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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on December 22nd, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

To celebrate the holidays, Mickey Mouse has recruited some familiar faces from around Walt Disney World parks and resorts to help him recite the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (or as it’s often called, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”). I’d tell you who is in the video, but that’d ruin the fun, right? Just know that you’ll see characters, crew and cast from all four theme parks, the resorts, Blizzard Beach, ESPN Wide World of Sports and some areas guests usually don’t visit. Merry Christmas.

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David on December 22nd, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Very cute video! A Happy Christmas to all on the DisneyParks blog staff too.


Kimberly from MA on December 22nd, 2011 at 3:09 pm

What a great video!! It’s nice to see all types of cast members included.


Dale from MD on December 22nd, 2011 at 3:17 pm

How wonderful!!! It was great to see Ms Pam Brody — we love her!

Merry Christmas!


Allison from GA on December 22nd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Loved this!!! It was great to see some familiar and new faces in the video. I am such a sapp – I got teary eyed 😀


Lisa from NJ on December 22nd, 2011 at 3:39 pm

This was a great idea! I loved seeing so many different aspects of WDW represented. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the people who make WDW such a wonderful place.


Bridget on December 22nd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Wonderful video! I was giggling and smiling from ear to ear °o° Merry Christmas to everyone at Disney! Thanks for making life so magical ♥


Bob on December 22nd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Thanks for sharing this with us, Tom! Way to go once again, Disney Parks. This is another wonderful video. :-) The snowflakes are a real treat! Disney Magic at its best. ♥


Lynnette on December 22nd, 2011 at 4:59 pm

What a fantastic video! And thank you for saying Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays!


Philip on December 22nd, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Kermit the Frog’s cameo was a nice little surprise.


Jason from NC on December 22nd, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Awesome video! Thank you to the team that put it together!!


Michael on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Walt Disney World is definetly the happiest place on earth! :) (especially during christmas time!)


Jessica on December 23rd, 2011 at 2:42 am

I used to work at Magic Kingdom in Photopass and I saw Barbara in this video, the greatest PAC lady there ever was!


Deborah from MN on December 23rd, 2011 at 8:15 am

This is Fantastic!!! Merry Christmas to all the wonderful cast members at Disney that make every day magical!


Barbara on December 23rd, 2011 at 8:49 am

A Huge “THANK YOU” to Thomas Smith & WDW for this wonderful idea. As a result of it I was allowed to see my son (Brandon-speaker for the ‘Tower Of Terror” clip) in action. The family hasn’t been able to visit with him in 9 months (ILLINOIS-FLORIDA). Now all of his family and friends back home here can see an updated version of this special man. This video has helped to ease the ache of missing him durring the holidays (as much as possible). Again, Thank You and God Bless.


Thomas on December 23rd, 2011 at 9:42 am

Merry Christmas! This made me want to go to Walt Disney World … and I’m already there!!!


Michael on December 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 am

This is really nice, got to see all the different characters and cast members and all locations around the resort. Lets see, the new Meet Mickey location, Germany, Polynesian, Sorcerers Hat, Animal Kingdom, Grand Floridian, Blizzard Beach, Fort Wilderness Lodge, Main Street Fire Dept, World Wide Sports, Cinderella Castle, Kilamanjaro Safaris?, Haunted Mansion, Toy Story Mania, Fort Wilderness Campground, Town Hall, Magic Kingdom Costuming?, Great Britain, The Land, Studio Backlot?, Kitchen of ?, France, Jungle Cruise, Expedition Everest, Universe of Energy, Tower of Terror, and Holiday Castle.


Brenda on December 23rd, 2011 at 10:54 am

Brenda this is your Husband, this is very beautiful and you acting was great, happy holidays and congratulations to you from your family,Thaise,etahn, nicole,adrianne and Josh


Jennifer on December 23rd, 2011 at 11:11 am

This was REALLY cute and creative; I loved how each cast member was in some way connected to the passage they were reading. I can’t be in WDW for Christmas, but this video got me as close as possible. Kudos to whomever developed this!


Bruce from WI on December 23rd, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Wonderful treat for those of us who love WDW. Going all over the resort & including cast members was a great idea. Thanks to Thomas Smith & all who participated!


Shawn on December 23rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

What a great video! Like others have said, it was wonderful to see cast members participating. Wonderful idea.

Merry Christmas!


Skip from FL on December 24th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Outstanding, encore!


Judith from PA on December 25th, 2011 at 9:07 am

Fabulous video. I’ve watched it at least a dozen times already. Way to go WDW!! Merry Christmas everyone!


alma on December 27th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

How wonderful, and especially seeing my sister Debbie in the video… this was her line : His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
Great Job every body