I’ve gotten questions regarding the upcoming Christmas Season at Disney, so I’m reposting this info for those how missed it! Enjoy!
It may still be summertime, but before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us, and no one does Christmas like Disney! This past week, I was invited to a Disney Holiday media event to see what’s coming this year for Christmas at Disney Parks. Very exciting! This year, we’re seeing some new additions, with merchandise and two new holiday tours that will be available. Let’s talk shopping first!
The holiday merchandise for this season is great. The Christmas Dooney and Bourke this year is gorgeous, with Mickey and Minnie in various poses, along with a red tassel accent. I love it. In addition to the fabulous Dooney, there are new mouse ears coming, one of which has pom pom’s instead of the usual style ears. If you’re looking to decorate, you’re in luck. New stockings are also on the list, one of which includes the infamous Hatbox Ghost! Perfect for Haunted Mansion fans. New ornaments are coming too! There are princess handbag ornaments, along the same lines as their predecessors, the fancy high heel shoes and mouse ears. Varies character themes are included!
Disney Springs will once again host it’s Christmas Tree trail, which had it’s first year last season. This year however, the tree trail is getting new additions to their collection, and Santa will be relocating to the end of the trail, rather than in his old spot near World of Disney. Characters and other special extras are coming as well. No word yet if the Christmas drone show is returning.
Also new last year was the projection show at Hollywood Studios, Jingle Bell Jingle BAM! This festive show will be returning for a second year too! No official start date has bee released.
There are two holiday tours that will be available this season as well! Both begin at Epcot and are a separate ticket event. The tours are “Holiday Delights” which is $259 a person, and include a Christmas dinner and special seating for the Candlelight Processional (among other things) and is on select evenings. More info on that coming. The second tour, “Yuletide Fantasy” is $99 a person and is a backstage tour all about the holidays. This tour runs Monday through Saturday, starting at 9:00 am, ending at the Wilderness Lodge at 12:30. I was able to do part of the Yuletide Fantasy tour and it was fascinating. Guests get to see the Holiday Services area which holds all of the decorations that Disney uses for the holidays, among other props and such in this backstage warehouse, it’s so interesting. Speaking of interesting, Adventures by Disney hosts this tour, and gives you information not only on Christmas at Disney, but a history lesson on the origins of the holiday and old time traditions. As soon as I get more detailed information I’ll be sure to share it, so stay tuned!
The holiday season at Disney Parks is always beautiful, and I’m already looking forward to it. This is just a quick rundown of what’s to come, so check back for more Christmas news soon! A huge thank you to Disney for the early preview!