Disney’s Hollywood Studios Christmas Events
The holidays are a magical time of at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The park really is the epitome of tinsel town with tinsel decor found throughout during the Flurry of Fun Holiday celebration. In addition, there are fun holiday shows like the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! fireworks spectacular, and the Sunset Seasons Greetings projection show, plus lots of other great holiday fun.
- The new Toy Story Land gets special seasonal fun. Guests visiting during the holidays can expect to see Woody in a holiday vest adorned with a Christmas tree and presents, as well as a candy cane accessory for his holster. Jessie will trade in her cowgirl vest for a red holiday vest trimmed in a peppermint pattern, while Buzz Lightyear will add a sparkly Santa hat. In addition to holiday character greetings, guests can enjoy the land’s new holiday decor, including including oversized cranberry-and-popcorn garland, a holiday card “selfie”, an oversized Hamm sugar cookie, Green Alien ornaments and more. The land’s attractions will also be plussed up for the season: guests will hear sleigh bells ringing on Slinky Dog Dash, while Alien Swirling Saucers will offer two holiday tracks, plus themed lighting.
- New laser effects complement this popular holiday experience that transforms the Hollywood Tower Hotel into scenes of the season. Stroll along Sunset Boulevard as snow twinkles in the twilight and Disney characters share their favorite seasonal stories.
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Nighttime Spectacular
The Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! holiday fireworks spectacular will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from November 8 through January 6, 2019. During the show, Guests learn that Santa Claus is missing and there is a search-and-rescue mission to get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. The show comes to life on, above and around the Chinese Theater and includes state-of-the-art projections, special effects, fireworks and a seasonal musical score.
As a reminder, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights was retired in 2015, due to the construction and changes occurring at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to prepare for Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land.
Jingle Bell Jingle Bam Video
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party
More holiday cheer is in store for Guests who book a the all-new Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party. The special dining event will be offered nightly.
In the courtyard of The Chinese Theater, guests will enjoy multiple food stations, which will feature holiday-inspired savory delights, sweet tidings such as the delicious Santa Mickey chocolate cupcake with peppermint bark, and more—including a nitrogen dessert station. Beer, wine and specialty cocktails will be available for guests over 21. Specialty non-alcoholic beverages will also be available, and of course, there will be hot cocoa!
In addition, a very special character will also be on hand to meet with dessert party guests, before you are escorted to the reserved viewing area.
The cost is $79 per adult ages 10 and up and $45 for children ages 3-9 from November 6 – December 22 and January 2-6. From December 23 – January 1, the cost will be $89 per adult and $49 per child (tax and gratuity included.) The price includes all taxes and gratuities.
To book the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Desert Party, Guests can call 407-WDW-DINE.
Sunset Seasons Greetings
Introduced in 2017 was the nighttime projection show, Sunset Seasons Greetings. During this nightly event, Guests are able to experience falling snow, twinkling lights and watch stories from several iconic Disney characters all on Sunset Boulevard. During the Sunset Seasons Greetings projection show, billboards will suddenly begin to move into motion and tell a tale, courtesy of iconic characters sharing their love for the season. Also, the Hollywood Tower Hotel will magically transforms, bringing to life the characters’ stories. Some of those special stories that will be told will include:
- Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a hometown Christmas as the scene shifts into a romanticized, Norman Rockwell-inspired town—starting in black and white before slowly changing into color.
- The Toy Story characters guessing which new toys are coming this Christmas as the scene becomes covered in holiday wrapping paper.
- The Swedish Chef from The Muppets babbling as only he can while the scene turns into giant gingerbread houses.
- Olaf pining over his holiday wish as iconic music plays and the scene freezes over into a Frozen winter wonderland—complete with dancing Aurora Borealis lights and projected falling snow.
Sunset Seasons Greetings will take place from November 8 through January 6, 2019.
Sunset Seasons Greeting Video
Toy Story Land
The new Toy Story Land gets special seasonal fun!
Guests will be able to enjoy the land’s new holiday decor, including including oversized cranberry-and-popcorn garland, a holiday card “selfie”, an oversized Hamm sugar cookie, Green Alien ornaments and more.
The land’s attractions will also be plussed up for the season, as Guests will hear sleigh bells ringing on Slinky Dog Dash, while Alien Swirling Saucers will offer two special holiday tracks, plus themed lighting.
In addition, Guests visiting during the holidays can expect to see Woody in a holiday vest adorned with a Christmas tree and presents, as well as a candy cane accessory for his holster. Jessie will trade in her cowgirl vest for a red holiday vest trimmed in a peppermint pattern, while Buzz Lightyear will add a sparkly Santa hat.
Meet Santa Claus
Santa Claus will be able to be found in the Once Upon a Time shop beginning November 9 through December 24.
Once Old Saint Nick returns back to the North Pole, Santa Goofy will step in from December 25 – 31.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the holiday season, “Tinsel Town” takes on a completely different kind of meaning at this theme park that celebrates the magic of movies and television. A giant Christmas tree towers over the main entrance, holiday displays capture the imagination, and colorful garlands and lights sparkle. In addition, enhanced holiday decor can be found around Echo Lake. Colorful garlands and a giant Christmas tree centered on the water make Echo Lake the merriest of places this holiday season. Even the famous Dinosaur, Gertie, is dressed for the occasion with a dino-Santa hat for the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Christmas season.
Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine
Taking place most dates from November 9, 2018 – January 6, 2019 will be Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine. The meal will be the place to celebrate the holiday season as Minnie Mouse hosts a festive dinner with her friends Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and special guest Santa Goofy. Holiday themed décor, food, music and activities create the perfect place to deck the halls with friends and family. The cost of the meal is $52 for adults ages 10 and up and $31 for children ages 3-9.
There are many different holiday treats available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the Flurry of Fun! Take a look at this guide and take it with you when visiting the park.Foodie Guide to 2018 Flurry of Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios
If you’ll be visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the very busy week between Christmas and New Years, it’s a great time to take in some of the less popular attractions like Indiana Jones, and Muppet*Vision 3D where crowds will be more manageable.
It’s a Wonderful Shop, sells Christmas decorations and is open for the holidays.
Check out the gingerbread holiday display at Hollywood Brown Derby, which is a replica of the original Brown Derby Restaurant.