My Perfect Walt Disney Vacation-Holiday Edition

Aleisha M. (NDM#150) (46 Posts)

Growing up inn the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Aleisha has never let distance stop her from enjoying Walt Disney World vacations. From an early age, whether it be on a family vacation or tagging along with a friend on her vacation, she fell in love with the magic and the joy that Disney brought. Now making her own memories as a DVC member with a Star Wars obsessed little boy, she tries to capture the same magical feelings into every day life. She has quickly established a reputation with friends, relatives and coworkers as a real-life Belle. Always with a book in her hand and available to help others plan their magical Disney vacations.

Beyond Disney, Aleisha is a lover of all genres of music; craves a good concert from time to time, considers her food allergies a blessing rather than a curse and can be seen at the good old hockey game during the NHL season.


Editor’s Note:

At the time of publishing, I am proud to announce the arrival of NDM Aleisha’s newest little NDK! Harper Avery was born on 12/17/15 at 8:04 p.m., the same day as her granddaddy! What an incredible birthday gift that must have been! Harper weighed in at 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Mom and baby are both doing well, and hoping to have Harper home by Christmas!

Harper M and NDM AleishaHarper M & daddy

We wish you the very best! Congratulations from everyone at the Disney Driven Life!

In all the years I have been visiting Walt Disney World, the one thing I have yet to do is visit the parks during the holiday season. Every year I promise myself one day, one day I will. After all it is on my Walt Disney World bucket list. And because it has been on my list for years, you can imagine the planning I have already done (even if it is all in my mind at the moment).

So what then would be my perfect Walt Disney World vacation, holiday edition?

I always imagine it to be larger than life, the kind of vacation dreams are made of. The kind where one can stay at the Polynesian Village because it is the one resort she has always wanted to stay at, with an incredible view of Magic Kingdom where you can enjoy a lazy evening watching the special holiday Wishes from your room.

I wouldn’t spend the entire trip in the room; after all there is so much to do and often so little time! Because EPCOT and Magic Kingdom are my family’s favorite two parks we would spend most of the time between these two parks. I would have to hit up EPCOT first to enjoy the Holidays around the World during the day and the Candlelight Processional at night, we will get lucky enough to find Neil Patrick Harris will be narrating it while we are there, thrilling my husband.

I admit every time I watch the Disney Parks parade on Christmas Day, I do one of two things; cry and then tell myself I couldn’t imagine a more magical place to spend the holidays than at Magic Kingdom. I get the joy of watching my son (and soon to be daughter’s) little face light up in wonder during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, watch them point at Mickey and Minnie marching down Main Street dressed in their holiday attire.

As for food, I would love to enjoy a holiday feast at Liberty Tree Tavern because nothing says holidays to me than turkey and stuffing. Though I have to admit, dinning around World Showcase is always a unique and wonderful experience in itself, I can only imagine what they would be like with the special holiday menus that they offer. And of course we cannot leave without a little holiday treat! From the gingerbread men, to the festive candy apples, I think my only problem would be picking out just one!

And of course no Christmas (or trip for that matter) is complete without a little resort hopping to check out the trees, decorations, and the amazing gingerbread creations that are on display.

 Sadly just like the holidays, the magical trip will have to come to an end, but there is always time for a little shopping! Surely there is always something that Santa forgot!

As I prepare for a beautiful bundle of joy right before Christmas this year, I know my perfect holiday Walt Disney World vacation will have to wait another year.

But who knows, there is always next year right?

From my home to yours, Merry Christmas! May it be merry and bright.