Episode 7: Walt Disney World During the Holidays

Team member Heather W joins us to share her favorite memories to be made and captured at Walt Disney World during the holidays.


Heather W
Brittney Leavitt

Show Notes

Heather's Holiday WDW Faves

1) “Cinderella's Wish” Castle Lighting Show at Magic Kingdom
Tips: View from further back.  DO NOT MISS
2) Osbourne Lights at Hollywood Studios
Tips: Visit during Fantasmic.  Also, lights stay open 1 hour after closing. Lighter crowds, shorter lines for pictures.
3) Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Special Characters:
Cinderella with Prince Charming and all the Tremaines
Scrooge McDuck
Peter & Wendy (by the Carousel)
7 Dwarfs (by Splash Mountain)
Christmas Mickey & Minnie
“Celebrate the Season” castle show
Free Hot Chocolate & Cookies!
4) Resorts
Grand Floridian – 16 ft. Tall Gingerbread House
Contemporary – Gingerbread Christmas Tree
Fort Wilderness – Beautiful lobby at the Lodge and fun guest decorations in the campground!
Beach Club – Chocolate Carousel
Swan & Dolphin – White Poinsettia Tree and other beautiful decor.
PINS for each resort and each special gingerbread house.
5) Epcot
Tips: Candelight Processional – You don't HAVE to wait in long lines to get a peek and you can hear it anywhere in the area.
 Holiday Storytellers in each pavilion.  Will meet and take pictures afterwards.
6) Animal Kindgom
Tips: Character themed trees
Camp Minnie-Mickey to meet characters in Holiday outfits
Jingle Jungle Parade
7) Illuminations Tag at Epcot
8) Trees at Camp Minnie Mickey in Animal Kingdom
9) Ft. Wilderness Campground guest decorations
10) ICE

Characters To Find

Mickey, Minnie, Donald @ Camp Minnie Mickey, AK
Goofy & Pluto @ Dinoland, AK
Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger @ Discovery Island, AK
Christmas Phineas & Ferb @ DHS
Santa Goofy @ Osborne Lights
Christmas Duffy @ Epcot
Santa @ Magic Kingdom, Tour Guide Gardens
Santa and Mrs Claus @ Epcot, America
Santa @ DTD, Santa Goofy after Xmas
Beach Santa and Mrs Claus @ Swan/Dolphin
Close to Xmas, characters at resorts
MVMCP-Scrooge, Cindy w/Prince and Steps, Dwarves, Princesses w/Princes, Mickey & Minnie (costumes),
              wearing scarves: Pooh characters, Aladdin/etc, Wendy/Peter Pan

Photo Ops/Other

Candlelight Processional
Pins-Gingerbread, Resorts
Toy Soldiers when you enter the park, Soldiers with trees until parade
Epcot topiaries (Mickey/Minnie/Pluto,Goofy/Donald, Stitch)
Tree/SE from World Showcase lagoon
Germany train
All park Trees (Epcot 2, one by America)
Animal Kingdom photopass Stitch magic shot popping out of box
Tinsel Stars by ToT
View of GF house from above, smoke out of chimney
DTD tree, snowmen
Voices of Liberty sing xmas songs, Gospel choir
TouringPlans.com to gauge holiday crowd levels.


Heather's Pick: “PicFrame” App
Steph's Pick:  EasyWDW MVMCP posts