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PARKsaver: Top three ‘least’ wanted theme park gifts for the holidays

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Satirical column by Derek Burgan

Everyone has their favorite souvenirs when they visit the parks. For some it’s a pair of Mickey ears. For others its a Harry Potter wand. While some may love Vinylmation, many others head towards the newest pins. For this special version of PARKsaver, we take a lighthearted look at the top three least wanted theme park gifts this holiday season.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: The Home Game

Are you a Harry Potter fan and feel left out because you can’t travel to Orlando and experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure? Well, it’s time to rejoice as Universal is proud to announce The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: The Home Game. Now you can “be extraordinary” and visit the fascinating and magical world of cramped spaces. With no space to move and little opportunity to enjoy yourself, it’s as if you were instantly transported to Universal’s Dervish and Banges or Honeydukes! We guarantee this trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be impossible to forget, no matter how hard you try!


Disneys Biggest Bombs/Straight- to-DVD Ornament Collection

Celebrate the holidays with glittering reminders of seven “classic” Disney movies. The newest Disney Ornament Collection features sparkling decorations with images from films including Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World, The Rocketeer, Treasure Planet and more movies that probably should have been left in The Vault.


Walt Disney Ice Cubes

Everyone wants to take a piece of the “magic” home with them, and now is your chance to take part of one of Disney’s greatest myths. You’ve heard the rumors about Walt Disney being cryogenically frozen somewhere. Now you can have your very own replica of Walt in a cool, refreshing beverage!


Derek Burgan is a long time fanatic of Orlando theme parks and attractions. He spends most of days waiting hand and foot on two demanding Yorkshire Terriers, but in his spare time he also enjoys Star Wars, comic books, Harry Potter, pro wrestling, and many other things that would make you assume he is about 15 years old. He currently recommends the book DisneyWar by James Stewart for your reading pleasure. He can be seen at Facebook.com/derekburgan. Special thanks to Matt Cleary for his assist with this column.

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