Episode 41 – Holidays at the Florida Theme Parks

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Holidays at the Florida Theme Parks give definition to the magic of the holidays. We don’t talk a lot about theme parks in Florida, but this is an exception because we don’t want you to miss out on all the incredible Christmas celebration things to see and do with the entire family. The best part is that plenty of it is free or low-cost Christmas experiences. Tour around the resort hotels to catch all the different themes. Amusement parks can definitely give a new twist to celebrating the holiday season. With classic rides and Christmas lights, you can’t go wrong with visiting Florida Theme Parks during the holidays.

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Have a holiday theme park adventure at the Magic Kingdom. Cinderella Castle holiday lights up in all holiday styles with projection mapping and twinkling lights. Explore holly, jolly trimmings, and theming throughout Main Street, U.S.A., and experience a festive celebration with live entertainment and spectacular fireworks. Of course, what Disney event would be complete without a Christmastime parade? All of this is happening on select dates in November and December. Separate admission is required for this special event. Visit all your favorite characters decked out for the Christmas season. Have a really Merry Christmas at a theme park for something a little more unique.

Special events at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional takes place at the American Pavilion. Get into the holiday spirit with mass choirs and celebrity narrators as they read the story of Christmas along with a cast choir singing traditional carols. Holidays around the world where you can what traditional holiday stories from the countries. Voices of Liberty also perform Christmas carols. This year, Guardians of the Galaxy will be overlaying the Guardians a mash-up of seasonal jams. Blast off to the tune of an awesome holiday single, bringing joy to Xandar and Terra, too. Don’t forget to check out Canadian Holiday Voyageurs, Las Posadas with Mariachi Cobre, the Chinese Lion Dance, and holiday storytellers.

You will have a great time at Disney Springs which is also decked out for the holidays. You can take the Christmas tree stroll and meet Santa. Disney Hotels: There are holiday trimmings at the various hotels around the property, as well as events. Note that right now, if you are not staying at a Disney Resort, you will need a dining reservation or you can do mobile ordering. Fort Wilderness Campground at Disney has a lot of fun Christmas activities giving a little different dynamic to Disney’s Christmas feel.

Universal Orlando Resort 

Universal Studios Florida is always a great choice for the whole family at the holidays. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter does not disappoint. Enjoy Macy’s Parade! In Diagon Alley you can listen to Celestina Warbeck as they sing Christmas songs. At Universal’s Islands Adventure, Hogsmede puts on a light projection on Hogwarts Castle, and Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular is a must-see! When the park closes, don’t forget about Universal CityWalk. Enjoy not only the restaurants and lights but the live music and entertainment. The magic of Christmas is alive and well at Universal Orlando Resort.

SeaWorld Orlando

Celebrate the winter holidays and the most wonderful time of the year at a Christmas market that is quite unique. Don’t miss the Winter Wonderland on Ice which is a live ice skating show. There is an amazing view of lighted trees on the water. The kids will love Rudolph’s Christmas Town. Adding a very Sea World touch to Christmas is the Wild Arctic Visit with Santa.

Busch Gardens

You can check out the spectacular at Busch Gardens with world-class skaters at Christmas on Ice. We Three Kings Show – a musical Christmas Tale is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. Elmo’s Christmas Wish has Elmo and his friends learning the meaning of Christmas while the Christmas Time Tree Show displays lights and music from the giant 50 ft tree. Christmas Town is the place for eats and treats to delight all. End your night with Spark The Night Fireworks on select nights.


Legoland Christmas runs weekends through the holidays. You will find Lego Santa, a full-size lego Christmas tree, and a miniature village with full-on Christmas decorations.

Snowcat Ridge

Snowcat Ridge is a newer theme park in Dade City. Where else can you find snow slopes, ice skating, and an alpine village? Stick around for the evening light show.

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