Holiday Gift Guide 2013: ABC Presents

Well, hello there! I am back with a series of gift ideas for you to give the Disney fan in your life. I will separate them into various categories, with this time being ABC. Every guide will also include a Toys for Tots option, which is something that isn’t that expensive and would be great to donate this cheerful holiday season. I loved creating these last year, so I am so excited to do them earlier this year so you have a plan of action come Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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1. Songs from Scandal: Music for Gladiators~ I love “Scandal” as much as the next person…okay, maybe a little more, but one of the constant highlights of the hit show is the fantastic soundtrack that accompanies the drama. Music for Gladiators is a funky mix of 70’s hits and current day tunes and a great compilation of songs that will definitely put you in a great mood. Warning: Listening may cause you to want to don a white Burberry suit and exclaim “IT’S HANDLED!” to everyone you see.

2. “The Chew” Canvas Lunch Tote~ Originally ridiculed for replacing a beloved soap opera, “The Chew” is now a staple for the ABC Daytime line-up, a fun addition at that. This cool lunch tote is BPA-free and is a great thing to hold your new recipes that you discovered on the show.

3. “The Neighbors” Season 1 on DVD~ This is one of the best comedies on TV right now. The story of a New Jersey family moving into a suburb populated by aliens is a riot that never takes itself too seriously, constantly breaking the 4th wall and referencing itself “Can we do this quickly though, Shark Tank starts in 20 minutes.” I highly recommend gifting The Neighbors Season 1, then going over to the recipients house and binge watching it with them.

Are Rich Moms Really Cutting Queues With VIP Tours and GAC Cards?

TSMM Fast pass machines ready and waiting
TSMM Fast pass machines ready and waiting

An outrageous story in the NY Post has been making the rounds today. According to the story, some rich New York moms are taking advantage of an unofficial $130/hr Disney World VIP concierge tour service that utilizes Guess Assistance Cards (GAC) to shorten some of the waits for the party. If true, this is a horrible abuse of a system that really is needed by those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to enjoy Disney’s wonderful theme parks without some assistance.

If you ask me, something is a little off in the story including some factually challenged details. The mom in question claims to have skipped a 2.5 hour queue for “it’s a small world.” Let me assure you that even on the 4th of July, the queue for IASW does not get that long. (Ask me again after MyMagic Plus adds totally unnecessary fastpass access to IASW, that fact may change.)