Now that the Christmas season is past, it’s time to reflect on some of the wonderful memories this season has left us. Family gatherings gift-giving, decorations and Christmas dinners all coalesce in our minds and give us another year of thanks. For Disney enthusiasts and lovers, like me, the Christmas season creates its own class of memories. From the Osborn Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, the parades, shows and of course, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Disney’s Magical memories are special indeed.
A special memory was created this year by Florida’s World Chapter Disneyanna Fan Club’s Holiday Party. The theme of this year’s party was “Disney goes to the Movies.” This unique event was held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Backstage Prop Shop. Originally 90 tickets were available and they sold out quickly. Next year, due to the enormous success, a larger venue and more tickets are planned. The party included “Remy’s Dinner buffet”, a sumptuous dinner as only Disney could provide. In addition there were two auctions held for the benefit of two charities that the World Chapter endorses, “Give Kids the World” and “Toys for Tots.” A silent and live auction with everything from Disney Memorabilia, to books, gift baskets and more was held and all proceeds given to Give Kids the World charity. Attending guests was also asked to bring in a new, wrapped toy for “Toys for Tots” program.