This year, you can expect Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to be mostly decorated by November 6, 2020.
When the Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — close on October 31, Disney Parks Cast Members go to work to transform the parks with holiday magic! Related: Must-See Christmas Trees at Walt Disney World in 2020!
Both Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street are decorated for the holidays, and you can purchase holiday merchandise and Disneyland holiday treats.
All of the parks will be decorated for the holidays — just not the Thanksgiving holiday — and that’s fine by us. Those of you visiting during this time will be eased right into the Christmas spirit, and there are already plenty of Disney holiday events already hoppening in the parks.
Typically, January is the month of the holiday hangover at Walt Disney World. Some Christmas entertainment continues for a few days in early January, and there are still decorations up for the first half of the month. As such, there are a lot of upsides to visiting in January, from light crowds to favorable weather.
The Disney World Christmas decorations start going up as early as late October, and each of the parks has its own iconic tree. Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Christmas decor started showing up in late October and the parks were fully decorated by Nov. 6, 2020.
There are more party nights this year than ever before. Unsurprisingly, Halloween is always the busiest (and most expensive!) night of the party, but if you have other options, when should you attend? Expect the parties to be busy, in general.
Straight after Halloween For some, Christmas decorations go up as soon as Halloween ends on 31st October, and so Christmas lovers embrace 1st November as the start of the festive season and begin decorating their home at this time.
The following week is Veterans Day ( November 11, 2021 ). This means the entire week, through November 14, 2021 will also be elevated. This is one of the worst weeks of the year and definitely the worst of the month on the Walt Disney World crowd calendar. If at all possible, avoid this holiday.
Last year, the only new offering for Christmas at Disneyland was the Disney Holiday Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace, which features a DJ, Christmas tunes, and beloved Disney characters. Over at Disney California Adventure, there were several new offerings.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Schedule of Events We expect a similar lineup of entertainment in future years. A Frozen Holiday Wish – 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration – 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:55 p.m. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade – 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m.
An Overview. From November 8, 2019 until January 6, 2020, the park transforms. Beautiful holiday decor adorns every part of the park possible. A 60 foot Christmas tree compliments Main Street with 70,000 lights and 2,000 custom made ornaments.
The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are all open on Thanksgiving Day, so pick your favorite park (or two) and join in the turkey-day fun. All of the parks will already be decorated for the holidays, so you can enjoy Thanksgiving and ease right into the Christmas spirit.
Bring a bathing suit, shorts, and T-shirts plus a few long-sleeved pullovers and long pants if you get cold easily at night. You could still get a sunburn, so don’t forget to add sunscreen to your packing list.
Though Thanksgiving week is definitely considered a busy time at Disney World, it’s not nearly as crowded as other times of year like Christmas or Easter weeks. Throughout the week, crowds continue to build, with Saturday-Wednesday generally being slightly less busy than Thursday-Sunday.