Friday, September 19, 2008

Never Too Early to Start Thinking About the Holiday Season

It is never too early to start thinking about the holiday season in Orlando, especially when it comes to Walt Disney World. Walt Disney World offers tons of options for families to celebrate the holiday season, starting as early as November! All of the main Disney parks, surrounding resorts, and shopping areas are getting into the holiday spirit and you are invited to join in on all of the fun.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, kicks off all of the fun on November 10th. Running until December 19th, on select nights only, you can join in by celebrating the joys of Christmas with all of your favorite Disney characters. Mickey and all of his friends will be throughout the park celebrating the holiday season in their most festive attire. There will be great stage shows, a Holiday Wishes firework display, special activities, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, and, don’t forget, all of the great Magic Kingdom attractions. Admission to this event requires a separate ticket from the Magic Kingdom admission.

At Epcot, celebrate the Holidays Around the World! Recognizing all of the fantastic cultures, customs, food, and traditions of countries around the world, you can expand your horizons and learn about all of the great celebrations of the holiday season. There is also a nightly candlelight processional at the American Gardens Theatre, where guests can listen to the retelling of the Christmas Story by a celebrity narrator, 50 piece orchestra, and mass choir. To top off the night walk through the Lights of Winter and watch a holiday themed rendition of IllumiNations: Reflection of Earth. Holidays Around the World will run from November 28th to December 30th.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates the holiday spirit with the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Walk through the downtown area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and be amazed by all of the lights, color, and fun! Millions of twinkling lights synchronized to holiday music are sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Running from November 28th to January 4th, you will not want to miss it!

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, dance to the jungle and seasonal beat with Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade. Mixing the spirit of the season with the adventure of Animal Kingdom, you are sure to be entertained. Make sure to stop by Camp Minnie-Mickey and the Oasis to meet all of your favorite characters dressed up in their holiday best! Also, make sure to stop by Santa Goofy’s Wild Wonderland!

Not only in the parks can you find all of the excitement of the holidays, but at Downtown Disney and throughout the Disney Resorts as well! At Downtown Disney celebrate the Festival of the Season with great shopping, live entertainment, and even visits from Santa, himself! Make sure to get your picture taken with jolly old Santa for a keep-sake you will always remember! There are tons of great light and holiday displays throughout the entire Disney property, so make sure to check out all of the resorts, shopping areas, and more.

There really is SNOW better place to celebrate the holidays, than at Walt Disney World!


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