All posts tagged Holiday

Disney-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

Published January 1, 2014 by Krista Joy

Happy New Year! Everybody is resolving to become kinder, smarter, healthier, and happier in the New Year. If you’re still looking for your resolution, look no further. Here are some perfectly magical ideas to better yourself in 2014 – brought to you by Disney:














Published December 27, 2013 by Krista Joy

I was what you might call a “surprise” Christmas baby. Born on December 26th – my Mom said I was her “Christmas Joy” so she named me Krista Joy. She always went out of her way to make sure my birthday was special and totally separate from Christmas. This year was no different. December 14th, 2013 I arrived at her house to meet with everyone for family portrait day. After a few hundred pictures or so family portraits – this amazing group of people totally surprised me with a cake, presents and a song! To say I was surprised is an understatement. THANK YOU to all my wonderful friends and family for your birthday wishes.

The day of my actual birthday I was overwhelmed by about 175 birthday messages on facebook. I love you all…and thank you for filling up my facebook wall with such sweet messages. I can’t begin to tell you how touched I am that so many of you wonderful people took time out of your day to leave me a note.  My day was so much more brighter knowing that you’re all a part of it.

I am so very GRATEFUL for each of you.


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Published March 31, 2013 by Krista Joy

Disney announced 2013 would bring us Limited Time Magic  and March 18th – 23rd we had a fun week full of Easter egg hunts, especially in Epcot’s World Showcase.+

To read part one of this post and get more information on the event, please click here.

I thought today, Easter Sunday, would be a good day to show you more pictures from this event. I was holding out so as not to give too much away! I hope you enjoy the photos, and I want to thank Josh of Josh Weatherly Photography for his wonderful contribution! His professional photos have his watermark on them.

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Related Link: How to Make an Easter Basket Cocktail

Christmas at the Beach Club Resort

Published December 25, 2012 by Krista Joy

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It’s not all gingerbread houses – how about an enchanting holiday carousel, crafted of gingerbread, chocolate, and fondant? The carousel is a holiday tradition at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. There are also some sculptures to enjoy, and even a little shop where you can buy some Christmas goodies to take with you.

Christmas at the Polynesian

Published December 23, 2012 by Krista Joy

Mele Kalikimaka and welcome to the Polynesian during the Holiday season.

A tropical island Christmas? Sure, why not?

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Top 5 Ways to Get in the Christmas Spirit at Epcot 2012

Published December 17, 2012 by Krista Joy

Holidays Around the World at Epcot – going on NOW through  December 30, 2012!


Here is your Disneyways list of top 5 events to enjoy for Holidays Around the World at Epcot this year. These wonderful events are known to get even Scrooge MdDuck in the holiday mood.

(See…look how happy he is!)


  • Candlelight Processional

World Showcase, America Gardens Theatre – 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.
One of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot® is the Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir. Read more important information about Candlelight here.

  • JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

Future World Fountain Stage – Daily: 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m
Joyful! uniquely blends the soulful expressiveness of Gospel and Inspirational music with the sounds of Jazz, R&B and urban music. The music will touch, uplift and inspire you! Click here to see some video and enjoy this music right now!

  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

World Showcase Lagoon– Nightly: 9:30 p.m.
The World Showcase Promenade comes alive nightly with the brilliance and splendor of music, lights, lasers, water fountains, and custom pyrotechnics in the signature nighttime spectacular, llumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Disney presents a unique finale to celebrate the season ONLY during Holidays Around the World! With the song “Let There Be Peace On Earth” at its center, this special musical finale features the voice of Walter Cronkite who offers a special message of peace and good will.

  • Holiday Storytellers

World Showcase – Daily: 11/23 – 12/29
Throughout the holidays, World Showcase comes alive with the legends and lore of the season. Come listen to the stories of France’s Père Noël, Italy’s LaBefana, and the United Kingdom’s Father Christmas. You will want to pick up the Times Guide, once you are in the park, for show times.

  • Epcot® Holiday Merchandise

Tis the season for Gift Giving. Don’t forget friends and family as you stroll through World Showcase. Each pavilion is filled with unique gifts; there is something for everyone on your list whether you are looking for fragrances, chocolates or specialty dolls. Be sure to stop by Santa’s Village in The American Adventure where you can get your favorite gifts from toys to stocking stuffers and all your Christmas tree trimmings. No matter where you go in Epcot® you just might find the perfect holiday gift. Click here to see some recommended gifts from all over the resort.

For more on happenings at other parks throughout Walt Disney World Resort click here.

Do you have some favorite holiday memories that you enjoyed at Epcot? Please post them in the comments below!

Living with the Land – at Christmas!

Published December 15, 2012 by Krista Joy

December 9, 2012 we took a ride through Living with the Land. I loved how they managed to decorate for Christmas – even inside the greenhouse! Click on any photo to get a larger view and scroll through the gallery by clicking the > on either side. To read more about this ride click here.


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