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2019 Walt Disney World Holiday Guide

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2019 is going to be a Very Merry Holiday at Walt Disney World. There will be new offerings all over the resort as well as the return to several favorites.

Animal Kingdom

For the very first time, Animal Kingdom is going to completely deck the halls! New decor in every land, new street performances and entertainment, holiday lanterns that will glow, and even Pandora will celebrate and Earth Holiday thanks to some of the humans that stayed behind.

In the evenings, all the lands will sparkle with holiday splendor and the Tree of Life will take on a wintery appearance and holiday tunes will be heard. Starting November 8th, come see how the Holidays transform this magical land full of beautiful animals, far off lands, and some of your favorite Disney Pals!

Epcot

The Candlelight Processional will return once again during Festival of the Holidays. Candlelight Processional Dining packages will also be available. From November 29-December 30, guests can discover holiday traditions, festive bites & sips, and special entertainment through 11 countries. In addition to the 11 countries, there will be Holiday Kitchens from additional places around the world. They will also be offering wonderful treats to try.

For the kiddos (and kiddos at heart), you will be able to hunt for Chip & Dal again in their Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt. We always find this is a great activity to keep the littles busy while we check out the countries.

Hollywood Studios

Many of our favorites will return to Hollywood this year. Olaf will make his grand appearance in a fantastic holiday Finale of “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Holiday Sing-Along”. This ending is different from the normal show and brought me to tears. It was so sweet.

“Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam” is set to return. We loved this display on the Chinese theater. It is a great combination of projections, fireworks, and great music. I recommend finding a good spot about a half hour prior to it starting because that street fills up FAST!

One of the neatest things I found last year was the show on Sunset that was projected onto the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Set to music along with some blustery surprises, this one was one of my kids favorites. It is on a loop so it is not hard to catch. We must have seen it at least four times!

WHO KNOWS what is in store for the holidays at Galaxy’s Edge. I wonder how they will decorate for the holidays! I am excited to visit and find out and maybe pick up a gift for someone special from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom will be decked out in its traditional Holiday decor. The magic really comes to life when you visit during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. There is special stage shows, a beautiful parade concluded with Santa, himself, and NEW this year is a new Holiday Fireworks Display.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime is an all-new Nighttime Spectacular coming to Magic Kingdom this Holiday season. This Park-Wide display will be set to holiday tunes that will warm your heart. HINT: This is the one Fireworks show that we INSIST we watch from Main Street.

The beautiful Once Upon A Christmas Time parade will be back along with other favorites – “Totally Tomorrowland Christmas’ Stage Show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration”, and of course, Elsa’s “Frozen Holiday Wish”

Resorts

We will update these as they are confirmed but as in years past, resorts will be decorated for the holiday. Some of my favorites to visit:

  • Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian
  • Chocolate Display at Contemporary
  • Holiday Tree at Wilderness Lodge, Grand Floridian, and several other resorts that display these themed Holiday Beauties.

Disney Springs

In addition to all the amazing holiday shopping you can get done, Disney Springs is a Holiday Destination all on its own.

You can stroll down the Christmas Tree trail where you can see custom-decorated trees. Each tree will be decorated to a specific holiday theme. I cannot wait to see what themes there will be this year.

Guests are welcome to come visit Santa in his Chalet until December 24th when he has to head back north. From there, Santa Goofy will meet with guests until the 31st.

Need something to occupy the littles with while you get some shopping done? Experiment 626 is hiding in Disney Springs. You and your family can hunt for Stitch in his Holiday Gift Hunt.

These are just some of the few things we already know are lined up. There is so much more to be announced and it will be updated here as I learn of them.

If you are ready to start planning your holiday trip, contact me today for a no-obligation quote! My services are free of charge and I am happy to help you from start to finish with anythin you may need. Let me help plan your most Merry trip ever!

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More In-Room Celebrations Available!

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More In-Room Celebrations have come along so that we can add even more different kids of magic to our stay in Disney. I love the Toy Story Option, as I know it is one that my guys and gal would all love! Here is more on the items offered:

  • A Pixar Pals Welcome- Your clients can celebrate Friendship and Beyond during their stay with a special In-Room Celebration featuring some of their favorite Pixar pals. 
  • Presenting Your Royal Princess– Give your clients’ little ones the royal treatment! This special In-Room Celebration is themed to Disney Princesses, and feature door decorations, a letter from the Fairy Godmother, and Princess-themed treasures.
  • Me Pirate Adventure- This is the Disney pirate In-Room Celebration your clients have been waiting for! This add-on includes a “Beware” banner to welcome guests, treasures from Blackbeard, and more! 

These are so easy for us to add to a Walt Disney World Vacation Package and they put the biggest smiles on faces of guests of all ages. Be sure to look into others that have been recently posted. The “Love” packages have been a huge hit among guests “Disneymooning” and returning for the “Disaversary” trips and even some for those getting engaged and one of the Most Magical Places on Earth. Let me know if you would like to add one of these great packages to your stay!

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Disney Skyliner: The Interior Revealed!

After many months of seeing the individual cars all shrink wrapped, Disney gave us a peek at what the inside will look like.

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Recently when I was there I saw them in operation. Those things move!! They will service Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and 4 of Disney’s Resorts:

  • Pop Century
  • Art of Animation
  • Riviera Resort
  • Caribbean Beach Resort

This new mode of transportation makes these four resorts even more desirable! Planning a fall trip to Disney World for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival? Get your group together and stay at one of these resorts – the Skyliner will drop you off right at the back of World Showcase. Hoping to take the kids during their fall break and enjoy all the new offerings? Staying at one of these resorts will be even more fun and exciting for them now that this is a form of transportation! Contact me to start putting a package together and Let’s turn your Dreams into Memories!

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New In-Room Celebration Options Available

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Disney offers several different packages that you can have delivered to your room while on your vacation. There is a package for many different celebrations and they really add a wonderful touch and some extra magic. They have birthday celebrations, anniversary/couples celebrations, and your every day celebration.

They just came out with four new options. These options are super cute and double as room decor for your trip. Then once you leave, you have some really great keepsakes to take with you!

The four new celebrations:

  • A Frozen Warm Welcome – Welcome package for the whole family
  • Dreaming of a Disney Holiday – A Very Merry Christmas welcome celebration
  • Mickey’s Halloween Celebration – A Not-so-Spooky Celebration
  • My Magical Triumph – A celebration for achieving goals or celebrating triumphs for any reason at all!

Adding one of these celebration packages will make your trip extra magical and will bring smiles to your whole family. Contact me to add one of these to your reservation!