The Holidays are a magical time, especially when you’re spending them at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts because Disney does Christmas like no other. With the help of Middle of the Magic Travel, you can give the gift of magic this year and right now is the perfect time to get in the Holiday spirit and to get started with planning your trip. In this blog, you’ll get an inside look into the most exciting events, activities, and entertainment that Disney has to offer during the Holiday season as well as some fun facts about what it takes to pull off the most amazing Christmas celebration of the year.

Can you guess how many lights are used to decorate Walt Disney World Resort for the Holidays? If you guessed 8.5 million, then you would be right. It takes an astounding 8.5 MILLION lights to make Disney glisten for the Christmas season. Talk about dazzling décor!

The magic of the Christmas Season comes to life overnight when Disney is transformed from a spooky, Halloween spectacular into an enchanting winter wonderland that is sure to fill your heart with warmth and excitement. Disney offers a plethora of fun filled, holiday themed special events and attractions throughout the months of November and December. One of the most sought-after events of the whole year is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. On select nights from November 8th to December 22nd, you can join Mickey and his friends in celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with parades, special treats, festive entertainment, and an unforgettable party with your favorite characters. In addition to all of this, Disney is debuting an all-new dazzling fireworks extravaganza that is sure to be magical. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this enchanting show in the sky hosted by Minnie Mouse herself. The holiday fireworks show can be enjoyed throughout the park, but if you want to make sure you get the most magical experience possible, you can add on one of Disney’s dessert parties where you can enjoy sweet treats and socialize with other guests all while enjoying the fireworks. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a time for celebration, magic, and joy for everyone, so make sure you get your tickets early, so you can get extra savings on a priceless experience (but don’t worry, we’ve got that part covered for you).

Did you know that there is a total of 1,300 trees throughout Disney property with 29 of these being custom made trees that range from 15-70 feet tall? Disney really takes Christmas decorating to a whole new level!

The Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World is one of the best ways to partake in the Yuletide magic at Disney. With this package you will arrive for check in on December 21st and check out on December 26th. The package includes a 4-day theme park ticket that comes with exclusive experiences like special access to ride the highly acclaimed Avatar Flight of Passage, VIP seating to view Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular, Epcot Forever, a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, an ultimate Christmas gift delivered to your room on Christmas Day, plus many more unique Disney experience opportunities. During your exclusive trip to Walt Disney World, you will also stay at one of a few select resorts including Disney’s Coronado Springs, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Saratoga Springs, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and a select few other resort hotels which will all be decorated from top to bottom for the holiday season. The Ultimate Disney Christmas Package is the deal of the Season. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any better way to spend Christmas than at Disney World with your closest friends and family. This offer is limited, so contact your travel agent soon to guarantee you get in on this unique opportunity.

In the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, you will find a life-size gingerbread house that is made up of over 10,000 pieces of gingerbread. This house takes 560 hours to construct and even if you aren’t staying at the Grand Floridian, it is definitely worth making the trip to the resort to see.

Now don’t worry, there are still plenty of fun, holiday themed activities for guests who don’t opt to purchase the Ultimate Disney Package or a ticket for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Christmas at Disney in and of itself is magical, so no matter what you choose to do, I can assure you that you will have the most wonderful time. My personal favorite is the snow on Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom. You don’t need an extra ticket to experience this unique, awe-inspiring event that could put even Scrooge in the Christmas spirit. Along with the snow, guests will be able to experience the nightly lighting of Cinderella’s Castle by the one and only, Queen Elsa, where she will transform the castle into a sparkling, ice palace that illuminates the night sky. Make sure to grab some hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy this nighttime spectacular.

This year, you can unwrap the magic of the Holidays by taking a trip to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and experiencing the joy of Christmas in a whole different way. Whether you attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, partake in the special offers of The Ultimate Disney Christmas Package, or simply just make the trip to enjoy the parks, I can assure you that you will have the merriest of times celebrating the most wonderful time of the year at the most magical place on Earth. Give the gift of magic this year and let us plan your whole Disney trip for you.

And from everyone here at Middle of the Magic Travel, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Stay magical!