Yep, it’s already that time of year.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland
The one-and-only Mickey Mouse is helping us kick off the holidays with a special episode of “Inside Disney Parks” featuring favorites of the season at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. This time, we go backstage at Magic Kingdom Park with the skilled Roller Skiers of Arendelle before dropping by the newly decorated Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Some major items in the video:
- .Holidays at Toy Story Land – What would Andy do to spruce up his backyard for the holidays?
- Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade – Disney Parks Live Entertainment Show Director Tara Anderson shares her inspiration.
- World of Disney Reimagined for Holidays – Disney Parks Blog author Michael Ramirez visits the World of Disney at the Disneyland Resort.
- Mickey’s 90th Birthday – Mickey Mouse co-hosts in his new celebration outfit.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Fickley-Baker introduced a video chronicling the transformation from fall to winter in WDW:
Six trailers of decorations. One 65-foot-tall iconic Christmas tree. And less than seven hours to unpack and install it all.
This is a task that Holiday Services department prepares for – and looks forward to – all year long, when the team magically transforms Magic Kingdom Park from “Halloween” to “holidays” in just one night.
Fickley-Baker also gave fans a first look at the Holiday themed Toy Story Land:
Toy Story Land, which opened at the park earlier in 2018, allows guests to explore the fun and adventure of Andy’s backyard at Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! And as of this morning, this joyfully toy-strewn land is officially set for the season, with new holiday decor that includes oversized cranberry-and-popcorn garland, an oversized Hamm sugar cookie, Green Alien ornaments, cardboard antlers on Rex and an Angel Kitty ornament and more.
Having been to Disney World during the holidays, I can tell you that it really is an amazing transformation, and when the temperature dips slightly, the vibe is very magical.
So, while we’re at it, tell me: What your favorite holiday decoration or overlay? Do you prefer “holiday” Disney or “regular” Disney? And how do you find the crowds during the holidays?
Let us know in the comments below….