Walt Disney World holidays are a special time with the chance to make unlimited memories with your loved ones. Each park has a unique way of celebrating the holiday season you are sure to enjoy. Below I’ll tell you about each park and how they share the spirit so you can decide which is best for you. Of course, you can always choose to visit them all!
Magic Kingdom – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration
Join in with Mickey Mouse and all his friends to celebrate Christmas at the Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration. This private party takes place at night once the park has closed (usually around 7pm) and is worth every penny. Next to no lines, sweet treats included in the price of admission located throughout the park and special character photograph moments. I was able to meet the Princes this year and they rarely come out for photos. Jack Skellington is also available for a quick chat and picture. He’s fun to speak with! The original shows that take place annually will warm your heart so make room in your schedule for those. Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration and Once Upon A Christmas Parade are my favorites. However, if you have a Frozen fan you can’t miss A Frozen Holiday Wish where Queen Elsa turns Cinderella Castle into a glowing blue icy masterpiece.
Epcot – International Festival of the Holidays
Epcot tends to be my favorite Walt Disney World theme park and their Holiday situation not only educates the guests but entertains like no one else can. This year Holidays Around the World is a new festival with special food located throughout the park. This new celebration is very much like Food and Wine but with the traditions of their Holiday being showcased in each country. There will be special performances throughout the World Showcase and as well. The Candlelight Processional welcomes celebrities from all different avenues and choirs the same. Hearing the story of Christmas each year narrated by celebs like Neil Patrick Harris and Ming Na are experiences I won’t forget. This year Pat Sajak, Kurt Russel, Trace Adkins and more will narrate. You can click HERE to see a list of 2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators times and dates.
Hollywood Studios – Flurry of Fun Holiday Celebration
This one is hard for me, as I grew up in the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights era. When it was canceled I thought I’d never recover and truthfully, I’m not there yet. However, Hollywood Studios has worked hard to be sure their park is still dazzling. In my opinion, if you want to see a lot of decorations this would be the park to visit. Both Echo Lake and Sunset Blvd are decked out with lights and decor everywhere you look. Hollywood Tower Hotel takes part in Sunset Seasons Greetings, a projection show filled with your favorite characters. Jingle Bell Jingle Bam! is a show projected onto the Chinese Theater including even more favorite Disney characters everyone will recognize. It also includes fireworks which are always exciting! If you are looking to add a special touch to your visit I’d recommend the Dessert Party can’t be missed. Desserts like cookies, chocolate fondue, a nitrogen ice cream bar and even some hearty choices like queso and chips to enjoy. Jingle Bell Jingle Bam! Dessert Party is a special ticketed event so buy your tickets now!
Walt Disney World Holidays – Just Try And See It All
This guide to the Walt Disney World holidays is only a sampling of the events and experiences the parks have available. I recommend buying your park tickets now and making those fast pass reservations so you can take part in the fun. You’ll create a lifetime of memories for everyone involved.
*Thanks to Disney for the invites. All opinions are my own.