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The Holidays Have Arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The holiday season is tricky this year at Walt Disney World. The official date for the beginning of the celebrations in the Theme Parks is November 12, except at EPCOT. That is because the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is currently running. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will begin on November 26. Even though we haven’t officially started the holidays, it certainly looks a lot like Christmas! We already shared pictures with you from the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We finally had a chance to see the decorations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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The decorations started before entering Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There are garlands all around the entrance. Once inside, Hollywood Boulevard is festive as well. Unlike at the Magic Kingdom, the garlands go all the way across the street. There are additional decorations such as Christmas trees on some of the light poles. There are extra golden touches in honor of The World’s Most Magical Celebration.

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If you head towards Tower of Terror there are stars on the light poles along Sunset Boulevard. This area will come alive after dark once Sunset Seasons Greeting returns.

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The centerpiece of the seasonal decorations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Echo Lake. This is where you will find the Christmas tree. It’s covered with ornaments, Santa faces, and candy canes. There was a PhotoPass Photographer on hand. The giant ornaments are in the water again this year, which gives the display even more of a festive feel. Reindeer, Santa, or bells are on the poles. There are also reindeer in the bushes. Our favorite extra touch is with Dinosaur Gertie. The giant dinosaur is once again wearing a Santa hat. The red ornament in her mouth has a golden “50” on it to commemorate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary.

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We’ll be back at the Theme Parks once the official holiday festivities are underway. We can’t wait, there is nothing quite like the holidays at Walt Disney World!

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.