In this festive downtime between Christmas and New Year’s Day, why not take a moment to follow the adventures of a Disney-obsessed
momelf on the shelf. What follows is the result of a husband declaring his wifeelf on the shelf couldn’t possibly deliver an entire season of Walt Disney World Resort elf adventures. In the words of Peter Pan, “Here we go!”
Egon, our elf on the shelf, arrives with a note from Santa on St. Nicholas night (December 6th)….a bit later than most of his friends. He brings small gifts if his charge has been good, along with tips from Santa on how to be even better. Then the adventures begin!
Dear Diary,”watch out, they spit!” That was the lesson I learned today while taking flight on the Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. That, and the Genie’s lamp looks a lot like a Netipot
Dear Diary, felt a little green after my spin in a teacup on The Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. Just glad there was no “protein spill” and no one had to yell “clean cup! Move down, move down, move down!”
Dear Diary, today I had to choose if I was #TeamDoleWhip or #TeamCirtusSwirl. I’m definitely #TeamDoleWhip, though the Orange Bird is now a close personal friend. I wonder which you would prefer?
Dear Diary, I’m a little short for a storm trooper, but I’ve got mad Jedi mind-trick skills. If a kid sees me, I’m all like “I’m not the elf you’re looking for.” That’s why I’m super excited for the future opening of a Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I even have some ideas about how it should look!
Dear Diary, today it was “All Aboard!” the Walt Disney World Resort Railroad. A relaxing steam train tour around Magic Kingdom Park can rejuvenate, even, an exhausted elf in December!
Dear Diary, “it’s a world of laughter, a world of tears, a world of hopes, and a world of”…songs that get stuck in your head…Despite being one of the all-time biggest ear-worms, it’s just not a trip to Walt Disney World until I’ve taken the “Happiest Cruise that Ever Sailed” on it’s a small world.
Dear Diary, I could only track down one of the Three Caballeros. But we had quite the fiesta at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion…and maybe a margarita…or two…
Dear Diary, who can pass up the PhotoPass Photo-opp in the stocks at Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom Park? Add a classic turkey leg snack and I was ready for a food coma and nap in the Hall of Presidents!
Dear Diary, am I asking too much? I heard the family balk at my idea of recreating the life-size gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. It only takes just over 400 hours to bake the gingerbread. If Santa can visit every boy and girl in the world in a single night, how is this a problem?
Dear Diary, maybe I shouldn’t have had so much gingerbread before dropping in at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? But, even with its ups and downs, it was the “high”light of my tour so far.
Dear Diary, today I gave a Guest their first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street, U.S.A.! They really shouldn’t let elves play with scissors.
Dear Diary, beware of hitchhiking elves! I made 999 new friends at the Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom Park today. They tell me, if I ever tire of making toys, there’s room for one more. No matter what, I’m sure to “hurry back.”
Dear Diary, with the aroma of fresh limes in the air and a belly full of baklava, today, I donned my favorite fez and did a little meditating (and shopping) at the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot.
Dear Diary, with my binoculars at the ready, I headed off on a 3 week tour of Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the “Big Cheese” as my guide! Of course, he was careful to drive “poli poli” over the rickety old bridge.
Dear Diary, with my binoculars still at the ready, I headed off on a 3 hour tour of the World Famous Jungle Cruise! Trader Sam was offering a great holiday deal…two shrunken heads for one of mine. Not too shabby.
Dear Diary, “yo-ho yo-ho, a pirates life for me!” I had a swashbuckling good time on Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom Park today. But can I defeat the Kraken, steal Captain Jack Sparrow’s treasure, & get the redhead before I return to the North Pole with Santa tomorrow?
Dear Diary, “now it’s time to say goodbye to all our company.” Tonight I helped mom out by setting up the monorail, which she’d not had time to do yet (go figure). And I left some of my new friends in the care of my little boy, until I return. He’s been really good, I’ve had a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to “see ya real soon” next December. Until then, remember, “it’s kind of fun to do the impossible!” and “Happy Holidays!”