News from the World – November 16

Disney Springs

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIL

Fifteen uniquely decorated Christmas trees can be found in the Marketplace, each of these are inspired by a different Disney character can be found as you walk through this experience. From Mickey & Minnie, Frozen, The Little Mermaid to Disney’s latest release Moana, it’s expected to be a winter wonderland complete with all the trimmings for the most magical time of year.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

From November 11 to January 8 there will be a nightly illumination of the Disney Springs Christmas Tree held at 6pm.

Starbright holidays

This holiday season Disney will be releasing a new form of evening entertainment using drones. Walt Disney World will be announcing show information soon, Palm Tree Villa will share the news as soon as we hear more.

 

Hollywood Studios

JINGLE BELL, JINGLE BAM

Each night from November 14 until December 31 catch this seasonal show at Hollywood Studios.  From the Animation Courtyard the Chinese Theatre comes to life with a state of the art projection show with classic Disney scenes, special effects, fireworks and snow.

PIZZERIZZO

Grab a pizza pie in the new quick-service restaurant owned by Muppet Rizzo The Rat. This exciting new venue can be found in the Muppets Courtyard there is plenty of space for dining in the two story space. Whilst a specific opening date is yet to be announced it is planned to be opening this fall.

 

Epcot

CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL

At the America Gardens Theatre the story of Christmas is told by a number of different celebrity narrators, such as Whoopi Goldberg and Jodie Benson. With the assistance of a full orchestra and choir it is well worth viewing. Details of dates, speakers and dining packages can be seen found here

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Ever wondered about holiday traditions around the world, then Epcot Wold Showcase is the place to be. Travel the 11 countries to hear, see and taste seasonal specialities as if you were travelling the world itself.

 

Magic Kingdom

ONCE UPON A TIME

A brand new Cinderella Castle night time projection show premiered in November at the Magic Kingdom. Join Mrs. Potts as she shares stories with Chip from your favourite Disney films including Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh.

MICKEY’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY

Deck the parks with amazing Christmas decorations during November & December as the Holiday season comes to Magic Kingdom, as well as the other parks and resorts. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a ticketed event taking place after normal park hours. During the Party find Mickey and Friends in the holiday outfits as well as special entertainment including Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade as well as Holiday Wishes.

Tickets are on sale now, Party nights are as follows:

November – 15, 18, 27, 29

December – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22

For more information click here, for dates after December 22, you will be able to catch Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes as normally scheduled events.

Planned refurbishments

Please be aware if you are travelling in January the following rides will be closed for refurbishments

  • Walt Disney World Railroad – from mid-January until mid-February, 2017
  • Hall of Presidents – January 17 through June 29, 2017

 

Animal Kingdom

KALI RIVER RAPIDS REFURBISHMENT

Please be aware if you are travelling in January this ride will be closed for refurbishments from January 3, until the end of the month.

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