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Disney News Round-up: New Theme Park Ticket Option, Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday, and More

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday tomorrow and everyone can celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort. Let's check out the rest of today's news.

Holiday Gingerbread Houses Repurposed to Feed the Bees at Walt Disney World Resort

Every holiday season guests at the Walt Disney World Resort are amazed by the incredible gingerbread displays at the resort hotels, including the Contemporary and Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. But have you ever wondered what happens to the displays once the holidays are over? We have the answer!

Winter Holiday Season at the Walt Disney World Resort Includes Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and More

In a little less than a month the winter holiday season gets underway at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The very first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is scheduled for November 7 at the Magic Kingdom.

This special ticketed event happens on select nights through December 19 and guests will be able to enjoy Mickey's Once Upon a Time Christmas Parade, complimentary cookies and hot cocoa on Main Street, U.S.A., a holiday version of Celebrate the Magic, and Holiday Wishes nighttime fireworks.

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The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort has been an icon at the Walt Disney World Resort since the very beginning. The A-frame structure hotel was part of Walt Disney's vision for Disney World and opened in 1971. And, to this day, riding the Monorail through the hotel is a highlight of any visit to the resort and to the Magic Kingdom.

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.

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.

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!

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Gingerbread House

One of my favorite holiday treasures at Walt Disney World is one that's just slightly off the beaten path, yet every year it draws thousands to expand their world view and make a stop at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa to see the giant Gingerbread House.

Promenade of Holiday Sweets at Epcot's Holidays Around The World

No matter what time of year you go, Epcot's World Showcase offers guests the opportunity to a stroll through 11 beautiful and unique pavilions representing different countries around the world. One of the highlights for my family is always to snack around the world getting a taste of the flavors that each has to offer. This year for the holiday season sweets treats are taking center stage at Epcot as the pastry chefs of World Showcase countries show off their sugary best starting November 30.

Five Can’t Miss Holiday Traditions at Walt Disney World

Across the property of the Walt Disney World Resort there are many wonderful seasonal happenings that keep Disney fans returning year after year to brave the crowds. Disney goes all out with a festive flair from the delicious baked goods, to merchandise, to the seasonal decorations in the Parks, and spectacular holiday entertainment. We've gathered together five of our can't miss Disney holiday favorites.

Holiday Hot Chocolates That Elevate The Classic To Spectacular

Florida may be known as the sunshine state, but when the warm sun dips below the horizon the Winter evenings at Walt Disney World can become down right cold. When you need to find a quick way to warm up, why not turn to the traditional with a delicious hot chocolate. We're not just talking about any old hot chocolate though, Disney's got oodles of great spots to grab a happy cup of warmth and elevate this classic drink into a holiday spectacular.