Characters Coming to Disney World for the Holidays

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Christmas Cavalcades Disney World

The holiday season is nearly here, and with it comes a modified celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort. Just like Halloween brought its own Not-So-Scary character cavalcades to Magic Kingdom Park, so too will Guests get to see other mini-parades with characters dressed in the spirit of the Christmas season. And with them, some very special character appearances!

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What characters will we see in the parks this year? It should be noted that Santa Claus will be appearing in every Disney World theme park this Christmas. But let’s take a closer look at what Christmas Cavaclades are coming and what characters will we see!

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Christmas Cavalcades at Magic Kingdom Park  

According to Disney Parks Blog,

Character cavalcades at Magic Kingdom Park will take on a special holiday twist, with Christmas friends on festive floats in their holiday finest. Gingerbread Men? Check! Elves and Reindeer? Check, check! And, my personal favorite, the Toy Soldiers, will join the Main Street Philharmonic as they march through Magic Kingdom Park, bringing musical holiday cheer for all to hear.  

On November 6, Disney Entertainment unveiled four new cavalcades! Mickey’s Holiday Cavalcade, Santa Claus’ Cavalcade, Goofy’s Candy Cavalcade, and the Royal Holiday Cavalcade.

Along with these cavalcades, the Dapper Dans sing Christmas Carols up and down Main Street on the horse-drawn trolley, and the Toy Soldiers march with the Main Street Philharmonic.

Toy Soldiers
Credit: ITM/ Kelly C.

Click below to learn more and to see more cavalcade videos.

More Information: First Look: Holiday Cavalcades – Mickey, Santa Claus, and More!

Christmas Promenades at EPCOT

Frozen Promenade
Credit: Disney

Over in EPCOT, the festivities will begin on November 27 and Disney has already announced that it will feature the following promenades:

  • Mickey and Friends World Tour 
    • Mickey and his friends will be in their holiday finest.
  • Frozen Promenade
    • Elsa will discover the spirit of the holidays.
  • Princess Promenade
    • Fan-favorite Disney Princesses will be carries around World Showcase in a horse-drawn carriage.
  • Santa Claus Promenade
    • Yes, the big man himself will appear for a grand tour of World Showcase.

Read More: Santa and Holiday Character Cavalcades Coming to EPCOT

Christmas Motorcades at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

As of now, we know that the Character Motorcades seen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also be themed for the Holidays. However, more details are still to come from that.

But Disney Parks Blog tells us,

Minnie Mouse will be hosting a yuletide gathering for all her friends at Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting Nov. 6. Santa Goofy will be there, along with Minnie and more in their holiday best.

Christmas Flotillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney Parks also promised “Festive Flotillas” all along the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and they did not disappoint!

Some of us here at Inside the Magic caught sight of the festive flotillas including Santa Claus. Other festive flotillas featured Timon and Rafiki, and the Discovery Island Drummers!

According to Disney Parks Blog:

“Donald’s Dino Bash Festive Flotilla” takes its seasonal celebration to the water, with character friends waving to everyone as they pass, and Chip ‘n’ Dale jingle through the jungle, bringing their own style of holiday flair to the river. The Discovery Island Drummers cruise along, too, entertaining guests on the shore with an energetic holiday beat. And when Santa Claus makes the trek to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, he’ll spread the joyous spirit of the season to all he sees along the way.

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We will continue to update our readers as more information comes to light.

Disney World’s modified holiday celebration begins at the Magic Kingdom on November 6. 

If you’re trying to plan a last-minute holiday visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, our friends at Academy Travel are standing by to help you get the most magic out of your vacation as possible!

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