Top 10 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World This Winter 2019

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There are so many great reasons to visit Walt Disney World any time of the year, but this winter 2019 there will a lot of great experiences that will have you wanting to book your next trip. Here are the top 10 reasons you will definitely want to get a winter 2019 trip in the books:


10.  Holiday decorations all over Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World goes all out for the holidays.  There will be decorations within the theme parks and resorts for guests to enjoy.  Of course this will all be complete with holiday music soundtracks at many of these locations, too!  Guests can go on their own tours of the resorts to see the amazing themed décor and impressive Christmas trees!

9.  Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! and Sunset Seasons Greetings – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Both of these offerings are set to return for 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is an evening show that is set at the Chinese Theater where guests can enjoy festive music and projections, plus fireworks.  Sunset Seasons Greetings takes place over on Sunset Boulevard where there are fun projects on the Hollywood Tower Hotel and other festive touches in the area!

Sunset Seasons Greetings

8.  Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort is the newest resort to join the Walt Disney World family.  The resort is themed after the European Riviera and inspired by Walt’s trips to that area.  There will be new room accommodations, amazing restaurants and more.  The resort is currently set to open in December and reservations are already available for stays!

Disney’s Riviera Resort


7.  Space 220 Restaurant – Epcot

We can’t wait for this new restaurant to open at Epcot.  The restaurant is currently set to open this December for guests to experience what it might feel like for guests to dine in space. The restaurant will create a dining experience unlike anything else at Walt Disney World, so it is sure to be amazing.  It will be located right next to the Mission: Space attraction within the Future World area.

Space 220

6.  Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World – Epcot

The Candlelight Processional is an extremely popular holiday event.  A celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas with choir accompaniment.  There is a dining package offering for the event so that guests can guarantee seating due to the popularity.  Holidays Around the World also take place in Epcot where guests can experience some of the holiday traditions that they would find in those respective countries.

Candlelight Processional

5. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Magic Kingdom Park

This annual party event is very popular at Walt Disney World.  This is a separately ticketed event where Magic Kingdom Park is only open to party guests and there is holiday entertainment, fireworks, characters, plus a parade and more!  There are also stations throughout the park where guests can enjoy themed complimentary treats.  It is amazing to see the “snow” fall on Main Street, U.S.A., so you definitely don’t want to miss this one!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

4. Disney Skyliner

The Disney Skyliner is the new gondola system that is coming to Walt Disney World and opening later this year.  Given how much guests love the Monorail and boat transportation at Walt Disney World, we expect that the Disney Skyliner is going to be extremely popular!  The system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Some of the gondolas have wrappers that look like popular Disney characters are riding with you, making them extra fun.  We can’t wait to finally experience Disney Skyliner!

Disney’s Skyliner

3.  Christmas Tree Trail – Disney Springs

During the holiday season, there will be a trail of Christmas trees in Disney Springs for guests to walk through and enjoy. Each of the trees have their own theme, too!  There are themes like Frozen, Disney Theme Parks, The Haunted Mansion and more! They are so much fun and definitely an amazing place to stroll through at night when you can fully enjoy the effects of the lights!

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

2. New holiday decorations and offerings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

For the first time ever, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also getting decked out for the holidays this holiday season.  Each of the lands within the park will have their own decorations that were perfectly planned for each of those specific areas.  There will also be a holiday elements added to the Tree of Life in the evenings as well as other events around the park.  We are sure this is going to be a beautiful addition to the holiday decorations at Walt Disney World.

New Animal Kingdom Decorations

1. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This new, immersive Star Wars themed land opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29th, 2019.  The land is extremely popular and will definitely be a great area to visit this winter while at Walt Disney World.  Not only that, the second new attraction for the land, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is set to debut on December 5th, 2019.  This will be extremely exciting for guests to experience for the first time!  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is one of the most immersive and impressive lands that Disney has ever created, so you don’t want to miss it!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

About the Author: Christy Caby – Personal Vacation Advisor with Magical Vacation Planner. For vacation quotes and free planning assistance visit: I’ve planned a wide variety of trips for families including varying sizes, celebrations and more! I have stayed in all resort categories and can help you make the best resort selection for your family’s interests and needs.  I would love to assist you in planning your own magical vacation that you can share with your loved ones! Find me on Facebook at Also, check out my bio below!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!