Matt Paul also spent a few days at the Walt Disney World Resort recently and is sharing some newsworthy photos he collected over the weekend:
We’ll start Thursday Night at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
The Dapper Dans are in their Holiday Best this year, show off new outfits
The Tomorrowland Noodle Station serves as a Hot Chocolate and Cookie counter
The “Rusty Cutlass” Pirate Band is back this Holiday Season, as you’ll see in the video below
The Diamond Horseshoe is being used as a Hot Chocolate and Cookie Counter and has been thematically “renamed” as “Woody’s Hootin’ Holiday Open House”
The Piano Player on Stage was very good. Does anyone recognize him from Main Street U.S.A.?
Woody and Bullseye were out for Meet and Greets, but where is the line?
Let’s take a glimpse at Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Everyone poses for a quick photo
The snow falls during the whole parade this year, instead of just the finale as in previous years
The Christmastime Parade is the only place you can see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen during the Christmas Party
Horace Horsecollar’s Gingerbread House has new LED Lights this year
The crowds start to thin after the first parade
Before we leave, let’s take a look at the new holiday windows moved to Main Street’s Emporium from Downtown Disney
They tell the story of “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”
The Christmas Party is over :(
Starting our day Friday at Epcot in Innoventions
Tom Corless tries his hand on the new IBM Smarter Planet exhibit
The Touchscreens also have a card match memory game
Brandon Struve was also there to try his hand at the new exhibit
As we head into World Showcase, a Mexico Food and Wine Festival booth has become a permanent fixture
Mexico is all prepared for Holidays Around the World
Mexico is decorated for the Holidays, both inside and out
Not a long wait for Maelstrom. Then again, when is there one?
From World Showcase we can see Characters in Flight ACTUALLY in flight!
A HUGE Hopscotch game set up in the United Kingdom by Cast Members
Let’s take a stroll through the Boardwalk on the way to Hollywood Studios
Cat Cora’s new Restaurant, “Kouzzina” has been open for a while now
A sign with more information on this new venue has been placed outside
Model Room for Disney Vacation Club are “Now Open!” on the Boardwalk
The Christmas tree outside the Studios has changed a little since last year
There are no longer scenes from various Disney Films on the film strip around the tree, instead it’s a holiday train
Goofy hitches a ride in one of the train cars
Poinsettias grace the entrance to the Studios.
A new Holiday version of the 3 Months Free Annual Passholder Ad has been placed outside all of the Parks
Let’s head over for a look at Pixar Place
The Jonas Brothers Poster has been replaced by a much more appealing Princess and the Frog poster
A Toy Story 3 ad outside Pixar Place
Pixar Place, like the rest of the park, is also decorated for the Holidays.
This “Hot Set” has been sitting for a while. It doesn’t seem so hot anymore
An “Up” billboard has been placed across from Soundstage 1
The Muppet Vision courtyard is all decked out.
New Muppet Merchandise is now at the cart outside Muppet Vision 3-D
A very cool hat
The queue posters unveiled at the D23 Expo are now located in the rarely used extended queue
We had quite a big turnout for our WDWNT Fan Meet!
A look at the decorations on Sunset Boulevard
The Citizens of Hollywood compete to see who is in fact the most talented Citizen of Hollywood
It’s time to light the Osbourne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights!
The lights seem to get more and more amazing each year
A last look at the Studios Christmas Tree before we head back to the hotel, and come back to the Studios in the Morning for Extra Magic Hours
Here we are back at the Studios
The Toy Story Mania team looks very heroic as they make their way to Park Opening
The Tin Toy Book has been moved to re-route the Toy Story Mania exit
It’s no surprise that Tom Corless won in Toy Story Midway Mania
And also beat everyone else that had played so far that day
The Green Army Men now do a Streetmosphere style performance in Pixar Place at random times during the day
They were extremely entertaining
Mr. and Mrs. Potato head plushes now sports some rather familiar headwear
A new Toy Story Mouse Ear hat can be found in Pixar Place, and all other headware locations
Your name can be embroidered on the Etch a Sketch on the back of the hat!
This Toy Story Midway Mania light-up hat was on sale for only $6.99 in Pixar Place. We all bought one!
Let’s take a peek at the Animation Courtyard
New Banners with Characters from The Princess and the Frog are located in the courtyard. Here’s Dr. Facilier
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen
Raymond the firefly
Louis the alligator
A larger billboard up as well
The Studio Store has been updated with Princess and the Frog decor
A very cool film strip is on the ceiling of the Studio Store with scenes from the movie
New Merchandise is also available
The neon sign on the right of the Great Movie Ride is being refurbished
The first showing of High School Musical was canceled, so performers from the show came out to Meet and Greet
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner is currently closed…
Maybe this very dirty Echo Lake could be the reason? Looks like a pipe broke…
The Christmas Tree at Animal Kingdom is garnished with African decor.
Disney Characters and presents are all underneath the tree
It had just finished raining and Dinoland was looking spectacular
This cool hidden sign was pointed out to us while in Dinoland
A Snowman lights up Dinoland
New Lights have been put up on all of the streetlights as we head to Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest is a totally different experience at night. Make sure to check it out!
Thanks for joining us!