Get Ready, Walt Disney World Fans, Here Comes Christmas! – The DIS

While many of us can hardly believe that it’s Halloween already, those of us who have been long-time fans of the Walt Disney World theme parks know that Disney doesn’t play when it comes to celebrating major holidays. I mean, we’ve all been celebrating Halloween since August but tonight, after the last ghost has made its way back to the Haunted Mansion, the installation of holiday décor usually begins throughout the parks and resorts.
Guests who visit Magic Kingdom on November 1st will typically see no traces of Halloween anywhere in the park. In fact, sometimes in years prior, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party would begin just two days after the final Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party event was held. It’s crazy to think that all of that work could possibly be done in two overnight shifts because none of that work occurs on Main Street, U.S.A. while guests are in the park. This year, the team of decorators has a whole week as the first day of the Christmas party isn’t until November 8th.
With that being said, I thought we’d take a little peek at what’s on the agenda so far for the holiday season at Walt Disney World.
Holiday Décor Abounds  
Almost everywhere you look, you will be immersed in festive holiday décor. The theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs will soon be transformed into all that is merry and bright.
As the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration continues, select theme park icons will continue to transform into Beacons of Magic in between showings of glittering holiday-themed displays. Disney elves have gone above and beyond to bring guests a variety of yuletide entertainment experiences this holiday season.
So, what are you thinking about the Castle Dream Lights? I am feeling a bit melancholy about them because I’m nervous that we will not get to enjoy them in the future as we have in the past. Those lights were one of the biggest draws for me to start planning a holiday vacation to Walt Disney World. I had only ever seen Disneyland’s tiny pink castle with snow-covered peaks and with Cinderella Castle looking as though it was covered in sparkling sugar crystals, I dreamt of the day that I’d be able to see it in person. Anyhow, fast forward many years to right now, and with those lights still not showing any signs of returning, I’m nervous and hopeful that they’ll return in 2023.
I do love the way that Disney does the holiday season and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the fun that is coming this year!
Senior Editor for The DIS and DCL Fan | Disney Vacation Club Member | Thrilled to have been a ’13/’14 Disney Parks Moms Panelist (now planDisney) | Lover of all things Disney; the Magic of Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line | ºoº


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