Today, we’re bringing you holiday cheer with a day of the merriest announcements, surprises and more giving a first look at the upcoming holiday season at Disney Parks around the world!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World Resort Including All-New After Hours Event
Festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food & beverage offerings, and holiday-themed merchandise will all be a part of a very special season at each of Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs. Also, starting Nov. 8, “Disney Very Merriest After Hours”, a new special-ticketed event will be available on select nights featuring “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks,” Disney characters, holiday music and décor, treats and so much more!
JUST REVEALED: Celebrate 20 Years of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Resort
One of our favorite attractions of all time, Haunted Mansion Holiday, will return for its 20th season beginning Sept. 3! This merry makeover of the eerie estate, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” celebrates the collision of Halloween and Christmas. We’re excited to give you a first look at this year’s gingerbread house, a favorite tradition which changes each year.
LIMITED TIME: Satisfy Your Holiday Cravings With New and Returning Drink Offerings
No holiday celebration is complete without festive sweets and we got Guests covered with some limited-time offerings, now through July 18. Guests can head on over to Disney Springs, located within Walt Disney World Resort, and stop by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company’s The Landing location for the return of some jolly java. Joffrey’s is offering their classic Peppermint Mocha Latte, a delicious combination of espresso, milk, dark chocolate sauce, and peppermint syrup. Pair it with a special Halfway to the Holidays themed ripple print, available for select beverages. At the Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is bringing back their Peppermint Classic Shake. This peppermint patty shake is topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint and chocolate drizzle.
FIRST LOOK: Merriest Merchandise Coming Soon
Now that we’re halfway to the holidays, it’s time to start thinking about what gifts for friends and family! First of many all-new Sketchbook Ornaments are releasing soon to shopDisney. Also, Guests can get excited for new holiday-themed ear headbands, Spirit Jerseys, and more, coming to parks and shopDisney.com this holiday season. Global retailers such as BoxLunch and Amazon are rolling out some fun holiday-themed merchandise too, including a summer fun “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” collection!
Have A Very Merry Christmas Aboard Disney Cruise Line
From early November through December, the Disney Cruise Line fleet is decked out in holiday cheer and entertainment during Very Merrytime Cruises. Holiday magic is unwrapped for the whole family with festive holiday decor, favorite characters in their finest holiday attire and a special visit from none other than Santa Claus.
A Halfway to the Holidays TikTok Live Event from Disney’s Blizzard Beach
The holiday cheer was too much to fit into just a day, so join us @DisneyParks on TikTok this Wednesday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m. ET for a special after hours tour of Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park at Walt Disney World Resort. Get an inside look at favorite attractions, a sneak peek at new limited-time offerings, special entertainment moments from the Dapper Dans and more!
Hope you all have an amazing #HalfwaytotheHolidays.
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.