Going to Disney World might seem like an ideal spring or summer vacation. The Florida sunshine, warm weather, swimming pools, beaches, and theme parks. It makes sense if some people get locked into the cycle of only coming here during spring break or summer vacation. But the Christmas season is wonderful at Walt Disney World! There are many reasons why you should consider going to Disney for Christmas time.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Magic Kingdom offers a festive holiday celebration with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP). It’s a hard ticket event with special nighttime shows, parade, fireworks, Christmas treats, and special characters.
You see Frozen characters start off the party night by watching Elsa transform Cinderella’s Castle into an ice castle. A special stage show is held in front of Cinderella’s Castle with “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.” Mickey Mouse and his friends from Fantasyland provide joyful entertainment for all to enjoy.
Another special attraction is how the Jingle Cruise is converted into being the “Jingle Cruise” for Christmas. The cruise skippers tell holiday jokes and take you past jungle scenes with Christmas decorations spread throughout. I enjoy seeing the gorillas and Trader Sam in their holiday attire!
One of the highlights for my holiday season is seeing the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. It’s a live show with a special celebrity narrator each night. A choir and orchestra tell the Christmas story with their music. It’s a special experience and you can get reserved seats with certain dining reservations.
Even seasonal entertainment and food are offered for guests walking through World Showcase. I personally enjoy hearing the cultural tales of Santa Claus while eating holiday food in different countries.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Tower of Terror features a Christmas lights and music show played each night. Holiday music fills the air while a projection show takes place on the exterior of the ride. Christmas lights and decorations are spread around Lake Echo as well. It’s relaxing just to walk around the park and enjoy all there is to see for the season. For a limited time, the Frozen theater adds songs from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
Also, the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacular is a must to see. It’s a perfect way to end the night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Toy Story Land
The toys are ready for Christmas morning over in Andy’s backyard! You’ll find characters such as Woody and Buzz wearing holiday attire. It’s fitting to see the decorations in Toy Story Land because it gives a pleasant “Babes in Toyland” vibe for guests. The energy and holiday spirit of the marching Green Army Men always brings a smile to the face of children. Be sure to look for Rex wearing his reindeer antlers over at Slinky Dog Dash!
Gingerbread Houses and Resorts
The Disney resorts offer magical treats and surprises for Christmas! A favorite of mine is the gingerbread displays found at certain resorts. The gingerbread house at Grand Floridian Resort is wonderful. Disney’s bakers put an impressive amount of detail into the gingerbread displays since so many people look forward to seeing them each year. One unique feature about the gingerbread display at Grand Floridian is how it contains its own bakery shop selling special desserts and gingerbread cookies. Isn’t it cool to eat gingerbread cookies from a gingerbread house?
Disney’s Beach Club Resort has another special gingerbread display. A themed gingerbread carousel rotates in the Beach Club resort lobby. It’s impressive to see in person! The Christmas trees and decorations at other Disney resorts are also worth seeing. The Wilderness Lodge has one of my favorite Christmas trees on Disney property and they now possess a gingerbread display for the first time this year.
Tell us your thoughts if you go to Disney World for the Christmas season!
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