Friday, October 18, 2013

Holiday Highlights of Walt Disney World's Christmas Celebrations

Unwrap a winter wonderland during your visit to Disney World Orlando during Christmastime.  Disney combines festive traditions with modern merriment creating an engaging event for holiday revelers.  The seasonal celebration starts as early as November 7, 2013. 

Check out what each theme park is offering and then start making plans to be in Orlando this holiday season!

Magic Kingdom
The entire Magic Kingdom is swathed in holiday sparkle with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades and towering Christmas trees. Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks spectacular and live entertainment with Disney characters all dressed up for the holidays are a few highlights. 
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will run for 19 magical nights this season.  This after-hours ticketed event begins at 7pm and immerses guests in holiday offerings such as stage shows, fireworks, a unique holiday parade and holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. Specific dates for 2013 are November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21 & 22 and December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19 & 20.

Cinderella’s Castle will be decorated in Castle Dream Lights transforming it into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays.  200,000 shimmering lights decorate the castle and guests are treated to a nightly celebration and stage show.

Epcot
Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a timeless holiday traction combining seasonal music with a moving reading of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a mass choir and a 50-piece live orchestra.  A few of this year’s celebrity narrators include Neil Patrick Harris, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Gary Sinese and Amy Grant.   Candlelight Processional is presented November 29 through December 30 at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15pm at America Gardens Theater on select nights.

Holidays Around the World let Epcot visitors experience traditions and lore from countries across the globe.  Storytellers, meet and greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a nightly presentation of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” add to the fun. 
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The classic Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios November 8, 2013, to January 5, 2014...  The spectacle features millions of dancing lights, plus animated displays and 3D effects synchronized to holiday classics amidst snowfall.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrate Christmas safari style at the Animal Kingdom.  Join Mickey and pals for Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade for traditional holiday music infused with a world beat during the daily performance held November 7, 2013, to January 2, 2014. 
Reserve your discount Disney tickets now to experience Christmas at Disney World.  Select tickets currently feature two bonus days.  That means you can pay for a 4-day Disney Park Hopper Ticket and get entrance for your 5th and 6th day free!    It’s a great value and ensures you’ll have plenty of time to see all the holiday sights and sounds at Walt Disney World Orlando.

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