Our exclusive series of Disney Side holiday live events at Walt Disney World Resort wraps on New Year’s Eve with a special surprise from Magic Kingdom Park.
We’re live streaming a special New Year’s Eve eve presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks right here on the Disney Parks Blog.
At 11:50 p.m. EST on Wednesday, we’re hosting coverage of the special New Year’s Eve presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks. To see it live, just visit the front page of the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 11:35 p.m. on December 31.
See you then.
Are fireworks a must-see for you on New Year’s Eve? Here at Walt Disney World Resort, our holiday spectaculars have been lighting up the night for weeks in anticipation of Christmas. Check out the gallery of images below for a look at the latest fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot.
For details on what our parks have planned for New Year’s Eve, click here.
Tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark image was shot from the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort of “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” during a recent Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
We hope you have a very, merry holiday week!
Thanks to Mark Willard for the great shot.
Let us be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas. We have a surprise to share with Disney Parks Blog readers – the third in a series of Cinderella Castle wallpapers captured earlier this year by Walt Disney World photographer Kent Phillips. To download, simply click on the image below – it’ll fit all of your screens.
Have a Merry Christmas and keep checking the blog today for more stories from Jennifer, Erin, Nate and Tyler.
The Citrus Swirl has competition!
A little Orange Bird told me a favorite pineapple soft serve treat in Magic Kingdom Park is now available at Sunshine Tree Terrace. Shh … You didn’t hear it from me!
Our final mystery image of 2014 may be our most difficult. It’s a colorful frog resting on a lily pad that’s only visible this time of year – in a Christmas tree. To spot it, you must have an eagle eye while walking around at Disney Parks. Any guesses? Please put your answers in the comments and we’ll update the post with the answer later today.
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It’s a special time of the year at the Walt Disney World Resort – and our ongoing #DisneyKids series has showed us, holidays are often the best times for a “first memory.” Whether it’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights or another park experience, there are so many opportunities to make a first memory.
Today, we have a #DisneyKids treat – a first holiday greeting with Mickey.
If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, we’re sharing more fun ideas for the little ones as well as some offers designed with your family in mind on our special preschool page.
Are you visiting Walt Disney World Resort this January and are looking for a few other things to check out? Here are a couple of artist showcases that made my list.
January 1 – 4: Artist Larry Dotson will be on hand to kick off the New Year with special appearances and signings at Walt Disney World Resort, January 1 – 4 at Main Street Cinema in Magic Kingdom Park and January 8 – 11 at Art of Disney, Downtown Disney Marketplace. Learn more.
Now – January 5: Get dolled up! Stop by Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace and meet representatives from Precious Moments Dolls who will be wrapping up this season’s showcase. Learn more.
January 6 – 8: Fall in love with the latest fragrance, The Essence of Norway, from Laila Inc. Fragrance Designer Geir Ness will be available for a special appearance and signing from Noon to 6 p.m., each day, at The Puffin’s Roost in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. Learn more.
January 19 – 25: Have you been waiting to meet artist Greg McCullough? Find him this month at Art of Disney, Downtown Disney Marketplace. It’s never too late to add a new piece by Greg McCullough to your collection. Learn more.
We have many more events in store for you this year, so keep watching the Disney Parks Blog.
One of my favorite parts of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is the marching toy soldiers who appear in “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade” – but it looks like this guy lost his way.
What’s he looking at? Is Cinderella Castle just too enchanting this time of year? Has a holiday treat caught his attention? You tell us – go ahead and “Caption This” image.
By far one of the happiest holiday sights I enjoy here at Walt Disney World Resort each year is “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade,” which steps off during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
This year, Disney photographer Charlie Champagne went out and captured dozens of new photos of the parade that you just can’t miss. Be sure to check out the gallery above for dancing gingerbread men, marching toy soldiers, our friends from “Frozen,” Santa Claus and much more.