Winter Holidays are Here at WDW – 2010

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My wife Vickie and I visited Walt Disney World a few days after Thanksgiving to check out Disney’s progress with holiday decorations. We like Disney popcorn, so we bought a small box. You probably know that holiday food and drink containers often contain Hidden and Decorative Mickey images. We weren’t disappointed! Some decent Hidden Mickeys … Continue reading "Winter Holidays are Here at WDW – 2010"
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Star-Studded Entertainment Lineup and Magical Parade Floats Make the Season Bright During the 27th Annual ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Telecast on ABC-TV

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Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and Anaheim, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2010) – Disney Parks has pulled out all the (silver) bells and whistles for the 2010 “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” TV special – including performances from five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Mariah Carey, country music chart-topper Darius Rucker, singer/actress Amber Riley, Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez … Continue reading "Star-Studded Entertainment Lineup and Magical Parade Floats Make the Season Bright During the 27th Annual ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Telecast on ABC-TV"
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Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian

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Each year, the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa hosts a magnificently festive creation — a 16-foot-tall gingerbread house baked with 1,050 pounds of honey that takes more than 160 hours to decorate. I had the chance to see the house the other day as it was near completion. Here are some photos … Continue reading "Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian"
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Walt Disney World Resort Launches Annual Toys for Tots Drive with ‘Cuddliest Christmas Tree’ Featuring 1,200 Stuffed ‘Duffy’ Bears

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2010) – Walt Disney World Resort launched its annual Toys for Tots collection drive today with a little help from Duffy the Disney Bear and his pals Mickey and Minnie, creating the “Cuddliest Christmas Tree,” a 20-foot-high, 10-foot-wide Christmas tree made of 1,200 stuffed Duffy bears. Topping the “Cuddliest … Continue reading "Walt Disney World Resort Launches Annual Toys for Tots Drive with ‘Cuddliest Christmas Tree’ Featuring 1,200 Stuffed ‘Duffy’ Bears"
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Holiday Decorations around Epcot

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I made a short trip to the World this past weekend (Nov. 12-14), mostly for the end of the Food & Wine Festival. I couldn’t help but notice, however, that Christmas decorations are popping up all over. Here are some of the more prominent holiday displays I noticed as I wandered around the park. Starting … Continue reading "Holiday Decorations around Epcot"
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Enjoy a D-Lightful Yuletide Season With Disney Institute Holiday Tours

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — With the holidays just around the corner, Disney Institute is offering guests of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the opportunity to go behind the scenes of celebrations at various theme parks. Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights, both led by seasoned Disney … Continue reading "Enjoy a D-Lightful Yuletide Season With Disney Institute Holiday Tours"
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December Disney Doings

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Deb Wills has been on a Disney cruise the last few days, and will spend the next few visiting Walt Disney World. She’s been sharing some photos via Twitter as she travels, but for those of you who don’t follow Twitter, we thought you might like to see what she’s been getting up to — … Continue reading "December Disney Doings"
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