A Twinkle Of Holiday Magic Adorns Walt Disney World Beginning Nov. 6
Get ready because a Twinkle of Holiday Magic adorns Walt Disney World beginning Nov. 6. It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us and with the Spooktacular Halloween season in all its bootiful splendor popping up all over the Walt Disney World Resort, can the magic of Christmas be far behind.
Thanks to the engineering team at Disney, the magic of Disney will be everywhere with a social distancing version with a Twinkle of Holiday Magic bringing seasons cheers to the Walt Disney World Resort and will be adorning Disney far and wide.
Building off of the recent experiences of operating in a new environment, Disney has reimagined the holidays which will, of course, apply the current health and safety measures while still keeping the joy and magic of the season. And while things are looking a bit different at Walt Disney World and beyond, I can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season, can you? So just what’s in store for this special Twinkle of Holiday Magic at the Walt Disney World Resort?
If your family is like ours, then you already know that there is nothing more magical than to be able to experience the holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort, and this year will be brighter than ever before. Beginning Nov. 6 and sparkling all the way through December 30, get ready to eat, drink and be merry as you stroll through the Parks enjoying festive décor, themed merchandise, seasonal food & beverage offerings, and entertainment all across Walt Disney World Resort. Holiday magic will be in full force at the four theme parks and Disney Springs, and Santa Claus will make time for special pop-up appearances at each location, waving and exclaiming holiday wishes to all.
Get ready to be a kid all over again and be delighted by the sight of festive flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, holiday promenades at EPCOT, and merry motorcades at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Character cavalcades at Magic Kingdom Park will take on a special holiday twist, with Christmas friends on festive floats in their holiday finest. Gingerbread Men? Check! Elves and Reindeer? Check, check! And my all-time favorite, the Toy Soldiers will join the Main Street Philharmonic as they march through Magic Kingdom Park, bringing musical holiday cheer for all to hear.
When night falls, special projection effects will give a festive look to Cinderella Castle this year, providing a colorful backdrop for our Guests’ photos. The appearance of the iconic castle will be transformed with a rotating series of designs including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green, and gold ornamentation.
This will be in place of the Castle Dream Lights. Other holiday experiences that draw big crowds will be on hiatus this year as well, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. Although these perennial favorite experiences are a cherished part of holiday traditions that will be missed by one and all alike, I can’t wait to see the newly reimagined holiday magic that Disney has in store for us in other creative ways.
Of course, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a meal among friends and family. Minnie Mouse will be hosting a yuletide gathering for all her friends at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting Nov. 6. Santa Goofy will be there, along with Minnie and more in their holiday best.
Shifting gears to Disney Springs you and your family will be able to discover Christmas around every corner with a collection of elaborately-decorated Disney Christmas trees spread throughout this retail, dining, and entertainment destination.
In the evening, get ready to take in the areas within Town Center, West Side, and The Landing where you just may encounter a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to their holiday shopping. And to top it off, Jock Lindsey will once again be turning his hangar bar into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar complete with delightful holiday décor and a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.
Disney Resort hotels will also be decked out for the holidays, with their lobbies featuring iconic trees and other festive flourishes. Sadly the beloved gingerbread displays will not return to the Resort hotels this year and while Disney
understands that they are a favorite of people taking in the holiday décor, in compliance with the current health guidelines, Disney has made the difficult decision not able to include those displays due to physical distancing guidelines.
Starting a bit later in the season, on Nov. 27, Walt Disney World will begin to celebrate highlights from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Holiday kitchens will return around the World Showcase promenade with favorites like American Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.
At Epcot get ready to take a stroll and step inside World ShowPlace to enjoy the returning group, JOYFUL!, who present a journey through R&B, Gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas, and holiday music. Also, the Voices of Liberty
will bring their incredible 8-part harmonies to the America Gardens Theatre stage for a special concert of favorite carols and songs of the season. There are plenty more details about this festival to come, so stay tuned.
I know you’re as excited as we are to be able to create new holiday traditions with your family this year with unique ways to enjoy the season together. As you can see, there’s a lot of holiday fun to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort! What are you looking forward to the most with this all-new a Twinkle of Holiday Magic that will adorn the Walt Disney World Resort beginning November 6?