Starting November 11, prepare for a spectacular season of holiday joy during the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World® Resort. In all four Theme Parks and Disney Springs®, you’ll discover incredible EARidescence and countless ways to make memories as you get wrapped up in everything from delightful décor to exciting entertainment and sensational shopping.
You’ll feel extra merry and bright at Magic Kingdom® Park thanks to sensational sights, lights, holiday castle projections, decorations with all the trimmings, plus greetings with Santa himself. And in between holiday projection moments after the sun sets, Cinderella Castle becomes a 50th Anniversary Beacon of Magic*, casting a dazzling glow that sparkles with pixie dust. On select nights, you can even experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party**, a separate, paid-ticket event that features Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Plus, you can enjoy more than 20 attractions, a sleigh full of Character moments, magical “snowfalls”, complimentary treats and more.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, festive décor and decked-out flotillas with some of your favorite Disney Characters (and Santa) await. Listen as holiday music with a worldly beat fills the air. Discover a Merry Menagerie—life-size, artisan-sculpted animal puppets—as they roam Discovery Island ® during the day. And when evening comes, Beacons of Magic* and Holiday Awakenings will alternate on the Tree of Life®…one shining with a warm and glorious light as enchanted fireflies gather to call forth the magic of nature; the other coming to life with a series of wintry tales, complemented by familiar and heartwarming holiday music.
Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, get ready to be swept up in Yuletide adventures like Sunset Seasons Greetings on The Hollywood Tower Hotel. Boasting amazing effects and “snow”, this experience also includes songs and cheer brought to you through on-screen appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Olaf and friends. You can even catch the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade and wave to the big guy himself. And beginning at the top of the night, Sunset Seasons Greetings will intermix with Beacons of Magic* for an even more unforgettable sight.
Starting November 25, EPCOT® International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth will inspire you with the Candlelight Processional – a joyous retelling of the Christmas Story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by amazing singers and orchestration. You can also savor treasured recipes from around the globe at Holiday Kitchens throughout the Park…and embark on a sweet Holiday Cookie Stroll while you’re at it. During your tour around the world, you’ll also discover festively dressed performers bringing time-honored traditions to life – you may even spot Santa, as well.
Finally, at Disney Springs®, you’ll find Happily Whatever You’re After. Shop more than 100 retail destinations complete with unique holiday gifts, signature Disney apparel, 50th Anniversary celebration must-haves and more. You’re sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list (including yourself)! Plus, among all the delightful decorations, you can experience The Disney Springs® Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth, live entertainment and a visit with Santa.
Do you want to experience the joy of the season at Walt Disney World® Resort? Reach out to your Whimsical Wishes Travel Advisor or click here to get started.