As the pumpkins start to disappear, wreaths and holly take its place as Christmas moves into Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Over the past few years, the Studios have become almost the new home of Christmas and this year the ever-expanding park takes a big leap to being the holiday center of Walt Disney World.
The first of the changes for 2017 is a bit of a Holiday overlay for the “For The First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along” with the addition of Olaf and songs from his upcoming short “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.”
As night starts to fall, Echo Lake comes alive with floating ornaments and the return of the Christmas tree into the park.
It wouldn’t be a “special time” of year without some new food offerings and this year has many reasons to spend the day eating around the park.
The newest addition to the Holiday Time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the projections that appear on the Hollywood Tower Hotel as part of the Sunset Seasons Greetings. The fun show, much like the Tree of Life Awakening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will run throughout the night from sunset to park closing with four different shows that bring new life to Sunset Blvd.
Returning this year was the breakout hit of last years holiday time, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! This multimedia fireworks presentation brings back Wayne and Lanny from the Prep and Landing shorts and adds a lot of heart to this perfect holiday kiss goodnight!
On select nights for this holiday season, there is also the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! dessert party which is a great way to enjoy this new nighttime spectacular. Don’t wait too long because last year this event booked up very fast so head HERE to book this amazing event.
I have been visiting Disney Parks all my life during the holidays and while Disneyland/Magic Kingdom is the true classic Christmas (think It’s A Wonderful Life), Disney’s Hollywood Studios is quickly becoming more of a modern-day Christmas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This holiday season make sure you plan a family night for this park and have some fun!
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