Disney Devotionals

100 Daily Devotionals Based on the Walt Disney World Attractions

by Albert Thweatt | Release Date: August 1, 2019 | Availability: Print, Kindle

Finding Grace in the Magic

When Albert Thweatt began working the night shift in his new job as a paramedic, he realized he would be missing something important. The nightly, family devotionals he had always participated in with his wife and two sons now had to be done without him several nights a week. He hated that he had to miss this special time with his family, so he decided to do something about it. He began writing and emailing devotionals to his wife to be read and discussed with the family. He centered each of these devotionals around one of his favorite subjects and one he knew his family would enjoy as well: Walt Disney World.

Disney Devotionals is a collection of 100 daily devotionals each based on a Walt Disney World ride, show, or other attraction. Each devotional begins with some facts, trivia, and highlights for the Disney attraction, then transitions to a thought or lesson based on the same attraction with Biblical scripture references.

You and your family will enjoy this fun and inspirational collection of devotionals that will stimulate thought, discussion and growth. Journey through each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks to Disney transportation and every ride, show, and attraction in between. You will acquire lots of fun knowledge about Disney as you also learn about the Bible and the valuable lessons within.

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

Table of Contents


Devotional 1: The Welcome Gate

Devotional 2: The Magic Kingdom

Devotional 3: Cinderella Castle

Devotional 4: The Walt Disney World Railroad

Devotional 5: Main Street, U.S.A.

Devotional 6: Walt’s Apartment

Devotional 7: Disney Parades

Devotional 8: Dumbo, the Flying Elephant

Devotional 9: Prince Charming Regal Carousel

Devotional 10: Goofy’s Barnstormer

Devotional 11: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Devotional 12: Peter Pan’s Flight

Devotional 13: "it’s a small world

Devotional 14: Mad Tea Party

Devotional 15: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Devotional 16: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Devotional 17: Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Devotional 18: Splash Mountain

Devotional 19: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Devotional 20: Tom Sawyer Island

Devotional 21: Country Bear Jamboree

Devotional 22: Haunted Mansion

Devotional 23: Liberty Square Riverboat

Devotional 24: Hall of Presidents

Devotional 25: Pirates of the Caribbean

Devotional 26: Magic Carpets Of Aladdin

Devotional 27: Jungle Cruise

Devotional 28: Swiss Family Treehouse

Devotional 29: Enchanted Tiki Room

Devotional 30: Stitch’s Great Escape

Devotional 31: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

Devotional 32: Space Mountain

Devotional 33: Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover

Devotional 34: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Devotional 35: Tomorrowland Speedway

Devotional 36: Astro Orbitor

Devotional 37: Carousel of Progress

Devotional 38: Happily Ever After

Devotional 39: The Monorail

Devotional 40: Epcot

Devotional 41: Leave a Legacy

Devotional 42: Spaceship Earth

Devotional 43: Test Track

Devotional 44: Mission: SPACE

Devotional 45: Soarin’ Around the World

Devotional 46: Living with the Land

Devotional 47: The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Devotional 48: Turtle Talk with Crush

Devotional 49: Journey into Imagination with Figment

Devotional 50: Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

Devotional 51: Mexico Pavilion

Devotional 52: Norway Pavilion

Devotional 53: China Pavilio

Devotional 54: Germany Pavilion

Devotional 55: Italy Pavilion

Devotional 56: American Adventure

Devotional 57: Japan Pavilion

Devotional 58: Morocco Pavilion

Devotional 59: France Pavilion

Devotional 60: United Kingdom Pavilion

Devotional 61: Canada Pavilion

Devotional 62: IllumiNations

Devotional 63: Disney Boats

Devotional 64: Hollywood Studios

Devotional 65: Slinky Dog Dash

Devotional 66: Alien Swirling Saucers

Devotional 67: Toy Story Midway Mania

Devotional 68: Tower of Terror

Devotional 69: Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Devotional 70: Star Tours

Devotional 71: Jedi Training Academy

Devotional 72: Disney Junior, Live on Stage

Devotional 73: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Devotional 74: Muppet*Vision 3D

Devotional 75: Beauty and the Beast—Live on Stage

Devotional 76: Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Devotional 77: Walt Disney Presents

Devotional 78: Fantasmic

Devotional 79: Disney Bus System

Devotional 80: Animal Kingdom

Devotional 81: Tree of Life

Devotional 82: Avatar Flight of Passage

Devotional 83: Na’vi River Journey

Devotional 84: Kilimanjaro Safaris

Devotional 85: Expedition Everest

Devotional 86: DINOSAUR

Devotional 87: It’s Tough to Be a Bug

Devotional 88: Primeval Whirl

Devotional 89: Triceratops Spin

Devotional 90: Finding Nemo—The Musical

Devotional 91: Festival of the Lion King

Devotional 92: UP! A Great Bird Adventure

Devotional 93: Kali River Rapids

Devotional 94: Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail

Devotional 95: Wildlife Express Train

Devotional 96: Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Devotional 97: Rivers of Light

Devotional 98: Disney Springs

Devotional 99: Disney’s Water Parks

Devotional 100: “Partners”

It’s very simple. I work nights. Our family devotionals work best at night right before bedtime. Therefore, I couldn’t be there for our family’s nightly time with God. So what could I do? Allow me to give a little background information.

As a teenager, I had a dream. I wanted to work in the health profession. I decided to start college pre-med. It didn’t go exactly as planned. My freshman Biology course got the better of me. I still had the dream, but not the drive. The summer after my freshman year, I was asked to teach a 4th grade class at our church. I was very hesitant but complied. I quickly fell in love with teaching and decided to make it my career. It was my life for 16 years. I taught mainly 6th grade History and loved it. However, I still had that dream in the back of my mind. I still had the itch to do something health care related. I finally decided to go for it. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. I left the classroom as a teacher and went back to the classroom as a student. I was going to make a drastic life change.

Who knew I would be starting over in my 40’s and following a dream as I began a new career as a paramedic? I sure didn’t, but there I was, starting a new job and beginning a new chapter in my life. I absolutely loved it. The only downside is that the new job required that I work some nights shifts, so I would at times miss our bedtime routine which includes family devotionals. I hated that. I really wanted to be there as our family helped each other grow closer to God, but how could I possibly do both? I thought about this a lot and decided to write a series of brief devotionals that my family could read on the nights I was away. As I finished each one, I emailed them to my wonderful wife to share. She read and discussed them with our boys. She also came up with the idea to email me any feedback they had. I so looked forward to hearing back from them each time, and I cherished those return emails.

As I began writing, I knew I needed a main topic. I needed something I could center all of the devotionals around. It didn’t take long for me to come up with that. As a kid, I went to Disney World maybe three times. I enjoyed it of course, but never really knew the place. My parents’ preference was to travel to many different places which I also enjoyed. When I found my incredible future wife, I had no idea she had an addiction. I didn’t really discover it until we were married, and after that there was no going back. She influenced me to be an addict as well. Now I’m completely hooked. She and her family went to Disney World every single year growing up. She knew Disney. She was a fanatic, and she graciously turned me into one as well. I didn’t really know Disney at all until I met her. Now, it’s my absolute happy place. There is nowhere on Earth I’d rather be than at Walt Disney World. Of course, I’d settle for Disneyland if I had to. In our 18 years of marriage, we have now been to one of the two nearly 30 times together and have taken our two wonderful sons on most of those trips. We are turning them into Disney addicts whether they like it or not. I say all that to say that when I needed a topic for the devotionals I would send, it was quite obvious.

So that’s the story. Now you know the background of how these 100 Disney devotionals came to be. I humbly present them to you and hope you will read them, think on them and consider them. I hope you will read the Bible passages presented. You will probably not agree with everything I say, but that’s absolutely ok. I welcome your feedback, comments and questions. Please know that if you are reading this book, you have already been prayed for by me and my family. I am so grateful to Theme Park Press for publishing this book. I honestly don’t care about profiting from it. I simply wanted an avenue so I could share these thoughts with as many as possible. If you don’t read one more word in this book, please read John 3:16 in the Bible. I can’t say it any better than that. I promise you God is real. Heaven is real. No matter where you are in life, you can get there. It doesn’t matter if you’re a sinner. I’m definitely a sinner, but I’m planning to be there. I’m trying hard to help my family get there. I want you there, and I will help you in any way I can. 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.

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