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New Attraction Overlays Coming to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

 

It’s time to talk about the most magical time of the year, Christmas time! We all know Walt Disney World is the most magical place on Earth and during the holidays they go all out with decorations and special events that celebrate the spirit of the season! One of Disney World’s premier Christmas events is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

 

This extra ticketed event take place on select nights in the Magic Kingdom Park! The party includes complimentary snacks, treats and hot coco! Guest at the party will get to experience a wide array of special offerings that take place exclusively during these special Christmas parties. Offerings include a special Christmas parade, a Christmas version of the fireworks, rare character meet and greets, festive stage shows and more!

 

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Another amazing perk of attending a separately ticketed party such as this one is that there are a limited number of tickets sold for each event evening. This means guests at the party can enjoy the park with very limited crowds. In turn this means you will get to enjoy shorter attraction wait times and get to see and do more during your time in the parks.

 

An exciting experience during the party is the attraction overlays that Disney puts on! This is when Disney will add exciting festive elements to an attraction to give it a new theme or exciting enhancement! This first started being seen during the parties at last year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! It was an instant hit with guests and in response this year Disney will be introducing some attraction overlays to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! That’s right Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will offer brand-new overlays to many Magic Kingdom attractions this year! Here are a few of the exciting overlays you can look forward to experiencing at the event!

 

Over in Tomorrowland, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor will feature a new holiday show! Space Mountain will be filled with lighting and up-beat holiday music! The Tomorrowland Speedway will be filled with thousands of lights and stylized décor.

 

 

Over in Fantasyland, the Mad Tea Party will feature four new holiday combinations of lights and festive music!

 

This year Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select nights from November 8 through December 22, 2019! Be sure to contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to book your holiday visit to the most magical place on Earth!

Top 5 Favorite Christmas Decorations at Walt Disney World!

 

Christmas is just around the corner! I can’t believe how fast this season has flown by! I am feeling so fortunate to have experienced the magic of the holidays at the most magical place on Earth this year, Walt Disney World! During my visit to Disney last month I made sure to check out all of my favorite Christmas displays and festivities across Disney property! What I love about the holidays in Walt Disney world is that there is SO MUCH to discover! Every inch of the park is decked out and in such a unique and creative way! Disney doesn’t just put up a generic tree and garland in a gift shop. Oh no! Quite the contrary they theme every decoration specifically to the restaurant, shop or resort that it is in! For example, the ice cream shop on Main Street has garland and trees featuring ice cream cone ornaments! Over at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa all their decorations have a Victorian style to them to perfectly compliment the theme of resort itself!

 

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There truly is so much to see when it comes to the decorations around Walt Disney World! I recommend truly taking your time going through the parks this time of year. Be sure to stop and truly appreciate the details of the holiday decorations. There is so much to discover! Today I would like to share with you my top 5 favorite Disney World Christmas displays that are more hidden gem displays! I am leaving out the well-known park icon trees and big centerpiece decorations and going to countdown my favorite decorations that are a bit more obscure! These displays both big and small are something that I look forward to seeing year after year!

 

#5 Mickey Wreaths

 

Christmas wreaths in the shape of Mickey Mouse adorned every lamppost down main Street USA! This decoration is a Disney classic! I love it for its simplicity. It is very traditional and from a distance you may not even notice it is a Mickey, but as you begin to stroll down Main Street towards the castle you can’t miss this little touch of magic!

 

#4 Poinsettia Trees

 

I have always loved poinsettias! I think they are so beautiful and I always know the Christmas season has begun once I start seeing those festive flowers! Disney uses gorgeous poinsettias in many of their holiday displays. By far my favorite creation Disney produces using poinsettias is their poinsettia trees! Using a towering framework in a rounded tree shape Disney florists will cover every inch of the framework with poinsettias! These poinsettia trees are spectacular and make an amazing backdrop for a family Christmas photo! Poinsettia trees can be seen in multiple places across Walt Disney World property! There are always some lining the walkway between Future World and World Showcase in Epcot as well as poinsettia trees in the entrance hub of Magic Kingdom. Pictured here you will see a poinsettia tree on the grounds of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

 

#3 Rockette-Style Christmas Ornaments

 

A display that I get so excited to see every year can be found in a storefront in Hollywood Studios! Disney is known for creating incredible window displays in many of their shopfronts and this particular display at Hollywood Studios can’t be missed! Larger than life Minnie Mouse Christmas ornaments are forming a Rockette kick-line! This display is so adorable and fun! It definitely fits into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood Studios!

 

#2 Echo Lake Decorations

 

A few years ago, Hollywood Studios icon tree moved from out-front of the park to inside the park to the center of Echo Lake. I know I said in this countdown, main centerpieces such as icon trees don’t count and that is still true. The decorations I am referring to in echo lake are the smaller accent pieces that compliment the area around the icon tree’s new location! The park’s tree sits on an island in the middle of the lake. In the water surrounding the island you will find one of my favorite Christmas decorations across all of Walt Disney World… floating Christmas ornaments! These floating baubles are beautiful all day long but at night they become a real showstopper and actually light up! These lighted baubles illuminate the water around them and create such a cool effect! I think this was the area of the park I spent the most time in just admiring the decorations and taking tons of photos!

 

#1 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

 

My top spot on my list goes to a hidden gem that I enjoy seeing year after year, the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House!  This is not your normal gingerbread house! This pastry masterpiece is life-size! The inside of the gingerbread house is an actual working store where you can purchase gingerbread treats and other festive snacks and goodies! This year the Grand Floridian Gingerbread house is celebrating its 20th annual year! I highly recommend making the trip over to Disney’s Grand Floridian resort and spa to see this one of a kind creation. From the Magic Kingdom park you can easily commute to Disney’s Grand Floridian via a boat or monorail! Definitely make sure to take the time to check it out! You will be glad you did!

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2018 Jingle Cruise at Magic Kingdom! Jungle Cruise Christmas Overlay! Walt Disney World

 

If you have ever visited the Magic Kingdom then I’m sure you have visited the Jungle Cruise! Everyone loves this classic Disney Parks attraction! After all it is called the “World Famous Jungle Cruise” for a reason! In this original attraction guest board a boat and embark on a voyage through the jungle. The tour is being guided by your own boat skipper who tells some very cheesy jokes! It’s these goofy lines such as “If you don’t believe me you’re in de-Nile” and “The backside of water” that make the attraction so iconic and beloved by millions of park visitors!

 

 

Did you know that during the holiday season the Jungle Cruise is transformed with a fun holiday overlay?! That’s right! During the most magical time of the year, the Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World becomes the Jingle Cruise! The Jingle Cruise receives holiday decorations in both the queue line and inside the attraction itself. One of the most notable differences that makes the attraction a whole new experience is that the script also changes! Now your Jingle Cruise skipper tells jokes and punch lines themed to the holiday season!

 

 

 

 

 

As soon as you enter the attraction’s queue line you will find holiday decorations everywhere you turn! I love the Christmas tree made out of bamboo when you first enter the standby line! Your time waiting in line feels like it flies by because there are so many details to look at! Be sure to look around and appreciate the references and jokes in the skipper’s holiday decorations! One of my favorite details was a chalk board where the skippers wrote their New Year’s resolutions. One skipper’s resolution was to ‘achieve a 75% passenger return rate!’  Another funny holiday detail to look for is the names of each of the Jingle Cruise boats. The boats themselves get holiday overlays to their names. A few of my favorite included the Brrrrr Bertha, Mistletoe Millie, Yulelog Lolly, and the Icicle Irma!

 

 

 

 

Once onboard your festive boat you will continue to notice more holiday decorations throughout the ride such as packages floating in the water, Santa hats on the gorillas, elf hats on the monkeys and more! Your boat’s skipper will narrate your cruise with holiday themed jokes! This is my favorite part of the attraction overlay! Even if you have been on the Jungle Cruise hundreds of times, the ride will feel brand new to you with the new script and storyline that the Jingle Cruise brings!

 

 

Some of my favorite jokes include the reference of the big bugs in the rainforest scene being referred to as “bah humbugs!” I also love the group of natives getting ready to attack your boat being referred to as a group of holiday carolers! If you have been on the Jungle Cruise before then you know at the very end of the attraction you will find Trader Sam, the ‘head’ salesman of the jungle. Well during the Jingle Cruise, he is deck out in his holiday best like Santa Claus and referred to as Trader Sam-ta! He is also offering special holiday promotions but take warning they don’t sound too appealing!

 

 

Watch this year’s 2018 Jingle Cruise now in our new YouTube video!

 

Give the gift of family memories this holiday! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner to plan the vacation of your dreams! Give the ones you love a present they will always remember and cherish!

 

Candlelight Processional: Day 24 – 25 Days of Christmas

One of the most magnifiscent performances all year long is this amazing song and Bible story concert about how Jesus Christ was born.

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: Day 23 – 25 Days of Christmas

Check out all the happenings at Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom.

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Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Day 22 – 25 Days of Christmas

Today we’ll show you around this amazing light display on the Streets of America in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Mulch, Sweat & Shears Christmas Set: Day 21 – 25 Days of Christmas

Jingle Jane (Nicole Siscaretti) joins us today for an amazing set of Christmas songs from this great band over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Holiday Decorations at the Magic Kingdom: Day 20 – 25 Days of Christmas

Come tour around with us and see the classic Holiday Decorations of the Magic Kingdom.

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Epcot Holiday Storytellers: Day 19 – 25 Days of Christmas

World Showcase is full of Holiday Storytellers during the Christmas season and we want to bring you some of our favorites.

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Watch the Stories from these Holiday Storytellers

Christmas at Fort Wilderness: Day 18 – 25 Days of Christmas

Disney’s campground is covered in amazing lights, train sets and blow-up displays.

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The Regal Decorations of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort: Day 17 – 25 Days of Christmas

This red and white resort is the perfect setting for some Grand Christmas Decorations.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The Stars Come out at Night: Day 16 – 25 Days of Christmas

This theme park is all lit up for the Holiday Season and we are all ready to show it to you this year.

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Holiday Decorations: Day 7 – 25 Days of Christmas

Add a little island flavor to your Christmas and explore all the great decorations this resort has to offer.

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Holiday Decorations at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Day 6 – 25 Days of Christmas

This resort is full of some amazing decorations and even sports one of the largest wreaths on Walt Disney World Property.

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Holiday Illuminations: Day 5 – 25 Days of Christmas

Check out this special Holiday edition of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.

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