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Disney recently announced Limited Time Magic, a year’s worth of weeklong celebrations for visitors to its Disney World and Disneyland resorts in 2013. As part of Limited Time Magic announcement in New York City’s Times Square, Mickey and pals helped unveil a three-story castle made of 45,000 pounds of ice. The 52 weeklong celebrations will feature limited-time themed souvenirs that won’t be offered again and entertainment that will be performed only that week.

Events will take place at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in limited amounts of time. Once the next one is set to appear, the one before will disappear for good. Here’s what to expect next year at Walt Disney World, as posted by Disney Parks Blog:

True Love: Celebrate romance and enchantment throughout Valentine’s Week with special moments and entertainment geared to lovebirds. Disney Princes join their Princesses to meet park guests in special settings, prix fixe menus turn up at select restaurants and Valentine’s collectibles will be offered for the week.

Independence Week: It’s red, white and blue as Disney Parks salutes America with a 4th of July Fireworks Party. For an entire week, with patriotic lighting bathing the Disney castles on both coasts. Mickey Mouse appears in his patriotic finest and guests will find special USA shirts, Ear Hats and other limited-edition souvenirs.

Long Lost Friends Week: Lesser-known Disney characters will move from the shadows to the spotlight meet-and-greets on both coasts. Photo opps with characters that could include Flik (from “A Bug’s Life”), Clarabelle Cow, Remy (from “Ratatouille”), amd Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (from “Alice in Wonderland”) will surprise and delight guests. And Disney guests even have the chance to vote online for which characters they want to see.

Pirate Week: Why talk like a pirate one day when you could celebrate these scalawags all week long? The adventures of Jack Sparrow come to life like never before during a bicoastal buccaneer bash in which Disneyland and Walt Disney World become pirate-palooza: pirate bands, pirate meet-and-greets and more.

Dapper Dans Sing Boy Bands: The Dapper Dans, the iconic quartet from Main Street USA, will add a special finale to their show, claiming the title of the “Original Boy Band” and delivering a medley of hits from One Direction, *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

Unleash the Villains: Friday the 13th in September 2013 is a special day, so Disney’s Hollywood Studios are staying open until the 13th hour, 1 a.m. Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar and other Disney Villains host a dance party, complete with limited-edition collectibles and other nighttime mischief.

So which week peaks your interest? For me it would probably be Unleash the Villains week, though I’d love to see the Dapper Dans rendition of the boy bands’ hits. Be sure to start planning your Disney Vacation Club rental with the DVC Rental Store so you and your family can experience your Limited Time Magic.


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Paul Little is the founder and president of the DVC Rental Store

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