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Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane snow is glistening. A
beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a Disney wonderland. Yep,
it's that time of year again when the Walt Disney World resort transforms
into a menagerie of tinsel, lights, and evergreens. This edition is jam
packed with overviews and reviews of all the festive happenings at Disney
World, plus a very cool Christmas promotion. So with out delay–-it’s Insider
<< Merry Christmas from the Mouse >>
Planning a trip
for 2007? Book a Walt Disney World vacation package by December 23, and
Mickey Mouse will call the family on Christmas day to deliver the big news.
Your Magical Journeys Agent will send you the details on how to schedule
after your deposit is applied. Anyone who books a vacation is eligible to
schedule the call. Mickey will call the phone number provided between 9:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, December 25, 2006. The call must be
scheduled by 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 23, 2006.
Details & Discussion
<< Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! >>
On select nights during the Holiday season the Magic Kingdom transforms
into Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The after-hours party features a
magical night of holiday snow, an enchanting parade, Disney Character
greetings, spectacular fireworks and tasty treats, plus the most popular
Magic Kingdom attractions. The party is currently in full swing for the 2006
Holiday Season and will continue on select nights through December 21.
Let’s take a look at what INTERCOTees have recently had to say about this
festive annual event:
“We went to MVMCP in 2004 and loved it! Definitely worth the price of
admission! … We walked onto all of the "mountain" rides repeatedly, saw many
characters and had a ball! The only crowds we encountered were for the free
cookies and hot chocolate. My youngest was 5 at the time and was so excited
with the festive mood of the evening that staying up late didn't bother her
“This will be our 4th year in a row … We like the snow on main street which
is crowded and Wishes and the rides and we usually watch the parade.” –MsMin
”Loved the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!!! Hot chocolate and cookies
were quite tasty, and it was so much fun getting on rides with no lines! We
did many rides in addition to catching the parade, fireworks, and Mickey's
Twas the Night Before Christmas show. The snow on Main Street was awesome as
well. I would definitely do it again”—PirateLover
“I went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party last year and I absolutely
loved it!! The hot chocolate and cookies were great.”-- FLGator86
“Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party totally gets me ready for Christmas -
the park is decorated beautifully (they even create snow on Main St.)!
Seeing the different Christmas shows, and Santa at the end of the parade is
“I have done the Christmas Party twice. It is all about the atmosphere, the
music, the decorations, and the fun of the special parades and fireworks.”—ChipnDaleGal
2006 Party Details & Schedule
Unofficial 2006 Character Listing & Discussion
Holiday Splendor 2006 >>
From mid-November through early January, the Walt Disney World presents a
grandiose collection of events and exhibits aptly called “Holiday Splendor”.
This year the “Holiday Splendor” kicked-off November 13, 2006 and will run
through January 7, 2007.
-The Magic Kingdom-
The Kingdom of Magic and Dreams offers even more enchantment during the
Holiday Season. From tree lightings, to shows, to decorations; the Magic
Kingdom has even more to offer during this wonderful time of year.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature
was stirring… well, actually there was a Mouse. On select days during the
Holiday Season, the Galaxy Palace theater spreads Christmas Cheer with
special presentations of the “Mickey's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas”
Toy Soldiers, Teddy Bears and Candy Canes…oh, my. On select days near
Christmas, the Magic Kingdom makes special presentations of Mickey’s Very
Merry Christmas Parade twice each day. The seasonal parade is a rare sight
during regular park hours, so it is a definite not to miss.
As twilight approaches the Magic Kingdom really lights up during the Holiday
Season. On most nights during the Holiday Season the Magic Kingdom features
the “Magic Kingdom Tree Lighting Ceremony” on Main Street USA.
Once night has settled in, the Magic Kingdom lights up the sky with
Christmas spirit. On select nights near Christmas, the Magic Kingdom offers
special presentations of the Holiday Wishes fireworks show. Although this
presentation is not quite as extravagant as the one shown during Mickey’s
Very Merry Christmas Party, it is still a spectacular sight the spreads
Christmas cheer across the sky.
Epcot’s World Showcase gives Guests a taste of Winter Holidays across the
globe. With many traditional customs displayed in each country’s pavilions
and special nighttime extravaganzas, the Spirit of the Season bursts with
On most days during the Holiday Season, Epcot’s World Showcase presents
“Holidays Around the World”. Many of the pavilions come to life as Holiday
Storytellers weave tales of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and other Winter
Holiday’s lore. With multiple performances a day, Guests have lots of
opportunities to take in the international festivities.
As dusk descends upon World Showcase, Showcase Plaza lights up with dazzling
lights on most nights during the Holiday Season. Join Mickey and Friends as
they share international traditions during the “Mickey’s Tree Lighting
Treat”. Nearby, a canopy of wonder sparks to life during the Seasonal
presentation of “Lights of Winter”. The stretch between World Showcase and
Future World sparkles with a dazzling display of music and lights.
On select nights during the Holiday Season, the American Garden Theater
presents the “Candle Light Processional”. Special celebrity guest speakers
and a choral cast re-tell the Nativity Story in a stunning and moving
Most nights during the Holiday Season come to life with the hope and joy as
Epcot presents “Illuminations: Let There be Peace on Earth”. This special
presentation of Illuminations is a variation of the “Illuminations:
Reflections of Earth” show that ends with a special “Peace on Earth” finale.
Tinsel Town lives up to its name during the Holiday Season. With a Christmas
cavalcade and a wonderland of lights, Disney-MGM Studios celebrates the
Season Hollywood Style.
On most days during the Holiday Season, your favorite Stars cruise by in
their Christmas best. The Hollywood Holly-Day Parade is a special Christmas
version of the Stars and Motorcars Parade.
As night falls over the Studios, the Streets of America burst of Holiday
Heritage. During most nights during the Holiday Season, the Streets of
America transform into the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. This amazing
array of lights and lighted sculptures immerse Guests in a Big City
Christmas only found on the Silver Screen. New for 2006, the massive display
of lights dances in choreographed patterns to Seasonal musical every 15
-The Animal Kingdom-
The Wilds of the Animal Kingdom grow into a festive forest of fun during the
Holiday Season. With a Christmas caravan, a festive breakfast, and an
Evergreen clad camp, the Animal Kingdom celebrates the Season on the Wild
On most days during the Holiday Season, the trails of Discovery Island are
jamming with jingle bells and jolly with joy. Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade
is a special Christmas version of Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade that
features Characters and their vehicles in their Christmas best.
During most of the Holiday Season Camp Mickey-Minnie transforms into Santa
Goofy’s Holiday Village. This special seasonal overlay features Santa Goofy
and his friends in their Christmas Best amongst a forest of specially themed
Christmas Trees. Campfire Carolers, a Sunrise tree lighting ceremony, and
other live entertainment are sure to keep Guests’ Christmas Sprits high.
On most mornings during the Holiday Season, the Restaurantosaurs takes on a
Christmas twist. “Deck the Halls with Donald” is a special Christmas version
of Donald’s Breakfastosaurs that features Donald and Friends in their
Christmas Best and Santa Goofy.
During most of the Holiday Season Downtown Disney presents a special series
of events called “Christmas Time in the City”. The events include Meet &
Greets with Santa at his Chalet and special Seasonal performances at the
Seasonal Entertainment Guide
Christmas Photo Gallery
It’s a Wonderful Pavilion >>
The Wonders of Life Pavilion in Epcot's Future World has reopened for the
2006 Holiday Season. The pavilion re-opened November 26, 2006 will remain
open through January 1, 2007. Body Wars, Cranium Command and the Making of
Me will be operational during this period. The future of the building after
the New Year is currently unknown.
“This is very good news! I will be visiting Disney during this timeframe so
will make a point of going to Epcot to visit some of my sentimental
“I am so happy, it has been so long since I have seen Body Wars or even been
in Wonders of Life. Can't wait to see it.”-- chrisb26
“I was there yesterday...It was definitely like taking a trip to "old
INTERCOTee Top 5: Christmas Resorts >>
The Theme Parks
aren’t the only places at the Walt Disney World resort that get into the
Christmas Spirit, so do the Resort Hotels. All of the Walt Disney World
Resort Hotels get decked-out for the Holidays, some more than others. The
Insider has reviewed recent discussions and has put together the INTERCOTee
Top 5 Most Christmas Decorated Resorts.
Coming in at number 5 … Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Ostentatiously ornate garlands and tastes of Americana Christmas are draped
across Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. Sculptures of Boardwalk icons and the first
couple of Disney stand tall in the Boardwalk’s decked-out lobby. These
marvelous sculptures are made entirely from chocolate, sugar and
Coming in at number 4 … Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
It’s a Country Christmas for Guests of the Wilderness Lodge. The lodge lobby
is decked out with wreaths, garlands, and a sequoia sized Christmas Tree.
Everywhere you look around this red wood resort you’ll find rustic charms of
Coming in at number 3 … Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
The Ships come sailing in on Christmas Day with a stay at Disney’s Yacht
Club resort. Among the Nautical undertone wreaths and garlands, the lobby
showcases sugary mountain and village. This mammoth sugar mountain is
intricately detailed and completely made of confectionary construction.
Coming in at number 2 … Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Celebrating the Season Seaside, Disney’s Beach Club resort immerse Guests in
all the Wonders of a Christmas confectionaries. Amidst glittering Christmas
Trees, the Beach Club lobby showcases a A life-size, completely edible
carousel -- made with gingerbread, chocolate and sugar paste.
And coming in at number 1 … Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Christmas is a Grand Ole Time when staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian
resort. Guests encounter a Victorian Christmas in every nook and cranny of
this resort from the grand decoration in the lobby, to the Seasonal
sculptures subtlety placed about the sprawling grounds. The focal point of
these dazzling decorations is the life-size gingerbread house in the
That’s it for the countdown, to set your sights on many of these dazzling
decorations check out
Piglett822's Disney Resorts at Christmas Photos.
The staff of INTERCOT would like to wish the best to you and yours this
Christmas and Holiday Season. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like
to thank each and every one of you for the more than 10,000 subscriptions to
INTERCOT Insider. We’ll be back with our monthly articles before the New
Year, until then have a happy and healthy holiday season.
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