Christmas at Disney in Orlando | 318/365 Things to Do
If you are having a hard time getting into the Holiday Spirit this year head on up to Disney World! Disney into a winter wonderland from early November through the end of the year. Every resort decorates with various wonderful decorations like huge gingerbread houses, large trees and endless beautiful Christmas decorations.
Disney Springs has a wonderful Christmas tree trail that has 22 different trees with each one themed as a Disney movie. And don't forget about seeing Santa Claus as he is there daily until Christmas.
The biggest highlight though is going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. There is an extra charge for going to the party but you can arrive at 4 PM and stay until after Midnight with limited crowds. Most rides are open and with the crowds going to meet the Special Characters and shows there is usually no wait at all. The parade takes place 2 times each night and is a treat to see everyone dressed in holiday attire. My favorite is the marching toy soldiers!
There are all sorts of meet and greets with all your Disney favorites in special Christmas outfits. They serve cookies, hot chocolate, apple cider, Fanta soda all you care to eat and drink all evening. To end the evening Disney puts on a special fireworks show that will have you looking to the sky in amazement. Disney is almost a 3 hour drive from Bonita Springs but this trip could be easily done with just one overnight. The party runs on select nights until Dec. 22 if you’re looking for fun things to do that are holiday related.
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