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Friday, December 22, 2017

Once Upon A Christmastime at Disney

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The holiday season is in full swing at the most magical place on earth and everything seems just a bit more magical.  With so much to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort during this time of year, I've made a list of the top ten Christmas themed things to see on your winter vacation.

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10. Sunset Seasons Greetings

I'll admit that I am not the biggest fan of the Tower of Terror getting a holiday overlay - even if it is only virtual - but I do like the fact that Hollywood Studios received a new show.  Sunset Seasons Greetings features characters from The Muppets, Toy Story, and, of course, Frozen.

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9. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Wayne and Lanny from ABC's Prep & Landing are the stars of this nighttime spectacular that features scenes from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and more while the two stars must search for a missing Santa Claus.  The projections on the Chinese Theater accompanied with the music (and the pyrotechnics) make this show one you will not want to miss.

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8. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

During this festival, the countries of World Showcase come alive with the sights, sounds, and flavors of the holiday season. Each culture shares how they celebrate the holidays in a way that entertains as well as educates.  Don't forget to check out the Holiday Kitchens as well so you can enjoy unique flavors from all over the world.

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7. Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

This festive trail features 25 trees decorated in Disney inspired themes such as Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Mary Poppins, and Disney's Days of Christmas.  While wandering the trial, guests can enjoy classic Christmas music and falling snow as they admire these beautiful decorated trees.

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6. Jingle Cruise

As if the Jungle Cruise couldn't get any better, the Jingle Cruise comes along.  Its festive humor and holiday decor make this attraction an absolute must do whether you're a first time visitor or an annual passholder.

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5. Holiday Carousel

Disney's Beach Club resorts feature one of my favorite holiday traditions.  The life-size carousel is completely edible and features a variety of Disney characters scattered around it.  It's truly a work of art and something I look forward to seeing every time I'm in Disney at Christmas.

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4. Gingerbread House 

Disney's Grand Floridian and Disney's Beach Club resorts feature two of my favorite holiday traditions.  The life size gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian is a marvel to look at and the sweets that you can purchase from the store inside of it has some of the best holiday treats on property.  Similar to the gingerbread house, the Beach Club's carousel is life-size and completely edible and features a variety of Disney characters scattered around it.

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3. Castle Dream Lights

Let's get one thing out in the open: Cinderella's Holiday Wish was the better show.  I mean, after all, it's Cinderella's Castle...shouldn't she be the one to decorate it?  But I digress and will admit that even with the Frozen pre-show, I still get chills when the castle sparkles to life.  It's well worth the wait to watch this amazing show.

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2. Candlelight Processional

This is one of my favorite events at the Walt Disney World Resort.  It features a mass choir of Cast Members, a 50-piece orchestra, and a celebrity narrator that all work together to tell the story of Christmas.  If you can reserve a spot with the dining package, I would recommend it as seating does fill up quickly.

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1. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

After Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, this is my favorite ticketed event at the Walt Disney World Resort.  From Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade to Holiday Wishes to the snow on Main Street, this is an absolutely magical experience that the whole family will enjoy.

So what are your favorite holiday attractions and events at the Walt Disney World Resort?  Let us know by tweeting us @TMKBPodcast!

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In Memory of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.

Robyn Fleenor is a contributing writer for The Mouse Knows Best Podcast. She is an avid Disney fanatic and would rather be at Walt Disney World eating glazed almonds than anything else.  When she isn't working to pay for her next Disney vacation, she likes to binge watch TV shows and fall in love with fictional characters. She can be found tweeting at @rahrah6263. 

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