It’s always a fun time for me when all of the following year’s calendars start to appear on store shelves and online, and I’m always second guessing which one to purchase. As a travel writer, I practically live and breathe my wall calendar, so I tend to choose very carefully when it comes to something that I will be looking at and using on a daily basis. Not only do I want beautiful photos that put a smile on my face whenever I glance at them, but I look for sturdiness and practicality as well.
The latest edition of WDW Magazine‘s calendar has all of that, making for a great option for your wall for 2015.
The calendar is not jam-packed with information or superfluous details, giving the calendar a minimalistic, adult Disney fan feel. I really like this style, and it certainly seems that WDW Magazine wasn’t going for an over-the-top, trying-too-hard take on their annual calendar. After all, they are definitely known for their beautiful park photos and they have done wonders with putting them in the forefront.
I know this might be silly for some, but I really love the high quality paper that is used for the calendar. It looks ultra glossy, and the heavy paper it’s printed on looks like it will withstand relentless flipping back and forth from month to month. Now, it might not be the best type of paper for use with a ball point pen (ball points + glossy paper= smears for days!), but I tested writing on it with a few markers and there’s not a single smudge in sight.
Let’s talk calendar photos. Each month, WDW Magazine’s 2015 Calendar has a beautifully vibrant, high resolution photo filled with the essence of Walt Disney World. October’s image by Disney Photo Snapper has a whimsical, fun balloon theme with just a touch of autumn in Magic Kingdom, and July’s photo by Judd Helms truly captures Cinderella’s Castle in a magical, Fourth of July moment. In addition to each month’s main photo, there’s anywhere from 3-5 smaller photos that fit with the same theme.
The calendar has a monthly tip in the top left corner, highlighting Walt Disney World events for that month, and lists important dates on the Disney timeline at the bottom. It’s these special touches that make the calendar a no-brainer purchase for me.
There is one thing intentionally left off the calendar that some might miss. In keeping with this minimalistic theme, there’s no Sunday-Saturday heading above the dates. For adults this shouldn’t pose a problem, but if you have children that will be using the calendar it might make for some confusion. Although, the date blocks are large enough that you can always turn lemons into lemonade and let the kids add in the day of the week as a daily calendar lesson. 😉
Karyn Locke, Marketing and Social Media Guroo and Mid-America Guroo for trekaroo.com is a travel writer from Ohio that has a passion for all things Disney and a hankering for Dole Whip Floats at least three times a week. Also creator and blogger for www.sandandorsnow.com, she’s happy to give Disney tips to anyone that asks and is pleased as punch that her family shares her love of the most magical place on earth.