Walt Disney World welcomes the holidays

November 8, 2019, 8:22 PM · The Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort kicked off today with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party welcoming a new fireworks show to the Magic Kingdom.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks replaced the former Holiday Wishes show, bringing new castle projections and pyro to the Magic Kingdom and running exclusively during the 23 nights of the park's after-hours Christmas event. Disney live streamed the premier performance this evening.

Elsewhere in the Magic Kingdom, four attractions are offering holiday overlays to all park guests: Mad Tea Party, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Space Mountain, and Tomorrowland Speedway, where thousands of holiday lights now decorate the track.

Disney's Animal Kingdom is welcoming the holidays with its biggest ever celebrations this year, highlighted by the new Tree of Life Awakenings show, running nightly.

In addition to the new show, a "merry menagerie" of 10 artisan-sculpted puppets depicting winter animals will wander and interact with guests throughout Discovery Island.

Disney's Hollywood Studios this year welcomes back its Sunset Seasons Greetings projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel and the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! fireworks and projection show at the Chinese Theater. You'll also find holiday decorations in Toy Story Land and along Hollywood Boulevard, not to mention Dinosaur Gertie in her "finest holiday attire."

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam!

The holiday celebrations kick off at Epcot on November 29 with the Festival of the Holidays. That event follows the completion of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival on November 23 and runs through December 30.

Disney also kicked off its holiday celebrations on the west coast at the Disneyland Resort. We will be at Disneyland tomorrow for a live report, so please stay tuned to Theme Park Insider for more!

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November 9, 2019 at 11:27 PM

Man, it comes earlier and earlier every year....

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