Walt Disney World During the Holidays is Magical
Walt Disney World during the holidays is absolutely incredible. The week after Halloween, Magic Kingdom is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Setting up for Christmas right after Halloween may seem a bit early to some, but in Disney’s eyes its never too soon for the holidays.
The Decorations Are Magical
There is a plethora of Christmas trees, ornaments, poinsettias, toy soldiers, wreaths, snow – anything you can think of that will remind you of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Of course, you can’t forget the Christmas carols playing throughout the resort, and the snowy ice castle!
Walt Disney World truly does a great job in making you feel totally immersed into the holidays with the magic of Disney. Even if you are visiting the park at the beginning of November, the decorations are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Home for the Holidays?
Although many people love visiting the resort on a holiday, they also miss out on many opportunities they would have had at home over the holidays. Many guests miss out on real snow and eating a home cooked meal. Others miss out on watching football, singing Christmas carols and opening presents.
Disney observes this and constantly adds new experiences to make guests feel like they are home for the holidays. Even during this busy season, Disney constantly strives for you to have the best vacation possible.
Meals, Meals & More Meals
Let’s face it – meals are a big part of the holidays – especially on Thanksgiving. People normally eat turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and many other tasty meals. If eating a cheeseburger at a quick service Disney restaurant on Thanksgiving doesn’t sound so appetizing, there’s no need to fear. Disney has many options that you can retreat to for your holiday meals.
Liberty Tree Tavern is one of the best options for a holiday meal. It is located in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom and is a sit down, full service meal. This meal is family style, and not ordered off a menu. You pay per person and are delivered as much as you want, making it great for family meals!
All You Can Eat
If you want a refill on macaroni, your server will happily bring you a refill with no extra cost added on. It’s all you can eat, making this family style restaurant a great choice. What makes Liberty Tree Tavern such an awesome option on a holiday is the food.
They serve home-style, southern comfort food. Liberty Tree Tavern has different options seasonally, but during the months of October-December they normally serve a combination of rolls with honey butter, turkey, ham, green beans, mashes potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mac and cheese and more. The desserts here are served seasonally as well.
Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie?
In the summer you’ll probably get an apple pie with vanilla ice cream while in the fall and winter you’ll most likely be served a pumpkin pie.
Another restaurant with similar home-style food options is The Garden Grill at Epcot. For both of these options, reservations are highly recommended, especially on holiday weeks with large groups of people.
We’re thankful that these two restaurants serve holiday-type food on a daily basis. If you aren’t able to get a reservation at Liberty Tree Tavern or Garden Grill, there are other great options. Walt Disney World is also offering full Thanksgiving meals this year at other restaurants as well. Try Cinderella’s Royal Table or Akershus Royal Banquet Hall to have your Thanksgiving dinner with the princesses. Biergarten, Rose & Crown and Le Cellier are also offering traditional Thanksgiving dinners on November 22nd.
Although a nice family meal may be the main part of your holiday, Walt Disney World offers many options to entertain you throughout the rest of your holiday. Hollywood studios has a seasons greetings laser show at sunset as well as a special holiday themed fireworks show.
The Candlelight Processional is an amazing vocal show performed daily at Epcot. Magic Kingdom offers Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (a special, ticketed event) on select nights from November through December.
This party includes meet and greets with Santa Claus, meet and greets with characters in their special holiday costumes, exclusive holiday treats, special viewings of the Once Upon a Christmastime parade, a Frozen Holiday Wish castle lighting, and many more exciting shows.
Don’t Miss Out on Walt Disney World During the Holidays
You won’t want to miss out on the magic of Walt Disney World during the holidays. Whether you will be at Magic Kingdom on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any of the surrounding dates, you’ll surely be put into the holiday spirit.