Disney Legend Kurt Russell, who has starred in Disney films from the 1960s to 2017’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will read the Christmas story this year – as well as gold- and silver-medal-winning gymnast Laurie Hernandez. Two veterans of the event – actress/comedienne Ana Gasteyer and Jodi Benson, voice of Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” – complete this year’s list.
*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.
Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort December 16, and at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort, January 5, 2018.
Visit our original story for more details and to see a first look inside the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire experience.
Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.
- Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark: Mysterious Transmissions Signal Trouble in The Collector’s Fortress at Disney California Adventure Park – Each evening during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark takes guests on a new adventure at Disney California Adventure park. We’ve received this transmission from The Collector’s assistant, Apheta, which seems to indicate something scary has happened inside The Collector’s Fortress.
- Last Chance for Teens to Dream Big at the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy – We’ve told you previously about the magical experience of Disney Dreamers Academy and how this mentoring program has inspired more than 1,000 young minds nationwide to dream big. Well, for the next group of potential Dreamers, time is running out as there is only a few weeks left to apply for the 2018 program.
- Hong Kong Disneyland Starts Construction on Multi-Year Expansion – Soon you’ll be able to step into the storytelling world of Frozen, Marvel and more like never before at Hong Kong Disneyland!
- Inside Villages Nature Paris: An Eco-Tourism Destination Just Outside Disneyland Paris – Today, we’re proud to announce an all-new way to enjoy the natural world on a scale never before possible thanks to the opening of an immersive eco-tourism destination: Villages Nature Paris!
- Marvel Super Heroes and Villains Battle in Action-Packed Stunt Spectacular During Marvel Day at Sea – All summer long we’ve been unveiling details about Marvel Day at Sea, premiering on the Disney Magic this week, and today I am thrilled to give you a glimpse at the day’s epic finale. For the first time ever, Marvel Super Heroes and Villains will face-off in an incredibly exciting battle at sea!
- Frozen, Duffy and Pixar Bring Winter to Life at Tokyo Disney Resort – Winter is coming to Tokyo Disney Resort – and that means more warm hugs and frosty fun! Starting January 11, Tokyo Disney Resort will host several special winter offerings: Duffy’s Heartwarming Days, Pixar Playtime and Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy.