Last-minute gift ideas for Disney fans
Are you a last-minute shopper when it comes to Christmas - whether by choice or necessity?
If so, don't panic! We've got you covered. Besides carrying a wide range of products, Amazon.com is known for its quick shipping. I recently browsed the site for Disney-themed items that the whole family can enjoy, and I was pleased to see some of my family's favorites are still in stock. Perhaps, they will be hits at your house as well.
If you're like me - or the thousands of Walt Disney World visitors who adore eating Mickey waffles on vacation - this is a fun way to keep the magic alive once you return home. My husband and children gave me this waffle maker for a gift one year (after my not-so-subtle hints), and it gets plenty of use! The list price is $59.99.
Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Pack
This is the second edition of the popular gaming system that was introduced last Christmas. The starter pack contains Merida from Disney-Pixar's "Brave"¯ and Stitch figures; the video game disc; a Disney Infinity base; Disney Originals "Toy Box Game Discs"¯ - Stitch's Tropical Rescue and Brave Forest Siege; one Web code card; and a poster. This starter pack sells for $59.99 plus tax.
A second 2.0 starter pack is the Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack. It includes the video game; three collectible characters, Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow; a Disney Infinity 2.0 base; two Toy Box game discs; a Marvel's The Avengers play set piece; and a Web code card. The list price for the Marvel starter pack is $74.99.
Both starter packs are made for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, iOS tablets and smartphones, and PCs.
Disney's "Frozen"¯ DVD (and merchandise)
How can you not own the animated hit movie "Frozen"¯ if you call yourself a Disney fan? Let's just say that your first copy is worn out from overuse or the kids' sticky fingers, then maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to purchase the movie for a second time. You can get a new copy of the DVD or Blu-Ray version on Amazon.com for about $20 and $25, respectively. "Frozen"¯ mania does not appear to be waning any time soon, and there is quite a selection of merchandise with the characters' images, too. Even the Elsa and Anna costumes that were so difficult to find last Christmas are in plentiful supply in many variations. So expect to be playing the disc in the car player for some time to come.
Hedbanz is an easy board game that can be a lot of fun when the family is together for the holidays. How can you not laugh at the players wearing their mouse-ear hats and studiously trying to guess what is pictured on the cards they cannot see? Hedbanz is designed for ages 7 and older, and six people can play at once. The retail price is about $25.
While everyone is together, how about taking time to dream and plan your next vacation to Walt Disney World? You can get started with Walt Disney World's official guidebook, "Birnbaum's 2015 Walt Disney World."¯ One of the things my family and I like best about this guidebook is that it includes self-guided tours designed by author Ridley Pearson for fans of his "Kingdom Keeper"¯ series. Pearson helped create the immersive experiences for the series' fans at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. The paperback version of "Birnbaum's 2015 Walt Disney World" sells for about $13.
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