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Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 19th, 2018

Welcome to another Friday news round-up! This week we've got some great announcements that may make your next Walt Disney World vacation even more magical. To begin with the new daily ticket pricing is now in effect.

The Holiday Shop Opens On shopDisney

The Holiday Shop at shopDisney is now full of Christmas cheer! I know, I know, it's not even Halloween yet; but a few of these items went super fast during the 2017 season so you may want to act fast. It's almost time to deck the halls, here are a few cute ways to get started,

Disney Holiday News Round-up: Contemporary Gingerbread Display, Menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, and More!

The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and today's news round-up is full of holiday-themed news including details on the menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, gingerbread displays news, and much more! Let's dig in.

Disney News Round-Up: Disney Parks’ Holiday Special, MagicBand 2, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're rounding up some of the big Disney news stories today including information on the new MagicBand 2 rolling out at the Walt Disney World Resort and when you can catch the Christmas Day Disney Parks' holiday special. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Merchandise, Disney Parks Holiday News, and More

And just like that Halloween is over and it's all about Christmas and the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort! The jack-o-lanterns have been replaced with garland and toy soldiers, and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is November 7. Let's check out today's holiday-themed news round-up.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Celebrate Christmas with New Holiday Spectacular and Santa Meet-and-Greet

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights might be gone, but Disney's Hollywood Studios is ready to celebrate this holiday season with a new "holiday spectacular" and a new Santa meet-and-greet!

Tiered Pricing for Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Tickets are on sale today for the 2016 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, with a twist. The ticket prices are tiered based on what day you want to attend the party with pricing going up the closer you get to the holidays.

Dates Announced for 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties

The calendar might say Easter and spring break, but it's never too early to start planning your winter holiday vacation to Walt Disney World. And just in time for your planning sessions Disney has announced the dates for the 2016 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hosting Christmas Day Religious Services

If you have plans to spend Christmas Day at the Walt Disney World Resort and you're looking to celebrate with a religious service there are two options at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Guests can attend a Catholic Mass or a Protestant service on Christmas Day.

The Walt Disney World Resort Announces Grant to Help Homeless Families in Central Florida

Christmas came early to a Central Florida fund set up to aid the homeless. The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced a $500,000 grant for the Homeless Impact Fund which was established by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.

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Saturday Style: All I Want For Christmas

My husband asked me what was on my Christmas list the other day. Of course I headed straight for the DisneyStore.com to plan out my list. It's a little high end, but it's a wishlist, right? If you don't ask the answer is always no! Now is the season for shopping to make dreams come true. Be sure to make sure there's a little Disney magic for your fan under the tree. If you need some ideas - check out my list!

Celebrate Christmas All Year at Die Weihnachts Ecke in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

No matter what time of year you visit the Germany pavilion in Epcot, it's always a good time to stop in Die Weihnachts Ecke (The Christmas Corner). This shop will put you in the holiday mood as soon as you walk in, even if it's a sweltering summer day outside.

The 2014 Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights [Video]

It started back in 1986 when a little girl named Breezy asked her Dad if they could string a few Christmas lights at their Little Rock, Arkansas home. That display grew and grew each year until 1995, when the display was shut down by court order. After national attention was brought to the case, the Walt Disney Company stepped in and offered up residential street on the Studios Backlot Tour where it was an instant hit. Eventually, as the focus of the Backlot Tour changed the holiday lights were moved to the Streets of America.

It's a Magical Holiday With The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World® Holidays 2014 e-Book

The holiday season has begun and it's the most wonderful time of the year. Disney decks the halls like no one else, but with huge crowds, high costs, and special events around every corner - a very merry trip to Walt Disney World can quickly turn the uninitiated into a grinch.

Limited Edition Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom Card To Be Distributed at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

We mentioned last week in the WDWFG Newsletter that Queen Elsa will be reigning over a new holiday stage show in the Magic Kingdom. The show, called "A Frozen Holiday Wish" will feature Anna, her sister Elsa, and many of their 'Frozen' friends live on the Castle Forecourt Stage. The highlight of the fun spectacle is when Elsa turns Cinderella Castle into a glittering ice palace.

Disney Cruise Line Announces Very Merrytime Cruises for the 2014 Holiday Season

It might seem as if we just finished the winter holiday season, but if you're thinking about planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation for the 2014 holidays, listen up!

Disney Cruise Line just announced the events for the Very Merrytime Cruises taking place from late November through the end of December.

Pre-Packaged Holiday Treats at Walt Disney World

We've covered many delicious treats for on-site snacking all over Walt Disney World, but some of my favorite souvenirs to bring home for friends and family are the wide variety of pre-packaged and take-home treats and sweets. These delicious gifts become even more fun when the holidays come around and the packaging dons festive colors and a wintery theme.

Holidays Around the World: The Storytellers Of Epcot's World Showcase

For all of the deserved hype that the Osborne Lights, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and Candlelight Processional get during the holidays, there is one neglected bit of yuletide delight hiding in Walt Disney World. The storytellers at Holidays Around the World in EPCOT are phenomenal! It can be difficult to catch every presentation and it is not possible to see the storytellers sequentially, but making the effort is worth it.

Christmas Time at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

It's the most magical time of the year, and guests of the Walt Disney World Resort know where to find Christmas with a little extra sparkle. The Magic Kingdom is full of holiday cheer and merriment.

Epcot's Candlelight Processional is Pitch Perfect

Given the hundreds of musicians who pile onstage at Epcot's American Gardens Theater to help the guest narrator to bring the story of the first Christmas to life, it is amazing that there was not a single sour note during the performance.