The holidays may still be several weeks away, but there are plenty of upcoming happenings that make this the season to visit Walt Disney World. From restaurant re-openings and new performances to Mickey’s famous holiday parties, there are plenty of exciting new things to check out this season at Walt Disney World.
One of the most popular reasons to visit Walt Disney World in October is the park’s signature spooky makeover that brings Halloween-themed parades, performances and fireworks to the park. Through November 1, kids can even dress up and trick-or-treat throughout the park on select nights.
October also brought the debut of “Glow with the Show,” a new kind of Mickey Mouse ears that light up with the “Fantasmic!” performance, the “Wishes” fireworks show and the “Celebrate the Magic” projection show. The entire audience glows with pinks, blues and greens in perfect sync with the performances, adding another element to these enchanting shows. Best of all, the Mickey ears can also be used at Disneyland, where “Glow with the Show” has been lighting up the park for more than a year.
Dining at Walt Disney World also received a boost this season with the recent reopening of the California Grill. The Pacific Coast-inspired restaurant debuted a new mid-century modern look and reinvented sophisticated menu in September, and you can’t go wrong with the 15th-floor views of the lagoon and Cinderella’s Castle from the dining room.
Renowned artists from far and wide will descend upon the Magic Kingdom the weekend of November 8-10 for the annual Festival of the Masters. The event celebrates fine art of all types, from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and blown glass. Disney artists will be on hand to share their work on your favorite Disney films. Whether you’re a fine art collector or looking for a fun addition to your Disney collection, you won’t want to miss this highly anticipated affair.
November 8 also marks the start of the Christmas Season at Walt Disney World, when Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party brings a whimsical air to the park. Holiday-themed shows, festive parades and special appearances by Santa himself will have the entire family feeling the Christmas cheer in the heart of Orlando.
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