• Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.

News Walt Disney World Christmas holidays 2022

wdwmagic

Administrator
Moderator
Original Poster
Notably, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! does not return to Disney's Hollywood Studios, neither do the Cinderella Castle Dreamlights at Magic Kingdom. Instead, theme park icons will continue to transform into Beacons of Magic in between showings of glittering holiday-themed displays.

 
Last edited:

HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
This year, they can hide behind their EXCITING 50th anniversary celebration to explain away these rather paltry offerings.

But, next year?

"Due to unforeseen economic conditions, we will not be able to offer more Christmas decorations outside of projections. And, of course, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, with tickets starting at only $299/person!"

From my viewpoint: No lights on the castle = Cheap. And an indication that most physical effects like that are on their way out around the parks, to be replaced by projections. Because TDO can't get enough projections. :banghead:
 

mattpeto

Well-Known Member
I don't expect Holiday D-Lights to return, but there is still a webpage for the tour FWIW:

Of course the tour also references RoE...

It would be ironic if the 50th decorations are removed, the dreamlights return and a new RoE show is featured in Epcot in 2023.
 

ToTBellHop

Well-Known Member
"Due to unforeseen economic conditions, we will not be able to offer more Christmas decorations outside of projections. And, of course, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, with tickets starting at only $299/person!"
At least give MK a new Christmas Tree…I swear that old thing came from Ancient Mesopotamia.
1664917783963.gif
 

iMax

Well-Known Member
Being that the 50th decorations is still on the castle it makes sense, Disneyland did the same during the 60th…

But I swear if they don’t come back next year (with a new lighting ceremony)
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
Being that the 50th decorations is still on the castle it makes sense, Disneyland did the same during the 60th…

But I swear if they don’t come back next year (with a new lighting ceremony)

Paris is getting some type of new lighting for their castle this year. They recently installed them on the castle turrets. I hope if the MK Dreamlights do not return as they were, they return in a new way, maybe permanently installed.
 

James Alucobond

Well-Known Member
Paris is getting some type of new lighting for their castle this year. They recently installed them on the castle turrets. I hope if the MK Dreamlights do not return as they were, they return in a new way, maybe permanently installed.
I would hope for this but certainly not count on anything similar happening. I personally kind of hate the Dreamlights during the day.
 

wdwfan22

Well-Known Member
Being that the 50th decorations is still on the castle it makes sense, Disneyland did the same during the 60th…

But I swear if they don’t come back next year (with a new lighting ceremony)
The Dreamlights are another entertainment offering that will surprise me if they ever return. Disney seems to be content with using projections.
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
Details on the Storytellers at EPCOT -

Storytellers
Throughout the holidays, World Showcase comes alive with the legends and lore of the season.

Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion
¡Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Thursdays
  • 11:05 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM and 5:15 PM
  • 25-minute performances
A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion
Celebrate the season with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:35 AM, 12:35 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:35PM, 4:35PM, 5:35 PM, 6:35 PM and 7:10 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Chinese Lion Dancer – China Pavilion
Catch a glimpse of this colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • Noon, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances
La Befana – Italy Pavilion
Come hear the tale of La Befana, the kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping young children on the Eve of the Epiphany.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:35 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM and 5:45 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Santa Claus – The Odyssey Pavilion
Get ready for Christmas with Santa Claus now through December 24. Whether you know him as St. Nick, Père Noël or Father Christmas, a visit with jolly Santa Claus brings good cheer to the season.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
  • 60-minute performances
Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion
Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year!

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:20 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:40 PM, 3:20 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:50 PM and 6:35 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions
Guests will discover an entertaining celebration of Hanukkah along World Showcase promenade, where a storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Père Noël – France Pavilion
Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 12:50 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:30 PM and 5:15 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion
Join Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the traditions of the United Kingdom and good cheer.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion
Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North with the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:25 PM, 4:30 PM and 6:35 PM
  • 20-minute performances
 

ToTBellHop

Well-Known Member
Details on the Storytellers at EPCOT -

Storytellers
Throughout the holidays, World Showcase comes alive with the legends and lore of the season.

Las Posadas Celebration – Mexico Pavilion
¡Feliz Navidad! Join the fun and pageantry of Las Posadas with dancers, piñatas and the music of Mariachi Cobre.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Thursdays
  • 11:05 AM, 12:05 PM, 1:05 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM and 5:15 PM
  • 25-minute performances
A Mischievous Magical Barn Santa – Norway Pavilion
Celebrate the season with laughter as a mischievous Barn Santa visits Sigrid, an unsuspecting Christmas storyteller.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:35 AM, 12:35 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:35PM, 4:35PM, 5:35 PM, 6:35 PM and 7:10 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Chinese Lion Dancer – China Pavilion
Catch a glimpse of this colorful performance that brings good fortune and happiness in the Lunar New Year.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • Noon, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances
La Befana – Italy Pavilion
Come hear the tale of La Befana, the kind-hearted witch who visits sleeping young children on the Eve of the Epiphany.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:35 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM and 5:45 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Santa Claus – The Odyssey Pavilion
Get ready for Christmas with Santa Claus now through December 24. Whether you know him as St. Nick, Père Noël or Father Christmas, a visit with jolly Santa Claus brings good cheer to the season.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
  • 60-minute performances
Daruma Storyteller – Japan Pavilion
Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year!

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:20 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:40 PM, 3:20 PM, 4:20 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:50 PM and 6:35 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Hanukkah Storyteller – Between Morocco and France Pavilions
Guests will discover an entertaining celebration of Hanukkah along World Showcase promenade, where a storyteller recounts traveling abroad to explore the diverse music and traditions of Hanukkah around the world.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Père Noël – France Pavilion
Visit with Père Noël and rediscover the magic of Christmas through the letter of a delightful child.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 12:50 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:30 PM and 5:15 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Father Christmas – United Kingdom Pavilion
Join Father Christmas as he rings in the season, sharing the traditions of the United Kingdom and good cheer.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • 15-minute performances
Canadian Holiday Voyageurs – Canada Pavilion
Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North with the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs.

Performance Details:
  • Sundays through Saturdays
  • 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:25 PM, 4:30 PM and 6:35 PM
  • 20-minute performances
Well this all is much-appreciated. World Showcase has really improved in 2022 from its sad pandemic state.
 

heapster411

Active Member
"Due to unforeseen economic conditions, we will not be able to offer more Christmas decorations outside of projections. And, of course, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, with tickets starting at only $299/person!"

From my viewpoint: No lights on the castle = Cheap. And an indication that most physical effects like that are on their way out around the parks, to be replaced by projections. Because TDO can't get enough projections. :banghead:
Makes you think that "Paycheck Chapek" really wants to decorate with aluminum trees and a color wheel?
 
Last edited:

Register on WDWMAGIC. This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.

Top Bottom