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.
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.
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.
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.
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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