News Walt Disney World Christmas holidays 2022

jeanericuser001

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I guess many animals are gonna be walking out of their indoor enclosures, step out into the cold, and then turn around with a subtle "Nope" look on their face as they would rather enjoy a heater than be in an ice box. Reminds me of a similar situation at Busch Gardens once. It was cold and raining so the tigers one by one had gone to their indoor enclosure door. They then started pawing at the door repeated with pitiful moans of disgust. One had even climbed into the mini tunnel between the enclosure parts and was just laying there while looking at the weather outside. It was so funny to watch as those tigers were really acting like house cats that day.
 

JoeCamel

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I guess many animals are gonna be walking out of their indoor enclosures, step out into the cold, and then turn around with a subtle "Nope" look on their face as they would rather enjoy a heater than be in an ice box. Reminds me of a similar situation at Busch Gardens once. It was cold and raining so the tigers one by one had gone to their indoor enclosure door. They then started pawing at the door repeated with pitiful moans of disgust. One had even climbed into the mini tunnel between the enclosure parts and was just laying there while looking at the weather outside. It was so funny to watch as those tigers were really acting like house cats that day.
You know the rock the lions lay on in the savannah? They are heated to make that spot where they want to be. Lots of accommodations like that with the animals
 

jeanericuser001

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You know the rock the lions lay on in the savannah? They are heated to make that spot where they want to be. Lots of accommodations like that with the animals
But having it be in the lower to mid 30s may be a bit much for some animals. That would be like doing women's volleyball in bikinis when its in the 30s. You just know many women would complain in an instant about that. Im sure some animals no doubt share similar sentiments.
 

Disone

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Reminder - today is the first day the party exclusive Holiday entertainment in Magic Kingdom is available to all guests.

Here's where you can see the full schedule -

And it was also the first day of the trains!!!! And that made for a wonderful joyful and grateful holiday experience.

I started the riding the rails.....

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Then decided to brave the cold and enjoy the holiday offerings. Was able to get a lot in.....

I really wish MK did all this for more then just this week. It does absolutely make MK feel like it is a joyous place to celebrate the holiday season.

It was almost 70, sunny and bright. Perfect parade weather and so a viewing of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.


Look at the blue sky....
And Santa rounding out the parade.....

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And soon the sun would start to drop and with it so did the temperature.

I took a few more laps around on the railroad. And then watched them back the trains out of Fantasyland station to the round house. There was a chill in the air but warmth in my heart.
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And now back to the Holiday offerings......

Next on the agenda thing on the agenda.... Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration.

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And even though Jingle Cruise was posted at 25 minutes I Lucked out with a 25 second wait as the standby line was non- existent. Humorously at the entrance of the line there were some lightning lane guests arguing with the line attendant. The attendant was explaining that their lightning lane was not valid for another 45 minutes and they were arguing that they should be allowed on now. He told him they're welcome to use the standby line, but they didn't want to. I moved on past the scene and as it turned out literally the lightning lane had a longer wait than the standby line where I walked directly to and onboard the next Jungle Cruise boat.

They really added a lot to this attraction over the years.I feel like it's a fun holiday layover. Boats are decorated. The costumes are slightly different with Santa caps done in the style of jungle Cruise skipper, and many of the scenes of course have been decorated.
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And the I some how ended up on the people mover and as it went into Space Mountain I was excited to hear the Trans-Siberian orchestra rocking out inside of Space Mountain complete with a massive laser light show going on. Wait time posted for space mountain, 40 minutes. It actually was longer than 40 minutes but still totally worth it.

And the Grand Prix raceway was also no longer just a few Christmas lights, this too has grown over the few years they have been doing it. From beginning to end it's lit up with Christmas lights, music and holiday decor.

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And of course I also took in the aptly named Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, which honestly are wonderful. Even without the perimeter shots.

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The crowd really loved Minnie's Fireworks. Despite several pre-show announcements, the family standing next to me were still shocked that this was not the regular Enchantment show. How they missed all the pre-show announcements is beyond me but for about the first two 2 minutes into the show they kept saying "this isn't the show we saw the other night". They are so excited for it. I could tell they loved it from beginning to end.

So did I.

Merry Christmas.
 

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Thumper 32

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A few things worth noting:
• Not listed here but also happening during the day now is Totally Tomorrowland Christmas
• It appears the Adventure Friends Cavalcade will be dark during this week+ of holiday entertainment
• Unsurprisingly the My Disney Experience app is not properly showing any of this entertainment right now
Multiple days later, and the holiday entertainment is still not listed in the app. With them still being too cheap to print Times Guides, how is anyone supposed to know what times any of the entertainment is?
 

Disone

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Multiple days later, and the holiday entertainment is still not listed in the app. With them still being too cheap to print Times Guides, how is anyone supposed to know what times any of the entertainment is?
Signs are posted in the park. Also, and I hope it's okay to reference this, on WDW live entertainment.
 

MisterPenguin

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Signs are posted in the park. Also, and I hope it's okay to reference this, on WDW live entertainment.
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Actually, kinda surprised there's no printed guide at the entrance. For the Christmas upsell parties, the times of the entertainment didn't appear in DME... at least, I couldn't find it. Had to screenshow a fan page's itinerary.
 

Zummi Gummi

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Actually, kinda surprised there's no printed guide at the entrance. For the Christmas upsell parties, the times of the entertainment didn't appear in DME... at least, I couldn't find it. Had to screenshow a fan page's itinerary.
The entertainment for the parties is printed in the event guides that you can get on your way in or after you get your wrist band.
 

peter11435

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The entertainment for the parties is printed in the event guides that you can get on your way in or after you get your wrist band.
Correct. Just as it always has been. Even when they printed paper times guides, the event entertainment was not included on them and they did not have party specific times guides. It’s always been part of the event guide map.
 

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