We Wish You The Merriest!
We all know that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but have you ever been to Walt Disney World during Christmas? Ever wonder what they have during Christmas that they don’t have the rest of the year? Let’s break it down park by park.
First things first, let’s kick it off at the Magic Kingdom! Christmas music plays all day long down Main Street U.S.A and down into the hub in front of Cinderella Castle. The giant Christmas tree right inside the park. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire gets a holiday ending. Christmas decorations are of course a staple; Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf decorate Cinderella Castle every night in a 15 minute stage show “A Frozen Holiday Wish”. And it just wouldn’t be a holiday in the Magic Kingdom without Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and the soon debuted Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.
Hollywood Studios decorates with their own version of vintage style Hollywood decorations. Gertie the Dinosaur featured at Echo Lake has her own Santa Hat and ornament, an assortment of ornaments float in the lake and there is a towering tree nearby perfect for any kind of photo op of your choosing. You can’t forget about the projection shows. A crowd favorite seems to be Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!; a nightly firework show featuring classic Christmas songs and scenes from your favorite Disney movies and shows. Along with Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! there is Sunset Seasons Greetings another projection show where the Hollywood Tower of Terror is the backdrop. Don’t forget about the “snow” that will be at both nightly shows. This year, they also added Toy Story Land into the mix for the holiday season, be sure to check out the decorations Andy left for his toys to enjoy!
Epcot has become quite the popular park for festivals. During the holidays they have the International Festival of the Holidays. In the World Showcase, you can travel the world and experience the cultures, foods, music, and of course the sights. The Candlelight Processional which is the story of Christmas and features a celebrity narrator, a choir, and 50-piece orchestra is definitely a crowd favorite.
Brand new this year is the overhaul of Animal Kingdom! From life-size puppets of arctic animals to luminaries on rooftops at night, to Christmas in Pandora, to a new Christmas show at the Tree Of Life; the Animal Kingdom is pulling out all the stops and will definitely be something to check out this year!
Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year at Disney. All the shopping, all the sights and sounds, there is something there for both the young and the young at heart. If you need a little Christmas magic in your heart, visit Disney and you will be sure to find it!