Moving right along…well, maybe not right along. Did I mention I have a new job that takes up all my time now? Sigh. It’s good to have a job, but I miss having time to blog, and write, and all that good stuff.
Anyway, lets look at an Animal Kingdom tree. I really thought it would be easy to find lots of small wooden carvings of animals and such, and I did find a few, but really what I had in my head wasn’t out there. You can also find plenty of African masks around, but unless your tree is the size of the ones they have at the park, I don’t think they’d make for very good ornaments.
If I was doing this tree, I might make a visit to the Animal Kingdom and probably the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s gift shop to see what they have that might be reworked to decorate the tree. That being said, fortunately, there were lots of animal themed ornaments out there, event if they weren’t as rustic as I had hoped.
All of the below were found on Amazon, except for the” three kings” masks which were found on eBay. By way of explanation, the wine glass ornament is included because there are lots of great African wines at the Lodge and Villas. Just a little homage to the resort and to my other blog.
Next up is an easy one. All Star Music.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort is our home for this Christmas. Coming up with a tree for this resort didn’t necessarily prove difficult, just a bit garish. It just doesn’t have much imagery that lends itself well to a “classy” tree. So it’s going to be bright and a bit obnoxious, but it will suit the location.
I would start a tree like this with a base of plain colored Christmas bulbs that represent the main colors around the resort and then add some ornaments that represent either icons around the resort, like the Mickey Phone, or an era represented at the resort, like the peace signs.
You’ll note that some are not ornaments at all, but party favors and such which can easily be repurposed as ornaments. We figured out last year when we did the French Quarter tree that is was easier to find certain items, and certainly cheaper to buy some items, by using party favors to decorate.
A couple of other ideas for picking up imagery from this resort would be getting a few foosball men (they are available in all sorts of colors) and turning them into ornaments, or taking the tiny Play-Doh containers and repurposing them as ornaments as well. If you’re real crafty, you could even try recreating the little animals that are in the Play-Doh container at the resort!
I really wish you’d stop these tiered discounts at the value and moderate resort levels. It makes sense at the deluxe resort level, I get that. You’re by the Magic Kingdom, you pay more. But values and moderates? Really? Especially in the case of Riverside and French Quarter pricing at $40.00 more a night for the same exact room level? And French Quarter doesn’t even have a restaurant? Why would you do that? Oh… French Quarter is more popular than Riverside, so you can charge more you say? Pssst…your greedy side is showing and it’s not pretty.
Values and moderates were discounted the same across the board because there wasn’t really much of an advantage over one another other than your preferred themeing. Don’t punish people because they dislike sports.
I think you are super cute BUT…
$375.00 a night???? I know it’s a “suite” and all, but how exactly is that a value?!!! All-Star Music’s suites are a full $100.00 cheaper a night.
I really hope that this price is not reflective of how much the Little Mermaid rooms will be…