The holiday season begins at Walt Disney World in November which allows for plenty of time for guests to plan a seasonal vacation to one of the Happiest Places on Earth! Typically you can expect the holiday décor to remain up until early January.
Read on to find out everything you need to know for enjoying the holiday season at Walt Disney World.
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2022 Holiday Season at Magic Kingdom
The main focus of celebration in Magic Kingdom Park will be the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (returning for the first time since the parks reopened!) but the park will be fully decorated for all guests to enjoy along with plenty of holiday treats and merchandise to enjoy.
The special holiday projections from last year will return on most nights on Cinderella Castle, alternating periodically with the castle’s transformation into a Beacon of Magic for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.
This Magic Kingdom attraction gets the seasonal treatment and renaming from Jungle Cruise to Jingle Cruise during the holiday season. Disney describes this holiday overlay as:
Jingle Cruise is again themed as if the Skippers are once again homesick for the holidays and decorated the attraction queue and boathouse with homemade decorations, gifts and items from back home. (If you listen carefully, you may also hear a holiday-themed radio broadcast playing in the background in the queue). The boats have been renamed to receive holiday names and the skippers are getting guests laughing with additional holiday jokes. The jungle has also received new seasonal supplies. Unfortunately, some missed their final destination falling deeper into the jungle.
Make sure that you don't miss this holiday themed attraction on your visit which is open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and regular park hours.
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays runs through late November until Christmas featuring the popular Holiday kitchens around the World Showcase promenade. This will include favorite treats such as the American Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.
The Voices of Liberty will perform on the America Gardens Theatre stage again this year for a concert of carols and holiday songs. We will keep updating with menu, entertainment, and tips for visiting the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Guests can also view holiday character cavalcades at Epcot including Mickey, Anna & Elsa, Santa, and more!
Photo Tour of Disney World during the Holidays
We recently returned from a trip to Disney World to experience the holiday season in full swing and we have plenty of magical pictures to share with you to get you in the holiday spirt!
Disney Resort Hotels
Guests can find Disney Christmas trees all throughout the retail, dining and entertainment locations in Disney Springs. In addition to standard holiday décor, guests can also experience snowfall in the Town Center, West Side and The Landing. Plus guests can enjoy the Jock Lindsey's Holiday bar with festive décor and a holiday menu.
The Disney Resort hotels will also have plenty of holiday decorations in their lobbies including fabulous Christmas Trees.
Seasonal Treats and Shopping
Half of the fun of enjoying a Walt Disney World Christmas is enjoying the delicious food and great seasonal shopping options! Walt Disney World will offer many seasonal themed treats and dishes in all of their theme parks that are worth trying.
In addition to treats, the shopping at Walt Disney world offers many Christmas and seasonal themed items sure to make someone on your Christmas list very happy.
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- Walt Disney World Cheap Food Guide
- Discount Walt Disney World Tickets
- Walt Disney World Character Guide
- Guide to Epcot Food and Wine Festival
- Guide to Walt Disney World Transportation
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