With so many changes taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am happy to see that more holiday experiences have been added to Disney Springs this year. As many of us know, The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights went dark forever in January 2016 to make way for Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land. Disney Springs has stepped up to the plate to feature some seasonal holiday fun such as a nightly Tree Lighting, the Christmas Tree Trail, a Holiday Dance Party, and a Meet-And-Greet with Santa Claus. Let’s check out all the new Christmas Holiday Experiences taking place at Disney Springs for 2016.
The nightly Christmas Tree Lighting takes place at 6:00pm. Carolers sing and welcome a family-of-the-day to assist with the tree lighting. The toys from The Nutcracker join in the fun as giant stilt walkers. You can see our Live video of the Disney Springs Tree Lighting here:
The all-new Christmas Tree Trail opened on November 11th and will remain open until January 8, 2017. The Christmas Tree Trail features 15 trees, each decorated around a Disney Character theme. As you enter the pathway you will pass over a paved walkway of snowflakes guiding you to the trail. When you enter, you will be immersed in a Winter Wonderland of Florida Snow and Disney-style Christmas trees. You can see our Live Video of The Christmas Tree Trail here:
The party is just getting started when the sun goes down at Disney Springs. Stop by the Marketplace Neighborhood between the Earl of Sandwich and Once Upon a Toy to join the Holiday Dance Party. See our short video of what to expect as the DJ sets up for the evening here:
What would a Christmas Holiday Experience be without a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus? You can find Santa’s Chalet across from Ghirardelli’s in the Marketplace Neighborhood of Disney Springs. He arrives at n00n and is available until 10:00pm daily. You must check in at the podium to receive a pager and a return time to meet the jolly old himself. Return times typically run around 30 minutes.
We are eagerly awaiting more information on the Drones expected to form a Christmas Tree in the sky above Disney Springs. The information given by Disney stated that we should look to the skies this holiday season. We will be doing just that!
Disney Springs has grown significantly during 2016. With the addition of new shopping and restaurants around The Landing and Town Center, as well as the new Orange and Lime Parking garages, there are certainly more people than ever visiting Disney Springs each day. Be sure to check out all the new offerings this holiday season at Disney Springs.
What do you think of the new experiences being offered for the 2016 holiday season at Disney Springs? Please leave your comments in the box below.
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