When friends and relatives are planning holiday gifts, they come up with a lot of stupid ideas. (If you give a trampoline to a family that lives in a small apartment, you are the problem.) But a Disney vacation, or part of one, could be a really, really good gift. A lot of kids want to go, and a lot of adults think of the Disney vacation as a "must do" childhood experience. But they're really expensive. Now Disney just went to the top of a lot of people's holiday gift lists, because the company just made it a whole lot easier to give (and get) Disney vacations as gifts.
According to The Daily Meal, Disney just launched a new website designed to let people buy Disney vacations as gifts. The timing is not at all a coincidence, either, because gift-buying season is just about to start. The time to start hinting is now.
Disney's new site is at GiveDisneyVacations.com, which is obvious enough even great grandma can find it. (Either that or great grandma is going to find some really weird porn by accident.) The site lets people buy tickets to parks or special events like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Star Wars Galactic Nights, and Disney After Hours. They can also send people on cruises, or on spa trips.
It even lets people buy whole vacation packages. That would certainly be one hell of a gift. You can book whatever kind of vacation package you want. The site's example says a 7-day, 6-night package at Walt Disney World Florida with tickets for all four theme parks and a standard room at a Disney resort is $2,669 for a family of four. Vacation packages booked through the site before November 16 come with a holiday gift box containing special MagicBands for everybody in the travel party, so this is also a good option for parents who were planning on surprising their kids over the holidays.
There's also a good option for people who might want to add upgrades or experiences to a trip someone is already planning on taking. For example, a generous benefactor could give a Disney-bound relative a spa treatment, merchandise, dinner at Cinderella's royal table, an outfit and makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidy Boutique, etc.
It even offers tips for how to give the gift to a child as a present. They suggest a scavenger hunt, or putting the gift message or token in a box to unwrap like a normal present.
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