Get Ready to Celebrate-The Holidays Are Coming To The Walt Disney World Resort
With the holidays right around the corner, what better gift can you give to your family than the gift of memories. And we all know the best memories are made when you create them together by celebrating the holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the pixie-dusted holiday celebrations awaiting you and your family this year.
Add some very to your merry at the veriest, merriest Christmas party of the season. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom hosts 20 nights of yuletide cheer from Nov. 8 – Dec. 18, 2015. From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. during select nights at Magic Kingdom park, this annual ticket event will bring Christmas joy to guests of all ages with festive decorations, towering Christmas trees, and wintry wonderful entertainment.
Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets can enjoy the spectacular holiday splendor, along with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. Special holiday entertainment during the event includes Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas! Dance Party, “Celebrate the Season” musical stage show starring favorite Disney characters, and “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” fireworks spectacular.
Disney characters dressed in their Christmas best will be available for meet and greets throughout the park. In addition, don’t miss Queen Elsa from “Frozen” as she uses her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle nightly into a glistening ice palace for the holidays during “A Frozen Holiday Wish” castle lighting show.
Also for the holiday season, the iconic Jungle Cruise will temporarily transform into “Jingle Cruise” for Magic Kingdom guests. Festive decor in the attraction queue and boathouse gives guests a bit of Christmas cheer. The Jingle Cruise boats each are given a unique holiday name, and the Skippers share a slew of seasonal holiday jokes throughout the tour.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Disneyworld.com/Christmasparty. Tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2015 can be purchased for the following dates:
November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 and 29
December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
A spectacular light display boasting millions of glittering lights, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is perfectly synchronized to a high-energy holiday symphony. This magical display of Christmas lights can be seen on the Streets of America from Nov 6, 2015 through Jan 3, 2016.
Guests can add more sparkle to the dazzling holiday celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the Merry & Bright Dessert Party, which includes an incredible view of the Streets of America, festive treats and delicious drinks from Nov. 6 – Dec. 30. For an extra special holiday experience, the Merry & Bright Dinner Reception, offered Jan. 1- 3, 2016 gives guests a memorable and magical evening with spectacular views of the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The reception includes an exclusive, reserved viewing area, snacks, specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and a themed gift to commemorate the holiday season. For reservations, guests can call 407-WDW-DINE or visit Disneyworld.com/dining.
One of the most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional inspires guests and instills the Christmas spirit through the retelling of the Christmas story by celebrity narrators, accompanied by a masterful orchestra and choir. The Candlelight Processional is performed three times each evening, 5:00, 6:45 and 8 p.m., from Nov. 27 to Dec. 30. For more information and to make reservations for a Candlelight Processional Dinner Package, visit disneyworld.com/holiday. The list of celebrity narrators for this season includes:
11/27 – 11/29 — Gary Sinise
11/30 – 12/3 — Neil Patrick Harris
12/4 – 12/5 — Whoopi Goldberg
12/6 – 12/8 — Joe Morton
12/9 – 12/11 — Ana Gasteyer
12/12 – 12/14 — Meredith Vieira – NEW
12/15 – 12/17— America Ferrera – NEW
12/18 – 12/20 — Chandra Wilson – NEW
12/21 – 12/23 — Daniel Dae Kim – NEW
12/24 – 12/26 — Edward James Olmos
12/27 – 12/28 – Blair Underwood
12/29 – 12/30 — Amy Grant
Guests become immersed in holiday festivities while experiencing holiday traditions from various countries throughout World Showcase during Holidays Around the World Nov. 27 – Dec. 30. Share in the sights and sounds of the nations of World Showcase as each country’s holiday heritage comes to life amid joyful music, interactive storytelling and time-honored traditions.
Epcot features special holiday merchandise perfect for every shopper’s Christmas list. Santa’s Village in American Adventure and Christkindlmarkt in Germany feature extra special shopping experiences with unique Christmas ornaments and holiday items.
While shopping, guests can stop by the Future World Fountain Stage for a joy-filled performance by “Joyful!” This spirited ensemble uniquely blends the soulful expressiveness of gospel and inspirational music with the sounds of jazz, R&B and urban music. This holiday performance features classic Christmas tunes with a soulful spin.
The merriment continues with meet and greets with Santa, plus the nightly “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – Holiday Edition,” a laser, light, fireworks display capped with a seasonal finale.
This spectacular light display boasting millions of glittering lights is perfectly synchronized to a high-energy holiday symphony and is capped off with a flurry of snow.
Disney Springs will be decked with holiday décor to bring Christmas cheer to holiday shoppers and guests. Santa will be available for a special meet and greet, along with jolly holiday entertainment throughout the season.
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
All of Walt Disney World shines brightly with merry décor during the holiday season, including Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is a favorite holiday stop with its 16-foot-high Victorian gingerbread house located in the lobby. Disney’s Beach Club Resort hosts an incredible gingerbread carousel display, accompanied by the sweet smell of Christmas treats wafting through the entryway. Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Boardwalk Resort have their own festive gingerbread holiday displays for guests’ delight. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge showcase breathtaking Christmas trees towering inside the resorts. With so many splendid sights to see, Christmas joy radiates to every corner of Walt Disney World Resort.
The Gift of Special Savings this Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort
Guests also can save up to 25 percent on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels this fall with special savings available most nights October 4 through November 24, 2015 and November 28 through December 23, 2015. To book by phone, call (407) 939-1309 and speak with a vacation planning expert or call your travel agent. For more information, visit DisneyWorld.com/special-offers.
What are you waiting for? Bring home those once in a lifetime memories and celebrate the holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort.