Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the most glamorous Walt Disney World theme park during Christmas and the holiday season. Here’s a quick look at how the holiday season and Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are celebrated.
JUST ANNOUNCED! Disney’s Hollywood Studios Christmas Party “Jollywood Nights”
Disney Jollywood Nights – a new, separately ticketed event from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on 10 select nights Nov. 11-Dec. 20, 2023.
Get ready to dress in your holiday glam best or festive flair, dance the night away to merry mashups, indulge in divine treats and bubbling spirits, and snap selfies with iconic characters during this new festive event.
For an extra dose of cheer, the party wraps with the return of the nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” You’ll be in fa la la la la la la la land before you can say Tinseltown!
MORE DETAILS: Disney Jollywood Nights announcement
Holidays and Christmas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Usually, the holiday season and Christmas festivities at Walt Disney World begin the first Friday of November (Thurdsday, November 9, 2023 perhaps) and continue to roll out through mid November, and ending in early January.
30s-inspired holiday decor decks out this TinselTown-themed park, from the giant vintage ornaments on display to floating ornaments adorning Echo Lake. Even Toy Story Land gets a holiday overlay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — including a Santa hat-wearing Hamm sugar cookie.
In addition to glamorous holiday decor and fun themed holiday overlays, Disney’s Hollywood Studios goes all out by lighting the Hollywood Tower Hotel (home of the Tower of Terror attraction) with holiday magic that turns the structure into a Muppets gingerbread showpiece, a Toy Story toy hotel, a snowy scene from Arendelle, and a Dickensian village from Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
Santa Claus at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Santa cruises down Hollywood Boulevard in a red convertible during the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade, diners meet Mickey and friends in their holiday best during character dining at Hollywood and Vine, and “snow” falls from the sky periodically throughout the night.
Christmas at Toy Story Land
Toy Story Land is the most kid-friendly part at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and during the holiday season the toys get into the spirit.
Extra embellishments added to the toys include Woody with a candy cane scarf, Rex wearing an antler headband, plus oversized ornaments with painted macaroni and alien faces, a giant Hamm cookie with a Santa hat, and a giant cranberry and popcorn garland.
In years past the Alien Saucer Spin ride provides intergalactic good cheer with special holiday songs and lighting.
Also in 2022 the holiday overlay at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration returned, wherein Olaf ends the show by singing holiday songs.
Stay tuned as we are #HalfwaytoTheHolidays and announcements for 2023 are on the way!
Featured image provided by Walt Disney World Resort, Amy Smith photographer.