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Holiday Festivities at Walt Disney World Resort

Holiday festivities at Walt Disney World ResortThe holidays are back at Walt Disney World Resort beginning November 12, 2021, during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” also the resort’s 50th anniversary!

Picture this: jolly entertainment, seasonal décor, holiday-themed food, drinks, and merchandise all a part of the fantastic holiday season at Walt Disney World. Here’s a couple of experiences to expect during this festive occasion.

Magic Kingdom Park

The holidays at Magic Kingdom are something out of a dream.

Main Street, U.S.A will have fresh fallen snow and decorations. Special holiday projections will beam onto the Cinderella Castle as soon as the sun sets. On special nights, the castle will transform into a Beacon of Magic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

Want to party in the park after it closes?

This year, Disney decided to replace Mickey’s Verry Merry Christmas Party with Disney Very Merriest After Hours. This new special event runs through November 8 to December 21, 2021, on select nights. There will be character sightings, décor, holiday-themed treats, and bottled drinks. Not to mention, the nighttime extravaganza “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.” To top it off, guests will enjoy shorter wait times at the attractions as they romp through the park for up to four hours after its normal closing time.

Disney Hollywood Studios

To celebrate the resort’s 50th anniversary, the tower will transform into another Beacon of Magic on select nights.

The Hollywood Tower Hotel on Sunset Boulevard will also have festive projection effects. Expect to see a snowy corner of Arendelle, a Muppets gingerbread masterpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, and a Dickensian village inspired by “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” Santa Clause will grace guests with his presence on Hollywood Boulevard.

After snapping a picture of good ol’ Saint Nick, join the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.”

Stick around until the end. Olaf makes a guest appearance during a unique finale. Minnie Mouse and her friends will also be there dressed up in holiday attire wandering throughout the park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The park’s iconic beauty, The Tree of Life, will serve as another Beacon of Magic during the 50th-anniversary celebration – starting to see a pattern?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will have seasonal décor and festive Disney character flotillas sailing down the Discovery River playing holiday songs of the season. During the season, the Tree of Life Awakenings will showcase a holiday edition inspired by nature.

Disney Springs

If you are looking for a Disney holiday vibe without having to enter a theme park, Disney Springs has it.

The shops, dining, and entertainment will all be winter wonderland themed. Enjoy twinkling lights, enchanting décor, and surprises at every corner. The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll returns with decorated Disney-themed trees, some old and new inspired by “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” Also, the Town Center will be touched by magical snowfall.

Disney Springs is a great place for holiday shopping from festive ornaments, matching family pajamas, Spirit Jerseys, and more.

There will also be festive food and beverages; Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will become Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar decked out with seasonal décor and an appetizing limited-time menu – just for the holidays.


Can you guess what will serve as the Beacon of Magic at Epcot?

If you guessed Spaceship Earth, then you are correct. On select nights, light will shine from within and reflect on the multi-faceted, iconic globe. Fans of the park know Epcot is also where guests can experience traditions from around the world including music, food, and drinks. Thankfully some traditions have returned, like the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays (presented by AdventHealth) is back from November 26 to December 30, 2021.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

After a jolly day at Walt Disney World, retreat to a warm room at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista.

As a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel, Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista, formerly known as Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, is a convenient place to stay while visiting the Disney Parks. Our renovated hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. We have also added new upgrades to create a healthy space for our guests and associates. New features include clear protective borders at our front desk, more frequently cleaned common areas and touchpoints, additional hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel, and the use of hospital-grade disinfectants in all guestrooms. To learn more, read all the details on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.

To book your stay, call us today at 407-996-7236 or reserve online by clicking “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page.

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