Are you tired of my Disney posts yet? lol. We just got back from our holiday trip and it was amazing to say the least. As I mentioned in my last post, we have never been this time of year and everything was as if it was the first time. All the parks were decorated in holiday decorations which is my favorite time of year, the parks were playing carols and all of the shows somehow revolved around the holidays. It also was cooler in weather so I enjoyed being comfortable wandering the parks. Lines didn’t seem as bad and days didn’t seem that long because we were comfortable where as in spring/summer months, your mind is on the unbearable heat and nothing else.
Our first day in the parks, we went to Epcot. My last experience at epcot was the worst but this time I enjoyed it. If you’re unfamiliar with this particular park, it’s all about being a world traveler! You get to experience foods unique to places like China, Canada, France and many more with shows and shops. They are known by adults as the park where alcohol is sold literally everywhere. While it is not a park with an abundance of rides, there are some great ones there to make up for it and it is fun to experience different cultures.
Our second day was spent at Magic Kingdom and we also attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It was a night full of shows revolving around the holidays, amazing fireworks, hot chocolate, the best parade I ever saw at Disney and lots of snow. Yes, Disney made it snow multiple times lol.
Our third day was spent at Animal Kingdom, and while it was the least decorative of them all, Pandora and the flight of passage ride makes up for it all. We also did the safari at night time which was a first for us, and it was nice seeing all the animals roam. During the day, the animals are usually doing absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, we didn’t get our yearly photo at the tree of life 😞
Lastly we went to Hollywood Studios. While this is the smallest park, Harper’s favorite show is there which is the frozen ever after show. I was relieved to see that the finale song was not let it go, instead Elsa and Anna sung new songs. They also made it snow (of course). Additionally, there is a new show called Jingle Bell Jingle Bam for the holidays with fireworks and lots of snow as well at closing time to end your night in a festive mood.
Honestly it was magical experiencing the happiest place on earth during the best season of the year. While it’s not quite Christmas, it was a great way to start the season. We loved all of the decorations and new shows that are specifically for this time of year. We have officially been on every ride in all the parks and feel super accomplished as well. If you’ve been to Disney, you know that riding everything in one trip is nearly impossible. Other than that, please enjoy all the photos! Now that we have been during this season where it is festive, I would recommend going during this time of year. Be careful not to book directly around holidays to prevent parks reaching capacity but other than that I say do it! The only downside is, it may be too cool for the pool some days and if your child is like Harper they are still dying to swim even while it is 60 degrees with a blanket and jacket on! Aside from that, Disney is enjoyable any time of the year, because well, its Disney.. lol. Before we end this post, what are your Disney tips and hacks? As well as what is your favorite ride? I’m curious to know how you all get through Disney if you have been 🙂
Happy Holidays to you all as well, thank you so much for being on this journey of blogging with me! I appreciate it so much.