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Disney World Holiday Fun 2020

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The most magical time of year begins Nov. 6 with new entertainment experiences, special dining options, and more.

Mickey in Christmas Sweater welcoming guests to Magic Kingdom

A reimagined holiday celebration will begin on Nov. 6, 2020, at Walt Disney World Resort, with the four theme parks, Disney Springs, and Disney resort hotels decked for the season. Through Dec. 30, guests will discover seasonal food and drinks at The Most Magical Place on Earth, as well as special merchandise and enchanting new entertainment experiences.

What I love personally about this year’s festivities is that they are for all. Since the Christmas parties and the Candlelight Processional are cancelled all guests are invited to partake in the modified magical happenings. I won’t miss this holiday season at Disney World for anything!

Holidays at the Magic Kingdom

When night falls at Magic Kingdom Park, projection effects will transform Cinderella Castle with a kaleidoscope of designs, including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green, and gold ornamentation. The iconic castle will provide the perfect colorful background for guests seeking a magical holiday portrait.

At Magic Kingdom, characters synonymous with the season – including gingerbread men and elves – will join Disney characters in cavalcades through the park. On Main Street, U.S.A., toy soldiers will march with the Main Street Philharmonic as they bring musical cheer for all to hear.

Holidays at Epcot

Highlights from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will begin Nov. 27. Holiday kitchens will return around the World Showcase promenade, offering favorite dishes such as Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing at the American Holiday Table.

Inside World ShowPlace at EPCOT, JOYFUL! will take guests on a musical journey of holiday music, while Voices of Liberty will use their eight-part harmonies to share songs of the season at the America Gardens Theatre.

Holiday Time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Minnie Mouse will host a yuletide dining experience at Hollywood & Vine, inviting some of her best pals – including Santa Goofy – to join the fun.

Merry Motorcades will also take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with special appearances of Santa Claus who will wave a guests.

Animal Kingdom Park Holidays

Favorite Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest will appear in festive flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, holiday promenades at EPCOT,

Santa Claus will wave to guests as he makes pop-up appearances at each park. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, for example, he will sail down Discovery River on a special flotilla.

Holiday Season Events at Disney Springs

Elaborately decorated Christmas trees will spring up throughout Disney Springs, and a magical snowfall will occur within Town Center, West Side and The Landing.

In addition, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will transform into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar with delightful décor and a limited-time menu of festive favorites.

Santa Claus will also make surprise appearances in Disney Springs to welcome and wave to guests.

Disney Resort Hotels

Disney resort hotels will deck their halls for the holidays, including iconic Christmas trees in lobbies and other festive flourishes.

Holiday Tree at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Sadly, the Gingerbread displays will not be part of the decorations but the resorts are still gorgeous!

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Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Holidays at Disney are my favorite! Love to see how each park decorates. I can’t wait to see what they do this year, despite the pandemic.


Monday 9th of November 2020

Everyone needs Christmas magic right now. Disney does it the best! Looking forward to seeing everything at the parks and resorts thru other people’s pictures and videos!!


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

I'm SO happy that I can experience THE MAGIC without tickets to the parks. I look forward to the trees at the Springs every year.


Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

I want to visit WDW at Christmastimr so much. It is my dream vacation. I'm hoping to go during the holidays in 2021.


Sunday 20th of September 2020

I want to spend time at Disney near Christmas SO bad! Some day!!