Disney Devotionals: Book Two

100 Daily Devotionals Based on the Disneyland Attractions, Resort Hotels, and More

by Albert Thweatt | Release Date: December 5, 2019 | Availability: Print, Kindle

Finding More Grace in the Magic

100 new daily devotionals each based on a Disneyland ride, show, or other attraction. Each devotional begins with some Disney facts, trivia, and highlights, then transitions to a thought or lesson based on the same attraction with Biblical scripture references.

When teacher turned paramedic Albert Thweatt realized he would be missing the traditional nightly spiritual time with his wife and two sons due to his new job schedule, he began writing his own devotionals for his family to share. Over the course of a year or two, he wrote 100 devotionals centered around his family’s favorite theme, Walt Disney World. He had no idea that this collection of devotionals he kept in a file on his computer would one day become a book. The first Disney Devotionals included 100 devotionals about the rides, shows, and attractions found at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

After the success of that book, several fans began asking Albert when he was going to write another. He decided to take on the challenge. His first task was to decide on a new subject as he had exhausted all the attractions at Walt Disney World in the first book. After considering many ideas and suggestions from others, he decided that he didn’t want to stray too far from the Disney theme. Therefore, he chose to travel from one coast to the other and take on the unique attractions found at Walt Disney’s original land of magic and fantasy, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California. He also decided to add on the Disney resorts, as well as a few extras, to complete a new set of 100 Disney devotionals.

Are you a Disney fanatic like Albert? Or maybe you want to be inspired and encouraged with a daily devotional. Either way, Disney Devotionals: Book Two will be a treasure for all families to assist in growing closer together as they read about one of the most magical places on Earth. This book will provide a lot of inside information about Disneyland, every Disney resort, and a lot more! It also includes a new set of 100 devotionals on various spiritual topics with numerous Biblical references. It will help you and your family grow in your spiritual walk. Learning many new fun facts about Disney along the way will be the icing on the cake!

Disney Devotionals is a must-have for every family who wants to discover more about Disneyland and the Disney resorts while at the same time gaining valuable Biblical lessons that will help their family grow closer together.

Table of Contents


Devotional #1: “Disneyland Park”

Devotional #2: “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps”

Devotional #3: “Disneyland Railroad”

Devotional #4: “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln”

Devotional #5: “Sleeping Beauty Castle”

Devotional #6: “Indiana Jones Adventure”

Devotional #7: “Tarzan’s Treehouse”

Devotional #8: “Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes”

Devotional #9: “Mark Twain Riverboat”

Devotional #10: “Sailing Ship Columbia”

Devotional #11: “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run”

Devotional #12: “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance”

Devotional #13: “Goofy’s Playhouse”

Devotional #14: “Donald’s Boat”

Devotional #15: “Mickey and Minnie’s Houses”

Devotional #16: “Chip ‘n' Dale Treehouse”

Devotional #17: “Gadget’s Go Coaster”

Devotional #18: “Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin”

Devotional #19: “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway”

Devotional #20: “Fantasyland Theatre”

Devotional #21: “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride”

Devotional #22: “Pinocchio’s Daring Journey”

Devotional #23: “Snow White’s Scary Adventures”

Devotional #24: “Alice in Wonderland”

Devotional #25: “Storybook Land Canal Boats”

Devotional #26: “Casey Jr. Circus Train”

Devotional #27: “Matterhorn Bobsleds”

Devotional #28: “King Arthur Carrousel”

Devotional #29: “Fantasy Faire”

Devotional #30: “Disneyland Monorail”

Devotional #31: “Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage”

Devotional #32: “Main Street Electrical Parade”

Devotional #33: “Disney California Adventure Park”

Devotional #34: “Red Car Trolley”

Devotional #35: “Frozen—Live at the Hyperion”

Devotional #36: “Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: BREAKOUT!”

Devotional #37: “Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sully to the Rescue”

Devotional #38: “Animation Academy”

Devotional #39: “Sorcerer’s Workshop”

Devotional #40: “Radiator Springs Racers”

Devotional #41: “Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters”

Devotional #42: “Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree”

Devotional #43: “Grizzly River Run”

Devotional #44: “Redwood Creek Challenge Trail”

Devotional #45: “The Bakery Tour”

Devotional #46: “Golden Zephyr”

Devotional #47: “Goofy’s Sky School”

Devotional #48: “Jumpin’ Jellyfish”

Devotional #49: “Silly Symphony Swings”

Devotional #50: “Incredicoaster”

Devotional #51: “Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind”

Devotional #52: “Jessie’s Critter Carousel”

Devotional #53: “Pixar Pal-A-Round”

Devotional #54: “World of Color”

Devotional #55: “Paradise Pier”

Devotional #56: “Disneyland Hotel”

Devotional #57: “Grand Californian”

Devotional #58: “All-Star Sports”

Devotional #59: “All-Star Music”

Devotional #60: “All-Star Movies”

Devotional #61: “Pop Century”

Devotional #62: “Art of Animation”

Devotional #63: “Caribbean Beach”

Devotional #64: “Coronado Springs”

Devotional #65: “Port Orleans—Riverside”

Devotional #66: “Port Orleans—French Quarter”

Devotional #67: “Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas”

Devotional #68: “Beach Club Resort and Villas”

Devotional #69: “Yacht Club Resort”

Devotional #70: “Boardwalk Inn and Villas”

Devotional #71: “Swan Resort”

Devotional #72: “Dolphin Resort”

Devotional #73: “Saratoga Springs Resort”

Devotional #74: “Treehouse Villas”

Devotional #75: “Old Key West Resort”

Devotional #76: “Shades of Green”

Devotional #77: “Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground”

Devotional #78: “Wilderness Lodge and Villas”

Devotional #79: “Contemporary Resort”

Devotional #80: “Bay Lake Tower”

Devotional #81: “Polynesian Village Resort and Villas”

Devotional #82: “Grand Floridian Resort and Spa”

Devotional #83: “Riviera Resort”

Devotional #84: “Disney Skyliner”

Devotional #85: “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser”

Devotional #86: “Reflections—A Disney Lakeside Lodge”

Devotional #87: “Vero Beach Resort”

Devotional #88: “Hilton Head Island Resort”

Devotional #89: “Aulani”

Devotional #90: “Disney Magic”

Devotional #91: “Disney Wonder”

Devotional #92: “Disney Dream”

Devotional #93: “Disney Fantasy”

Devotional #94: “Castaway Cay”

Devotional #95: “Disney Wish/Lighthouse Point”

Devotional #96: “Backstage Magic Tour”

Devotional #97: “Keys to the Kingdom Tour—Part 1”

Devotional #98: “Keys to the Kingdom Tour—Part 2”

Devotional #99: “Club 33”

Devotional #100: “Walt’s Bench”

Here we go again! I can’t believe I’m sitting here writing a second book. I didn’t even plan on writing a first book! I just submitted an idea to a website on a whim never expecting it would turn into what it became. But the family devotionals that I just happened to save on my computer for some reason became a book. An actual book! Like when I Google myself, an Amazon link pops up! Say what? And by the way, yes I tried it. I Googled myself. I have no shame. You’ve all done it too. Right? I hope. But back to the point….this has truly been an amazing ride! I cannot believe what the first book has given me. There have been so many compliments, congratulations, kind words, and contacts made because of the book. I can’t count the number of people that have told me they are enjoying it. I had one friend who told me it was like reading Harry Potter…he couldn’t put it down (shout out to Mark). I’m not sure it’s quite up to Harry Potter standards, but I was humbled by the remark. I had another friend at church come up and talk to me all about the book, repeating many of the fun facts I shared because he loves reading it. Oh, by the way, this friend is 5 years old! (Shout out to Jack). I got to do an incredible book signing complete with Disney decorations galore (shout out to Heather, Susan S., Jennifer and Susan P.). I got to do an extremely fun podcast where for an hour we talked about my life and the book (shout out to Amy, Katie and Kerry of the “Sunday Lunch” podcast). I’ve had so many wonderful opportunities because of this book, and I repeat….it’s been an amazing ride! I want to make clear that I give all the credit and glory to God. I am but His humble servant and this is all part of His plan. I believe that with all my heart. This all happened because He wanted it to. My constant prayer for years has been for Him to give me an avenue to talk to others and share my faith. After I wrote the devotionals for my family, I also prayed that there would be a way to be able to share them with others. And He made it happen! He gave me a way to share them! Do you think after those prayers my wife just happened to buy a book published by Theme Park Press? And I just happened to read it too? And I just happened to look on their website? And I just happened to see the link to submit a book? And I just happened to have the idea to submit my devotionals to be published? And they just happened to agree to publish them? You can believe what you want, but I have no doubts that it was God’s plan. God answers prayer!! He allowed my thoughts and words to be published as an answer to my prayer and so I could share with others. He has truly blessed my life and continues to surprise me with wonderful gifts. And now He’s doing it again!

As I mentioned, the first book brought so many conversations. I was humbled and honored to talk to so many about it, and I was genuinely flattered by all the kind words. I also had several people ask me when book two was coming out. My first instinct was to laugh it off, which I did. There were no plans for book two. I was still enjoying the moment that was book one. But then that question kept coming up. So I thought about it. Book two? Really? That would be great and all, but I just don’t know if I’m up for doing this all over again. It was such a long process. The first book took over a year to write and then over a year to publish once submitted. Do I really want to do that again? Wait…that brought another question. Would Theme Park Press even publish another book from me or is it a “one and done” kind of thing? So I figured I’d send an email. It wouldn’t hurt to just ask, right? Theme Park Press has been very good to me. The publisher (shout out to Bob) always answers my emails pretty much instantaneously. So I told him I was maybe, possibly, perhaps, perchance, just entertaining the possibility of writing another book, and would he be interested in publishing again. As expected, I got a response in less than five minutes. And I couldn’t believe what it said. He said he had been meaning to email me and ask, “When are you starting book 2?” Not only that but he extended an offer…get me a draft in 45 days and I’ll publish a couple months after that. Say what now? I had to read that again. Write a whole book in 45 days and publish in 2 months!?! What happened to that three year process I was so used to? My first thought was…ain’t gonna happen! Disney may be magical, but I am not. But then I talked to God. He is magical. And I got the strong feeling that He wanted me to give it a shot. My family agreed. So here I am writing book two. It’s going to be a lot of late nights and early mornings, but that’s the life of a paramedic anyways. We don’t need sleep!

So what do I write about? I’ve already done all the attractions at Disney World. What now? The restaurants? The shops? The cast members? Universal? Oops, sorry Disney. That may be blasphemy…I’m not sure. Anyways, I had a friend or two suggest I switch coasts and take on Disneyland. Not a bad idea! I love Disneyland. However, I’ve only been there three times. Not nearly as much as the World, but I could still write about it, right? One problem I quickly realized. A lot of the attractions at Disneyland have copycats at Disney World. I can’t write about the same attractions again. I’ve already given all the fun facts. I don’t want redundancy. So I did some quick research and counting. There are a little over fifty attractions at Disneyland that are unique in that fact that they don’t have a repeat at WDW. But I need 100 devotionals. That number worked well in the first book, and I want to keep the same format. What about the resorts? Quick count. There are over 30 of them if you count both coasts. Getting close to 100. What else? Cruise ships! Love those! Almost to 100. Surely I can just fill in from there. And that’s exactly what I did.

So here it is! I present to you a new set of 100 daily devotionals based on the attractions of Disneyland, the Disney resorts, and some bonus material as well. I hope once again you enjoy it and can learn a little something about Disney. Most importantly though, I hope you learn a little something about God. I hope you can once again read these devotionals with your families. Share them together, discuss them, read the passages presented, ask questions, learn and grow closer to God. That’s my wish, my dream and my prayer.

I wear a blue rubber bracelet on my right arm. I’ve been wearing it for several years now. It was a free gift from a Bible class teacher (shout out to Darrell). It has one word etched on it. The word is “Perissos.” It’s a Greek word which means exceeding abundantly, beyond what is expected, imagined, or hoped for. We were told when given the bracelets that it is a reminder of how much we have been blessed by God. I have definitely been blessed abundantly, beyond what is expected, imagined or hoped for. Anytime I get upset, down, worried or scared, I have a reminder on my arm that I don’t need to be any of those things. Despite my many faults and sins; despite the reality that I mess up and disappoint God a lot; despite the fact that I don’t deserve a thing, He still continues to graciously bless me. I am still on the narrow path to Heaven. I still plan on being there to see my son, my Father and His Son. And I still want you to join me there. I am still praying for everyone reading these books. God has chosen you. He wants you. He gave His Son for you. He’s prepared the way for you. So take advantage. The best is yet to be! (Shout out to my wife, Susan who always says that). May God bless you all!

Albert Thweatt

After 16 years as a school teacher and coach, Albert took a leap of faith and went back to school to pursue his dream of being a paramedic. He is also active at his church where he has served as a deacon, Bible class teacher, and assistant youth minister. In his free time, he can often be found planning his next Disney vacation, buying another Disney souvenir to add to his collection, or listening to a Disney podcast. He has completed the Goofy Challenge Marathon Event at Walt Disney World and continues to visit the parks several times each year. He works full-time as a paramedic in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife, two teenage sons, and their dog, Molly.

Albert’s first book, the best-selling Disney Devotionals (Walt Disney World edition) was published by Theme Park Press in 2019.

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