Walt Disney World Resort Update For November 26 - December 2, 2019

by Alan S. Dalinka, staff writer
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Walt Disney World Resort Update for November 26 - December 2, 2019

 

Writer's note: Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance media preview, dedication, and opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios coming up right after our next Update, December 3-5, so let's get to what else is going on around Walt Disney World Resort.

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Final Ride Track Installed at TRON Lightcycle / Run

As we have reported since its announcement at the 2017 D23 Expo, the TRON Lightcycle / Run coaster-style attraction is rising next to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. This week, Disney Parks Blog shared that earlier this month, Walt Disney Imagineers and Magic Kingdom cast members celebrated the installation of the final piece of ride track at the construction site.


TRON Lightcycle / Run construction milestone reached. Video ©Disney.


TRON Lightcycle / Run construction is visible all the way over on the other side of Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Based on a similar attraction that debuted with the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016, the new attraction has riders boarding trains of two-wheeled Lightcycles like in the Disney movie TRON "for a thrilling race through the digital frontier." The ride is scheduled to be open in time for the celebration of Walt Disney World and Magic Kingdom's 50th anniversary in 2021.


A new TRON billboard is on one of the construction fences in the plaza in front of Magic Kingdom's gates. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Jock Lindsey's Holiday Bar Debuts November 29

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar in The Landing neighborhood of Disney Springs, named for the briefly-seen pilot that flew Indiana Jones out of the jungle at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark, will add a holiday overlay starting November 29, becoming Jock Lindsey's Holiday Bar. There will be "over-the-top" holiday decorations and limited-time menu food and cocktail offerings.

Jock Lindsey's Holiday Bar
Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar becomes the Holiday Bar starting November 29. Photos ©Disney.

As the overlay's backstory goes:

Jock Lindsey has caught the holiday spirit in a big way this year and has decided to throw a party for all of his adventurer friends new and old. When you walk in, you'll notice the decorations are next-level and feature an array of gifts, lights, and little holiday nods to his love for aviation. Here ugly sweaters are not only welcome but encouraged along with holiday jokes and puns you'll never "fir-get."

For the special sharable menu items, check out the rundown on Disney Parks Blog. The Holiday Bar offerings continue through January 5, 2020.

Early Morning Cinderella Celebrations

Disney Early Morning Magic, the hard-ticket event held on select dates at Magic Kingdom, will celebrate the platinum anniversary of the release of Disney's Cinderella (that's 70 years) with some limited-time "enhancements" to the event. Those attending events between February 11, 2020, and March 3, 2020, will enjoy early access to Prince Charming Regal Carousel in addition to the event's usual selection of Fantasyland attractions (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan's Flight, Princess Fairytale Hall, "it's a small world," Mad Tea Party, and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid.

During the special event dates, characters from Cinderella such as Suzy, Perla, Fairy Godmother, Drizella and Anastasia, and Prince Charming may also be "popping in to celebrate this special occasion." The included all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast during the event at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café (available from 8-10 a.m.), will also add themed food and beverage offerings.

All Disney Early Morning Magic events require separate reservations ($89/adult; $79/child) in addition to regular theme park admission. Reservations are available by calling (407)WDW-PLAY or online on this page of DisneyWorld.com. Remember, of course, that Extra Magic Hours are an entirely different offering made to guests at select Disney Resort Hotels, and are not part of the Disney Early Morning Magic events nor offered on the same days.

Epcot Festivals News & Calendar

It's that time of year where we usually change the name of this section to reflect the season. But, as we await the start of the 2019 run of Candlelight Processional at America Gardens Theatre, we thought it best to permanently rename the section to reflect the scope of Festival news we cover and update throughout the year. So, welcome to the newly named "Epcot Festivals News & Calendar" section!


Preparations are underway at America Gardens Theatre for the 2019 edition of Candlelight Processional which debuts November 29. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Epcot is being set for the November 29 opening of this year's Epcot International Festival of the Holidays which runs through December 30. For a full recap of the highlights of this year's Festival, check out the video immediately below from the media preview held last Friday night (plus some clips we added from past performances of Candlelight Processional we attended). Disney Parks Blog has published its Foodie Guide, with menus for the Holiday Kitchens and the return of the Holiday Cookie Stroll which gets you a complimentary "completer cookie" when you have purchased any five Cookie Stroll cookies around the park (and, yes, you can purchase five of just one official cookie) and had your Festival Passport stamped accordingly.


Preview highlights of the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, including performances by Mariachi Cobre, Joyful!, Father Christmas, and Chinese Lion Dancers, plus relive a few moments of past performances of Candlelight Processional, in this recap of this year's invited media preview. See a few moments of our preview of the new Living With the Land Merry & Bright Nights boatride here too, and the full greenhouses ride-through in our Views Around the World section below. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.

The Candlelight Processional is the three times nightly performance that combines a live orchestra, massed choir and celebrity narrator in the retelling of the traditional Christmas story. Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Sinise, Whoopi Goldberg, Pat Sajak, Steven Curtis Chapman, Edward James Olmos, Lisa Ling, Isabella Rossellini, Marlee Matlin, Warwick Davis, Chita Rivera, and Ming-Na Wen are all scheduled as celebrity narrators this year. (Always keep an eye out for last minute changes, of course; right now, for example, Pat Sajak is on medical leave from tapings of "Wheel of Fortune." He has posted that he is on the mend, but has not indicated when he will resume a public schedule.) Guaranteed seating for all performances is available by booking a breakfast, lunch, or dinner Candlelight Processional Dining Package at select Epcot eateries. Availability is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Bookings for Candlelight Processional Dining Packages and more information is available on EpcotHolidays.com or by calling (407)WDW-DINE.


Neil Patrick Harris is scheduled to return to Epcot to narrate Candlelight Procession for the 12th year. File photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Annual Passholders can pick up a Chip 'n' Dale Magnet Set at Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, November 29-December 30, 2019 at Mouse Gear. Unlike the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Passholder magnets which required visits on multiple dates to receive each of the perks, this is a "set" that requires only one visit with valid Annual Pass and photo ID.

From January 17 to February 24, 2020, Epcot International Festival of the Arts returns and the America Gardens Theatre will again host nightly Disney on Broadway Concerts three times nightly. So far, Disney Parks Blog has revealed a partial schedule of the performing duos which include Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White, Heidi Blickenstaff & Gavin Lee, Kara Lindsay & Kevin Massey, and Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland. More information about both the whole Festival and the shows themselves is available on ArtfulEpcot.com or by calling (407)939-5277. Booking for dining packages and workshops is also now open for the entire 2020 Festival.

From March 4 to June 1, 2020, the park presents the 27th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival with its Garden Rocks Concert Series. As we move into winter, we expect we will start to see announcements about scheduled performers. The official website for the festival, FreshEpcot.com, notes that performances will again be scheduled 7 nights a week for the 2020 concert series.

With the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival having just concluded, the park has not yet announced its return for 2020. It is a pretty safe bet that the hugely popular festival will return for a near 90 day run in the late summer/fall of 2020. The official website for the festival is TasteEpcot.com.

For the convenience of our readers, all of the scheduled Celebrity Narrators for Candlelight Processional at America Gardens Theatre are shown in our Google Calendar of Epcot Events. We will have also added the announced Disney on Broadway Concert Series performers so far, and we will add Garden Rocks Concert Series performers when they are announced. You can add the entire Event calendar to any calendar that supports the iCal format (like iPhone and Mac) by copying this link and, as we get additional information and update the calendar, the calendar will update on your subscribed device as well.

While our Google Calendar of Epcot Events lists announced performers, it is still always best to check the My Disney Experience app, Times Guide, and, yes, sometimes even signs posted at the park entrances and at the theater noting any last minute changes. The calendar is provided as a courtesy "as is, where is" without any guarantees. We do respectfully request that you do not post our entire calendar on another site without first asking our permission. Walt Disney World Resort does provide schedules in the My Disney Experience app, but does not allow you to add dates to calendars outside the app itself.

Views Around the World

As the Holiday Season is now underway around Walt Disney World Resort, I took a couple of opportunities to "Resort Hop" this week to see and share more of the holiday displays. I also made it over to Epcot on the night of the final Eat to the Beat Concerts (November 19) and returned for the Media Preview of the Festival of the Holidays. I also made it over to Disney's Hollywood Studios in the evening to take in some of its special holidays offerings as well.


To start off, though, enjoy a hyperlapse video of the watercraft ride from Magic Kingdom's dock across the Seven Seas Lagoon, the water bridge, and over to the Bay Lake dock for Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


A new structure is under construction along the Magic Kingdom docks on Seven Seas Lagoon. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Epcot


As Food & Wine Festival wound down this week, the holiday decor started going up around the park.


The winter "snowflakes" are back in Future World.


Demolition of Innoventions West has begun.


Theming continues at the extension of the France pavilion that will lead guests to and from Remy's Ratatouille Adventure when it opens in Summer 2020.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


D'Cappella performs Disney tunes with nothing but their voices during the final night of 2019's Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


Living With the Land Merry & Bright Nights is the name of the new lights and holiday display guests will find when riding through the greenhouses in The Land pavilion during the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. This full ride-through video was shot during the invited media preview. The Festival begins November 29, and we have heard that the attraction will be open after 7 p.m. during the Festival, rather than its usual 7 p.m. closing time.

Disney's Hollywood Studios


At the entrance to Toy Story Land, Woody is dressed for the winter holidays.


High atop the Slinky Dog Dash Coaster, Rex has antlers for the winter.


The pizza planet aliens are also scattered about as ornaments.


It's Holiday Hamm near Woody's Lunchbox.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


Sunset Seasons Greetings has returned to Disney's Hollywood Studios, with its projection displays on the Hollywood Tower Hotel.


Sunset Seasons Greetings has four stories in its rotation, and they each include Disney "snow" and lasers.


The Muppets appear in one of the stories.


Also on Sunset Boulevard, Santa meets guests inside the Once Upon A Time shop.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


At the Hyperion Theatre, the Frozen-For the First Time in Forever Sing-Along is presented with its special holidays finale that includes Olaf. It seems unchanged from prior years.


Olaf is interested in all winter holidays even though he loves summer.


Unlike the rest of the show which is presented as a sing-along, the holiday finale is presented as a celebration (where the words do not appear on screen and the cast is lip-syncing to recorded tracks).

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Resorts: Holiday Displays


In a prior Update, the Grand Floridian Resort's Gingerbread House was still under construction and the tree and not yet been installed.


The shop inside the Gingerbread House is open daily.


It is the 20th anniversary of the Grand Floridian's holiday display.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


Disney's Polynesian Resort has a Christmas Tree in the lobby, though getting a good photo of it from the first floor proved to be challenging. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


Disney's Wilderness Lodge has built a new Gingerbread Log Cabin this year.


The Resort's Christmas Tree is installed in its traditional spot in the center of the lobby.


Near the "Log Cabin" is a small holiday merchandise and treats selection available for sale.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


Disney's BoardWalk Resort once again has a Gingerbread display of itself in its lobby. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


Holiday treats are available across from the Gingerbread display in BoardWalk's lobby. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


Outside, on the lawn, BoardWalk has another Christmas Tree. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


Disney's Beach Club Resort celebrates the 20th anniversary of its gingerbread carousel display which, this year, is themed to Disney's "Peter Pan." Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


Disney's Yacht Club Resort has installed its traditional "Mickey's Village" Railroad Display for the holidays. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


The Walt Disney World Dolphin has installed its main Christmas Tree in Fins Lounge in its lobby again this year. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


Disney's Pop Century Resort's main Christmas Tree is in the hallway between the check-in lobby and the gift shop and quick service dining area. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

This and That…

…As you prepare your Thanksgiving holiday meals, Disney chefs have some tips to share. These same chefs, twice a month, team up with Disney VoluntEARS to deliver and serve meals at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, a local nonprofit organization that serves more than 20,000 meals to those in need. Disney chefs prepare 9,000 of those meals annually. A Disney chef will bring a traditional holiday meal to the coalition's residents again this year on Thanksgiving night.


Disney Chefs provide some tips for Thanksgiving meal preparation. Video ©Disney.

…Next Tuesday, December 3, is #GivingTuesday and your donations to Give Kids the World Village on that day will be doubled (up to $45,000 total). Donate here and read more about the 84-acre, nonprofit "storybook" resort in Central Florida that provides children with critical illnesses and their families to weeklong, cost-free vacations at GKTW.org.

…On Saturday, November 23, Disney Parks and Resorts around the world participated in Family Volunteer Day. At Disney Springs, Bob Chapek, Chairman Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, was on hand to salute the Aguirre family, who were named the Disney and Points of Light Volunteer Family of the Year earlier in November. The event on Saturday also highlighted the Disney Family Volunteering Reward Program established in 2018 by Disney and the Points of Light Foundation; more than 3 million volunteer hours have been recognized by the program that awards Disney Parks tickets to eligible schools and nonprofits hosting family-friendly volunteer events. You can read more about family volunteering at PointsOfLight.org and eligible nonprofits and schools can join the Disney Family Volunteering Reward Program to earn Disney Parks tickets hosting family volunteer events.


If you look closely at the video posted by Disney Parks, you may just spot me, as we were invited by Disney to attend the ceremony (which was open and free to the public) and then participate in the volunteer activities in the Marketplace.

…REMINDER and UPDATE: Disney-owned ABC and Disney Channel will again show Disney Parks Holiday Specials this year.

  • Join hosts artist Matthew Morrison, singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton, and TV host Jesse Palmer as they present the two-hour prime-time special on Thanksgiving night from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California. This magical celebration will feature celebrity musical performances among a flurry of Disney holiday entertainment. During the prime-time special, viewers will be treated to several Disney Parks sneak peeks, including a behind-the-scenes look into Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on December 5, 2019, at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida and January 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California. Your listings may vary, but the official schedule is: Thursday, November 28 (8-10 p.m. EST), on ABC and on the ABC app.
  • Next on the schedule is "Disney Channel Holiday Party @ Walt Disney World," premiering Friday, December 13 (8-8:30 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel and the DisneyNOW app.
  • As part of the annual tradition, the "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade" airs Christmas morning, Wednesday, December 25 (10 a.m. to noon EST, 9-11 a.m. CST/MST/PST, though air times may vary, so check listings for ABC and on the ABC app).

…REMINDER: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex hosts the Orlando Invitational, an early-season NCAA college basketball tournament, on November 28, 29 and December 1. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

…Two new MagicBand colors go on sale on November 29 around Walt Disney World Resort, dark gray and mint green.

…With Frozen 2 now playing in theaters (and opening to record box office receipts), Disney Parks on both coasts also have a wide assortment of new themed merchandise. Epcot has a new themed cupcake, and at Epcot (and in other Disney Parks around the world), the Royal Sisters meet and greet guests in new dresses inspired by the new film.


During the Epcot Holidays media preview, we also got an overview of the new "Frozen 2" merchandise available around both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Video by Alan S. Dalinka.


Epcot has a new themed cupcake celebrating a new character that appears in "Frozen 2." Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


"Frozen 2" is playing at the AMC 24 Dine-In Theatres at Disney Springs. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


If you prefer Queen Elsa's original "Frozen" appearance, you can look for Disney Buses with this look. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

…Also in the new merchandise category, with the film Avatar celebrating the 10th anniversary of its original release and now available on the Disney+ streaming service, and Pandora-The World of Avatar "the" place to visit at Walt Disney World, new adult t-shirts, stainless steel water bottles, and a lithograph are coming to Windtraders and Island Mercantile at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

…REMINDER: For those interested in collecting pieces of history from Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California, is hosting a public exhibition through December 6, of over 1,500 items from Disney Parks history that will be offered for auction December 7 and 8. The full auction catalogs trace the history of Disney Parks, with many original pieces from the late Marty Sklar's collection, and can be viewed on the Van Eaton Galleries Website.

…Walt Disney World Golf is offering a series of two-hour, on-course, golf clinics for junior golfers, ages 7-17, during the holiday season. The clinics will include instruction on full swing, short game, putting and on-course learning opportunities. Games and prizes will be offered to all participants. Clinics will be held from 2-4 p.m. on December 21, 27, and 28, 2019, and January 2, 3 and 4, and are offered at $80 per person per session, with discounts available for Military, Cast Members, and DVC Members. Additional information, contact information and the registration form are available on Walt Disney World Golf Blog.

…If you are looking for New Year's Eve entertainment off Walt Disney World Resort property but in the neighborhood, the newly opened Margaritaville Resort Orlando will feature Bonkerz Comedy & Cocktails in The Compass Ballroom, starring Rauce Padgett from Real Radio 104.1 and Carmen Vallone from HBO, CBS, & Last Comic Standing! It is billed as "A party full of fun and laughs, immediately followed by DJ Kix, Dancing, Complimentary Buffet, Dessert Stations, Balloon Drop, Party Favors, Champagne Toast & More!" Tickets are $30/person (plus service fees and tax). For more information and to purchase tickets visit BonkerzComedyProductions.com.

…While composer John Williams still is not an official Disney Legend (as far as we can tell though he certainly should be), he was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition for his work on the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite.

…Also, last week, IAAPA, the trade association focused on the amusement industry, awarded Disney with four Brass Ring Awards for immersive products and atmosphere entertainment. Three awards were for experiential merchandise items available in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers, Droid Depot, and Porg plus available from the Creature Stall). The fourth award was for the Green Army Drum Corps in Toy Story Land. The Themed Entertainment Association also recognized Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge with two Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement (New Park Land for the land itself, and Attraction for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run).

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Disney Springs News & Views

This section collects all of the Disney Springs retail and dining events we are aware of in one place along with our most recent views of the area (including those immediately under this paragraph). Some items are repeated week to week until they occur, while other items NEW to the Update are marked accordingly. For even more of the latest news around Disney Springs, follow its official Twitter Feed: @DisneySprings.

…For those considering making their Black Friday shopping outing to Disney Springs, Disney Parks Blog has the highlights of some of the specials Disney and its retail partners plan for the big day, with some locations opening as early as 8 a.m. NEW This week, another Disney Parks Blog post offered up a list of doorbusters available on November 29 from 8 a.m. until noon, including the Santa Mickey Mouse Mini Backpack for $50 (rather than $90) plus tax, the Snowman Light-Up Tumbler for $10 (rather than $24.99) plus tax, and the set of 12 pairs of Disney Parks Holiday Food Sock Set for $20 (rather than $29.99) plus tax.

NEW …and the Disney Springs Holiday Gift Guide is now online and includes special offers available throughout the holiday shopping season.


Ron Jon Surf Shop is now open at Disney Springs in Town Center. File Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


The Disney+ pop-up store is located near Paddlefish restaurant. File Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Cirque du Soleil

NEW While the new production coming to the West Side will begin preview performances March 20, 2017, and is scheduled to open on April 17, the new show paying homage to the world of Disney animation still does not yet have a publicly-announced name. This week, Disney Parks Blog showed a behind-the-scenes look at the new show. Tickets for the new show are available at DisneyWorld.com/Cirque.


Disney Parks blog shared a behind the scenes look at the development of the new Cirque du Soleil show coming to Disney Springs in Spring 2020. Video courtesy Disney Parks Blog.

Wine Bar George

NEW On Thanksgiving Day, starting at 11 a.m., Wine Bar George will offer a traditional turkey plate as well as its new Santa Carota Short Ribs in addition to select items from its regular menu. As usual, Wine Bar George also offers 140 wines available by the glass, bottle and ounce for your holiday celebration. Reservations are available through both Open Table and the Disney Dining section of My Disney Experience.

Jaleo

On Tuesday, December 10, from 7-9 p.m., Jaleo welcomes Raquél Pérez-Cuevas from Ontañón to Disney Springs for a one-night only experience. Raquél is working to carry on the tradition of grape growing in Spain, and she will bring five of her family's award-winning wines to Jaleo for a private, seated dinner featuring a special menu from Jaleo Disney Springs Head Chef Rodolfo L. Guzman Aranda and his team to pair with the Ontañón wines from Rioja, Rueda, and Ribera del Duero, including:

  • Hinojo salad of fennel, tomato, asparagus, and orange dressed with passionfruit vinaigrette
  • The traditional Spanish dish Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp sautéed with garlic)
  • Arroz Meloso con Bacalao (creamy rice with seafood)
  • Costillas de Cordero con Miel y Romero (Josper-grilled lamb chops with rosemary sauce and honey aioli)
  • Flan Mama Marisa (the classic Spanish custard with 'espuma' of Catalan cream and oranges)

Tickets are $115 per person. Visit this EventBrite webpage for more information and tickets.

NEW Pepe by José Andrés, the fast/casual counter-service restaurant connected to Jaleo, has added new menu items including some dishes from Jaleo's menu in time for Black Friday shopping, including both croquetas de pollo and flan.


Pepe's menu is posted right outside the door to the restaurant. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant will offer a dinner special for both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Its butter- and herb-roasted turkey with garlic mashed potatoes, duck fat potato roasties, honey glazed carrots, bacon-braised Brussels sprouts, sausage-and-walnut stuffing, red wine jus and cranberry sauce will be available for order from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on both holidays, and the complete dinner is $28.95 for adults and $14 for kids (available both inside the pub and on the patio). The regular pub menu will also be available, and from 4:30 p.m. through the wee hours, its holiday celebration includes performances by its live Irish bands and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers.

Looking further ahead to New Year's Eve, Raglan Road will ring in the new year twice that night. At both midnight Ireland time (7 p.m. Eastern) and at Midnight at the pub, Raglan will have free Champagne toasts. There is no cover charge for the celebration.


Even the bicycle outside Raglan Road has been decorated for the holidays. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Maria & Enzo's

Ricotta Gnudi featuring Turkey Bolognese, parmesan cream and charred lemon gremolata, is Maria & Enzo's "authentic Italian twist" on Thanksgiving this year for $27. Reservations available at its website.

Enzo's Hideaway

Turkey Sausage "Carbonara," made with Pappardelle pasta, roasted winter squash, toasted garlic, and rapini is the advertised star of Enzo's Hideaway's Thanksgiving gourmet holiday meal for $27. It is also serving a Pumpkin Pannacotta made with with spiced chocolate crumb, mandarin orage, and cinnamon gelato for $11. Reservations available at its website.

The Edison

The Edison offers a traditional prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu "with all the classic trimmings" all day long for $32/person and $19/child (nine and under). The menu includes oven-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, house-made stuffing, brown sugar honey glazed baby carrots, and cranberry chutney. Reservations available at its website.

NEW To kick off its Second Year Anniversary, The Edison will again host a New Year's Eve Gala of food, cocktails, and entertainment including performances by a live band, burlesque dancers, aerialists and more. The tickets (available on this page of PatinaGroup.com) are $150/person (plus tax and gratuity) include admission at 7:30 p.m. with "tray-passed" hors d'oeuvres, live-action food stations, and a wide selection of beer, wine, and premium spirits "until the Time Square ball drops at midnight" (which, of course, also happens to be midnight here in Central Florida), and a midnight champagne toast. The evening will also offer a selection of coffee and desserts, as the party continues until 2 a.m. on January 1, 2020. Additional VIP Table Packages are available as well.

Morimoto Asia

Back by popular demand, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will present holiday-themed beers and gourmet pan-Asian light bites at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs during the highly-anticipated second annual "12 Beers of Christmas" event.

The event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Tickets are $64++ per person. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. In celebration of the craft-beer movement and the most wonderful time of the year, attendees will enjoy 12 specialty beers from local breweries all across Central Florida, such as Crooked Can Brewing Company and Rogue Ales. The brews will be paired with Morimoto Asia's famous pan-Asian cuisine from 12 food stations.

Morimoto himself will host the event and will be autographing copies of his cookbook Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking. The cookbook will be sold at the event, with proceeds going to Give Kids the World Village, a nonprofit resort for critically ill children and their families who visit Florida on their "wish trips."

Tickets are available on the event website.

NEW Sake & Shine 3.0 - Morimoto Asia & Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

The 3rd Annual Sake & Shine event will be co-hosted by Morimoto Asia and Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' on December 6, 2019, starting at 7 p.m. The intimate progressive dining event starts with a three-course "Pan-Asian feast complete with sake and beer pairings" on the second-story Forbidden Lounge balcony at Morimoto Asia and then moves across the walkway to Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' for a variety of desserts, including a build-your-own-Florida-strawberry shortcake bar and slices of Chef Art Smith's signature Hummingbird and Shine cakes paired with a variety of moonshine-based cocktails. Both chefs will be on-site for the event, overseeing the meal, mingling with guests, posing for photos and signing autographs. Tickets are $250/person (including tax and gratuity) and guests must be at least 21 years old to attend. Visit this page of PatinaGroup.com for more information (including the menu) and to purchase tickets.


Morimoto Asia and Homecomin' sit along the Springs of Disney Springs. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

NEW Views Around Disney Springs


The Town Center Christmas Tree has been installed.


The Spice & Tea Exchange has reopened after we noted that it was closed for refurbishment last week.


Demolition continues at the former site of Bongo's to make way for Beatrix.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

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Resort Events

Check here to see if a park event might fall during your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you know of any in-park events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, please send us an email.

Just click the year you want to expand (or close).

2019 Resort Events
  • Disney After Hours: (hard ticket required; park entry at 7 p.m., event hours vary by published date and park)
    at Magic Kingdom:
    • December 9
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom:
    • December 7, 14, & 18
  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – November 29 - December 30, 2019
    (includes Candlelight Processional)
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom (hard ticket required)
    • December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 & 22
2020 Resort Events
  • Disney After Hours: (hard ticket required; park entry at 7 p.m., event hours vary by published date and park)
    …at Magic Kingdom:
    • January 6, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27 & 31
    • February 3, 10, 17 & 24
    • March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
    • April 5, 13, 20 & 27
    • May 5, 11, 18 & 25
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • January 9, 16, 22, & 30
    • February 6, 13, 19, & 27
    • March 5, 12, 19 & 26
    • April 1, 7, 14 & 22
    • May 2, 9, 16, 19 & 26
  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - January 8-12, 2020
  • Epcot International Festival of the Arts - January 17 to February 24, 2020
  • Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic: (Eligible Member reservations required for wristband entry)
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom: January 21, February 11 & 25, 2020
      Registration for Members with Resort reservations opens: November 20, 2019
      General Member Registration: December 4, 2019
    • Magic Kingdom: March 3, April 21 & 28
      Registration for Members with Resort reservations opens: January 8, 2020
      General Member Registration: January 15, 2020
    • Epcot: May 4 & June 29, 2020
      Registration for Members with Resort reservations opens: March 11, 2020
      General Member Registration: March 18, 2020
    • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon: July 27 & August 10, 2020
      Registration for Members with Resort reservations opens: June 17, 2020
      General Member Registration: June 24, 2020
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios: September 15 & 22; October 6, 2020
      Registration for Members with Resort reservations opens: July 15, 2020
      General Member Registration: July 22, 2020
  • Disney Villains After Hours: (hard ticket required; park entry at 7 p.m., event hours vary by published date)
    • February 7, 14, 21 & 28
    • March 6, 11, 18 & 27
    • April 3, 10, 17 & 24
    • May 1, 8, 14, 22, 29
    • June 5, 12, 19, 26 & 29
    • July 6 & 10
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend - February 20-23, 2020
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - March 4-June 1, 2020
  • Star Wars Rival Run Weekend - April 16-19, 2020

Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. All refurbishment schedules are estimates only. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, visit DisneyWorld.com or use the MyDisneyExperience App on your iOS or Android device.

View the different areas of the Resort by scrolling horizontally and selecting the one you want to read about.

Magic Kingdom
  • The Muppets Present...Great Moments in American History – its final scheduled shows were performed October 5, 2019.
  • Move it! Shake it! MousekeDance it! Street Party – two performances scheduled daily only through December 21, 2019.
  • Royal Majesty Makers – no longer has scheduled appearances in Fantasyland as of October 2019.
  • Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial – Final show was September 29, 2018.
  • Stitch's Great Escape – My Disney Experience lists as "available seasonally throughout the year"
    Be aware that it is increasingly unlikely it will reopen; the attraction's lobby is usually used for greeting Stitch
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Closed as of December 3, 2018 to accommodate TRON construction (reopening to be announced). Guests can visit a Walt Disney World Railroad train at Main Street Station.
Epcot
  • Test Track – Will close for refurbishment January 13-February 26, 2020.
  • Impressions de France – Closed for refurbishment related to sharing the theater with "Beauty & the Beast Sing-Along" which debuts January 2020.
  • O Canada! – the film has been retired and the theatre currently is the Appleseed Orchard marketplace during the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival; "Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360" will debut as the new film in January 2020.
  • Reflections of China – the film will be retired and will be replaced with "Wondrous China" presented in a seamless 360° digital format.
  • Future World "transformation" closings – Major transformation announced at D23 Expo 2019.
    Closings and relocations include:
    • Innoventions - all exhibits now permanently closed, effective September 8, 2019
    • Club Cool closed effective September 8 (to reopen in "a new capacity at a future merchandise location")
    • Fountain of Nations closed effective September 8
    • Fountain View featuring Starbucks closed effective September 8 (will relocate to a temporary location in late Fall, 2019)
    • Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot - relocated September 8 (look for signs in Future World West)
    • Electric Umbrella will close in Winter 2019-20. (New dining options to be announced)
    • Mouse Gear will close in its current location in Winter 2019-20. (It will move to a temporary home to be announced)
    • Art of Disney will operate from a temporary location before eventually relocating to Heritage Manor at The American Adventure (Heritage Manor is now closed)
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure at Universe of Energy – Permanently closed on August 13, 2017.
    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to open in its place in approximately 2021.
  • Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – Closed February 3, 2018.
    New film entitled "Awesome Planet" will debut in January 2020
  • Illuminations: Reflections of Earth – Show retired: September 30, 2019.
    Epcot Forever debuted October 1 for a limited run which will be followed by a new nighttime spectacular "HarmonioUS" in 2020
  • Liberty Inn - the fast-casual restaurant closed for reimagining starting July 8, 2019.
    Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue will open later in 2019 in its place.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • March of the First Order – concluded parades down Hollywood Boulevard on July 6, 2019.
    First Order Stormtroopers have "redeployed" inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi – Closed.
  • The Great Movie Ride – Permanently closed August 13, 2017.
    The new Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway attraction to open in Chinese Theatre in 2020.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Primeval Whirl – is now listed as "Operates Seasonally" - as of November 25, 2019
    My Disney Experience shows the attraction open with a published standby wait time
    No FastPass+ service is available for the attraction through at least January 1, 2020.
Disney Water Parks
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed for enhancements with no announced reopening date
    but, the calendar for the park on DisneyWorld.com shows daily operating hours starting Monday, January 13, 2020.
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park usually closes for seasonal refurbishment during the winter, and
    the calendar for the park on DisneyWorld.com shows no operating hours between January 13 and March 28, 2020.
Disney Springs
  • Bongo's Cuban Café– Closed in August 2019
    Beatrix from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises coming to the site at a date to be announced.
  • DisneyQuest – Closed as of July 3, 2017.
    The NBA Experience opened on the site on August 12, 2019.
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil – Show closed on December 31, 2017.
    A new Cirque du Soleil show is in development with previews to begin March 20, 2020, and its world premiere April 17, 2020.
Disney Resorts & Vicinity
  • McDonald's restaurant near Disney's All-Star Resorts – closed October 30 for an extensive renovation, and is scheduled to reopen in March, 2020.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House – Due to Resort construction, the Disney Vacation Club Value category accommodations are not available for stays from December 2019 through early spring 2020
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower – Road Closures are scheduled near the resort in January and February 2020 which may impact guests when traveling to or from the buildings.
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Mizner's Lounge replaced with "Enchanted Rose," a larger venue with a Beauty & the Beast theme.
  • Caribbean Beach – The overall construction project at the Resort is expected to be completed 2019–20. The resort's new lobby, restaurants and other amenities, including Sebastian's Bistro, Centertown Market, and Banana Cabana are all now open.
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort – The Big Blue Pool will close for refurbishment beginning in Fall 2020.
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort – Beaches & Cream Soda Shop will be closed for refurbishment through winter 2019.
Walt Disney World Golf
  • No known closures.

Current Discounts and Promotions

Note: MousePlanet does not edit past Updates to reflect price increases; for up-to-date prices, check the most recent Walt Disney World Resort Update. For your convenience, we have grouped the discount offers based on the intended audience. Check out the category that best matches you, and pick the offer that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or different offer, so we can share it with other readers.

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As regular readers know, Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets are rarely offered at deep discounts unless you are a resident of Florida or eligible for U.S. Military Personnel benefits. It is increasingly true that non-Florida residents tend to benefit the most by purchasing tickets in advance (and, of course, being mindful of the rules relevant to those tickets). As prices go up, it becomes even more important to pay heed: Don't get scammed! Never buy tickets from an unofficial or secondary outlet, such as through eBay or Craigslist. Never rent or purchase tickets from people approaching you outside Disney property stating they have remaining days or leftover tickets. This practice is against the terms of use for Walt Disney World Theme Park admissions, and may result in denial of entry. There is no way to determine if these tickets are valid until you try to use them to enter the parks. Only purchase Disney theme park tickets directly from Disney, an authorized seller, or a travel agency like MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Today. Be sure to move the calendar to at least seven (7) days out, to see what ticket options and discounts are available for your planned visit.

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For Everyone

NEW 4-Park Magic Ticket

The 4-Park Magic Ticket is once again available for purchase at Disneyworld.com/4ParkMagic. For $356 plus tax (ages 10 and up; less for ages 3-9), it provides one visit to each of the four Walt Disney World Theme parks (one park per day). Guests must select a start date on or before September 30, 2020, and the ticket expires seven days after the selected start date. (Certain start dates will lower the price of the Ticket further.)

For an additional $40 plus tax (ages 10+; less for ages 3-9), the ticket will also provide admission to one water park and one visit to NBA Experience at Disney Springs.

Mid-Day Magic Tickets

Disney has introduced a new park ticket that provides one admission per theme park each day after 12:00 p.m. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com for more information.


Gift of Magic

For stays most nights January 1 through April 25, 2020, guests can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels when booked by January 1, 2020. The offer also includes a $30 Disney Gift Card for each person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation if the reservation is upgraded to a package that includes 6-day or longer theme park tickets. Lots more details are available by visiting this page of DisneyWorld.com or by calling (407)939-2735 or your travel agent.


Fall & Holiday Season Resort Hotel Offers

Save up to 20% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels in late 2019. Book through December 24, 2019 for stays most nights November 10, 2019 through December 24, 2019.

Deluxe Villas and Resort rooms are offered at up to 20% off; Moderate Resort rooms up to 15% off; Value Resort rooms up to 10%. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com for all the details, exclusions, dates and availability, or call (407)939-2727 or your travel agent.


Meal Vacation Package Offers

If you are considering a Walt Disney World Vacation Package that includes a non-discounted 5-night/6-day stay, Disney dining plans are included in the package when include the hotel and tickets with Park Hopper Option for arrivals most nights November 17 to 27, and December 8 to 23, 2019. Deluxe Villa and Deluxe Resort packages include the free Disney Dining Plan; Moderate and Value Resort packages include the free Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package and the theme park tickets must be valid for admission on the date of check-in and be used within a limited number of days (which varies by length of stay). Gratuities are not included. Kids between ages 3 and 9 must order from children's menu where applicable. The package does not guarantee access to any specific table-service restaurants.

Read more information and exclusions, and check availability on this page of DisneyWorld.com, or call (407)939-7216 or your travel agent.


Memory Maker pre-arrival discount

Disney's PhotoPass service provides a discount on Disney Memory Maker pre-arrival packages. For $199 plus tax, Walt Disney World guests can digitally download any photos associated with their Memory Maker account, including photos taken on attractions. The advanced purchase price is $169, a $30 savings. Applicable taxes are charged to all orders.

Purchase must be made more than three days prior to arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort for the discount. All sales are final, and not eligible for an exchange or refund. Both the immediate and discount version of Memory Maker can be purchased at this page of DisneyWorld.com.

For Annual Passholders
Expect to be required to show your Passholder Card and matching photo ID to receive a discount and other benefits.
Holiday Offerings

Passholders can save up to $15/ticket when purchasing Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets in advance. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com and be sure to log in to your Disney Account that is linked to your annual pass to find the nights the discount is offered.

Other Discounts and Benefits

The other usual Passholder discounts and benefits continue as well. The updated list is at DisneyWorld.com/PassBenefits.(You may need to sign in to see the full list applicable to your pass.) Don't forget about the dedicated V.I.PASSHOLDER SUPPORT service for questions about Passholder benefits and recommendations. Call (407)WDW-PASS or on-line chat (via chat button on this page of DisneyWorld.com) daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern, by email (via a web form), or in-person at Liberty Square Ticket Office in Magic Kingdom, Ticket Central at Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Ticket Corner at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Many dining locations offer Passholders 10% discounts during some or all meal periods (excluding alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity).

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts at many merchandise locations across Walt Disney World Resort, including locations that continue to offer 20 percent discounts off regularly priced merchandise. Remember, not all merchandise locations at Walt Disney World are owned and operated by Disney, but some of the non-Disney participants (including restaurants) offer discounts between 10 and 20% to Passholders as well. Note, the current terms and conditions include, "Discount is for personal use only and may not be used to purchase merchandise with the intent to resell the merchandise."

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for special events and tours at locations around Walt Disney World Resort.

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for sports, recreation, and spas around Walt Disney World Resort.

For the current list of Passholder Extras visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Passholder Extras include information about V.I.Passholder Perks, discounts on Disney After Hours events, Animal Encounter and tour discounts, Water Park discounts, Golf discounts, and more. For the 2019 Holiday Season, many of the Disney Springs and Bonnet Creek hotels are offering special room rates to Passholders from this page too.

Passholders can also save up to 30% on select Rooms at Disney Resorts through Christmas Eve. See this page of DisneyWorld.com for details.

Passholders can save up to 35% on select Rooms at Disney Resorts on most nights between January 1 and April 25, 2020. See this page of DisneyWorld.com for details.

With the recent changes to stroller and ECV delivery policies around the resort, the Magic Strollers Passholder offer is no longer listed among the available Passholder benefits.

Visit the DisneyWorld.com Special Offers page (filtered for Passholders) and log in with a My Disney Experience account linked to your Annual Pass for information, or call (407) 939-4232 to book by phone.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Rewards VISA Credit Card Holders
Reminder to MagicBand users: You must still show your Disney Visa credit card to receive discounts and other benefits. Discounts are not automatically applied even if you have linked your Disney Visa credit card to your MagicBand.

To conserve space, we have eliminated some of the participating location details of the Disney Visa Rewards offers from this section. Visit Disney Visa Rewards website for the latest participating location information.


20 percent off Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks

Disney Visa cardholders receive 20 percent off their entire purchase at Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks throughout Walt Disney World, including Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, and online at Joffreys.com with code: VISABEANS


15 percent off select guided tours

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of selected guided tours for up to 10 people. The cardholder must participate in the tour, and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card. Discounts are not available on Premium VIP tours, programs exclusive to groups, or group team building programs.


10 percent off select restaurants

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off the check when you pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Offer excludes alcoholic beverages, merchandise, tobacco, room service, holiday buffets, tax and gratuity. Discount may not be available at all meal times. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for the latest list of restaurants and restrictions.


10 percent off merchandise

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off at participating Disney-owned retail location when you spend a minimum of $50 and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Read all of the restrictions on the this page of disneyrewards.com.

Cardholders also receive 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at the following Walt Disney World Resort Operating Participant merchandise locations including Basin, Basin White, Chapel Hats, Good Fortune Gifts and House of Good Fortune, kidsHeritage, Luxury of Time, Marrakesh Emporium Arts & Crafts, Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks and Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, Sperry and Volcom.


15 percent off all Disney spa and salon services

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of any salon treatment valued at $45 or greater or any 50-minute or longer spa service most days at the spas and salons at Walt Disney World Resort. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for participating locations and restrictions.


10 percent off select recreation experiences

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of the recreation experiences listed below:

  • Carriage Rides at Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Horseback Trail Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Epcot

Present your Disney's Visa Card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at Epcot for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot (enter near the jumping fountains near the exit to the Magic Eye Theater). You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).


Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Present your Disney's Visa card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at the Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).

For Military Personnel

2019 Military Promotional Tickets

January 1 through December 19, 2019

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets –$241.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $291.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $257.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $307.00

Prices do not include tax and tickets must be used by December 19, 2019.
Prices may be lower at U.S. military base ticket offices.

U.S. military personnel can also purchase the Memory Maker product for $98 through December 19, 2019.

For more information, definitions and details, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by eligible service members or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and only family members and friends, as provided by Disney's rules. These tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold. Limit six (6) tickets purchased by the military personnel (or spouse), and one ticket must be used by that member of the military (or spouse). Each ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Special pricing for Memory Maker is available at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows when purchased by eligible service members or their spouses. No more than two Memory Maker products can be purchased by an eligible service member or their spouse. Usual Memory Maker restrictions apply and a MagicBand is required to receive some digital content.

2020 Military Promotional Tickets

January 1 through December 18, 2020

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets –$265.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $315.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $283.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $333.00
  • Six-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $301.00
  • Six-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $351.00

Prices do not include tax. Six-Day Tickets must be purchased by December 13, Five-Day Tickets by December 14, Four-Day Tickets by December 15. Tickets may be used from January 1 through December 18, 2020.
Prices may be lower at U.S. military base ticket offices.

U.S. military personnel can also purchase the Memory Maker product for $98 from January 1, 2020, through December 18, 2020.

For more information, definitions and details, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by eligible service members or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and only family members and friends, as provided by Disney's rules. These tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold. Limit six (6) tickets purchased by the military personnel (or spouse), and one ticket must be used by that member of the military (or spouse). Each ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Special pricing for Memory Maker is available at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows when purchased by eligible service members or their spouses. No more than two Memory Maker products can be purchased by an eligible service member or their spouse. No more than two Memory Maker products may be purchased at the special price by the service member or spouse. Usual Memory Maker restrictions apply and a MagicBand is required to receive some digital content.

Special Rates at Resort Hotels

U.S. military personnel can enjoy discounts at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when booking by December 19, 2019, for stays most nights through December 19, 2019. For 2020, discounts are available most nights January 1 through April 4, and April 19 through December 18, 2020, when booked by December 18, 2020. Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. For 2019 rates, call (407)939-4249 for information and reservations, and find 2019 eligibility details listed on this page of DisneyWorld.com. For 2020 information and details, visitthis page or call (407)939-7825.


Read more information at militarydisneytips.com, visit your base ticket office, or when at Walt Disney World, visit Shades of Green.


If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Florida Residents
Expect to be required to show proof of Florida Residency for discounts and benefits.

NEW Holiday Rooms Special Offer

For stays most nights through December 24, when booked by December 24, Florida residents can save up to 25% at select Disney Deluxe Villas and Resorts, up to 20% at select Disney Moderate Resorts, and up to 15% at select Disney Value Resorts. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com for details and to check availability. In some cases, it may be possible to apply this offer to existing bookings.

Seasonal Flex Ticket

Florida residents can purchase tickets for use on most dates through February 29, 2020, without picking a specific start date. The tickets, which can be used on non-consecutive days, must be purchased by December 17, 2019, and used in their entirety by February 29, 2020. The tickets are blocked out November 21-28, 2019, and December 18, 2019, through January 2, 2020.

  • 3-Day 1-Park Per Day Seasonal Flex Ticket – $249 plus tax ($83 per day plus tax)
  • 4-Day 1-Park Per Day Seasonal Flex Ticket – $269 plus tax ($68 per day plus tax)

Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com and click on "Read More" in the Florida Resident Seasonal Flex Tickets section. That page also provides a link where Florida Residents can save 40% on 4-Day Tickets and 30% on 3-Day Tickets compared to the non-resident prices of the same tickets when selecting specific visit start dates.


If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Vacation Club Members

Member Benefits and Discounts may be found on this page of DisneyVacationClub.com. Note: some benefits and discounts are only available to those with a valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card which is only available to Members owning at least 75 Vacation Points purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc.

Walt Disney World Golf operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management offers a Golf Membership program exclusively for Disney Vacation Club Members. As of November 1, 2019, the $99/year (plus tax) program includes discounted rounds of golf (averaging $15 below usual DVC-discounted pricing), access to DVC Member-only golf outings, access to DVC Member instructional clinics and coaching, an exclusive DVC Member hat and bag tag, 4 Companion Passes for DVC Golf Clinics, 6 Guest Passes to play golf at the special discounted member DVC rate, 6 complimentary baskets of driving range balls, 4 complimentary rounds of golf on Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course, 4 Complimentary Twilight rounds of golf, 8 complimentary rounds of FootGolf at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course. All told, Walt Disney World Golf says that the Golf Membership includes $746 in included benefits. Visit this page of GolfWDW.com for more information.

Call DVC Member Services at (800) 800-9800 to take advantage of most other available offers.

If you know of an offer that you think most Members do not know about, please drop us an email with the details.

For New England Residents

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort celebrates February's big football game victory by the team from New England by offering the Champions Package to residents of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. For stays through December 24, 2019 (minimum stay of three nights required), the Champions Package includes $100 meal credit, which can be used at Shula's Steak House (named for NFL's winningest coach, Don Shula) or any other restaurant at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. It also includes a "one category complimentary room upgrade that does not include suite upgrades." Guests must have valid state identification at check-in from an eligible state. More information and details of the offer are available at this page of SwanDolphin.com. More information and reservations are available by calling (800)227-1500 and mentioning "CHAMPS."

For Canada Residents

Until February 2020, Canadian residents can save 20% on theme park tickets. They must be purchased by February 7, 2020, and the offer is NOT available at theme park ticket windows. Visit Disneyworld.ca/tickets for more information.

All adults using Canada resident tickets or passes must present valid proof of Canada residency that includes government-issued photo ID to exchange the certificate for a valid ticket at the theme park ticket window or Guest Relations prior to first use. The offer itself requires advanced purchase; it is not available at Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options are nontransferable, nonrefundable and exclude events/activities separately priced. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions.

Check https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/ca/ for the latest offers from Disney.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For U.K. Residents

You can see the latest offers for U.K. residents on Disney World's U.K. packages website. For early 2020 arrivals, the site advertises a package including free dining, $100 gift card, and 14-Day Ultimate Tickets for the price of a 7 Day Ticket with Memory Maker.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

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