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Disneyland Resort announces dates for Holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Happiest Place on Earth when the holidays arrive at Disneyland Resort. This year the season will run from November 10 through January 7 and Disneyland is bringing back many of your favorite experiences throughout the… Read More »Disneyland Resort announces dates for Holiday season

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Christmas Around The World at EPCOT

Part of the magic of EPCOT at Christmas time is the ability to visit each of the pavilions and learn a little bit about how that culture celebrates the winter holiday. Add to that the yuletide decorations and Voices of Liberty and you have a… Read More »Christmas Around The World at EPCOT

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The Numbers Behind Disney World’s Christmas Transformation

Halloween is over and as fast as the fall decor goes into storage, the winter decorations are being added to the park. Miles of garland, glitter, twinkling lights and ribbon transform Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Here’s a… Read More »The Numbers Behind Disney World’s Christmas Transformation

Walt Disney World Plans Magical 2012 Winter Holiday Season

For many fans Walt Disney World has two seasons, the winter holidays and everything else. There is no question that the parks, resorts, and surrounding areas look all the more magical with the Christmas decorations. Guests are often in a better mood too as they share some special family time in the parks. This year the holiday season starts building on November 9th and Walt Disney World has lined up some extra merry for good measure.

In fact, here is a video from Disney showing how preparations are already underway for this year’s decorations.

Here are some of the highlights from around the resort:

Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will have its longest-ever run with 20 magical nights from November 9-December 21. For a quarter century, Walt Disney World guests have been mesmerized by this must-see event, a grandly festive tradition immersing families in the holiday spirit. Dates for 2012: Nov. 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30 and Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21. Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can enjoy all the holiday splendor with lively stage shows, spectacular fireworks, a unique holiday parade and favorite holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. NOTE: this is a hard ticket special event after regular park hours; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Entertainment, Fireworks and More: Santa’s elves have transformed the Magic Kingdom into a winter wonderland with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades and towering Christmas trees. The fun includes the Holiday Wishes nighttime spectacular: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks, plus live entertainment with Disney characters all dressed up for the holidays.

Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle: Cinderella Castle transforms into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays — thanks to a special effects spectacle bathing the castle in 200,000 shimmering white lights. Magic Kingdom guests are treated nightly to the dramatic castle celebration and stage show.

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