Have you ever dreamed about Christmas at Disney?? Make sure to plan carefully so you have a great time!
Disney for Christmas celebrations!
This starts in early to mid-November and usually goes until January 1 or 2, depends on the calendar year.
I was fortunate to be able to enjoy these Christmas celebrations last month at Disney. Let’s talk about all the decorations and celebrations in the parks and beyond. each park is decorated to show it’s Christmas spirit and joy. It is important to take the time to see each of the parks in their holiday dress and celebration. Let me tell you all about my trip.
Decorations abound at Magic Kingdom. DO not under estimate the Christmas decorations in any of the other parks. Each has it’s own feel as each of the parks has it’s own feel. See how each park icon has it’s holiday glow as the sun goes down. It really is magic.
Over at Epcot you can see what Christmas or the holidays mean to each country. The Candlelight Processional is a must do! Please try to get a dining reservation with the preferred seating to really enjoy this show.
Hollywood Studios has the Tower of Terror all lit up and dancing with the holiday each night. You can also see the Santa Claus cavalcade that drives through the park.
Over at Animal Kingdom the Tree of Life comes to life with holiday magic at night. Also, please look for and enjoy the holiday lanterns that are throughout the parks.
Don’t under estimate how each of the resorts are decorated for the holiday season. especially the ones with the gingerbread displays. The Grand Floridian Resort has the most amazing gingerbread house and store. You can smell the gingerbread throughout the day. Over at Beach Club you can see the gingerbread carousel as it turns it way through the holidays.
Plan, research, ask questions and know what special holiday experiences you can enjoy on your Disney magical vacation!
I want to talk about the Christmas Party. This year called Disney’s Very Merriest after hours party. It is complete with parades, free foods, special foods for purchase, character sightings, short wait and so much more!!
The party hours were 9 PM to 1 AM but you were able to enter from 7 PM on. Keep this in mind in case you were thinking to bring little ones. They will definitely need a nap and I would recommend a stroller.
The park closed at 8 PM and you were only allowed onto rides and into certain areas of the park if you had the party wristband on. It does take some time to empty out the day park goers and get only the party guests in. Wait times will still be “normal” until after about 830 PM.
Plan to have fun by some careful planning and expectations for your Disney visit. I would love to talk to you about your Disney Christmas vacation!!