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DECEMBER’S MAGICAL NEWS FROM DISNEY

December with Disney is breathtaking and exciting all at the same time! If you have the opportunity to hop aboard a Disney Cruise or visit one of the parks, please don’t hesitate. It will make Christmas even more magical for you and your family.

My family and I leave in less than a week for our Annual Disney World, and we are so excited to see the gorgeous decorations, sample the holiday treats, and of course, see Mickey and Friends!


This year, Disney World will have their Gingerbread Houses back for everyone to enjoy. At the Grand Floridian, they have a life-sized Gingerbread House with a unique decoration home. Cast members sell holiday treats and beverages right from the window. You can even grab a quick photo in front of the delicious-looking house! At The Beach Club Resort, the Gingerbread & Chocolate Carousel is ba k. This year’s theme is “The Little Mermaid At the American Pavilion in Epcot; you can find a gingerbread version of the Lincoln Memorial, MLK Jr. Memorial, and the American Adventure building. This year, Pastry Chef Michael Craig created a 6-foot tall Ginger-affe out of gingerbread that is on display at The Animal Kingdom Jambo Hous. The detail on this Ginger-affe is fantastic. It is a Disney Must-Do if you will be in Orlando from November to January 1, 2022.


Genie Plus started in Disneyland. As of the first week of December, Genielus had made it to the West Coast. Genie plus costs $20.00 per guest per day in Disneyland. Just like in Disney World, Genie plus allows you to use the Lightning Lanes for several rides, but it doesn’t include all of them. The Individual Attraction Selections also exist in California. Rise of the Resistance is a bit more expensive at $20.00 per person. Radiator Springs Racers is $7.00 per person, and Web Slingers is $7.00 per pers n. The prices are still subject to change based on the time of year and the dem nd. It is like surge pricing with U er. On the weekends, Radiator Springs & Web Slingers have raised to $12.00 per person with the holidays fast approaching, and the crowds increase ng. Disneyland guests can’t start making their Genie Plus and Lightning Lane Selections until they enter the parks, different from Disney World. Standby lines are still available for those that don’t want to pay the additional costs.


Disneyland released a large number of things that will be returning to Anaheim. Here are the attractions & entertainment that will be back in 2022:

*An Expanded Celebrate Gospel group with a live choir

*The Tale of the Lion King will return to the Fantasyland

Theater in the Spring of 2022.

*The Electrical Parade will return to Disneyland’s Man

The menu is just in time for its 50th Anniversary with Disney.

*The Disneyland Forever Nighttime Spectacular.


Disneyland After Dark is returning to California after the first of the year. Sweethearts Night, Villains Night, and Star Wars Night with more nights than ever before. These events occur after regular park events that have fun theming and access to most rides with lower wait times. Each event is 4 hours long, with guests entering the park 3 hours before the event begins. Guests will get unlimited digital downloads of photo pass photos taken during these events, and Tickets for Sweethearts’ Night are already on sale . Villains’ Night and Star Wars Night tickets will go on sale on January 11 h. If you previously purchased tickets to these events in 2020, you can exchange your tickets for the 2022 events between now and January 8, 2022.



Disney World will have fireworks and more to ring in the New Year Fireworks times have been announced for Disney Word. As The Magic Kingdom used to do in the past, New Year’s Eve will be celebrated for two nights to accommodate everyone who would like to be a part of ringing in the New Year. On December 30th and 31st, the Magic Kingdom will have The Enchantment Fireworks at 6:50 p.m. and The New Years Celebration Fireworks at 11:50 p.m. Epcot’s Harmonious will be presented at 6:30 p.m. The New Year’s Countdown Fireworks will begin at 11:54 p.m. No fireworks announcements have been announced for Hollywood Studios, but the park is open from 9:00 a.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks will not be at Animal Kingdom, but the park will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.


Over in California, Disneyland Resorts will have fireworks for New Year’s Eve this year. Disneyland will be open from 8 a.m. 12/31 until 2:00 a.m. on 1/1/2022. California Adventure will be open from 8 a.m. 12/31 until 1:00 a.m. on 1/1/2022. There is no word about whether fireworks will be displayed in the parks, but we will let you know if we hear otherwise since the holidays are fast approaching.


As always, Disney is always bringing magic to our lives! If you are interested in visiting Disney World or Disneyland, reach out to us for a free quote. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!


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