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Great Tips to Survive New Years Eve at Disney World

New years eve at Disney World

If you thought that most people would want to stay at home with their family during the Christmas holidays, think twice. Christmas and New Years are some of the most (if not the most) popular times of the year! In fact, the parks can get so overcrowded that they have to close at regular times.

So if you’re planning on spending your end of the year holidays at Disney World, then these few great tips might help you avoid melting down in the parks.

  • There is no way to avoid crowds at this time of the year! So you need to be prepared for long lines and crowded pictures. However, if you get to the park early (when it opens) and stay late (when it closes) you will be able to experience the park at its less crowded times. The earlier it opens the less busy it will be at that time and the later it closes the less busy it will be at that time too! So be prepared for early rise and late nights!
  • Have a nap!! If you’re going to follow the less crowded options, then you’re unlikely to stay out all day… Or you might die of exhaustion by the second day. To avoid this unfortunate event, go back to your hotel room and take a nap around midday.
  • If you’re planning on having lunch in the parks, then avoid normal lunch hours where you will have to queue to get to a restaurant. Eat as soon as the restaurant opens or later in the afternoon, around 3pm or 4pm.
  • Don’t to go the most obvious restrooms you find!! Unless you’re willing (and capable) of waiting in line for a good 30 minutes to go to the restrooms, it’s best to avoid going to the ‘main’ most obvious ones. Look at your map and find restrooms that are off the beaten track! These will be less crowded and quieter!
  • Hire a stroller! If you’re going with your kids, it might be quite a challenge to get through the day for both them and you! Do your kids and yourself a favor and hire a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals. You’ll be able to go in and out of the parks with the same stroller and your kids will be comfortable all day long.

Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Christmas at Hollywood Studios

The festive season is upon us and Disney World is being adorn with magical Christmas decorations! Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park is one of the best and most fun places to spend some family time during this holiday season as guests will be able to enjoy all new holiday events as well as famous returning shows such as Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM, the enchanting fireworks and nighttime projection show.

  • Enjoy a brand new Sunset Season Greetings with projections of Minnie, Mickey and many more of your favorite Disney characters in a snowy Sunset Boulevard filled with wonderful Christmas decorations. Witness the Hollywood Tower Hotel get transformed into seasonal scenes: a gingerbread house, a huge pile of Christmas presents and a frozen winter wonderland. This beautiful show runs throughout the night from November 9th to December 31st.
  • Echo Lake like you’ve never seen it before! Transformed to fit the holiday season’s spirit with a giant Christmas tree towering in the middle of the lake, Dinosaur Gertie also celebrates Christmas by wearing a dinosaur size Santa hat, and the whole place adorn with big festive ornaments and garlands!
  • Don’t forget the ever famous Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM combining projections, fireworks, special effects and a magical Disney music to make the kid inside you vibrate with the unique Disney Christmas magic!

If you think this is it, then think twice as there are plenty more festive shows, events and places to experience in Disney Hollywood Studios park this Christmas! More importantly, if you’re going with your little ones, don’t forget to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to make your vacation and theirs an easy and fun family time!!

Celebrate Christmas at Disney Springs!

Christmas at Disney Springs

If you thought that only the Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World was worth visiting during the Christmas holidays, then think twice!! Walt Disney World doesn’t leave any space for boredom and makes the most of the holiday season!

Disney Springs offers a array of festive activities during the holidays from November 10th to January 7th 2018. Come and feel the magic by taking the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail , a wonderful and alluring pathway with 25 festive trees and 10 new firs all decorated for Christmas and each inspired by a Disney theme or character! You will find this wonderful trail at the start of the Once Upon a Toy Marketplace, another magical activity filled with photo opportunities.

If you feel like embarking onto a ludic yet fun adventure, then why not challenge your kid to the Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt? Get your own booklet and solve ingenious clues left by the mischievous Stitch to help him recover his gifts! Visit all the 16 participating locations and solve the clues! Once your booklet is completed you and your kids can head to the redemption center to collect your Christmas reward!!

Aside from activities, Disney Springs will be filled with Christmas decorations, a wonderful atmosphere and even the traditional Santa Chalet where your kids can meet Santa until December 24th and have their picture taken for a memorable Christmas time.

Don’t forget to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rental to make your trip easier for you and your kids!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Christmas at Disney WorldThe holiday season is getting closer and Disney World is slowly but surely transforming into a magical winter wonderland for the pleasure of everyone!

With the holiday season comes the classic Disney World festivities, Christmas shows, Christmas greetings and so on! If you think the festivities are only held at Magic Kingdom, then think twice! Epcot doesn’t evade the all powerful Disney World Christmas festivities rule! Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is showcasing 11 nations from around the world this year and is starting from November 19th to December 30th!

Previously known as the Holidays around the World, the newish Epcot festival brings back the Holiday Kitchen this year, except even bigger than last! Enjoy festive foods from all over the globe and breathe in the holiday spirit!

Don’t forget the beloved Candlelight Processional with celebrities narrating the traditional Christmas story Stars such as Whoopy Goldberg, Kurt Russel, CCH Pounder, Matt Bomer and many many more will tell you an enchanting story of Christmas accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir!! You can enjoy the Candlelight Processional 3 times per evening and the various famous artists will hold the story teller position on selected dates! What’s more is that you don’t need an extra ticket to enjoy this show!! However, if you book a diner package you will ensure to have a seated seat throughout the whole spectacle.

In order to make your time at Disney World a true holiday, don’t forget to rent a stroller for your little ones from Magical Stroller Rentals!! That way you can enjoy the shows and breathe in the holiday spirit as freely as your kids!!

 

The Tree of Life Awakening!

Tree of Life Awakening

Experience the magic of winter at Disney Resort Orlando with the awakening of the Tree of Life! Situated at its center, the Tree of Life has been the icon of the Animal Kingdom Park for several years! Come and see this impressive 145 foot (44m) high wooden tree inspired by and shaped as a baobab tree, which is typically found in Africa. You will marvel at the view of its 325 carvings of existing and instinct animals on its trunk and roots, but you will have yet to witness the most incredible spectacle that the Tree of Life has to offer.
After the night falls, the Tree of Life comes alive in a captivating show of light and colors, leaving you mesmerized by its beauty. Every ten minutes sparkling fireflies appear on the tree and magically unveil the life of the wondrous animal spirits that are carved into the tree trunk and roots. The projections bring to life both the tree and its animals in a spectacle full of light, vivid colors, and enchanting music. While you watch this marvelous show, memories of some of the most famous Disney movies will surely spring back to you as the imagery has been inspired by some of the Disney classics such as Pocahontas, Bambi, Tarzan, the Jungle Book, the Lion King, and many more!

The Tree of Life awakening lets you enjoy four different story lines throughout the evening, all featuring different animal spirits and sceneries:

  • Gaze upon a charming doe as she starts her exciting adventure accompanied by a friendly hawk.
  • Marvel at two humming birds falling in love in a scenery of beautiful flowers.
  • Follow a lively fox spreading love and friendship to other forest animals in a magical winter setting.

This wonderful projection is bound to be one of your most magical and heart warming experiences at Disney and there is no better time to enjoy it than during the Christmas holiday season. Gather with your entire family and friends, and let the magic transport you on an enchanting journey of love, friendship, and adventures! This spectacular show starts after dark sets in and lasts until the park closes, therefore ensuring you get the most out of all its three thrilling and heart warming story lines.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Disney fireworks

From November 07 to December 22, 2016, come and celebrate Christmas with Mickey’s own special party! Starting at 7pm up until midnight, you can marvel at the beautiful Christmas decorations, enjoy world-class performances, and get wrapped in a warm and wonderful festive feeling that is sure to make this holiday a truly unforgettable adventure for your whole family!

With Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can enjoy up to eight different special celebrations:

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade: you can have the chance to watch this special Christmas parade and spot your favorite Disney characters: Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, and many more. Take the time to look for the special guest of honor, Santa Claus and cheer with the merry crowd for this special occasion.
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration: this is a brand new stage show filled with music, dancing, and merry laughters which will not leave you family indifferent!
A Frozen Holiday wish: an incredible performance straight out of the Disney movie, Frozen! Have your breath taken away by this magical story and cheer for the two winter princesses!
Character Greetings: Make these moments last by taking pictures with the most famous Disney characters as you walk through the park!
Holiday Wishes: a stunning fireworks show to illuminate your night! Be sure to make a wish while you watch the colorful explosions in the sky and make a wish, as nothing is impossible at Disney Orlando!
Delicious Treats: taste and enjoy delicious Christmas treats and drink an indulgent hot chocolate. What a better way to indulge in the Christmas spirit?
A Magical Snowfall: Christmas without snow is not really Christmas. Hence, observe the snow falling from the sky on Main Street, U.S.A.
Cinderella Castle: have your breath taken away by the beautiful special Christmas illuminations of Cinderella Castle! Let the magic of the place transport you as the castle twinkles in the clear Christmas night!

You will be sure to have an extraordinary family time, and leave with unforgettable Christmas memories!

Amazing Holiday Show Drone Performances at Disney Springs

Amazing Holiday Show Drone Performances at Disney Springs

Drones. Thanks to the amazing progress in technology, they are nowadays used for deliveries (by some of the biggest shipping and online shopping companies), monitoring, in photography and videography (getting stunning shots on a low budget), capturing live events (concerts, sports events), etc. Now, Disney has found an amazing way to make them a part of the holiday spirit at Disney Springs!

Using innovative technologies, the Disney holiday show drones are the “star” of the new holiday show you can enjoy till 8th January 2017. More than 300 drones are in charge of amazing Disney Springs visitors, magically illuminating the sky during the nightly show performances.

“Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration”, as the show is called, is just one of the special Disney holiday experiences visitors can enjoy this holiday season at Disney Springs. There will be also a brand-new Christmas Tree Trail, traditional seasonal entertainment, colorful festive décor, and, of course, the long-expected meet and greets with Santa!

No reservations are needed for the drone show and the nightly performances take place at Disney Springs at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. from Nov. 20 – Jan 8. This drone show performance, accompanied by an original Disney arrangement of classic holiday songs (recorded by a full orchestra!), is a must see as a show of this scale and grandeur has never been performed in the United States before.

The perfect viewing area for Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration

The best viewing area for the holiday drone show is on the West Side at Disney Springs. To be more precise, you will find the perfect viewing spot at the waterfront area on the West Side, right behind Bongos and the House of Blues.

Here’s a teaser of what to expect if you attend the holiday show drone performance at Disney Springs:

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! The Holiday Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios You Shouldn’t Miss!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! The Holiday Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios You Shouldn’t Miss!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

 

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is an annual event taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World® Resort). Appropriate for all ages, it promises an unforgettable experience and tons of fun for all visitors.

The brand new Santa-sized show features a lot of special effects, festive holiday music, awesome fireworks, and state-of-the-art projections of Bambi, Cinderella and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! 

“Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” runs nightly at the Walt Disney World® Resort through December 31st.

Here’s a short video of the making of “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, featuring Tom Vazzana (Show Director – Creative Entertainment).