Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Time at Disney

Two of my favorite things in the world are Christmas and Disney, put the two together and what you have is the ultimate Christmas experience! It doesn't get any better than Christmas time in Disney because they make sure to put you in the holiday spirit from the second you visit the website to book your trip!

Not only are the parks decorated in the best way possible for Christmas, but the Disney parks have something special for the Holiday season. I recently went to Disney and really got into the holiday spirit with all that they have going on at the parks.

At EPCOT, you can experience the holidays around the world and see how people from all over celebrate the holiday season differently through their own cultural traditions. EPCOT also has the Candlelight Processional, which I've yet to experience, but plan to do so next year!

Disney's Hollywood Studios is home to The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. No words can describe how amazing this is.
At the Magic Kingdom, Main Street is decked in wreaths and garland with ornaments and a giant Christmas tree. Directly across from the Christmas tree  you'll find Cinderella's Castle which is strung in lights from top to bottom giving it the effect of an icy wonderland! My favorite special event of the holiday season takes place in Magic Kingdom with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. This has become an annual tradition for us as we go every year to this event.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party takes place on select nights from November through December (typically Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays). Since it is a special event it requires a separate ticket, and the closer it gets to the holidays the more quickly it sells out. If you plan on going on the last day of the event (usually the last Sunday before Christmas), make sure to buy your tickets 2-3 months in advance. I really enjoy this event because it's everything Christmas, Disney style! And of course who can say no to unlimited hot cocoa and sugar cookies (they also have a healthier alternative with apple slices and apple juice).

Most of Disney's holiday events begin in early November and run through the New Year, but to be sure it's always best to check the official Disney World website to confirm dates and times.

Have you been to the Disney Parks during the Holidays? What is your favorite thing to do?

Pictures of my Disney trip will be up soon!

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