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If Disney piled all its themed merchandise in one place, it would likely reach to infinity - and beyond. You see it everywhere: at the parks, online, in your neighbor's house. And you're tempted, sorely tempted, to make it yours: not always because you need it but because it came from Disney. For many people, that means irresistible. But fight the urge, just for a moment, until you've read what Jessica Clawson thinks about that irresistible piece of Disneyana. Chances are, she has already succumbed to the urge - and now, temporarily recovered, wants to tell you whether it was worth it.

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FROM: It Came from Disney! Published Tuesdays

"Four Parks One World" Disney Snowglobe

Disney collectors like to talk about their pins and their vinyls, but a spirited sub-set prefer conversing seriously about their snowglobes. Though expensive, snowglobes (like the one here) have the gravitas for parlor presentation!

I love collecting snowglobes! And yes, I know, they mainly love collecting dust, but the globes are so pretty and they play songs and some of even come with attached animations - they are awesome!

My newest snowglobe, which I bought recently in the park, is particularly awesome: "Four Parks One World" Walt Disney World Resort Snowglobe.

This snowglobe embodies so much of what is in Disney World that when I brought it home, I felt like I brought a piece of the parks home with me.

The snowglobe is covered in Disney characters, including Merlin, Alice, Cinderella, Aladdin, and more. Some are even riding in their attractions.

There are two parts to this snowglobe: the smaller part features Chip and Dale inside, and the larger part has Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy dressed in tourist garb. Glitter is inside the globes and will swirl when the globe is shaken.

Above the big globe is Buzz Lightyear in a car from Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. He spins in the car! (Don't be alarmed - he's supposed to spin. When I first saw him spinning, I almost had a fit because I thought the globe was broken.)

To top it all off, you can wind the bottom to play "Zip A Dee Do Dah", and there is a monorail, Monorail Red to be precise, that circles the bottom of the snowglobe when the song is being played.

It really is a beautiful snowglobe, and I enjoy looking at it and all of its detail and reminiscing about my trip to Walt Disney World. You can purchase it at Disney World or, if you can't wait to have this piece of magic, buy it on-line at the Disney Store.