Walt Disney World Holidays - New and Returning Entertainment!
There is no better place to celebrate the holidays than Walt Disney World and this year we also have the 50th Anniversary Celebration taking place at the same time! Disney World just released some details about the entertainment and décor that will be arriving just in time for the holidays!
Disney Very Merriest After Hours in Magic Kingdom Park
Disney Very Merriest After Hours, a separately ticketed event at Magic Kingdom Park taking place on 24 select nights Nov. 8 – Dec. 21, 2021 just got even merrier! “Mickey & Minnie’s Very Merry Memories” will be included in the event-exclusive entertainment. Presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, the show features nods to classic Magic Kingdom holiday stage shows, including “Mickey’s Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Celebrate the Season” and “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration.”
Special holiday overlays will also return and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor will feature special holiday hilarity during the event. Additional entertainment returning during Disney Very Merriest After Hours this season includes:
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.” Santa Claus, elves, reindeer and other friends from the North Pole join Mickey Mouse and his pals.
Return of “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” where Minnie Mouse invites everyone to come together in a celebration of the magic of Christmas. The show features fireworks, projections and holiday songs.
Club Tinsel, located at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland - the holiday's cheeriest dance party
The Reindeer Wranglers bring their holiday hoedown to the streets of Frontierland, performing seasonal songs with a distinctive country flair.
Guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park during regular operating hours can still join in on evenings when Disney Very Merriest After Hours is not being held. Cinderella Castle will have special projection effects, and bursts of holiday magic will transform Cinderella Castle with a rotating series of designs, followed by a stunning transition in which the iconic Magic Kingdom Park landmark will shine as a Beacon of Magic.
The Merry Menagerie at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Discovery Island will come to life with a Merry Menagerie of winter animals in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets. Reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more interact with guests, accompanied by serenading musicians.
When the park is open after dark, the Tree of Life awakens as a series of wintry tales emerge from within. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life joins the Beacons of Magic in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.
Sunset Seasons Greetings and More at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Sunset Seasons Greetings returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where holiday magic transforms the famous Hollywood Tower Hotel into a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a “Toy Story” toy hotel, a snowy corner of Arendelle and a Dickensian village from “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.”
“For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” adds a festive finale, featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.
Unlock Traditions from Around the World at EPCOT
The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth will return Nov. 26 through Dec. 30.
The Candlelight Processional will return this year on November 26 at EPCOT as part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays!
“Candlelight Processional” dates back to 1958 at Disneyland park and Walt Disney World guests have enjoyed the annual tradition since 1971, initially at Magic Kingdom Park and since 1994 at EPCOT.
Santa Claus is Coming to Walt Disney World Resort
Jolly Old St. Nick will make special appearances across Walt Disney World Resort through Dec. 24 of this year. You can catch Santa cruising down Hollywood Blvd. in his candy-apple red convertible at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade or over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, he will be cruising the Discovery River. Santa Claus will also visit Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT and Disney Springs.
Disney-Themed Trees and Much More at Disney Springs
The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth returns. The themed Disney Christmas trees can be found throughout Disney Springs.
In the evening, guests visiting Town Center will experience a magical snowfall, and back by popular demand is Jock Lindsay’s Holiday Bar. The festive hangout features yuletide touches and food and craft cocktails.
News & Media Source: Disney Parks