|By Ryan Reed|
|A look down Main Street USA during the Christmas season.|
Seeing the Magic Kingdom laced with Christmas lights, strewn with wreaths, and our favorite characters dressed in holiday spirit has to be an incredible sight. As we all know, the park itself will astonish you every time you walk in; add in hundreds of lights to celebrate such a joyous holiday and you have the makings of an amazing event.
|Cinderella’s Castle with its “cool” Christmas decorations.|
Cinderella’s Castle gets to be center stage (as it often is) for a holiday version of Wishes. With it being decked out with “icicles”, white fireworks light up the sky forming a wonderful backdrop to the newly decorated castle. Wishes is always a spectacle; I cannot wait to see it with a holiday twist.
|Mickey and Minnie make their way down a “snowy” Main Street USA|
As I’ve stated before, I’ve never been a parade guy but looking at some of these pictures make me really want to make an effort to see what Mickey has in store. One of the coolest Disney touches that I’ve noticed is the snowing effect they have used on Main Street. I’ve seen plenty of snow in my life - being from Upstate New York - so this isn’t new to me, however, seeing this effect in Magic Kingdom sounds, well, magical.
Holidays Around the World at EPCOT
Sportsman Shoppe of the United
Kingdom Pavilion in World Showcase.|
Now this is something I just became aware of when searching for material for this article: wow! This is right up my ally. I can’t get enough of World Showcase let alone having it decorated for the holidays with each country celebrating in their own unique customary way. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this will be my favorite part of a Disney vacation during Christmas.
I’ve always loved the Wilderness
|Another shot of Wilderness Lodge.|
|Of course: the Gingerbread House.|
|Gingerbread Carousel at Disney’s Boardwalk.|
|Animal Kingdom Lodge has gingerbread decorating in the lobby of Jambo House.|
The food found throughout Walt Disney World during the holidays is all about the decorations. Some specialty treats will pop up here and there for the given holiday/time of year but what I love is the unique decorations found throughout the parks.
Any Disney candy apple is
A fun Christmas twist to a classic
disappoints with their cupcake decorations.|
As with everything in Walt Disney World, there’s so much offered during the holiday season. I’ve barely scratched the surface of what can be found on property during Christmas; leaving some experiences left for the unknown excites me even more though. I hope to hear some of your favorite Disney traditions during the holiday season; let me know in the comment section below!