D23’s Magic and Merriment

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D23's Magic and Merriment

D23 Members have a special event again to celebrate this year’s holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort at D23’s annual Magic & Merriment event. Both events are two-days long and will be held this year on December 7th and 8th and then again on the 9th and 10th.

Here is what D23 says to describe the fun-filled days.

The first day of our holly jolly happening begins with coffee and tea inside World Showplace at Epcot, where guests will enjoy a collection of exclusive presentations celebrating the season, including some special gifts to keep the season bright.

Throughout the afternoon, guests are invited enjoy the holiday majesty of Epcot at their own pace—including our own private hospitality suite inside the American Adventure pavilion, with complimentary lemonade, coffee, and tea!—before rejoining the group at the America Gardens Theatre at sunset.

As you nestle into your reserved seat, sit back, snuggle up, and delight in the splendor of Walt Disney World’s perennial Christmas favorite, Candlelight Processional. This time-honored tradition of classic carols and hymns sung by a choir of hundreds will be hosted by actor Blair Underwood (for guests attending December 7) and former Desperate Housewives star James Denton (for guests attending December 9).

Following this special performance, guests will head to our private dessert party for VIP viewing of Epcot’s nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, featuring its traditional holiday finale.

Day Two brings us to the Magic Kingdom, dazzlingly decorated for the holidays, where guests will be treated to a hot breakfast before the gates of the kingdom open to the general public. Following breakfast, you’re invited to partake in a special Holiday Hunt through some of the park’s newest additions as well as beloved attractions. Keep a weathered eye out, as we’ll leave no tiki unturned during this fun hunt through the pixie dust of this very merry park.

That evening we will gather at the Premiere Theatre inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy some classic holiday featurettes and Christmas shorts before heading to dinner at Lights, Motors, Action!  Extreme Stunt Show, where guests will have the chance to get up close and personal with the elaborately designed Mediterranean village set while enjoying a sumptuous holiday meal including wine and beer.

After dinner, you’ll head over to the Streets of America for a private viewing of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. This elaborate display launched at Walt Disney World in 1995 when Jennings Osborne and his family moved their ever-growing holiday lights display to the Vacation Kingdom of the World.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a D23 event without a few seasonal surprises to commemorate the weekend! Happy holidays from your friends at D23!

NOTE: Available only to D23 Members in good standing. Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and one (1) guest. The event is being held on two separate dates; D23 Members may only purchase tickets for one of the two dates. Park admission is not included and is required. Please note: guests will be responsible for their own transportation between parks. Must be over 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. There are a limited number of tickets available. Tours of the Cinderella Castle Dream Suite will not be offered during this event. D23 Members will be required to provide their membership number when reserving tickets. Tickets may be picked up only with a valid photo ID AND D23 MEMBERSHIP CARD. D23 Members who do not bring their membership card may not be admitted to the event. Ticketed Members who do not attend the event forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. If you wish to request sign language interpreting services for this event or have any dietary restrictions, please submit your request to GuestRelations@D23.com at least two weeks prior to the event date. All D23 Special Events are subject to change without notice. There are no cancellations or refunds, and tickets are not transferable.

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D23's Magic and Merriment

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3 thoughts on “D23’s Magic and Merriment

  1. I may have to join D23 next year. Seems pretty cool. The first year was kinda pointless, but they keep adding things to make it worth the money.

  2. Its really great that they host extra events for their members and is a great incentive to become a member too

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