It’s still summertime, but it’s never too early to get excited for the Holiday season at Walt Disney World! Disney recently announced some of the holly and jolly things we can expect to see this year at the Most Magical Place on Earth, and we’re sharing them with you! We’ve made a list and checked it twice, so let’s get into Walt Disney World’s Holiday offerings 2022.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
This guest favorite makes its return for the first time in years! For 24 select nights, November 8, 2022 - December 22, 2022, guests can enjoy a merrier side of Magic Kingdom during this special ticket event. Party favorites like Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration will all be returning. Don’t forget about the complimentary cookie and hot cocoa all party long! We’ll also see exclusive Disney PhotoPass opportunities, ride overlays, and more! Ticket prices range from $149 to $199 and are currently available for purchase. Event dates for this special ticket event are:
November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29
December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22
Let’s talk about some of the other holiday offerings around Walt Disney World Resort during the Yuletide Season!
In addition to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom guests will be excited to find that the Jungle Cruise will be transformed into the Jingle Cruise. This holiday overlay is only available during the holiday season, so if you’re visiting during this special time of year be sure to add this attraction to your must-do list!
This park may have the most exciting holiday offerings of them all! From the beloved Candelight Processional to EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, there’s always something to look forward to this time of the year at EPCOT. Don’t forget to make your way around World Showcase to meet the many holiday storytellers who share their country’s holiday traditions with you! The Holiday Cookie Stroll is a fun way for guests to hunt for sweet treats as well.
One new and exciting EPCOT offering for the holiday season, is a new playlist for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This coaster is still celebrating its grand opening year, and Disney is shaking things up with an awesome mix of holiday jingles instead of the classic hits playlist we’ve grown to love. It will be exciting to see which holiday hits make the list!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Sunset Seasons Greetings will be returning to the Hollywood Tower Hotel, offering a rotation of holiday-themed displays, music, and snoap! Andy’s toys love to decorate the backyard for the holiday season, so don’t forget to travel back to Toy Story Land and see how they did. Even Santa Claus can be found cruising down Hollywood Boulevard in his red convertible during the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade! Guests can also expect to see some fun festive changes to For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration for that time of year.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The Merry Menagerie of winter animals will greet you as you make your way onto Discovery Island. These life-size sculpted puppets of wintry creatures are almost too cute to meet! You’ll also spot Santa traveling on the Discovery River as a part of the festive flotilla. The decorations don’t stop at Discovery Island, though. Each of Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s lands dress up for the Yuletide Season! You’ll have a blast spotting all of the holiday details that have been worked into these different sections of the parks.
First, you can expect holiday-themed Magic Shots at Disney PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs! You won’t want to miss the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, with trees inspired by your favorite Disney movies, characters, attractions, and more. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will transform into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday bar with holiday touches and a festive menu of bites and cocktails!
It’s safe to say there will be a number of limited-time holiday treats and eats around Walt Disney World resort, too. Keep an eye out for a future guide to Holiday Eats at Walt Disney World 2022!
As you can see, Christmastime is in full swing this year at the Most Magical Place in Earth. With the fun holiday overlays, exclusive Yuletide offerings, and the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, we’re in for an exciting holiday season!