10 Reasons Why Disney World is Even More Magical During the Holiday Season
A trip to Walt Disney World is magical any time of year, but there’s just something SO special about being able to spend the Holiday Season at the theme parks. From resorts brimming with seasonal delights to the parks pulling out all stops , Christmas at Disney is an experience that your whole family will never forget.
Whether you’re still considering a last-minute destination Christmas or thinking ahead for next year, here are 10 fabulous reasons why a Disney World Christmas experience is simply not-to-be missed!
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
If you’ll be visiting Disney during the months of November or December- this special ticketed event is a must do. Its held at the Magic Kingdom on select evenings and is jam-packed with special offerings including Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, an all-new Holiday-inspired fireworks display, special eats and treats, appearances from Santa and the chance to ride your favorite attractions with zero to little wait time. And as a special treat that is sure to bring a tear to your eye, they even make it snow on Main Street! Tickets for this spectacular event usually sit around the $100 range and provide admission to the theme park from 4pm!
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Fun for the whole family, this nighttime spectacular at Hollywood Studios combines state-of-the-art animated projections, glittering pyrotechnics, dazzling special effects and festive holiday music with the Chinese Theatre as it’s centerpiece. For an extra special touch, consider booking tickets to the Holiday Dessert Party which includes both savory and suite tasty treats, festive drinks and access to a VIP viewing area so that you can enjoy awesome sight lines for “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’
Candlelight Processional at Epcot
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with Epcot’s heart-warming Candlelight Processional concerts. This retelling of the story of the first Christmas is hosted by a celebrity narrator (Neil Patrick Harris, Pat Sajak and Whoopi Goldberg are some of those taking part this year) backed by an incredible 50-piece orchestra and a full choir. You can make the evening truly special with the Candlelight Processional Dining Package which includes a meal at one of Epcot’s incredible eateries followed by VIP Seating for the concert!
Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt at Epcot
While at Epcot, why not help Chip and Dale find their missing ornaments!? The Chip and Dale Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt is a fun way for the whole family to explore the World Showcase. Simply purchase a map and sticker set at Epcot then scout through the countries in the World Showcase for the chipmunks and their ornaments. You can even return your completed maps for a special festive surprise!
Happy Hoopla Dance Party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
This year, Animal Kingdom, in celebration of it’s 20th Anniversary is pulling out all the stops for a Christmas celebration like they’ve never thrown before. This includes dazzling seasonal decor, Diwali-inspired lights, African musical celebrations, and over at Dinoland U.S.A the new “Holiday Hoopla Dance Party.” This theme park dazzles any time of day, but stay into the evening to see the park all lit up including the majestic Tree of Life!
Dazzling Details at the Disneyland Hotels
The Walt Disney World resorts are truly something to behold each Holiday Season. From the life-sized gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to the life-size edible carousel and holiday village at Disney’s Beach Club Resort there’s something awe-inspiring around every corner. Many of the hotels also boast towering trees with decorations in keeping with the theme of the resorts.
International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot
You can taste your way around the World with yet another fantastic Epcot festival! A highlight is definitely the more than a dozen Holiday Kitchens where you can enjoy delicious treats like the latkes and smoked salmon at the L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen to Coquito eggnog at the Feast of the Three Kings. Storytelling is another massive element at the Festival with each of the 11 countries that make up the World Showcase offering productions that showcase the holiday traditions in each country.
Seasons Greetings Laser Show at Hollywood Studios
In addition to Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Sunset Boulevard is also a sight to behold at Hollywood Studios each holiday season. With dazzling lights and stunning projections onto the Hollywood Tower Hotel you may even catch a snowfall or two as well as local citizens dressed in their Holiday Best. Santa is typically on hand as well to meet with guests and find out whether you’ve been naughty or nice!
Midnight Masquerade at Riviera Resort
For the first time ever, Walt Disney World guests can ring in the New Year with a special holiday celebration at Topolino’s Terrace at the brand new Riviera Resort. The Mezzanotte Masquerade will feature a European-inspired buffet, DJ, Champagne toast and incredible sightlines of Magic Kingdom’s evening fireworks!
Toast to Midnight Around the World at Epcot
For those looking to ring in the New Year more than once -we’ve got the perfect way. You can spend New Year’s Eve at Epcot and celebrate as the clock strikes midnight in each of the country’s respective pavilions. There’s even fireworks that coincide with the countdowns culminating in a Grand Final of fireworks when its officially the New Year in Orlando.
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