At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Grand Concourse holds a 17-foot Gingerbread holiday tree, complete with edible ornaments and presents – and, of course, hidden Mickeys to spot. If those ornaments look irresistible, you can buy ones just like them to sample or take home, plus an assortment of holiday cookies and baked goods. If the look of this display seems familiar, it’s because it was inspired by the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair (you can see her style in the it’s a small world attraction, and in the mural that dominates the Grand Canyon Concourse of Disney’s Contemporary Resort).
This season, bring home the warmth of Disney’s magical fireplace! Discover hidden Mickeys, see spectacular fireworks, and enjoy lots more surprises…all set to holiday music…including songs sung by your favorite characters!
I have never seen this DVD myslef, but one review I read stated that you can listen to a selection of traditional holiday songs OR enjoy the glow and sounds of a virtual fireplace. I imagine that children would really enjoy the songs! However, I think if I were to order it for myself, I would need the option of shutting the singing off and just hearing the fire. The “special surprises” include the shadows of the characters walking through the flames.
To learn more about the Magical Fireplace DVD, check out the OFFICIAL ad from Disney, and get ordering information click here.
Disney says there are a limited number of videos and they are having a sale on them right now. I would love to hear from someone who actually owns this DVD! If you have one will you share your thoughts?
Looking for a something different and fun to look forward to?
How about making a dining reservation now for either The Whispering Canyon Cafe or Artist Point over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge?
You do not have to have park tickets or be a guest at any Disney resort if you want to get your Disney fix. Make a reservation for Whispering Canyon Cafe or Artist Point by calling 407-WDW-Dine.. When you arrive at the resort, you can park for free. Just let the guard know you have a dining reservation and he will wave you through. Before or after your delicious meal – you can pick up a park map at the front desk, enjoy the Lodge’s version of “Old Faithful”, gaze at the sparkling pool, sit on a comfy couch in the lobby – even catch some classic Disney cartoons playing on the hidden TV in the lobby. If you are like my sisters…you will want to take a nice walk after your meal. Here’s a fun activity for your walk…you can look for some of these OFFICIAL Hidden Mickeys! This is EXTRA fun if you have kids in tow. Tip: Print this and take your list along!
There are 14 individual hidden Mikeys located in the common areas alone, including one in a fireplace screen:
Artist Point, right-hand mural—coloration of lower right-hand tree varies creating shape
Artist Point—cloud in the distance of the left-hand mural
Lobby—in a key on display between the front desk and Mercantile merchandise shop
Lobby—right-hand side of fireplace just below the red rocks
Mercantile—outside, the bus driver on the sign showing the resort transportation location
Outside entrance—right, inside support post below iron band at top
Outside entrance—right, outside support post below iron band at top
Territory Lounge—colored area on rear end of a pony in mural on ceiling
Territory Lounge—map at the entrance, one of the pots about two feet from the bottom
Whispering Canyon Cafe—in bottom ironwork of fireplace in back room