Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Walt Disney World Resort has some festival and magical events planned for guests.

Walt Disney World Announces 2013 Candlelight Processional Narrators

Walt Disney World has announced the list of narrators for the 2013 Candlelight Processional and this list includes names like Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Denton.

Disney World’s Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale Now

The Candlelight Processional Dining Packages for 2013 are now on sale!

Presented this year from November 29 through December 31, the Candlelight Processional is performed three times each night (5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.), and includes the telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, and a choir of Disney cast members and special guests.

Take Home Your Own Gold Disney Christmas Tree - For Around $4 Million

In the market for a Christmas tree that's unique and inspired by Disney? The Ginza Tanaka jewelry store in downtown Tokyo may have just the thing - a Disney Gold Christmas Tree.

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Taping Coming to Walt Disney World

Many Disney fans tune in their television sets every December 25 for the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. The celebration of music, floats, Disney characters and Christmas cheer is taped ahead of time in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. While the California tapings have already taken place, Walt Disney World is gearing up for their part in the special which is set to be taped later this month.

At this time, it looks like taping for the parade will happen at the Magic Kingdom Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1 (with Sunday, December 2, as a rain date).

New Updates Coming for This Year's Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

For many guests, it's a holiday must-do tradition, and this year, there are a few changes to help enhance the experience. We're talking of Disney Hollywood Studio's Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Since starting way back in 1995, the show has continued to evolve; today, it boasts more than 5 million lights (all energy-efficient LED) and continues to pull in enhancements such as images and music from Disney's "Prep and Landing."

Celebs Sign Petition to Stop Barneys' Disney-Themed Christmas Window Displays

Celebrities have added their names to the petition to stop Barneys from moving forward with a Disney-inspired Christmas window display at their New York location.

A version of the intended display was recently released and shows favorite Disney characters (think Minnie, Daisy and Goofy) re-imagined as super-tall, super-thin models. The petitioners complaint stems from the message the display could send to young girls.

An excerpt of the petition reads:

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dates Announced

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas, especially if going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is on your to do list. Disney recently announced the dates for this year's holiday extravaganza and made tickets available for purchase by phone.

The dates for 2012's Christmas Party are:

  • November 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21

As mentioned above, you can purchase your tickets over the phone for any of the above dates. Base prices (without tax factored in) are as follows:

Decorating WDW By the Stats

Ever wondered exactly what it takes to make Walt Disney World its festive Christmas best? Here are some of those stats, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog, in a holiday "infographic."

Holiday Infographic


Christmas-Themed Legal Battle for Disney

Earlier this week, Disney was sued by two men for copyright infringement over a Christmas movie.

The men, who hail from Missouri and Tennessee, claim they wrote then pitched to Disney a story called "Santa Paws" in 1991. At the time, their idea went nowhere. However, since then, Disney has released two movies with similar themes and elements, according to the men.

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35 Good Excuses To Take A Walt Disney World Vacation

A die hard Disney fan never really needs an excuse to plan a Disney Vacation, but sometimes we have to do a little convincing to get our spouse or other family members on board. If the winter blues have got you down, and planning your next Disney trip with lift your spirits - I've got 35 good excuses for you to start planning your next Walt Disney World Vacation.

Seasons Greetings From Walt Disney World for Grown-ups

The whole team here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups hopes that you and yours are enjoying a wonderful holiday season full of merry magic. As we take the day to gather with friends and family, we want you - our readers and forum members - to know how grateful we are to have you to share our love of Walt Disney World with.

How To Add A Little Disney To Your Holiday At Home

Stuck at home this holiday season while all your friends have headed off to a Disney Park? Me too. None the less I intend to have a Christmas filled with Disney magic right here at home, read on and see how I plan to do it.

Epcot's Holidays Around the World

One of the most enchanting parts of the Holidays at Walt Disney World to me is the magical expression of Holidays Around the World at Epcot. Each and every World Showcase pavilion is painstakingly decorated in it's unique cultural style to celebrate the joys of season. While taking a stroll along the 1.2 mile promenade you can immerse yourself in each country's traditions surrounding the winter holidays and listen to the marvelous storytellers.

Six Super Stocking Stuffers for Disney Fans

Looking for a little something to slip into a stocking on Christmas Eve? We've got a list of those little things that will light up the face of a Disney fan in your life. Check out these super stocking stuffers, and all the latest Special Offers. Just in time for Christmas.

Disney and the Toys for Tots Foundation

Toys for Tots has been around since 1947 and has served tens of thousands of children in need over the last 64 years. In 1948, Walt Disney and his animators designed a logo for Toys for Tots that is still used to this day. This magical team designed the first poster used and distributed to promote awareness of the foundation.

Breakfast at Be Our Guest – The Good and the Not-So-Good

A meal at Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom is still one of the most sought after reservations at all of Walt Disney World Resort. Earlier this year it was announced that breakfast was going to be offered permanently, in addition to the quick service lunch and table service dinner offerings.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Gingerbread House

One of my favorite holiday treasures at Walt Disney World is one that's just slightly off the beaten path, yet every year it draws thousands to expand their world view and make a stop at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa to see the giant Gingerbread House.

Very Merrytime Christmas By The Numbers

It's the hap-happiest time of the year and Walt Disney World is known by it's fans to decorate like no place else with garland, wreaths, twinkling lights and glitter. But what does a Disney holiday look like at sea? Just like on land the amazing elves that work with Disney's Enchanted Florist go to work and transform Disney Cruise Line ships into true winter wonderlands during the holidays.

Promenade of Holiday Sweets at Epcot's Holidays Around The World

No matter what time of year you go, Epcot's World Showcase offers guests the opportunity to a stroll through 11 beautiful and unique pavilions representing different countries around the world. One of the highlights for my family is always to snack around the world getting a taste of the flavors that each has to offer. This year for the holiday season sweets treats are taking center stage at Epcot as the pastry chefs of World Showcase countries show off their sugary best starting November 30.