This winter, escape the monotonous days and nights with a getaway to Walt Disney World. The “Happiest Place on Earth” offers a great deal of family fun this winter season. From holiday displays to Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays, there’s something for everyone in your family!
Plan your next winter getaway to Disney World.
1.Take In the Holiday Displays
The holidays at Disney World are nothing short of magical. With Christmas trees, lights, and gingerbread houses covering the park, you’ll be in the Christmas spirit the minute you step foot in the park.
Each park has its own holiday displays, from the red and white stars lining Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Studios to the giant Epcot Christmas tree. If you’re staying at any of the Disney Resorts, you may see the lobby decorated with gingerbread houses or cabins.
Needless to say, Disney World during the wintertime is sure to leave you speechless.
RunDisney offers various racing events through the Disney Parks. There are marathons, half-marathons, 5Ks, 10Ks, kid’s adventures, and multi-race challenges.
You’ll get to dress as your favorite Disney character while you run to live music and entertainment. Get some motivation along the way with multiple Disney character sightings.
After each race, you’ll earn a one-of-a-kind themed metal based on the runDisney weekend theme. There’s a race for everyone in your family and you’ll enjoy the crisp, cool weather while you run.
Celebrate your running achievements in a magical place this winter when you participate in the runDisney Marathon!
3.Disney Very Merriest After Hours
In order to keep guests safe at Disney World, the Magic Kingdom has replaced Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with a limited-capacity nighttime event.
Guests will have to purchase tickets to this event separate from park admission.
Disney Very Merriest After Hours consists of four-hour festivities including 20 select attractions, lots of holiday fanfare, and Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks. It wouldn’t be a show without sweet holiday-themed treats! You’ll have a variety of beverages and sweets to choose from during this event.
Disney Very Merriest After Hours runs from November 8th through December 21st on select nights.
4.Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays
Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays gives guests a peek inside different holiday customs from every corner of the world.
The Candlelight Processional is a popular source of entertainment for guests. A celebrity narrator retells the story of Christmas, a live orchestra plays music, and the Walt Disney Cast Choir performs a variety of holiday songs.
Or indulge your sweet tooth during the Holiday Cookie Stroll around the park. An assortment of cookies from different countries are sold at various locations, giving you a taste of each country’s treats.
Why not get a look into holiday traditions around the world with the Holiday Storytellers and World Holiday Traditions? Performers share stories about their local holiday traditions and cultures.
5.Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
During the wintertime, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park takes on a holiday twist. At the Discovery River, many of your favorite Disney characters will be festively dressed aboard decked-out flotillas.
You may see Santa Claus floating down the river dancing to a holiday soundtrack or watch Chip ‘n’ Dale jingle through the jungle to their own holiday beat. Take in the holiday cheer with the festive flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park this year.
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Walt Disney World is a magical place, and during the winter it’s absolutely spectacular. Your family can fill each day with holiday lights, food, performances, and more.
Enjoy your next vacation at the “Happiest Place on Earth!”