Christmas In The Parks – 125

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Tanya Hickman from Every Magic Moment and Heather Winfield from I Love Characters are here to talk about Christmas in the Disney Parks. Tanya just returned from a quick trip to Disney. There is a lot of new stuff happening in Florida. Tanya is going to take us through the new stuff happening on the West Coast. Then Heather will jump in to talk about what is happening on the East Coast.

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Show Notes

  • [01:22] The Festival of Holidays is back in Disneyland this year. They have great food booths with all new offerings, and you can meet Clarabelle or Reindeer Pluto.
  • [02:54] How Tanya was totally judged by a little girl for meeting Clarabelle.
  • [03:26] Tanya got a tasting pass. The food was the main thing she planned this week. She went through each booth and made sure to get stuff that cost at least $6.00 to get her money's worth. The eggnog macaron was really good.
  • [05:16] Viva Navidad! was great to watch this year. It is an immersive atmosphere that video doesn't do justice.
  • [06:48] Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi's Joy to the Whirl they play all Christmas music and it is decorated.
  • [07:45] Thor & Loki meet in the Hollywood backlot area. Tanya's game plan included finding Loki. She waited until they set up a rope and then they got in line. She was fifth in line. Thor comes out and does an introduction then his brother Loki comes out.
  • [10:52] The garland is back in Disneyland.
  • [11:42] How the Christmas fixtures on the lights in Florida are nice.
  • [12:37] Peppermint beignets are back in Disneyland. The boysenberry beignets died Tanya’s fingers blue for a week. They are also making the candy canes.
  • [14:18] Disneyworld has a bunch of new stuff. Heather is going around her birthday for a couple of days.
  • [14:59] Hollywood studios has really good decorations this year. The Christmas tree is in Echo Lake. Gurdie is decorated for Christmas. There are two angles for photopass and their are ornaments in the water and there are deer around the lake. Gurdie is the dinosaur on Echo Lake.
  • [17:35] There is a projection show at night. They also have a lot of great new foods. They even have flavored hot chocolates and a hot chocolate flight.  
  • [20:39] How it is hard to get in the Christmas spirit when it is 90 degrees.
  • [22:03] Hollywood Studios have new magnets for Christmas. This is a must stop for the holidays.
  • [23:04] Epcot has holidays of the world or festival of the holidays. They have a lot of good food including the Cookie Nook.
  • [26:23] They have also added holiday characters. Belle is in a red Christmas dress. Belle and Aurora have traded meeting places, but Aurora has a pink poinsettia in her hair. Snow White has holly in her hair.
  • [30:12] There are also songs from Coco being performed. Donald and Pluto also dress up for the holidays.
  • [33:33] They have the storytellers in Norway and there are stories from different countries.
  • [34:09] The voices of liberty and the Victorian holidays are always beautiful.
  • [34:51] Epcot has a cool New Year's Eve with DJs and dance parties and bars. New Year's Eve at Epcot is highly recommended. There is also a cool dragon in China.
  • [38:01] There is also a Tomorrow Land show during the New Year's Eve party.
  • [45:14] Disney Springs has a lot of cool sculptures and decorations along with wine slushies.
  • [46:26] The gingerbread display is now by the Fantasia store glass wall and it is a Cinderella theme this year.
  • [49:14] Santa and Mrs. Claus dressed like they would be going to an island vacation.
  • [51:57] Zero has been added to the haunted mansion. He is an animated version.
  • [52:49] How Steph is now super excited to go to Disneyland or Disneyworld during the holidays.
  • [54:12] Next week, Steph is launching a brand new subscription of Disney Park Printables. Digital downloads will be $9.99 and printed will be $19.99. There will be two activities and two posters, a crafty treat, and a PDF of things to do that involve Disney history.
  • [59:25] The first 100 subscribers of the physical version will get some nice bonus prizes. The coupon will come though the newsletter so please subscribe.

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