If you had hopes for Wishes for Christmas, you’ll be out of luck as Magic Kingdom will be replacing the long running holiday fireworks show. This year, guests at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be able to see the all new fireworks show with a new host and new music to get you into the holiday season. Plus there’s even more fun stuff happening around the other parks at Walt Disney World for the holiday season.
Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show will be hosted, for the first time ever, by Minnie Mouse herself. The new show will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”
This will be exclusively at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, for 23 nights from November 8 – December 22, 2019.
- November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24
- December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22
Elsewhere at Walt Disney World this holiday season, Epcot will welcome the return of The Festival of Holidays, and Candlelight Processional. The list of celebrity narrators have started small but includes an impressive line up so far.
Here’s the list so far:
- Whoopi Goldberg – 12/6-12/7
- Pat Sajak – 12/16-12/18
- Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/22-12/24
- Edward James Olmos – 12/25-12/26
Additionally, Animal Kingdom will welcome a new holiday celebration, featuring lights, and holiday celebrations in each land. The day will see special winter animals, made possible by puppets and costumes. The night will see everything come to life.
At the center of everything, the Tree of Life awakens with a series of wintry tales, complemented by a familiar and holiday-inspired musical score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life continues to shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.
Over in Dinoland, U.S.A., all the Disney character friends gathered for Donald’s Dino-Bash! get into the spirit with colorful holiday decorations in the style of Donald Duck and each of his pals, and at night, you’re invited to gather ‘round Truck-O-Saurus for the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale and plenty of interactive fun and games.
In Asia, the residents of Anandapur have decorated the theatre district in celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India. Glowing flowers, lanterns and more illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage, home to authentic cultural performances.
The village of Harambe in Africa welcomes visitors with a unique holiday presentation, blending the inspiration and style of western traditions with the colors and textiles of authentic African celebrations. The various groups appearing throughout Harambe introduce holiday-inspired enhancements, including costume additions and new music, to their performances. The holiday fun continues inside Tusker House for dining with Disney friends, where Mickey and his pals spread holiday cheer throughout the meal.
The holiday spirit even reaches Pandora – The World of Avatar, where the ex-pats living and working on the moon of Pandora bring a little Christmastime fun to their alien home, with a display at Pongu Pongu of kitschy holiday décor, combining vintage pieces from Earth with items handcrafted from materials indigenous to Pandora.