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Disney World 2021 Holiday Season

Disney World 2021 Holiday Season

Written By Dannielle Puckett, Travel Advisor | Disney Specialist

Photo Credit: Dannielle Puckett, Sojourney Travel Advisor

Photo Credit: Dannielle Puckett, Sojourney Travel Advisor

Walt Disney World made an announcement this morning on the Disney Parks Blog.

Disney’s 2021 holiday season will kick off on November 12th! “Festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food and drinks, and holiday-themed merchandise will all be a part of this very special season at our theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs.”

At the Magic Kingdom: There will be holiday decor throughout the park. At night the castle projections will alternate between a Christmas display and the 50th anniversary Beacon of Magic transformation.

Then, on select nights Nov 8 - Dec 21st .you can purchase a ticket for a brand new special event, “Disney Very Merriest After Hours”.

Features of the event:

  1. Limited number of tickets sold
  2. Lower wait times
  3. Access to more than 20 select attractions
  4. 4 hours of festivities
  5. Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks
  6. Disney characters throughout the park
  7. Special music and decor
  8. Treats INCLUDED

Tickets will go on sale next month, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Contact your Sojourney Travel agent ASAP, and let them know that you want tickets.

Photo credit: Disney

Photo credit: Disney

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get in on the holiday action too!

“Sunset Seasons Greetings returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as the Hollywood Holiday Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard will twinkle once again with projection effects, magically transforming into a snowy corner of Arendelle, a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” This holiday show will also alternate with the tower’s nightly transformation into a Beacon of Magic.

Santa Claus will bring some North Pole cheer to a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard. You will also be able to enjoy “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” with its festive finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. Minnie Mouse is also returning to host her festive meal at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Minnie and her friends will be donning their holiday best – even Santa Goofy will be there! And throughout the season, vintage-themed holiday décor will shine bright across the park.”

Photo credit: Disney

Photo credit: Disney

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

“It will be a wild holiday time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park with the return of seasonal décor and festive Disney character flotillas sailing down Discovery River to the sounds of joyful songs of the season. The park’s centerpiece – The Tree of Life – becomes another Beacon of Magic most nights during the 50th anniversary celebration. During the holiday season there’s even more magic inspired by nature as the holiday edition of Tree of Life Awakenings also takes place most nights.” 


“Where can you enjoy traditions from around the world, with inspiring music, tasty treats and family-friendly experiences? If you guessed EPCOT … … you are correct! The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will return this year, from Nov. 26 – Dec. 30, with Holiday Kitchens around the park, performances by Voices of Liberty, the guest favorite Cookie Stroll and more!”

No comment about my personal favorite Epcot holiday tradition, the Storytellers. If we get an update about this offering, you can bet that I will be posting about it!

Image credit: Disney

Image credit: Disney

Disney Springs

Disney Springs will transform into a Winter Wonderland with the return of the Christmas Tree Stroll, holiday decor, surprises and even Magical Snowfall in the Town Center! Holiday themed food and beverages will be available, and of course all the Christmas shopping one can imagine!

Photo credit: Dannielle Puckett, Sojourney Travel Advisor

Photo credit: Dannielle Puckett, Sojourney Travel Advisor

Disney Resort Hotels

Last, but not least! All the festive Holiday decor will return to Disney Resort Hotels! The Christmas display in the lobbies will put you in the spirit for sure! A guest favorite is returning this year! The Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian! This is a life size gingerbread house display and it smells AMAZING!

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Source: Disney Parks Blog

Dannielle Puckett, Travel Advisor | Disney Specialist

Dannielle has been a lover of travel her whole life. From family ski trips in Canada and the US, to adventurous deep sea fishing and lobstering in the Florida Keys, her love for travel never stops. Since having children of her own, she has fallen in love with the magic and wonder that Walt Disney World Resort vacations bring her family. She is always planning trips for herself, family, and friends and now is excited to help YOU plan your next Disney or Universal Vacation.

Attention to detail is her specialty, and she loves finding magical moments everywhere in her trips.

Dannielle is a blessed wife and mother to four amazing children.

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