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Parts of "Very Merry" Comes To Magic Kingdom Now Through New Year's

Looks like Walt Disney World is incoporating some elements from the after-hours, special-ticket-required Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party into its daytime Magic Kingdom schedule now through New Year's. Guests braving the crowds at the Magic Kingdom this year can now catch Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and "Holiday Wishes," a nighttime fireworks display.

Spotlight on a Disney Santa

Luther Hunter, a seventy-one-year-old hailing from Gastonia, North Carolina, will spend this Christmas playing Santa in Walt Disney World - just as he has for the past two decades. This year marks Hunter's twenty-first appearance as Santa at the happiest place on earth.

Hunter got the job as the jolly man in red at Disney after meeting a casting director in a toy store in which he was playing Santa. He told the director it had been his dream to be St. Nick at Disney World and was later hired for that very job.

Comedy Warehouse To Serve Up Holiday Laughs

For those of you lucky enough to be headed to WDW this Christmas season, you might want to head over to Disney's Hollywood Studios for some extra holiday cheer. The Comedy Warehouse, which used to be part of the now-defunct Pleasure Island, is set to return for a limited time only. Look for performers to take suggestions from the audience and give holiday classic tales and songs an updated, improv comedy twist.

Where To Find Santa At Walt Disney World

Though he's traditionally someone the kiddos look forward to seeing each year, there are a lot of kids at heart out there who will keep an eye out for Santa Claus this year. Here's where (and when) you can find the man in red during this holiday season in and around Walt Disney World.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party To Feature New Characters

It's a favorite for many Disney fans and guests, and this year it will feature some new characters. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, set to kickoff this next Tuesday, will bring fan favorites to the Magic Kingdom during the season.

Phineas and Ferb, who received their own meet and greet experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer, will park-hop to the Magic Kingdom. Look for them to be available for pictures and autographs in Tomorrowland.

Magic Kingdom's Cinderella's Holiday Wish Show To Start November 4

With the Halloween season wrapping up, the folks at Disney World are starting to gear up for the Christmas holiday. Returning to the Magic Kingom this Friday is the popular Cinderella's Holiday Wish Stage Show.

2011 Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators Announced

Summer may just be heating up, but it's never too early to start thinking of the holiday season. Epcot's Candlelight Processional, a guest favorite, is a Disney-sized telling of the Christmas story that features a live orchestra, three choirs and a celebrity narrator. Just released is this year's line up of celebs who will lend their voices to this year's event, and here they are:

We're happy to unveil this year's line-up of celebrity narrators. The current schedule (subject to change without notice) is:

Halloween and Christmas Party Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for two popular events - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - went on sale yesterday. Interested? Here are the details you'll want to know.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will be held from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on the following dates this year:

  • September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30
  • October 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, and 31
  • November 1

Pricing for the September dates is as follows:

  • Advance Sale, Child (3-9): $47.95

Benefit Sale Coming in November to Downtown Disney

If you're a fan of shopping and all things Disney, you'll want to take part in Disney's November Benefit Sale " slated to take place on November 6 from 5:30-9:30am. The one-day sale will be located at Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney, and offer large discounts on selected Disney merchandise. Not only will shoppers be able to take advantage of great deals they will also be supporting the Heart of Florida United Way.

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Two Complete In Room Celebrations Help Deck Your Hotel Room With Holiday Spirit from Disney Floral and Gifts

Imagine coming back to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room to discover that elves had come to decorate for Christmas! A door banner is your first clue that something special has happened. Walk inside and discover a room full of surprises. Luminaries cast a warm holiday glow, and line the path to three Santa-inspired bins filled with gifts and treats from Mickey, Minnie and Pluto. You can have this dream come true, with just a little help from the memory makers at Disney Floral & Gifts.

The Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort

It's the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort and it just might be the most magical time of the year! The theme parks are decking their halls and the gingerbread displays are going up several resorts and it's all so exciting! We're even a full week into celebrating Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

Five Can’t Miss Holiday Traditions at Walt Disney World

Across the property of the Walt Disney World Resort there are many wonderful seasonal happenings that keep Disney fans returning year after year to brave the crowds. Disney goes all out with a festive flair from the delicious baked goods, to merchandise, to the seasonal decorations in the Parks, and spectacular holiday entertainment. We've gathered together five of our can't miss Disney holiday favorites.

Magic Kingdom's Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Haul out the holly because it's the right time to start gathering together the magical trimmings that give your holiday home that Disney touch. It doesn't matter if you're shopping in the parks or sitting at home online, Disney has fabulous gear to spread some holiday cheer.

Disney Holiday Merchandise To Deck Your Halls

The clock struck 12 and bam! It's Christmas time everywhere! Yes - even we here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups are gearing up for a very merry season of all things Disney. While many of our readers are looking forward to their annual holiday pilgrimage to the vacation kingdom, we're thinking of ways to bring a bit of that Disney holiday cheer home to celebrate as well! Before diving into our annual gift guides, let's take a look at what's new in the Disney Store.

5 Reasons To Love Liberty Square

The next stop in our 5 Reasons To Love series if one of my personal favorite spots, Liberty Square. From the funnel cakes at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, and year round Holiday glee at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, to the Rivers of America and the spectacular Haunted Mansion, Liberty Square offers Magic Kingdom guests a look into the birth of a nation, it's people and frontier.

Whoopi Goldberg Narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional [Video]

We've shared many videos with you this year of Disney's winter celebrations, but Epcot's Candlelight Processional is a can't miss tradition of the Holiday Season for many a Disney fan. First performed in Disneyland in 1958 the Processional first made its way to the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971. It found its current home at the American Gardens Theatre in Epcot in 1994.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - VIDEO

The holidays are such a beautiful time of year down at the Walt Disney World Resort. I especially love the feeling at night when the Magic Kingdom is decked out in garlands and lights. There's nothing quite like enjoying your favorite hot beverage on a cool night while watching your favorite Disney characters joined by dancing gingerbread men and elves traveling right down the middle of Main Street U.S.A.

Holidays Around the World at Epcot Features Unique Holiday Treats and Merchandise

Guests visiting Epcot during this holiday season can enjoy the Holidays Around the World throughout World Showcase. The special event includes festive foods and unique merchandise options.