Posts Tagged ‘christmas disney world’

Lights, Camera, Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

November 24, 2009


Discover all of the Christmas magic of old Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is decorated for the Christmas Season in the typical Hollywood style. Each section of the park is decorated with greenery, lights, and festive ornaments. The highlight for the Holidays at this Theme Park is the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. This is the most amazing light display you will ever see!

This attraction is named after the Osborne Family that created this original light display in their home town of Little Rock, Arkansas.  They kept adding lights and decorations to their home until they reached over 3 millions lights. Their display got so large that the government told them they had to shut down the light display. Disney stepped in and offered to display their lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This light display is now available for all guests to see and enjoy.

Originally the lights did not flash, but they recently improved the light display to actually dance to music. This is the most incredible light display live to music. This is a walking display that covers several blocks at the Streets of America, near Muppet Vision 3-D and Lights, Motors, Action! This area does get very very crowded, so be prepared for the crowds. The lights turn on around dusk and stay on until about 1 hour after Disney’s Hollywood Studios close. My favorite part is walking down the street with snowflakes falling on my face with the lights dancing all around me.

Many guests wonder about taking little kids (under 3) to Disney World. Our agents always tell guests that Disney World is perfect for kids of all ages. This light display is a perfect example of why Disney is great, even for kids under 3. Our agency went to the opening of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights with pur families including kids that were 1-3 years old. The kids were mezmerized by the lights. They did not want to leave. They wanted to walk around the lights over and over, again. We are all regulars to the Disney Theme Parks, but these kids were more excited about these light than any other attraction or ride at Disney World during the Christmas Season. These lights are a must see for everyone. This light display runs from November 28-January 4.

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Christmas at Downtown Disney

November 3, 2009

The Downtown Disney Marketing and West Side also celebrated the Christmas Season with meet and greets with Santa, live entertainment and beautiful decorations.  From December 15-24, you can meet Santa from 12 PM-10 PM.  Besides Santa, there will be lots of live entertainment including choirs from local schools, Dj’s with dance parties, and much more.  The Downtown Disney Marketplace is free.  For pictures with Santa, you can either use your own camera or the Disney Photographer can take pictures for PhotoPass.  Besides Santa and live entertainment, you may want to hit the train for younger kids or the carousel for everyone else.  To pick up your favorite Christmas souvenirs, stop by the Disney Christmas store to get an ornament, stocking, or just fun Disney holiday souvenir.

Visiting Disney World During the Holidays

October 21, 2009

The Walt Disney World Resort is a magical place year round, but there is something extra magical about visiting Disney World during the Christmas Season.  Disney has beautiful decorations, special events, and entertainment at all of the Disney Theme Parks, Downtown Disney, and Disney Resorts.  As an Orlando local and travel agent with Destinations in Florida Travel, I thought I would have a blog all about the fun things to do at Disney World and Orlando for the Holiday Season.  Join me on my adventures of snow at Magic Kingdom, ICE at Gaylord Palms, and pet visits with Santa Claus!