Natalie H. (NDM#268) (56 Posts)

Natalie grew up in Nashville, TN. Married with one son, she lives on a farm. As if this weren't enough to keep her on her toes, Natalie also works around the clock due to being self-employed . Natalie often travels to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, giving her a vast knowledge of the Disney Resorts which she shares in her posts on The Disney Driven Life. She loves the research on the resorts and appreciates input for these articles as well. In recent trips, Natalie has begun making a habit of meeting people while in the parks. This habit inspired her personal website, Meet the Magic, This site helps her connect to others as well as hold space for Disney fans to post information about their Disney related sites. Her goal with this venture is to help people to "Meet the Magic" of their choice.

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and I am sure that all of you want to place your requests with the man himself:  Santa Claus!  So did you know that you can NO LONGER find him in the Disney Resorts?!  In past years, you could find him in each of the Resorts for photos, requests, and hugs.  After many searches on the Internet for information on this year’s Santa Claus Resort schedule, I turned up NOTHING!

Feeling defeated, I decided to call Disney World’s reservation line.  The nice cast member checked and checked her database and also found nothing.  Not to be discouraged, she called a supervisor who informed her that Santa was rather tired this year and was not able to visit all of the Resorts.

But let’s not fret too much.  You can still put in your order for that Disney Dooney and Bourke, Dancing Mickey Mouse, or the Iron Man Mega Power Action Figure right there in the Magic Kingdom Park.

Contributed by: Natalie H. (NDM #268). Natalie is the Disney Driven Life’s resident resort expert and creator of Meet the Magic!


  1. Hmmm. Strange. He was at both California Adventure and Disneyland this year. Mrs. Claus was also at Disneyland doing crafts and spending time with children after their visits with her hubby. Plus they have all 8 reindeer at Santa’s Reindeer Round-up at Big Thunder Ranch. Loved seeing them! Santa’s probably just too tired to do both coasts. Getting older you know. He better be careful or he may just fall off the roof this year…

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