Let’s talk about Disney World.
More specifically, let’s talk about Disney World at Christmas time.
Disney World is really such a broad topic that I will definitely be talking more about it in the future. I’m thinking that I’ll do a series wherein each post is about a different park. Until then, let’s get started.
My family and I (that is, my Mom, Dad, and brother, Evan) have gone to Disney at Christmas three times in the last six years. I honestly don’t see much point in going at any other time anymore, as the Disney Magic shines more brightly in December than any other time of year. Any other time of year, even the fun festivals they put on throughout the seasons, would simply pale in comparison.
Here’s the part of the blog where I go into several examples.
Example 1: Decorations
Everything is decorated at Christmastime in Disney. Everything. Every hotel, every section of every park, every restaurant, every single storefront, down to the lampposts, are decorated with bows and baubles and lights. Some of the bus drivers even play Christmas music as they drive you to and from your hotel!
Here are a few pictures for you to ogle so you can get the idea.
This was the hotel we stayed in on our last trip, Coronado Springs.
They have great big Christmas displays before you even enter the parks! This one is the Animal Kingdom Christmas tree.
One of my favorite rides at the park is Living with the Land, and these are just a couple of the many cute little decorations they have throughout the ride during the holidays.
Example 2: The World Showcase
Throughout the holidays, The World Showcase in Epcot has a ton of new mini-shows that they put on in each of the countries. There’s the story of Father Christmas in England, Pere Noel reads a letter from a child in France, a Lion Dance is performed in China, and a wandering saleswoman tells the story of the Daruma Doll in Japan.
But my all-time favorite show has to be the tale of Yulenissan, told in Norway.
It is one of the most adorable shows I’ve ever seen. It’s fun and entertaining, and I laugh no matter how many times I see it. My family and I make a point of seeing this show every year we go; we wouldn’t miss it for the world. It’s only about 10 minutes long and there isn’t any actual seating, but it’s well worth it to get there ahead of time in order to get a good place to stand.
Example 3: Cinderella Castle
There’s little I could say with words that would fully encompass how stunning Cinderella Castle is at Christmas. So here’s a picture.
The entire castle is draped in hundreds of thousands of color-changing lights. When there’s nothing going on, the lights fade between blue, purple, and white, but when there’s a show, the lights are incorporated into the performance.
Cinderella Castle is magical at any time of the year, but just like with the rest of the park, Christmas takes it to the next level.
I could go on, but I’ll leave it there for now.
Clearly, I’m a big fan.
If you have any questions for me about Disney World at Christmastime, feel free to contact me, I love getting into details about Disney. You can leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!