Christmas Archive

Winter Disney Packing Tips

If you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland during winter (pretty much November through February), what you will need to think about packing will be different than visits throughout the rest of the year. In this post, we’ll offer tips to prepare for unseasonably cold weather in Florida. I was reminded of this today when

December 2019 at Disney World

Here’s what to expect in December 2019 at Walt Disney World in terms of weather, crowds, special events, and more. Basically, December is all about Christmas…and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s start with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Walt Disney World has not released an official opening date for Star Wars land, but

Magic Kingdom Update: December 2018

We return to Magic Kingdom again for a post-Christmas visit to check on the current status of several projects and random stuff around the park, including Tron Lightcycle Power Run, Liberty Square Riverboat, Aunt Polly’s, our New Year’s Eve (eve) visit to Magic Kingdom, and more. Let’s start with the current hot topic, and that’s

Epcot Update: December 2018

Yesterday, we visited Epcot as construction on the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille attractions continues, and the park gets ready to ring in 2019. In this post, we’ll share some photos, plus a final look at Christmas and the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. Despite the lack of updates, we’ve been to Epcot more

Tokyo DisneySea Christmas Trip Report

This post offers thoughts, anecdotes, and photos from our holiday trip to Japan, with a focus on Tokyo DisneySea. It’s the “sequel” to our Tokyo Disneyland Christmas Trip Report, and takes a similar approach to that, with some commentary followed by 60 photos. To be honest, I didn’t expect to be writing this Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo Disneyland Christmas Trip Report

At the start of the holiday season, we visited Tokyo Disneyland to experience the Japan castle park’s ‘Christmas Fantasy.’ In this trip report, we’ll share 50+ photos from the parks, including seasonal entertainment, decorations, and more. This is our favorite time of year to visit–not just Tokyo Disney Resort, but Japan, period. For the last

Grand Floridian at Christmas

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is the next stop in the Magic Kingdom area on our tour of Walt Disney World hotels at Christmas. In this post, we’ll take a look at the iconic gingerbread house, the resort’s towering icon tree, and the other elegant decorations at WDW’s flagship resort. A visit to the Grand

Animal Kingdom Lodge at Christmas

The next stop in our Christmas-time hotel tour takes us to Animal Kingdom Lodge, a resort few guests will visit, at least if they aren’t staying there. That’s a shame, as it’s arguably the best resort at Walt Disney World. This continues as we attempt to expand upon our Free Self-Guided Walt Disney World Yuletide Resort