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Sneak Peek of Toy Story Land Characters Dressed Up For the Holidays

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get a special holiday makeover this year including new seasonal decorations, attraction overlays and Toy Story characters dressed up for the holidays.  Today Disney gave us a sneak peek of what to expect this holiday season.

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Guests visiting during the holidays can expect to see Woody in a holiday vest adorned with a Christmas tree and presents, as well as a candy cane accessory for his holster. Jessie will also trade in her cowgirl vest for a red holiday vest trimmed in a peppermint pattern, while Buzz Lightyear will add a sparkly Santa hat to his out-of-this-world ensemble.

Check out the video below for a sneak peek:

Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your holiday visit for the latest character greeting times and locations.

In addition to holiday character greetings, guests visiting Toy Story Land beginning November 8, can enjoy the land’s new holiday decor, including oversized cranberry-and-popcorn garland, a holiday card “selfie” of “Toy Story” pals, an oversized Hamm sugar cookie, Green Alien ornaments and more. The land’s attractions will also be plussed up for the season with new holiday audio or music: guests will hear sleigh bells ringing on Slinky Dog Dash, while Alien Swirling Saucers will offer two holiday tracks, plus themed lighting.


Sneak A Peek At This Year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package

Today Disney gave a sneak peek of this year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package.  This package offers guests exclusive access to some attractions, holiday experiences, a special dining opportunity, and more during the holiday season.

Guests who purchase this package will enjoy a five-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option and some exclusive experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort during their stay.

Take a look at the yuletide offerings included in this festive package:

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  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Toy Story Land on Dec. 17 – Spend time at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania. The land will celebrate its’ first holiday season with special decor guests can’t miss.
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  • Celebrate the Season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Dec. 18 – Ring in the holiday season with a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park.
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  • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Select Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions on Dec. 19 – Enjoy exclusive nighttime access to Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest and Dinosaur plus an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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  • Exclusive Early Morning Access to shopping at World of Disney Store & Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Experience on Dec. 20 – Shop at World of Disney at Disney Springs, and visit this year’s Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, to enjoy hot chocolate and cotton candy.
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  • Enjoy an Exclusive Holiday Themed Buffet Dinner Event at Epcot on Dec. 21 – Enjoy a holiday-themed buffet dinner event in World Showplace Events Pavillion.

Because theme park admission is included in this package, guests will be able to truly enjoy the holidays at our theme parks, with all our other guests including “A Frozen Holiday Wish” at Magic Kingdom Park, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot, Flurry of Fun festivities and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Diwali holiday additions to UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and much more. Be sure to check out the Holiday Events & Celebrations site for full holiday vacation-planning details.

This Walt Disney Travel Company package includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option. This offer may be booked between October 22-December 2, for travel occurring December 17-22.

For example, you can wrap up this package starting at $175 per person, per night, for a family of four in a garden view room at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. That’s a total package price of $3,500.

Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission is required to attend Theme Park events included in this package. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only valid on December 18, 2018. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.


Reservations Now Open for ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!’ Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The spectacular nighttime holiday fireworks show, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” is returning once again as part of this year’s Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  And also returning is the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Dessert Party offering guests a unique holiday dining experience.

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First, step into the Chinese Theatre Courtyard to enjoy an array of holiday-themed snacks, decadent desserts, beer, wine, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While you’re taking part in the festivities, there will even be a special VIP character available for a meet and greet!

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Before the show, you’ll be escorted to a reserved viewing area where you’ll enjoy “Disney Movie Magic” – a beautiful projection show featuring your favorite cinematic moments and the magic of Disney – followed by “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!,” a Santa-sized spectacular jam-packed with holiday music, fireworks, special effects, and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.

Reservations are now open for the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM” Dessert Party for bookings starting on November 6, 2018. This festive dining experience will occur nightly November 6, 2018 –January 6, 2019. The event will start 1.5 hours prior to each night’s showtime. Event times are subject to change without notice and vary throughout the season.

  • Nov 6-Dec 22; Jan 2-6: Pricing is $79 per adult and $45 per child (ages 3-9) (tax and gratuity included)
  • Dec 23-Jan 1: Pricing is $89 per adult and $49 per child (ages 3-9) (tax and gratuity included)

Reservations can be made online at the Walt Disney World Resort Website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns Nov. 9, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort returns once again this year, bringing seasonal magic to the Happiest Place on Earth Nov. 9, 2018, through Jan. 6, 2019. This festive season includes the return of favorite holiday experiences and entertainment, including Festival of Holidays and the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular. The heartwarming Festival of Holidays, which honors the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day, will remain at Disney California Adventure Park for an additional two days, running through Jan. 8, 2019.

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Guests plan their seasonal visits year after year to experience beloved Holiday traditions and all the festive cheer at Disneyland Resort, from snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., to glistening décor, Disney-themed treats, holiday entertainment and the one-of-a-kind transformations that create “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

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  • Festival of Holidays brings the spirit of the season to life through special entertainment including the popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” street party, along with delicious food at the guest favorite Festive Foods Marketplace, which features a mix of holiday dishes and beverages that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.
  • For the residents of Cars Land, holiday decorating begins with the whimsical “Snowcar” that greets guests on the road to Radiator Springs. Each address along Route 66 – Flo’s V8 Café, Fillmore’s Taste-In, Cozy Cone Motel, Luigi’s Casa della Tires and more – also gets a holiday makeover that reflects the personality of its “Cars” character resident. Plus, two attractions receive their holiday overlay again this year to become Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • Guests can enjoy special holiday-themed activities with Santa Claus and his sleigh full of mischievous elves at Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • A dazzling, 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle along Buena Vista Street. The tree and surrounding buildings, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s, are decorated with vintage-style ornaments.
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At Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle enchants from day to night with its shimmering icicles and twinkling lights. In the evening, the spectacular “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular and its magical snowfall finale create lasting holiday memories for guests.
  • Mickey, Minnie, Disney Princesses and Santa celebrate the season in “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, a daily procession with floats, music and marching “tin soldiers.”
  • Guests will be amazed by the 60-foot tall Christmas tree in Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A. Filled with nearly 1,800 ornaments, the tree is a picturesque sight where many friends and family gather to take holiday photos each year.
  • Disneyland guests definitely will want to experience the popular seasonal transformations of these park attractions:
    • “it’s a small world” becomes “it’s a small world” Holiday with dolls and toys representing children around the world enjoying the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries.
    • Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday,* with Jack Skellington and his friends from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween.

The Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort also join in the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments, holiday displays, special entertainment and holiday-inspired eats and treats.

*Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

New Spooky Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort

There are more nights and new reasons to celebrate the spooky season this year during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This special-ticket event runs select nights Aug. 17-Oct. 31, 2018, at Magic Kingdom Park – the earliest it has ever started.

New twists and treats this year include:

  • On Pirates of the Caribbean, new pirates invade the experience, interacting with sailing guests who will join the search for Gunpowder Pete.
  • The Mad Tea Party will take guests on a colorful teacup ride, as special lighting and other effects put a glowing new spin on the night.
  • Explorers visiting Space Mountain will hurtle through deep space, as a new soundtrack and more transform the adventure.
  • Storybook Circus welcomes the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring favorite Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins.

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hocus Pocus.” What better way to celebrate the film than with the spellbinding Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage where the Sanderson Sisters will “put a spell on you.”

As always, guests should keep their eyes open for dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan and many more beloved Disney Characters in the Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. There will also be plenty of sweets around the park for all trick-or-treaters, including allergy-friendly options. And each night during the party, the skies above an eerily lit Cinderella Castle come alive during Happy HalloWishes, a magical fireworks extravaganza that definitely goes bump in the night!

Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For a full list of event dates, visit MickeyHalloween.com. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as space each night is limited. For more information, call (407) WDISNEY (934-7639).

Guests visiting in August or September can take advantage of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room offer with discounts of up to 25%. For details, click here or visit DisneyWorld.com. Guests visiting in October, can take advantage of resort hotel discounts of up to 20%. For details, click here or visit DisneyWorld.com.