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A Look at What’s Coming to Disney Parks this Holiday Season

30 Jul

The following post originally appeared on The Disney Gals blog.

This month, I’ve shared some fun photos of Vintage Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort and taken a peek at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort. One of my most favorite things about Disney Parks is how they magically transform the parks into a season of sparkle during the holidays.

Photo ©Disney

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades and towering Christmas trees. The fun includes the Holiday Wishes nighttime spectacular: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks, live entertainment with Disney characters dressed up for the holidays, and much more! To learn more about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, visit www.disneyworld.com/christmasparty.

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Did you know?
There are 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season.

Disney Characters in festive apparel, “it’s a small world” Holiday, and of course hundreds of thousands of lights transform the entire Disneyland Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Even Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park goes all-out for the holidays. To learn more about Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com/holidays.

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If you and your family love the holiday season, I would encourage you to think about spending Christmas with Disney Parks. This is just a taste of what is in store this year and whether you visit Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California, your holiday season is sure to be full of magic and merriment.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for celebrating Christmas in July with me this year!

 

 

 

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Vintage Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort

18 Jul

After receiving such positive feedback from the vintage photos I shared yesterday for Disneyland’s 58th Anniversary, I decided to dig through the Disney Parks Blog Archives for a look at Walt Disney World. And since we are celebrating Christmas in July, these vintage Walt Disney World photos give us a nostalgic look back at past holiday seasons.

Magic Kingdom Park has celebrated the holidays with a Christmas Parade since opening in 1971. Here's a look at the parade back in 1976 traveling down Main Street, U.S.A.

Magic Kingdom Park has celebrated the holidays with a Christmas Parade since opening in 1971. Here’s a look at the parade back in 1976 traveling down Main Street, U.S.A.

While the parade’s name has varied through the years, one thing has always remained the same – the holiday cheer it brings to guests every holiday season.

While the parade’s name has varied through the years, one thing has always remained the same – the holiday cheer it brings to guests every holiday season.

Chip 'n Dale decking the halls at Epcot in the 1980s

Chip ‘n Dale decking the halls at Epcot in the 1980s.

Mickey and Minnie trimming the tree at Walt Disney World Resort in the 1980s

Mickey and Minnie trimming the tree at Walt Disney World Resort in the 1980s.

Pluto powering up the tree at Disney-MGM Studios in the 1980s.

Pluto powering up the tree at Disney-MGM Studios in the 1980s.

In December 1983, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Scrooge McDuck made appearances at Magic Kingdom Park dressed as Bob Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit, Nephew Fred and Ebenezer Scrooge.

In December 1983, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Scrooge McDuck made appearances at Magic Kingdom Park dressed as Bob Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit, Nephew Fred and Ebenezer Scrooge.

The Earffel Tower at Disney-MGM Studios in 1989.

The Earffel Tower at Disney-MGM Studios in 1989.

These wonderful images were taken from posts found on the Disney Parks Blog by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center. All photos used in this post are ©Disney. 

Sweet Holiday Fun at Magic Kingdom Park

15 Jul

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Christmas in July post, on select evenings in November and December, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party gives Magic Kingdom guests the chance to experience exclusive special holiday entertainment, including “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”

This enchanting special after-hours party takes place inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will have 19 magical nights from November 8-December 20.

Dates for 2013:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

NOTE: this is a hard ticket special event after regular park hours; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

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Merry Christmas in July!

14 Jul

Good Sunday evening and Merry Christmas in July, everyone!

We enjoyed watching a few short Christmas movies on Netflix this weekend. I also read the boys a story from our Disney Christmas Storybook Collection tonight. I have a feeling they will want to chose their bedtime story from this book as we celebrate Christmas in July.

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For this first day of Christmas in July, we’ll look at what’s coming to Disney Parks this holiday season.

Beginning at 7 p.m. (after regular park hours), guests with special event tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party can enjoy all the holiday splendor with lively stage shows, spectacular fireworks, a unique holiday parade and favorite holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. Guests can enjoy new experiences and attractions at New Fantasyland. For more information, visit www.Disneyworld.com/Christmasparty.

NOTE: this is a hard ticket special event after regular park hours; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. 

Santa’s elves have transformed the Magic Kingdom into a winter wonderland with festive wreaths, bows, garland, sparkling lights, parades and towering Christmas trees. The fun includes the Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks spectacular, plus live entertainment with Disney characters all dressed up for the holidays.

Cinderella Castle transforms into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays — thanks to a special effects spectacle bathing the castle in 200,000 shimmering white lights. Magic Kingdom guests are treated nightly to the dramatic castle celebration and stage show.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will have 19 magical nights from November 8-December 20. For a quarter century, Walt Disney World Resort guests have been mesmerized by this must-see event, a grandly festive tradition immersing families in the holiday spirit.

Dates for 2013:
Nov. 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22
Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

Purchase your tickets today!

Prices:

Advance Purchase Prices:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21; December 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17: Ages 10+: $62.00+tax / Ages 3-9 $57.00+tax

Advance Purchase prices are not available for November 22, December 6, 13, 19, or 20.

Day of Event Prices:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22; December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19: Ages 10+ $67.00+tax/ ages 3-9 $62.00+tax

Tickets went on sale May 1, 2013 for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Purchase your tickets today!

Remember to come back each day through July 25 as we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas in July right here on MagicalDaddy.com.

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