disney Fine Art Photography & Video at 407-934-4004, and tell them you want to book a Family Portrait Session and a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation emailed to you. It’s that easy.

Book a Family Portrait Session with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video and Receive a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation Book a Family Portrait Session with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video and Receive a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation

You don’t even have to be staying on Walt Disney World Resort property or visiting one of the parks to have a session with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video – anyone can book a session.
Book a Family Portrait Session with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video and Receive a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation
Capturing and holding those memories close is so important to our moms. She will truly cherish this gift from the heart.

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Celebrating Easter Traditions at Disney Parks

posted on March 22nd, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Celebrating Easter Traditions at Disney Parks
How does your family celebrate the Easter holiday? Maybe you get dressed in your Sunday best for Easter service, or maybe you decorate eggs and have an egg hunt. I bet some of you even see the Easter Bunny on Easter morning. Well here at the Disney Parks, we’re big on tradition, and our goal every holiday is to make you feel right at home at the most magical place on earth. We make this all possible by making your families’ traditions come to life here at our Disney Parks.

Did you know there are Easter activities and events all around property for guests staying at the Walt Disney World Resort or visiting the parks? Experiences such as: Easter services, Easter-themed arts and crafts, games, Easter egg hunts, special meet-and-greets and yes, you can even meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A., at the Magic Kingdom Park now through March 30. For more information on the Easter offerings at your resort, simply contact your guest concierge for specific details.

But, if you’re looking for a “home away from home” family experience that you can enjoy in the comfort of your room at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, Disney Floral & Gifts created something special just for you. Check this out. It’s called, Easter Family Fun.

What’s included? Quite a few things that just may transform your current holiday traditions into a Disney memory. For example, there’s an Easter cookie decorating kit so you don’t miss out on coloring Easter eggs. There’s also a special “duck hunt” you can set up in your resort room, approved by Donald of course. They also sweetened the gift with a variety of traditional holiday goodies and Disney treats. And, instead of dressing in fancy attire and Easter bonnets, they included two pair of Mickey ears to wear into the parks. Interested in picturing holiday memories for years to come? Then you’ll like the Easter frame they tucked inside – and get this, they featured a QR code on the art insert of the frame that connects you to a new Disney website that shares easy to make crafts, recipes and activities for the family.

So if you’d like to bring the magic of the holiday inside your Walt Disney World Resort room, check out Disneyflorist.com or call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT. For more information on Disneyland Easter gifts and gifting experiences, call 714-781-GIFT.

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Tips for a Memorable Easter at the Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 19th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Are you visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the Easter season? Worried the Easter Bunny won’t be able to find you here or you won’t have everything you need for Easter? Not to worry! Mickey Mouse and the Easter Bunny team up each year to make sure everything you could possibly need is here for Easter.

Today, we’ve put together a few helpful tips on what to bring (or not to bring), what to do, and how to make your Easter stay stress-free, magical and memorable.

    Disney Floral & Gifts Offers Many Different Types of Easter Baskets that Mickey Mouse can help the Easter Bunny 'Deliver' at the Walt Disney World Resort

  1. Keep your travel light. We’ve got everything you need for Easter.
    We all know how much parents must travel with for any holiday but when you visit Disney, everything you could possibly need for a memory-filled Easter is here. The Easter Bunny and Mickey Mouse are great friends and team up every year to make sure everything for a great Easter is here. Visit Disney Floral & Gifts to take a peek at the types of baskets Mickey Mouse can help the Easter Bunny “deliver.”
  2. Create a Little “Eggstra” Easter Magic at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey’s Grand Easter Surprise 2013

  3. Create a little “Eggstra” Easter Magic at Walt Disney World Resort.
    Disney has some great offerings you can only experience here. For example, Mickey’s Grand Easter Surprise 2013 gives you an experience like no other. Not only will your child receive an Easter basket Disney-style, but it’ll appear as if Mickey Mouse delivered it for the Easter Bunny – an exclusive Easter morning experience that could only happen at Disney.
  4. Take Advantage of a Great Tween Offering with Easter in a Cinch – The Agent 'P' Adventure Pack at Walt Disney World Resort

  5. Catch opportunities to create a memory that will last a lifetime.
    Don’t miss out on that magical opportunity to make a memory for your tween. Some memories that can be made are available for a limited time only. Yes, it’s true; as our little princes and princesses grow older, we must grab that opportunity to create those magical memories and hold them in our hearts forever. Capture their excitement and make that memory with them this Easter by taking advantage of a great tween offering such as the Easter in a Cinch – The Agent “P” Adventure Pack!
Capturing Easter Memories with Disney Fine Art Photography and Video Capturing Easter Memories with Disney Fine Art Photography and Video Capturing Easter Memories with Disney Fine Art Photography and Video Capturing Easter Memories with Disney Fine Art Photography and Video
  1. Capture those memories and relive them for a lifetime.
    Making those special memories with your family is just as important as capturing them. Make sure you capture your beautiful family this Easter at the parks or at an Easter egg hunt in their Easter attire.

    Want a little help capturing those once-in-a-lifetime memories? You can book an Easter session with Disney Fine Art Photography and Video, even if you’re not staying at one of our Disney Parks.

These are just a few of the many tips and “eggsperiences” Disney has to make your stay magical and memorable. For more information on Disney gifting experiences, call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT, or visit Disney Floral & Gifts. For more information on capturing the memory of your Easter visit or to book a Disney Fine Art Photography session call 407-934-4004, or visit Disney Fine Art Photography.

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Send Your Loved One An E-Valentine From Disney Floral & Gifts

posted on February 14th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Looking for a clever way to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Well, we were too! So we created this custom Valentine so you could surprise your love with a timeless romantic gesture and Disney classic love story of “Beauty and the Beast.” Here’s your opportunity to relive the fairy tale by capturing your loved one’s heart before the last petal falls – or before Valentine’s Day, that is!
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Whether your loved one is near or far (overseas), you can send this valentine to surprise him or her. Just write a special note in the “Comments” section below and share this post with that special someone!

Gentlemen, from a woman’s perspective…this is the perfect opportunity to create that surprise romantic experience and simple classic gesture she has been longing for!

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Memory of a Lifetime for Your Little Valentine at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on February 6th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Last year, this Disney Floral & Gifts Valentine experience was so magical and memorable for so many of our moms and young guests, we just had to bring it back again! Mickey’s Valentine Surprise and Minnie’s Valentine Surprise gives your little one the once-in-a-lifetime chance to surprise Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse with a personalized Valentine!

Mickey's Valentine Surprise from Disney Floral & Gifts Makes the Memory of a Lifetime for Your Little Valentine at Walt Disney World Resort Minnie's Valentine Surprise from Disney Floral & Gifts Makes the Memory of a Lifetime for Your Little Valentine at Walt Disney World Resort

This magical one-of-a-kind gift experience is available between now and February 15, 2013. And it comes with Ear Hats which can be personalized, an autograph book and pen for meet-and-greets, a light up Mickey BFF lanyard, two heart-shaped rice crispy treats and a coloring set with markers. Now here’s the real magic – within this gift comes a personalized Valentine to your child from Mickey Mouse, a blank valentine to color – with stickers – and deliver to Mickey Mouse at the parks, along with a note from Minnie Mouse asking for your child’s help to surprise Mickey Mouse with a Valentine! We have a Minnie Mouse version that has a note from Mickey Mouse to surprise as well (see park guide map for times and locations)!

A Personalized Valentine for Mickey Mouse A Personalized Valentine for Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse

Can you just imagine how special it would be for your child to receive a Valentine from Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse? Now, imagine the look on your little one’s face as they present Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse with their colored Valentine they made just for them while wearing their Mickey Mouse ears and BFF light-up lanyard that’s included with this gift! And not only is it a moment you’ll want to catch on camera, it’s a moment your little one will cherish for a lifetime.

Memory of a Lifetime for Your Little Valentine at Walt Disney World Resort

If you want your little loved one to enjoy this one-of-a-kind Disney Valentine experience simply click Mickey’s Valentine Surprise or Minnie’s Valentine Surprise to learn more, or call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT. Let us help make that magical Disney memory for your little Valentine!

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Disney Floral & Gifts 2013 Valentine’s Collection Revealed

posted on February 5th, 2013 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


Looking for a uniquely Disney experience for Valentine’s Day this year? If so, the Disney Floral & Gifts creative team had you in mind when they created a collection of new gifts. Which one of these experiences is ideal for your loved one? As your Dream Maker, I’d love to help!

Are you looking for a little special something for Mom and the kids this year? The Valentine’s Collection – Grand Family Celebration pairs the classic and romantic Disney Dozen with our newly-designed Minnie Mouse Tote, filled with Valentine’s Day goodies and treats. Perfect for Mom and all of your other little valentines! The tote can be embroidered with your family name to create a keepsake for your family!

The Valentine’s Collection – Grand Family Celebration

Or maybe you’re looking for something for your princess at heart. This celebration is all about her! Send the Royal Princess Celebration on Valentine’s Eve to your resort room so she’s one of the first to be remembered for the holiday.

Valentine’s Collection – Royal Princess Celebration The Valentine’s Collection – Royal Prince and Princess Celebration

Or are you searching for a special romantic celebration for the two of you? A time for you and your “royal highness” to connect, celebrate and revel in luxurious, pure chocolate bliss together! The Valentine’s Collection – Royal Prince and Princess Celebration is a gift for both of you to enjoy, together! Add a little more romance to your celebration by adding on a bottle of sparkling juice, wine or champagne. We can even etch the wine glasses with the date and your names. How “charming!”

Two Day Romantic Disney Experience as Part of 'A Wish Come True' Valentine Experience Two Day Romantic Disney Experience as Part of 'A Wish Come True' Valentine Experience

Or maybe, this year, you want to surprise your valentine with a two-day, romantic Disney Experience! A Wish Come True is a Valentine experience as only Disney could deliver! The first night, your loved one will be surprised by a magical rose bouquet and a romantic card message. Not sure what to say? Our Dream Makers can take care of that!

Exclusive Magical Wish Gift as Part of 'A Wish Come True' Valentine Experience Gorgeous Bracelet as Part of 'A Wish Come True' Valentine Experience

The next day, a special celebration will be set up in your resort room. So imagine, just when she thinks she has already received her Valentine’s gift, she opens the door to a romantic surprise including rose petals sprinkled throughout the room, candles twinkling, castle chocolates, an exclusive Magical Wish gift, and a gorgeous bracelet to serve as a keepsake of the most romantic evening the two of you have ever experienced!

Whether you’re looking for a gift for your family, your special princess or the love of your life, for a happy Valentine’s Day – we’ve got “heart-warming” ideas for you! For more information on these and other Valentine’s Day gifting experiences, call a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT or visit Disneyflorist.com. Oh, by the way, since these gifts include fresh flowers, you can only get these offerings while staying at the Walt Disney World Resort.

To learn about Disneyland Resort offers for the holiday, call the Disneyland Dream Makers at 714-781-GIFT.

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