Disney Holidays

From Christmas trees to drones and from princesses to gingerbread creations there’s no shortage of amazing things to see and do over the holiday season and the list just got longer. Here at Disney Addicts, we are dedicating to keeping you straight so here’s quick rundown of some of the new happenings at  Walt Disney World Resort this Christmas period.

Christmas Tree

1. Christmas Tree Trail Opens – Disney Springs: If you are heading over to Disney Springs for your Christmas shopping, be sure to check out the 15 delightful Christmas Trees on display.  Each one is themed after a different Disney story or character and includes favorites like Tangled, The Jungle Book, Disney Villains, Lilo and Stitch and 101 Dalmatians just to name a few.  Guests walking the trail will also be able to bask in the Christmas ambiance which will include gently falling snow and well as Christmas Carolers along the route.  The trail will remain open trough January 8th.

2.  Starbright Celebration: An Intel Collaboration makes it debut at Disney Springs:  Disney World’s downtown shopping district is definitely the place to be this Holiday Season.  If the amazing trees on display aren’t impressive enough then be prepared to be blown away by Starbright Celebration. Disney has collaborated with Intel to bring  an evening Christmas pageant in the sky that is made up of drones! This makes it the first of its kind not only for Disney but in the whole of the United States. This amazing evening display will be accompanied by delightful orchestrations of classic Christmas songs as guests are encouraged to look up at the night sky and wish upon a star.

Here’s a glimpse of the drones in action.


Disney Springs will be running the nightly light shows twice each evening at 7:30pm and then again at 8:30pm.  They will be on offer until January 8th.

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3.  Cabana Rentals Now Available at Magic Kingdom –  For guests at the Magic Kingdom wanting an exclusive place to relax and unwind, Disney has just started offering one-day cabana rentals in Tomorrowland, located behind Space Mountain.  A day rental of one of these tent-like structures will set guests back $649.  However, they do come with a few nice perks including drinks, snacks and reserved viewing for parade and fireworks. The cabanas can hold a maximum of 8 family members and can be booked by contacting Disney directly at 407.WDW.PLAY.

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4. Tiana’s Riverboat Party and Ice Cream Social Now Open at Magic Kingdom: For those looking for the perfect afternoon activity for your little princess, consider booking this trip aboard Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Belle steamboat and be taken on a magical journey that includes hand-dipped ice cream, other sweet treats, a meet and greet with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen and a unique view of Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade.  The event runs daily and begins 45 minutes before the parade.   The cost is $49 per adult and $29 per child under the age of 9.   Advanced reservations are essential and can be made by calling 407.WDW.PLAY.

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5. Gingerbread Academy- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn:  Perfect your gingerbread making skills just in time for the holidays with Boardwalk Inn’s Gingerbread Academy.  Visitors can work alongside Disney’s renowned pastry chefs to create holiday-themed works of art while sipping on apple cider and hot chocolate.  The cost of the workshop is $125 for up to four guests and includes all crafting material.  Guests looking to take home something bit smaller can opt instead to decorate a Christmas ornament for $8.95 per person with all proceeds going to Give Kids the World.  Cupcake decorating will also be on offer for $10.95 per person.  Disney has not yet released details about dates, times or reservations. Readers should check back for further details or by contacting Disney directly at 407.939.5277.

With so many fantastic holiday festivities on offer, Disney World is certainly the place to be during the Christmas Season.  Plan your magical holiday getaway this year or next by filling out our form below to receive your FREE quote.


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