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2020 Holiday Fun At Walt Disney World

If you are looking for some place to get away and spend the holidays this year, look no further than Walt Disney World. Here’s everything you need to know to experience a fun-filled festive time with your friends and family at Walt Disney World this holiday season courtesy of Disney:


Christmas at Magic KingdomA reimagined holiday celebration will begin November 6, 2020, at Walt Disney World Resort, with the four theme parks, Disney Springs and Disney resort hotels decked for the season. Through December 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.

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.

Highlights from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will begin November 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.

Other highlights for the upcoming holiday season at Walt Disney World include:

  • Christmas GoofyAt 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.
  • Favorite Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest will appear in festive flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, holiday promenades at EPCOT and merry motorcades 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Disney resort hotels will deck their halls for the holidays, including iconic Christmas trees in lobbies and other festive flourishes.
  • Santa Claus will wave to guests as he makes pop-up appearances at each park, as well as Disney Springs. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, for example, he will sail down Discovery River on a special flotilla.

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Tasty Treats At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

If you’re heading to Walt Disney World this holiday season, you might be planning a special evening at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom. You might be planning on stuffing yourself with all of the complimentary cookies and cocoa you can get your hands on during the event, but did you know that there are several holiday foods that are available for purchase that are exclusive to the party. Check out these yummy options:

Carved Turkey Sandwich (Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café)

Oven-roasted turkey with Applewood smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, chipotle garlic aïoli, lettuce, and tomato on a roll

Gaston’s Cheese Dip (Available at Gaston’s Tavern)

Beer cheese dip with smoked bacon bits served with breadstick antlers

An Orange Bird Christmas (Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace)

Orange-scented white chocolate mousse filled with orange curd on a citrus-almond cream cake with buttercream leaves and a white chocolate piece

Kakamora Float (Available at Aloha Isle)

Coconut soft-serve served on top of pineapple juice and non-alcoholic blue curaçao syrup topped with a chocolate Kakamora cake pop

Sven’s Carrot Cake (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café)

Carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing, sugar carrots, and a chocolate Sven piece

Jolly Tamale Christmas (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café)

Three house-made tamales filled with shredded chicken and your choice of toppings from the complimentary fixings bar

Tis the Season (Available at Cool Ship)

Chilled Fanta Orange mixed with cranberry juice and green apple popping pearls

To Be Jolly Float (Available at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor)

Peppermint iced coffee topped with vanilla ice cream, crushed peppermint, and a chocolate Minnie Mouse bow

Party-Exclusive Holiday Novelty Souvenirs (Only Available While Supplies Last)
  • Popcorn Carts – Mickey Light-Up Tree Premium Popcorn Bucket
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café and Gaston’s Tavern – Sven Sipper

Remember once you run out of money to spend on treats (which can happen fast at Walt Disney World), you can fill up at all of the complimentary goody stations throughout the park. The snowman pretzel is my favorite!

Complimentary Goodies
  • Pinocchio Village Haus – Snickerdoodle Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Fanta
  • Storybook Snacks Cart – Snowman Pretzel
  • Miner’s Cove – Peppermint Cookie
  • Friar’s Nook – Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Lunching Pad – Ginger Molasses Cookie and Apple Cider
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café – Peppermint Cookie, Hot Chocolate, and Apple Cider
  • Jungle Cruise – Ginger Molasses Cookie
  • Tortuga Tavern – Snowman Pretzel and Fanta
  • Golden Oak Outpost – Snickerdoodle Cookie
  • Diamond Horseshoe – Chocolate Chip Cookie and Eggnog

Holiday Cookie Stroll At Epcot

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile or read some of my posts on TouringPlans, it’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of desserts, so I am beyond excited about the Holiday Cookie Stroll this year during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.

Beginning November 29 and running through December 30, 2019, pick up a Festival Passport and stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase to find the five cookie locations. Purchase your sweet treats at the designated Holiday Kitchens and get your Festival Passport stamped. Once you collect all five stamps, bring your Passport to the Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen (aka Promenade Refreshments) to receive a free Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie…yum!