Disney Travel News Disney Travel News Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:49:30 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.disneytravelagents.com Plaza Point, the All-New Holiday Store on Main Street, U.S.A., is Now Open in Disneyland Park As we’ve previously shared, Plaza Point is the all-new holiday store on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland park, and we’re excited to share that it opens today at the Disneyland Resort!

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:18:44 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9511 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9511 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations As we’ve previously shared, Plaza Point is the all-new holiday store on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland park, and we’re excited to share that it opens today at the Disneyland Resort!

For those who enjoy every aspect of the holidays, this new store is a must-visit location while they are in Disneyland park, as it is a home for the holidays all year long!

 

Inside Plaza Point, guests will find fun seasonal items – from ornaments to home décor, collectibles and more! And, throughout the year, the store will change seasonally to showcase additional holidays as well, such as Lunar New Year, Easter and Halloween, to name a few. That means guests will want to make a stop in Plaza Point each time they visit to not only see the latest décor, but also shop the current seasonal merchandise!

 

One favorite item in the new holiday store are the ornaments that guests can get personalized, which also serve as great holiday gifts! It’s so fun watching the artistry in action as cast members hand paint a name on each ornament. And good news – the ornament personalization will be available for purchase year-round.

 

Want to know a little bit more about the story of Plaza Point? This welcoming space is brought to guests by the store proprietress, named Miss Evelyn Toro. She is a world traveler, collecting unique pieces of holiday décor as she goes, and brings the treasured items back to display in her store. The warm, wood-paneled store fits perfectly in the Victorian era of Main Street, U.S.A.

 

Here to tell you more about the story of Plaza Point is Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine, who served as Executive Creative Director on this new holiday store.

 

 

We hope you get a chance to visit the all-new Plaza Point during your next visit to Disneyland park!

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Just Announced! Disney Cruise Line to Debut Enchanting Cruise Ship Float in Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade We’re beyond excited to share that there will be an extra sprinkle of pixie dust on the Parade this year as Disney Cruise Line’s brand-new cruise ship float embarks on its maiden voyage in New York City as part of the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:04:45 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9509 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9509 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations One of Guests’ favorite holiday season traditions is curling up in front of the television to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We’re beyond excited to share that there will be an extra sprinkle of pixie dust on the Parade this year as Disney Cruise Line’s brand-new cruise ship float embarks on its maiden voyage in New York City as part of the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The imaginatively designed “ship” has been christened “Magic Meets the Sea” and is inspired by the fantastical style of the Disney Wish, which sets sail in summer 2022. Our new float showcases the majesty of a Disney Cruise Line vessel and features iconic design elements including a Mickey Mouse-inspired color palette, towering red funnels and an intricate filigree motif along the hull. 

The float will also spotlight 15 favorite Disney friends who represent the stories and experiences on board the Disney Wish, including Captain Minnie Mouse, Princess Tiana, Aladdin and Jasmine, Cinderella and more.

We’ll be sharing even more magical details about Disney Cruise Line’s Parade appearance so Guests should keep an eye on the horizon!

Guests should be sure to gather their friends and family and tune in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC-TV on Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones.

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Mark Your Calendar for the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts: Jan. 14 – Feb. 21, 2022 The new year will be here before we know it, so now is the time to plan a visit to the EPCOT International Festival of the Artsdebuting Jan. 14! This global celebration of the performing, culinary and visual arts runs through Feb. 21, 2022, as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.  

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:06:19 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9510 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9510 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations The new year will be here before we know it, so now is the time to plan a visit to the EPCOT International Festival of the Artsdebuting Jan. 14! This global celebration of the performing, culinary and visual arts runs through Feb. 21, 2022, as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.  

 

And, there’s more good news! The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is returning for this year’s festival, where guests can see some of their favorite entertainers perform Disney songs live at America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Stay tuned for updates about the entertainers and schedules.

 

During the festival, art lovers of all ages can enjoy inspirational experiences, such as: 

  • Culinary delights from Food Studios around World Showcase
  • The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – a fun food stroll featuring five delicious sweet and savory treats
  • Chalk artists turning walkways into stunning landscapes and portraits
  • Photo ops where you can step into famous artwork
  • A paint-by-number mural
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters scavenger hunt
  • Performance and visual artists
  • Special festival merchandise

 

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date. Check back for more details about the festival as we draw closer to Jan. 14.

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Experience New Magic at EPCOT during 50th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World Resort For the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort, EPCOT is shining like never before with exciting EARidescent magic for all to enjoy! 

 

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:26:53 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9507 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9507 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations For the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort, EPCOT is shining like never before with exciting EARidescent magic for all to enjoy! 

EPCOT is a theme park that’s always in a state of becoming – and newly added offerings celebrating the Resort’s 50th are a significant part of the journey. New celebratory park offerings include once-in-a-lifetime experiences, dazzling decorations, themed treats, exclusive merchandise and more. Today, we’re sharing a special look at the 50th anniversary festivities at EPCOT. 

The nighttime spectacular “Harmonious” is a key milestone in the historic transformation of EPCOT, celebrating the way Disney music inspires people the world over, carrying guests away on a stream of familiar visuals and songs reinterpreted by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from around the globe. The show is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney theme park featuring floating set pieces, choreographed fountains, lights, lasers and more.  

“Harmonious” is an experience that could only happen at EPCOT, a place where the impossible becomes possible through the power of human imagination and the magic of Disney. Here are more details about this one-of-a-kind evening extravaganza.

   

During the 18-month anniversary celebration that reaches every corner of Walt Disney World Resort, “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” golden sculptures can be discovered throughout the parks – each paying homage to the past 50 years of Walt Disney World while also ushering us into the next 50 years. 

  

At EPCOT, guests can find sculptures of Disney characters, including Figment, Rocket and Baby Groot, Olaf and Bruni, Dante, Miguel, Pua and Hei-Hei. As guests encounter the “Disney Fab 50” in the parks, they can snap a photo and share on social with #DisneyWorld50. 

 

Disney chefs and mixologists have created delights that include a touch of EARidescent shimmer to celebrate the 50th anniversary celebration at EPCOT – here’s where guests can enjoy them in the park:

Coral Reef Restaurant 

  • Key Lime Tart with toasted meringue, EARidescent shimmer, sprinkles, and chocolate garnish

The EPCOT Experience 

  • EARidescent Croissant Doughnut – Croissant doughnut with blue icing and sprinkles

Le Cellier Steakhouse

  • Chocolate Mousse Bar – Dark chocolate mousse, caramel cookie pieces, milk chocolate shell, and chocolate shortbread cookie 

San Angel Inn Restaurante & La Hacienda de San Angel

  •  A festively decorated chocolate pyramid filled with Mexican chocolate mousse and toffee served atop a traditional Tres Leches Cake and accompanied by ice cream  

Nine Dragons Restaurant

  • Boba Blue Magic – House-made butterfly pea flower ice cream and blue lychee jelly topped with creamy milk cap, blueberry popping boba, crunchy toffee, and a fortune cookie 

Teppan Edo

  • Yuzu mousse cake with Kinako crumb adorned with gold flakes, matcha cream, chocolate rocks, and sparkling Yuzu sauce.

Via Napoli Donkey Cart & Gelateria Toscana

  • Blue and white 7-layer cake topped with chocolate ganache and gold dust

 Tutto Italia Ristorante & Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

  • Vanilla and blueberry panna cotta, white chocolate, and gold dust 

Sunshine Seasons

  • Mini Chocolate Bundt Cake – Mini chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache, sprinkles, and icing dusted with EARidescent shimmer and chocolate 50th anniversary garnish

During the 50th anniversary celebration, Walt Disney World Resort theme park icons are also transforming into magnificent Beacons of Magic at night, beckoning all to come and celebrate.  And at EPCOT, Spaceship Earth is glowing!  

 

As part of the park’s transformation, guests can see lights shine from within Spaceship Earth’s reflective panels as stardust emerges to symbolize beacons of possibility and optimism – and the glowing magic will continue even after the 18-month celebration.

 

Delightful EARidescent decorations and magical touches can also be found throughout EPCOT.  Disney teams have created new decorations that shimmer and sparkle all day and into the night!  

 

And with the start of the 50th anniversary celebration, EPCOT is now unified with four neighborhoods – World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. As we’ve shared, these neighborhoods are filled with new experiences rooted in authenticity and innovation that take guests to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, discovery and the magic of possibility.

   


Also, another part of the historic transformation of EPCOT that guests can experience during the 50th anniversary celebration is Creations Shop, the park’s new flagship merchandise destination.  At Creations Shop, which celebrates Disney’s legacy of creativity by honoring the nostalgia of EPCOT’s past and the exciting promises of its future, guests will find special merchandise collections created for The World’s Most Magical Celebration. 

As Zach Riddley recently shared, Disney Imagineers used one-of-a-kind art installations, meaningful souvenirs and a contemporary architectural design to bring the story of EPCOT and Disney creativity to life at this new destination.

Throughout the 50th anniversary celebration, the original anthem “The Magic Is Calling” is included in special live entertainment moments across Walt Disney World Resort. And guests can now hear versions of the anthem performed by the legendary Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty at EPCOT.

 

Also, during the festivities, some favorite live entertainment experiences are back! At EPCOT, World Showcase travelers are dancing to the Canadian rhythms of Alberta Bound, laughing at the antics of Sergio in Italy, and experiencing the majestic percussion of the Taiko drummers of Matsuriza in Japan.

 

We’re also celebrating The World’s Most Magical Celebration at EPCOT in Parisian style with the new attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure! Based on Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Ratatouille,” Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is an exhilarating “4D” experience for the whole family that’s part of a newly expanded France pavilion now open at EPCOT.   

 

And of course, there’s another significant milestone in the transformation of EPCOT coming during the 50th anniversary celebration – the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in 2022!  This attraction invites EPCOT guests to the first “other-world” showcase pavilion in the park’s newly renamed World Discovery neighborhood.  It’s a thrilling new family-friendly attraction inviting guests to join the Guardians of the Galaxy on an awesome, intergalactic chase through space and time.”

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also feature the first reverse launch on a coaster in Disney history and is one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world. It’s a massive experience that will match the scale and adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

Stay tuned as we continue our 50th anniversary celebration at EPCOT and across the entire Walt Disney World Resort.

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Mickey Mouse-Inspired Plane Takes to the Brazilian Skies Last week, Azul Linhas Aéreas presented an Airbus A320neo plane inspired by the mouse that started it all. The first of four red- and yellow-colored aircraft inspired by Mickey Mouse was unveiled during a magical event held at the airline’s hangar in Campinas, Sao Paulo.

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:06:47 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9506 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9506 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations Last week, Azul Linhas Aéreas presented an Airbus A320neo plane inspired by the mouse that started it all. The first of four red- and yellow-colored aircraft inspired by Mickey Mouse was unveiled during a magical event held at the airline’s hangar in Campinas, Sao Paulo.

In true celebratory Disney fashion, Mickey Mouse surprised the audience, along with executives from Azul Linhas Aéreas and Disney, to officially welcome “Mickey Mouse Nas Nuvens,” which translates as “Mickey Mouse in the clouds,” to the airline’s fleet.

Azul will debut three additional Disney character-inspired aircraft in the coming months, operating domestic routes through nearly 50 Brazilian airports.

Here’s a special look at how “Mickey Mouse Nas Nuvens” was created!

The launch of the first plane coincides with The World’s Most Magical Celebration, which began Oct. 1 and will continue for 18 months to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

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Last-Chance Offer for Adventures by Disney Holiday Danube River Cruise Guests can ring in the holiday season while sailing through the heart of Europe along the Danube River with Adventures by Disney!

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Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:27:58 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9502 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9502 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations Guests can ring in the holiday season while sailing through the heart of Europe along the Danube River with Adventures by Disney! Adventurers will travel to seven unforgettable destinations in three countries on an 8-day/7-night Adventures by Disney vacation. This exclusive sailing with AmaWaterways—a leader in luxury river cruising—will make Guests’ holidays very merry.

Guests can book now and save $500 per person on the Dec. 20, 2021 Holiday Danube River Cruise. This adventure must be booked by Dec. 6, 2021 and availability is limited. Please note that this last-chance offer excludes suites and category E staterooms, is valid on new bookings only and is not combinable with any other offers or promotions.

To learn more, visit https://www.disneytravelagents.com/content/special-offers++danube-christmas-discount++danube-christmas-discount.

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“The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” Comes to Museums Across the Country At “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure,” Joe Gardner, the musician, mentor and teacher from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” takes visitors on a tour as they discover the rich and surprising history of jazz. The exhibit was first introduced at The American Adventure inside EPCOT – a celebration of the magic that happens when we create together – as a tribute to a musical artform that originated by African Americans and fuses influences from many different cultures. Today, we are thrilled to bring this once exclusive EPCOT experience beyond the parks and into the cities where jazz took root and grew into the genre we know today.

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021 15:56:51 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9504 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9504 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations At “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure,” Joe Gardner, the musician, mentor and teacher from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” takes visitors on a tour as they discover the rich and surprising history of jazz. The exhibit was first introduced at The American Adventure inside EPCOT – a celebration of the magic that happens when we create together – as a tribute to a musical artform that originated by African Americans and fuses influences from many different cultures. Today, we are thrilled to bring this once exclusive EPCOT experience beyond the parks and into the cities where jazz took root and grew into the genre we know today. 

Starting October 26, 2021, and into the following year, the exhibit will come to three museums across the country: The New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans, the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Walt Disney Imagineering partnered with these local museums to recreate an EPCOT experience for visitors and residents to enjoy in their hometown – illustrating the legacy each region impressed upon jazz’s dynamic history and evolving culture.

   

Musician and co-composer of Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” Jon Batiste, hopes the takeaway from this exhibit is one that makes people want to sing, dance, and feel the transcendence that jazz evokes. Similar to the joy and deeply rooted nostalgia Walt Disney created in his theme parks, “jazz really has the ability to do that and add to that vision in a way that’s tremendous,” Batiste remarks.

Watch as John Dennis, executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Jon Batiste dive into the history of jazz and its ability to bring us together.

Each installment of the “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” experience will feature a unique collection of artifacts curated by local museums. Visitors will also find two maquettes of characters Joe Gardner and Dorothea Williams, and are also invited to make the experience virtual by snapping a photo with Joe and the band, and by testing their knowledge of jazz and interacting with the exhibit by using the Play Disney Parks mobile app.

    

The first destination of this musical tour begins in a region commonly considered to be the “birthplace of jazz.” At the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans, the exhibit will open to visitors on October 26.

The exhibit will arrive at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri on December 10, showcasing the region’s lasting influence on the genre, and the prolific musicians who pumped creativity into the artery of America’s heartland.   

In February, 2022 “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” will come to the National Jazz Museum in New York City – home to the Harlem Renaissance – where celebrated icons like Duke Ellington once performed.

If you happen to be in one of these marvelous cities, we welcome you to embark on this musical journey with us!

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Disney PhotoPass Service and Snap Collaboration Continues with New Augmented Reality Lenses at Walt Disney World Resort Favorite Disney characters and Disney Parks icons will soon come to life in immersive new ways at Walt Disney World Resort, as Disney PhotoPass Service and Snap are continuing their collaboration with new augmented reality photo moments!

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Tue, 19 Oct 2021 10:36:33 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9501 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9501 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations Favorite Disney characters and Disney Parks icons will soon come to life in immersive new ways at Walt Disney World Resort, as Disney PhotoPass Service and Snap are continuing their collaboration with new augmented reality photo moments!

Combining camera technology developed by Snap with beloved Disney stories, our interactive new Disney PhotoPass Lenses create a magical, one-of-a-kind experience sure to make you smile. These latest Disney PhotoPass Lenses will be available directly through the My Disney Experience app as part of the purchase of Disney Genie+ service, launching on Oct. 19, 2021. A select sampling of these lenses will also be complimentary through the Snapchat app.*

Have you ever wanted to transform into a Disney villain? Or cook ratatouille with help from Remy? Or maybe even take a step back in time and see Cinderella Castle magically transform into a birthday cake? With this amazing technology, guests can make their own magic as the world around them transitions into one of fantasy. Take a look for yourself! 

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The lenses are also a special way to capture memories during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” the incredible 18-month event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

Whether guests are in their Disney Resort hotel room, traveling on the Disney Skyliner or waiting for the character cavalcade to begin, they can capture photos and videos with Disney PhotoPass Lenses to your heart’s content. While many Disney PhotoPass Lenses can be used across Walt Disney World Resort, others like the Remy’s lens will be available exclusively in specific areas of the parks. 

The fun continues even after a Disney vacation – guests can also enjoy some Disney PhotoPass Lenses up to 45 days after the day they visit with Disney Genie+ service, including one of our favorites, which lets guests recreate one of the most iconic scenes from “Lady and the Tramp.” Guests can open the My Disney Experience app and be sure to try it with their dog or cat! 

At Disney, innovation and storytelling is at the heart of everything we do, and by collaborating with Snap, we’re excited to further transform how guests experience their favorite stories. Every day, we are exploring new ways for technology to help us bridge the physical and digital worlds in what we call the “theme park metaverse” to further immerse our guests in experiences they cannot find anywhere else.

These lenses will join the many other ways to capture your vacation memories with our amazing cast of Disney PhotoPass photographers throughout Walt Disney World Resort – from family photos in front of park icons to Magic Shots, the Capture Your Moment photo sessions and more. 

The Disney PhotoPass Lenses featured are just the beginning, as we’re creating more for you to enjoy in the future. Stay tuned to for more details! 

With the purchase of Disney Genie+ service, Walt Disney World Guests can access many Disney PhotoPass Lenses in the My Disney Experience app as soon as they enter the park. Select Disney PhotoPass Lenses are accessible only within designated areas of Walt Disney World Resort. Other Disney PhotoPass Lenses will remain accessible in the My Disney Experience app until 5:59 a.m. on the 45th day after the day on which the Disney Genie+ service was used; certain states and localities are excluded. Many Disney PhotoPass Lenses use technology that detects the coordinates of key points on a Guest’s face and/or hands and may be used only by Guests 18 years of age and older who have consented to use of this technology. Therefore, Guests unable to provide such consent, as well as Guests under 18 years of age, will have fewer lenses available to use. To access Disney PhotoPass Lenses, an eligible mobile device with the My Disney Experience app with access to the device’s camera and location is required. A purchase of Disney Genie+ service at Walt Disney World Resort does not include downloads of a Guest’s Disney PhotoPass photos or videos that were captured by photographers and onboard attractions. Use of Disney PhotoPass Lenses is subject to the Terms and Conditions. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

*Use of the Snapchat app is subject to Snap Inc.’s terms of service and privacy policy.

 

 

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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Offers New Travel Agent Rates Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa recently released new Travel Agent rates for qualified Travel Professionals to enhance their personal familiarization with this resort!

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Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:30:50 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9498 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9498 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa recently released new Travel Agent rates for qualified Travel Professionals to enhance their personal familiarization with this resort!

Escape to a magical place with special savings. Discover your own legend at AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa—experience sparkling pools, lazy river rides, live entertainment from local musicians and even spot some favorite Disney Characters. Start planning your legendary adventure now.

Special Travel Agent Rates are available to Travel Professionals who have completed the most recent College of Disney Knowledge online learning, and have a valid IATA or CLIA card. Rates are valid for the Travel Agent and members of their immediate family sharing the same room for no more than seven nights. 

Please visit Training & Benefits > Available Benefits for more information.

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Celebrity Narrators Return to Candlelight Processional Along with Other Joyous Traditions During EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth Whether your holiday traditions include choirs singing, chestnuts roasting, kitchens cooking, cookies baking or gifts unwrapping, EPCOT is the place to be from Nov. 26 through Dec. 30.

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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:08:39 -0400 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9499 https://www.disneytravelagents.com/news/9499 (Disney Destinations) Disney Destinations Whether your holiday traditions include choirs singing, chestnuts roasting, kitchens cooking, cookies baking or gifts unwrapping, EPCOT is the place to be from Nov. 26 through Dec. 30.

The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth features cherished cultural traditions, savory seasonal flavors and costumed storytellers from the 11 nations around World Showcase. And, during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” the 18-month celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, guests will discover incredible EARidescence and countless ways to make new memories with family and friends, making this holiday season extra special.

We’re excited to welcome back the beloved “Candlelight Processional”, a Disney Parks tradition dating back to 1958 at Disneyland park. This heartwarming production at America Gardens Theatre features the Voices of Liberty and a choir of Disney cast members, a live orchestra, and celebrity narrators retelling the traditional Christmas story.

This year’s celebrity narrators will include Chita Rivera, Jodi Benson, Alton Fitzgerald White, Lisa Ling, Steven Curtis Chapman, Blair Underwood and Pat Sajak with more names being added over the next few weeks. Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are also returning, and can be booked online beginning Oct. 26.

During the festival, holiday traditions of the world come to life around World Showcase, such as: 

  • Las Posadas at the Mexico pavilion
  • Canadian Holiday Voyageurs in the Canada pavilion
  • Chinese Lion Dance celebrating the new year in the China pavilion 
  • A Hanukkah storyteller along the promenade and delightful holiday storytellers in France, Italy, Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom. 
  • And outside The American Adventure, you can wave hello to Santa Claus as he gets ready for the big day.

Holiday Kitchens will cook up treasured recipes from around the globe – from slow-roasted turkey and holiday pot pie to pumpkin gingerbread cheesecake and peppermint sundaes. A new offering, Chestnuts & Good Cheer Holiday Kitchen, will dish out fire-roasted chestnuts and cinnamon-glazed almonds and cashews, filling the air with delightful aromas.

  

Guests of all ages will enjoy sweet treats during the popular Holiday Cookie Stroll. Purchase any five cookies – such as the delicious SNICKERS®-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS® Bars or the tasty Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE® Dark Chocolate – from any of the official Cookie Stroll locations featured in the Festival Passport and collect a matching stamp. Once guests have collected all five stamps, they can bring their passport to Holiday Sweets & Treats to receive a specialty cookie!

Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt is another fun family activity for guests of all ages. Search for holiday traditions Olaf has gathered from around the world – and lost along the way! Guests can purchase the map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations while supplies last.

And, what’s a holiday season without gifts? From designer fragrances to handmade confectionary treats to festive holiday wines and teas from around the world, it’s easy to find gifts for everyone on the list – including commemorative festival merchandise featuring Olaf!

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date. Stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead.

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