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Disney News Round-Up: Disney Parks’ Holiday Special, MagicBand 2, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're rounding up some of the big Disney news stories today including information on the new MagicBand 2 rolling out at the Walt Disney World Resort and when you can catch the Christmas Day Disney Parks' holiday special. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Merchandise, Disney Parks Holiday News, and More

And just like that Halloween is over and it's all about Christmas and the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort! The jack-o-lanterns have been replaced with garland and toy soldiers, and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is November 7. Let's check out today's holiday-themed news round-up.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Celebrate Christmas with New Holiday Spectacular and Santa Meet-and-Greet

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights might be gone, but Disney's Hollywood Studios is ready to celebrate this holiday season with a new "holiday spectacular" and a new Santa meet-and-greet!

Tiered Pricing for Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Tickets are on sale today for the 2016 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, with a twist. The ticket prices are tiered based on what day you want to attend the party with pricing going up the closer you get to the holidays.

Dates Announced for 2016 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties

The calendar might say Easter and spring break, but it's never too early to start planning your winter holiday vacation to Walt Disney World. And just in time for your planning sessions Disney has announced the dates for the 2016 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hosting Christmas Day Religious Services

If you have plans to spend Christmas Day at the Walt Disney World Resort and you're looking to celebrate with a religious service there are two options at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Guests can attend a Catholic Mass or a Protestant service on Christmas Day.

The Walt Disney World Resort Announces Grant to Help Homeless Families in Central Florida

Christmas came early to a Central Florida fund set up to aid the homeless. The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced a $500,000 grant for the Homeless Impact Fund which was established by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.

Live Stream of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade to Air Sunday, December 6

If you aren't able to make it to the Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the holidays, don't be sad. Tomorrow night you can catch a live stream of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes on the Disney Parks Blog.

Filming of the 2015 Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration Completed

The filming of the 2015 Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration was completed over the course of three days earlier this month at the Magic Kingdom. Stars on hand for the taping included Reba McEntire, Ariana Grande, and more.

Santa Claus Has Arrived at Disney Springs

Santa Claus is coming to town! Actually he's already in town at Santa's Chalet in Disney Springs just across from Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop. Guests can visit Old St. Nick every day between now and December 24.

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Fabulous Holiday Decorations Deck the Halls at the Walt Disney World Resort

The holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort might be the most magical time of the year. While the resort hotels are always lovely, when the holiday decorations are up, it takes the wonder and magic of Disney to a whole new level. You can't help but oooh and ahh when you see all the decorations.

Visit With Santa Claus at Disney Springs

Disney Springs has transformed into a magical wonderland for holiday season with each section of town decorated to bring out the spirit of winter. In fact a flurry of holiday fun has come along including a dance party, Christmas tree trail, tree lighting, scavenger hunt, and the exciting "Starbright Holidays" evening drone show.

Best Holiday Treats at the Walt Disney World Resort

Visiting Disney World during the holiday season means gorgeous decorations, festive events, and of course delicious holiday sweets and treats. And just in case you didn't have your fill of great holiday food last week, today we're going to take a look at some of the holiday goodies available this season at Disney World.

Deck Your Halls At The Disney Store Magical Friday Sale

There's a chill in the air, and many parts of the country have just been hit with snow. Shoppers are racing to stores for the best deals, but Disney fans know it's all about online. So grab some cocoa, cuddle up on the couch, get shopping and deck your halls Disney style. Here are just a couple of our favorite Disney decor pieces to make your holidays a little more merry, no matter where you are.

Finding Fun Holiday Merchandise at the Walt Disney World Resort

Shopping during the holiday season goes two ways: you either love it or loathe it. Maybe you're a Black Friday warrior and you're up at the crack of dawn to find the best deals. Or maybe you're all about getting the best online deals. Me? I'd rather shop at Walt Disney World during the holiday season because there's so much fun stuff!

2016 Holiday Happenings You Don’t Want To Miss At Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort may be at its most magical during the winter holiday season. Across the entire property Parks and Resorts are decked out in their holiday finery and sharing some holiday cheer. So while you're finishing up your travel arrangements for your winter trip - make sure you schedule in some time for these 2016 Holiday Happenings You Don't Want To Miss.

Coca-Cola Store Orlando at Disney Springs

Disney Springs has grown to be quite a destination in the past year, with world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. On my last trip I spent quite a bit of time wandering the new sections, and one of my favorite places was the first place we went was the Coca-Cola Store. Coca-Cola has been a Disney partner since 1942, and this new store is a showpiece for the company.

Disney History: The Many Faces of Cinderella Castle

Fun and festive? You bet! Eye catching? Absolutely! Popular with guests? Not always... Walt Disney World has tried several times to "enhance" Cinderella Castle to commemorate a special event and the results have not always been met with thundering applause!

The Best of The Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom was the first of Disney's Theme Parks to be opened in Florida. Walt's dream, completed after his death with loving care by his older brother Roy O. Disney, opened to the public on October 1st, 1971. This homage to the child that lives in all of us sits on 142 acres, and at its center is the towering beautiful Cinderella Castle. Similar to the original Disneyland in California, the park is divided into six themed lands - Main Street, U.S.A.; Adventureland; Frontierland; Liberty Square; Fantasyland; and Tomorrowland.