It’s Time to Think Christmas (In July) at Walt Disney World!

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Christmas at Walt Disney World

While it might be hot and steamy out right now, it’s time to start thinking Christmas at Walt Disney World! Hey, it’s called Christmas in July for a reason, isn’t it?! And, what better way to take away that feeling of the hot and sticky humidity than planning a holiday-time visit to Walt Disney World? With several fan-favorite events returning and even an exciting new holiday-themed experience coming to Animal Kingdom, the time to book is now!

As you probably know by now, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns this year bringing merry time fun and treats to the Magic Kingdom. This special ticketed event is held on select nights beginning on November 8 and lasting through December 21.

Also, back for another year is Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. This event celebrates various holidays from around the world right in the 11 country pavilions at the World Showcase. This year will also bring expanded holiday kitchens so you can even have more of a taste of what it’s like to celebrate the holidays. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays also features Chip and Dale’s Christmas Spree Scavenger Hunt that invites guests who purchase a map and stickers from select merchandise locations and travel around World Showcase to look for the adorable duo with their ornaments.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! and Sunset Seasons will be back at Hollywood Studios this holiday season. These magical holiday shows star your favorite Disney characters and this year will also feature some new additions! Santa is also back this year at Hollywood Studios to take pictures with all of his fans from November 10 to December 24. Once the big guy flies away for a long night of work, Santa Goofy will be greeting guests beginning on Christmas Day. If dining with your favorite characters dressed in their Christmas-best sounds like something not-to-be-missed, now is the time to make your reservations for Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine!

New for 2018, is the addition of Diwali, the holiday Festival of Lights in India, to the new live show UP! A Great Bird Adventure. The show will begin on November 8 at Animal Kingdom.

If you have ever been to Walt Disney World during the holidays, then you know all the resorts are decorated in over-the-top holiday decorations. This year will be no different! From the life-size gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian to the twinkling lights and Christmas trees in the lobbies of the resorts, you can easily spend a whole day checking out all the magic.

If you are looking for another fun holiday-time activity to do outside the Parks, a stop by Disney Springs is a must! While you can check off everyone on your holiday shopping list at all of the various shops, you can also explore the Christmas Tree Trail to get you in the spirit of the season. Santa will also be on hand at Disney Springs and of course, festive goodies and decorations will be everywhere!

I don’t know about you, but I am already very excited for Christmas at Walt Disney World!

For more information on holiday experiences and to start planning your visit, fill out the form below, or send an email for a FREE, no obligation quote with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. I offer rate monitoring to ensure you are receiving the best available rate offered by Disney. As an agent with MickeyTravels, I’ll be on hand to help you with everything from finding your perfect package to nabbing those hard-to-get dining and FastPass reservations. I work with all Disney Destinations. Best of all, my services are absolutely FREE. Get in touch at 1.954.401.9577, via email at, or follow along on Facebook.

Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog



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