Having sailed on several Disney cruises, one comes to expect a certain sense of style – and the Jingle Cruise in Disneyland park doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re into ugly sweaters or you’re more of a fruit cake, you’ll be “sleighed” by the hilarious, holiday highlights during this yuletide ride along the river.
Don’t miss the boat! The Jingle Cruise is sailing now through January 6.
Festive fashions are as much a part of the Disney Parks Christmas special as the performances and parade floats. Some stars sported designer duds selected by personal stylists, while others chose items from their own closet. Our style squad was on hand at rehearsals for a sneak peek.
The “Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration” airs December 25, 2014 on ABC-TV at 10 a.m. EST and 9 a.m. In most other time zones. Be sure to check your local listings and join the conversation online using the hashtag #DisneyParade.
Actress Isabella Rossellini will take the stage to narrate the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day performances of “Candlelight Processional” (December 24-25).
The show is a retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator with seasonal songs performed by a live choir and orchestra. Shows take place daily at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre.
In addition to Rossellini, remaining narrators in this year’s line-up include:
- Blair Underwood – December 26 – 27, 2014
- Steven Curtis Chapman – December 28 – 30, 2014
Have you seen the Candlelight Processional at Epcot this year?Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
Where can you see Santa Claus, play holiday games, enjoy holiday treats and meet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their holiday best? At the Jingle Jangle Jamboree in Frontierland at Disneyland park! Check out all the fun we’ve been having this year.
Some time ago, we shared a special holiday video featuring Mickey Mouse and other familiar faces from around Walt Disney World Resort. They’re reciting the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” or as it’s often called, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” And this Christmas week, we’re sharing it again for you to enjoy.
One of the first things you see (and smell) when you walk onboard a Disney ship is a fantastically decorated, oversized gingerbread house. Countless hours (well, 320 hours to be exact) went into developing and creating the gingerbread house on each ship.
This year, we kicked off what will now be an annual competition to honor the best gingerbread house on all four ships. Congratulations to the Disney Fantasy pastry and bakery team who won the 2014 trophy for their intricate icing work and theming. The house looked like it came right out of a frozen fairytale forest!
Our gingerbread houses are baked, built and decorated onboard each year. In addition to the candies, cookies and other fun decorations, each team uses approximately 650 pounds of gingerbread dough, 220 pounds of icing sugar and 5,250 gingerbread bricks. No wonder they smell so good! When you see members of our pastry and bakery team onboard, be sure to congratulate them on a job well done!
Here in Southern California, many of our beach communities celebrate the holidays with boat parades through local harbors. But just a bit inland in Norco, Calif., also known as “Horsetown USA,” the festivities involve a different kind of transportation.
For 10 years now, Norco’s Horsetown Parade of Lights has featured equine units aglow with colorful lights and seasonal decorations. Disneyland Resort participated for the first time this year and was awarded First Place in the Horse Drawn Equestrian unit! Take a look at the festive fun as Circle D’s own “jingle horses” parade down Norco’s main thoroughfare.
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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Attention music lovers: The 2014 season of the Candlelight Processional is now in its final week at Epcot.
In case you haven’t seen the show, it’s a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, plus music supplied by an orchestra and choir. Performances take place at 5, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at America Gardens Theatre at Epcot.
Remaining narrators this season are:
- 12/21 – 12/23: Marlee Matlin
- 12/24 – 12/25: Isabella Rossellini
- 12/26 – 12/27: Blair Underwood
- 12/28 – 12/30: Steven Curtis Chapman
Narrators are subject to change without notice.
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.