Favorite Disney Valentine’s Day Song from Aladdin
Since my daughter and I are big Disney fans, our favorite Valentine’s Day song is from the movie Aladdin – A Whole New World. We both have watched the movie many times on DVD and have been to Mickey’s Philharmagic at Magic Kingdom in Disney World which features this song. We look at each other when it plays, smile and sing along.
Yes, this song is romantic, but it has elements of adventure which most children enjoy. My daughter, Sammi loves traveling, especially to new places like I do. A Whole New World mentions “new horizons to pursue” which makes us dream about seeing the world. Traveling is a big topic of conversation for us. We share cities and countries we want to visit and make plans for one day.
A Whole New World is a catchy tune with easy lyrics to remember. Although there are covers of the song, including a couple of K-Pop versions and the ballad by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, we like the movie version the best. Watching the movie or just the scene itself with the song playing is such a treat for us. It brings back memories of when my daughter was just a little girl and would cuddle with me.
Sometimes, I’d play A Whole New World before Sammi’s bedtime when she was a baby and a toddler to soothe her and calm her down for sleep. That was such a special time for us. Those alone times that a mother and daughter share are the ones that create memories to last a lifetime.
Now as my daughter is getting older (she’s 14 now), she is into K-Pop. When she shared the cover by Ivy and Brian Joo, it brought tears to my eyes. She remembered! Such small things mean so much. Whenever we hear that song, it creates a bond between us. For Valentine’s Day, I look for Aladdin themed cards, or those cards that play music hoping I can find one with our song. Either way, I play A Whole New World for the both of us. And we smile and sing along.
Bio – Connie Roberts began writing online in 2007 with her Lifestyle blog Brain Foggles. Her goals are to share information about family, travel and social issues. She is an advocate for women and children in need and people with medical issues. She has formed long term relationships with brands and focuses on those that maintain corporate social responsibility.