Merry Christmas in July! Did you know that Walt Disney World celebrates the Christmas season for over 2 months? Due to work and family obligations, I’ve not been lucky enough to spend the holiday season at Walt Disney World; and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to anytime soon. But… I was lucky enough to be at Magic Kingdom for the beginning of the “change over” between the seasons.
My husband and I were at WDW in 2011 to attend the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on October 31st. (How cool was that!!) Halloween that year was on a Monday with the last MNSSHP on Tuesday. MK was all decked out in the fall/Halloween colors with pumpkins, scarecrows and leaves.
Instead of scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns, and pumpkins, we now had toy soldiers, mistletoe and Christmas wreaths!! It was amazing!
In fact, my husband and I took a picture at the circle meet and greet area in our Halloween costumes during the MNSSHP. Then I had to have us do the same picture with the Christmas decorations. It was our Holiday Card for the year!
I’ve read that Disney has crew that performs the decoration take down/put up overnight. I can’t imagine trying do all that in one night! Typically the lighting of the castle is occurs in the beginning of November.
Well, as I dream of going to WDW for Christmas, I hope you get to experience the magic for yourself! Have a Magical Day!!
Question of the Day: If you could celebrate any holiday or special occasion at Disney World, what would it be? And if you have done so…..what was it?
Adrienne is originally from the Chicago area but lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. She went to Disneyland when she was 7, which started her love of Disney. She even named one of her dogs after her favorite princess, Aurora. She and her husband celebrated their honeymoon at Walt Disney World in 2007 and have returned for every anniversary. They have stayed at variety of resorts on property and traveled with friends and family. Adrienne and her husband bought into DVC in May 2011 and rewarded themselves with their first fall trip for some of the special events. Adrienne and her husband consider WDW their “second home” and have become the go-to people for any Disney related questions and advice from friends, families, and acquaintances.