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The Holidays Have Arrived at Walt Disney World!

The Holidays Have Arrived at Walt Disney World!

Happy Holidays! The holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort has arrived and here are some details on the festive fun at the Disney World theme parks!

Magic Kingdom Park

Characters can be seen in special holiday cavalcades, complete with Christmas-themed floats and music and the characters in the holiday best! Don't forget Santa when he comes down the parade route in his sleigh.

Cavalcade Schedule:

  • Mickey & Friends Holiday Cavalcade: 7 days a week

  • Santa's Holiday Cavalcade: 7 days a week

  • Holiday Trolley: 7 days a week

  • Main Street Philharmonic (with Toy Soldiers!): 7 days a week

  • Goofy's Scrumptious Cavalcade - Thursday through Monday

Cinderella Castle will have special projection effects at night including festive stripes and dots, a Christmas sweater look, a jeweled winter castle and an overlay of red, green and gold ornamentation. The projections rotate about every 15 minutes.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

The Holidays Have Arrived at Walt Disney World!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park brings a unique twist to the holiday season with seasonal décor and festive flotillas with your favorite Disney characters sailing down the Discovery River to a holiday soundtrack.


  • Donald’s Dino Bash Festive Flotilla

  • Chip ‘n’ Dale jingle

  • The Discovery Island Drummers

  • Santa Claus

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Santa has arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and he's brought along his elves to decorate the park. You can see Santa and his elves cruising down Hollywood Boulevard in his red convertible packed with presents.

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration adds a festive finale, featuring Olaf and holiday songs.

The Holidays Have Arrived at Walt Disney World!

The Hollywood Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard will also have projection effects after dark as it becomes the Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel. You can see a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, a snowy corner of Arendelle and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.”


The Holidays Have Arrived at Walt Disney World!

EPCOT will get into the spirit a little later in the month, when the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays kicks off November 27 with live entertainment, Holiday Kitchens, the Holiday Cookie Stroll.

If you would like to read about the festive food coming to the holiday kitchens you can read it here.

Disney Springs

The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth will have elaborately decorated, Disney-themed trees appearing throughout the shopping, dining and entertainment district. There will be DJs during the day, and in the evening, stilt-walking toy soldiers, skating snowflakes and a magical snowfall will add a touch of wonder.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be cruising Lake Buena Vista and sharing Christmas wishes from their colorfully decorated pontoon boats later this month.


Media Source: Disney Parks



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