Son of a Nutcracker! Buddy the Elf in WDW

A note from Estelle: I am so unbelievably thrilled to welcome Melissa Knight from the Disney on Wheels Blog to This Happy Place Blog. She is one of my favorite people in the Disney online community — she’s sweet, funny, generous, and so enthusiastic about many of the same things I am — Disney, Muppets, and well, the subject of our post. Hope today’s blog makes you smile as much as I did! Thanks again to Melissa for taking the time to run wild with my silly ideas!

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! One of our holiday traditions is to watch the movie Elf as many times as possible. It is one of my favorite movies and I tend to quote it non-stop during the holidays. So when Estelle suggested that we write a post about Buddy visiting Walt Disney World I couldn’t wait to get started.

So what would Buddy do at Walt Disney World?

The story begins. . .

I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I passed under the most magical sign in the world.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

We went to our first Candlelight Processional this year and absolutely loved it. I was smiling the entire time. I think Buddy would have been too because we all know that smiling is his favorite. In fact, I doubt that they could keep him from running up to the stage and joining in.

Santa! I know him!

Drew and I said this pretty much every time we went to see one of the Holiday Storytellers in Epcot. They may have different names and traditions but the spirit of the season shines with each of these Storytellers. You become completely emerged in the stories they share. I think Buddy would enjoy Santa-ing Around the World (thanks to @DibaDisney for that awesome idea) and would be right up front every time.

He could stick to the four main food groups.

Disney is filled with sugary goodness all the time but during the holidays they take it to another level. Buddy could easily stick to the elves four main food groups no matter where he went.

Hey guys, you seen the place? Pretty good, they must have brought in a professional.

Buddy can make some impressive Holiday displays out of almost anything. Imagine what he could do with the resources at Disney. The Gingerbread displays at the resorts are beautiful and I think Buddy would appreciate the work that goes into making them.

Christmas Tree Tour

There are so many Christmas trees to see at Walt Disney World during the Holidays but I think Buddy would really love visiting Camp Minnie-Mickey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s fun visiting each tree and discovering which character each one represents. My personal favorite is Pluto’s tree.

A big thank you to Estelle for coming up with this wonderful idea and having me as a guest on This Happy Place Blog. When I visit New York we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookiedough as fast as we can.

You can check out my adventure for Buddy over at Disney on Wheels! -emh

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