Decorating WDW By the Stats

Ever wondered exactly what it takes to make Walt Disney World its festive Christmas best? Here are some of those stats, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog, in a holiday "infographic."

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Parts of "Very Merry" Comes To Magic Kingdom Now Through New Year's

Looks like Walt Disney World is incoporating some elements from the after-hours, special-ticket-required Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party into its daytime Magic Kingdom schedule now through New Year's. Guests braving the crowds at the Magic Kingdom this year can now catch Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and "Holiday Wishes," a nighttime fireworks display.

Disney VoluntEARS Donate Record Number of Toys

The Disney VoluntEARS have been hard at work collecting toys at WDW's toy drive and recently made a record-setting donation to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Central Florida Toys for Tots. Some 30,000 toys, gathered during this year's Toys for Tots toy drive, were delivered by cast members and Mickey himself recently.

Staff at the organization's headquarters say this is the largest donation of toys to date and will go to help some 20,000 children in the Florida counties of Seminole and Orange have a brighter holiday season.

Where To Find Santa At Walt Disney World

Though he's traditionally someone the kiddos look forward to seeing each year, there are a lot of kids at heart out there who will keep an eye out for Santa Claus this year. Here's where (and when) you can find the man in red during this holiday season in and around Walt Disney World.

Two New Dining Experiences at Disney

There are two new dining experiences on the horizon for Walt Disney World guests - a character lunch and a holiday dinner.

First off, the Animal Kingdom's Tusker House will be expanding the Donald and Daisy-themed character breakfast to include a character lunch. Starting December 4, the Donald's Dining Safari lunch will let guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with African touches in a character dining atmosphere. Reservations for this new experience began September 15.

2011 Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators Announced

Summer may just be heating up, but it's never too early to start thinking of the holiday season. Epcot's Candlelight Processional, a guest favorite, is a Disney-sized telling of the Christmas story that features a live orchestra, three choirs and a celebrity narrator. Just released is this year's line up of celebs who will lend their voices to this year's event, and here they are:

We're happy to unveil this year's line-up of celebrity narrators. The current schedule (subject to change without notice) is:

Disney Plans Activities for Easter

This time of year is traditionally a busy time at Walt Disney World as spring break and the Easter holiday combine to attract many guests to Disney. To celebrate this year's Easter, Disney has some activities planned for guests planning to visit the happiest place on earth.

Easter wouldn't be complete for some without a visit to the Easter Bunny. What better way to see him than at Disney? Catch the Easter Bunny plus his wife, Mrs. Bunny, now through Saturday near Magic Kingdom's City Hall in the Tour Guide Gardens.

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Magic Kingdom's Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Haul out the holly because it's the right time to start gathering together the magical trimmings that give your holiday home that Disney touch. It doesn't matter if you're shopping in the parks or sitting at home online, Disney has fabulous gear to spread some holiday cheer.

A Frozen Holiday Wish Returns To The Magic Kingdom for 2015

Winter Holidays in the Magic Kingdom wouldn't be quite the same without seeing the dazzling transformation of Cinderella Castle into a glittery ice palace. For the second year in a row Princess Anna, Queen Elsa and their friends from Arendelle are taking center stage on the Castle forecourt platform to greet the friendly townsfolk of a Magical Kingdom and kick off the evening.

Disney Holiday Merchandise To Deck Your Halls

The clock struck 12 and bam! It's Christmas time everywhere! Yes - even we here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups are gearing up for a very merry season of all things Disney. While many of our readers are looking forward to their annual holiday pilgrimage to the vacation kingdom, we're thinking of ways to bring a bit of that Disney holiday cheer home to celebrate as well! Before diving into our annual gift guides, let's take a look at what's new in the Disney Store.

Saturday Style: Winter Weekend Wardrobe

Haul out the holly and start packing your bags for a fun Holiday trip to Walt Disney World. Cooler temps bring along the cheerful decor of Winter Holidays to Disney Parks and Resorts, and you can get into the spirit as well with this cute collection.

5 Sweet Fall Treats Available At Walt Disney World

Pumpkins, Apples, and Sweet Treats with a spooky flair are fall favorites that Disney Fans look forward to each year at the Walt Disney World Resort. All across the property Disney Chefs are showing off their love for this time of year. If you're visiting be sure ot keep your eyes open for some specialty offerings wherever you eat! These are our five favorite flavors of Fall, what are yours?

Festive Fall Decorations In The Magic Kingdom

Like magic the overnight transformation has taken place, decking out Main Street U.S.A. for a fashionable fall. It takes a team of 40 cast members from Disney's Holiday Services Department to place, plant, and hang up the atmospheric accessories that signal the beginning of Fall and kick off Halloweentime.

Disney History: Epcot World Showcase Then & Now

One of the areas in Walt Disney World that has remained the most constant since its opening is Future World in Epcot. Of course after 33 years, small changes are evident everywhere, but the broad, sweeping changes that we have observed at other parks have not happened in World Showcase.

Why Grown-ups Love Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a fun filled hard ticket event for all ages held at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Taking place on select nights during September, October, and November, party-goers are invited to enjoy a family-friendly romp through the night. Every year I'm asked if this is a good event for adults, and my answer is always a resounding "Yes!" If you love Halloween but can do without the anxiety, fear and gore " this is the party for you.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Confectionery

The next time you're visiting the Magic Kingdom and you just have to buy something sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth, we suggest stopping by the Main Street Confectionery. It's our favorite spot to stop morning, noon, or night for some of the best goodies at the Magic Kingdom.

Whoopi Goldberg Narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional [Video]

We've shared many videos with you this year of Disney's winter celebrations, but Epcot's Candlelight Processional is a can't miss tradition of the Holiday Season for many a Disney fan. First performed in Disneyland in 1958 the Processional first made its way to the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971. It found its current home at the American Gardens Theatre in Epcot in 1994.