New Looks & New Events are Coming
While Some Fan Favorites are Going Away
To help you with planning your family trip this holiday season, it’s always good to know what to expect, and what to know you WON’T see there. Any information you can share with your little kids goes a LONG way to set expectations and give them (AND YOU) a lot to look forward to.
Main Street U.S.A. will be decked out – as always – in a new and fun way.
Cinderella Castle will be lit up with special holiday projections changing it up throughout the night with the “Beacon of Magic” from the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is no longer and has been replaced with Disney Very Merriest After Hours.
The Disney Very Merriest After Hours is a 4-hour celebration. It begins November 8th and runs through the holiday season. It will be a separate admission event and over 20 different attractions will remain available with much lower wait times.
The event will feature “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks”, characters all over the park, holiday music, special food items, and more.
Tickets go on sale in August with an earlier window for “select” Disney Resort guests.
The Tree of Life will feature a special Holiday Edition of “Tree of Life Awakenings”. Much like Cinderella’s Castle, it will rotate through the night with the Beacon of Magic lights for the 50th Anniversary.
Discovery River will be filled with boats carrying Disney characters and happy holiday tunes of the season.
The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is back and runs from November 26th through December 30th.
The festival will feature Holiday Kitchens Around World Showcase, holiday performances by Voices of Liberty, a Cookie Stroll and more.
The Hollywood “Holiday” Tower will light up with projection effects again. It will show images of a snowy Arendelle from Frozen, a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, Dickensian village like in Mickey’s Christmas Carol and a Toy Story Toy Hotel. (And yes, it will alternate with Beacon of Magic).
The Frozen Sing-A-Long will include a holiday finale with Olaf.
Santa will be here in a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard.
Minnie Mouse will host her Holiday Meal at Hollywood & Vine Restaurant with all her pals dressed for the holidays.
Disney Springs will again be decked out with decor, sparkling lights and a lot of surprises.
It’s going to SNOW at Disney Springs at ‘surprise locations’.
The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll is back with many Disney-themed tree designs inspired by “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will become the Holiday Bar with limited time menus.
Of course there’s going to be the best Disney shopping for the holidays.
So, can you believe all the things that are coming? Are you going to miss Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas? What are you most looking forward to at Disney this holiday season?