Holidays at the Walt Disney World® Resort

Holidays at the Walt Disney World® Resort with Allison King.

 

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

The most spectacular light display returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® each year in November and December.  As you stroll down New York Street and the streetlights fade and snowflakes begin to fall, you’ll be dazzled by the millions of lights, dancing in synchronized splendor to a high-energy holiday symphony.  I recently visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios with my family and we had a wonderful time watching this show.  If you have any questions please contact me at Casey@travelwiththemagic.com.

Have a happy holiday!

Add some Disney Magic to your Christmas….

 

         What puts your family in the Christmas spirit?  Many activities put my family in a Christmas state of mind – wrapping presents, baking, and especially putting up holiday decorations.  For most families, holiday traditions reflect memories from Christmases gone by.  This is certainly true for any family who has spent Christmas at Walt Disney World.  The joy of the holiday season, combined with the magic of Disney creates Christmas memories that we will cherish forever.

          Although we would all love to spend every Christmas at Walt Disney World,  finances, schedules, and other obstacles might get in the way of this dream.  But everyone can bring a little of the Disney Magic into their homes, creating their own unique holiday experiences.  How can we do this?  Here are a few ideas.

small Disney Holiday tree

          If you have been to Disney at the holiday season, you know that there are beautiful Christmas trees everywhere.  Unique themes and decorations make each tree a delight to see.  Why not make a uniquely Disney tree in your home this Christmas?  You can use a big or small tree, depending on the space you have available.  Using ornaments that you have purchased on Disney vacations, character decorations you can pick up at chain stores, like Walgreen’s or Walmart, or ornaments your family makes (Mickey head ornaments would be especially easy to create, even for young ones), you can make create your own slice of Disney holiday magic, right in your own home.

Mickey Mouse & Jack Skellington

          Under your beautiful Disney tree, you can also add some Disney magic with character themed wrapping paper.  Classic characters, such as Mickey and Donald, our favorite princesses, and new friends like Wreck It Ralph are all featured on wrapping paper this year.  Who wouldn’t love to find a gift under the tree wrapped in their favorite characters?

          At the end of a busy day, sit back and enjoy your Disney decorations while enjoying another great Disney holiday tradition – gingerbread cookies and cocoa.  Walt Disney World at the holidays is a wonderland of gingerbread houses and other creations.  Delicious gingerbread cookies are sold throughout the parks.  You can easily recreate these cookies at home using your favorite gingerbread recipe, or even a pre-made gingerbread mix.  Use Mickey Mouse cookie cutters and other Disney decorations to make some fun and delicious holiday treats.

Snow White cookie cutters

          These are just a few ideas of how you can bring some Disney magic to your holidays.  There are many other ways that you can incorporate the Happiest Place on Earth into the most wonderful time of year.  Just be creative, have fun, and enjoy.  Here’s hoping that you and your family have a truly magical holiday!

           Contact me Tammy Cain at TammyC@Travelwiththemagic.com or you can call me at 1- 800-670-4312 ext 137 for your next magical vacation.

My First Christmas at Disney

I know Christmas isn’t officially here until the 25th of December, but at Disney, it arrives pretty much as soon as they can put the Halloween decorations away.  And for me, that’s just fine.  I recently made a visit to Walt Disney World the beginning of November.  It was so exciting to see many of the holiday decorations already up in place.  On my short visit there, I was going to get a chance to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and watch the famous Osborn Light Spectacle at Hollywood Studio’s.

 

To attend Mickey’s Christmas Party, we had to have special wristbands to attend the festivities that night.  It was pretty exciting to know we were going to experience all the holiday celebration with a lot less crowd that night.  Many of the rides were open late for those that wanted to enjoy them as well.

One of the first things we witnessed was the Fairy Godmother lighting up the castle for the holidays, which was an amazing color show in itself.  Then, we watched one of the most gorgeous parades I have yet to see at Magic Kingdom.  The holiday parade was amazing.  I think every Disney character was  decked out in their holiday best to join in and welcome all the guests that night.

 

After the parade, there was a short break, which gave us plenty of time to sneak in some free cookies and hot chocolate before the next surprise.  Hot chocolate in Orlando?  Well, it was a little cool that night, but with hot chocolate that tasted that good, I think I might even drink it during the day.  And fresh, warm, homemade cookies.  Definitely a special addition to the night’s affair.

Everyone was gathering down Main Street to get ready for the fireworks display, while snow fell upon them from the roof tops.  This was quite the site to see as well.

Fireworks – WOW!, and then some.  Seriously, if you think you’ve seen the best that Disney has to offer, you’ve not seen anything like this.  The colors absolutely lit up the sky while choreographed to beautiful music for almost 20-25 minutes straight.  The castle would change colors, the sky was a glow.  It was simply amazing.

So, now I can say I have had the great pleasure of enjoying Christmas at Disney, though it was a little early.  I’d definitely do it again without hesitation.  If you would like to as well, be sure to get your tickets for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party as soon as they go on sale, as this event does sell out quickly.  And dress in your favorite Christmas shirt or sweater and join in with everyone else in all the holiday fun.  You are guaranteed to have memories of this for a very long time.

Contact me for a free quote and help with all your ticket, show and dining reservations as well.  Happy Holidays everyone.   Cindy@travelwiththemagic.com