Christmas at Disney

Extraordinary Christmas Decorations
Extraordinary Christmas Decorations

Disney does (almost) all things well. And well, Christmas is no exception. It’s kind of hard to get into the Christmas spirit living in Florida, especially if you were born and raised in Ohio. Green and Christmas just don’t go together in my mind (at least not yet). But one sure fire way we have found to get us ready to Deck The Halls is to head to Disney Hollywood Studios and spend some time at the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.

View from the end of the street
View from the end of the street

This is just a small part of the display, impressive isn’t it? This was actually a private home display at one time. The Osborne family was a real family in Texas that knew how to decorate for Christmas. Obviously they had some serious money and obviously the local power company LOVED them!

Hidden Mickey
Hidden Mickey

The kids and I always try and find the Hidden Mickey’s in the parks and you know Disney adds them to the Christmas decorations too!

I want these!
I want these!
My favorite building!
My favorite building!

Reminds me of a cupcake! I would love to decorate the outside of my house like this but my husband would never allow it. So I just go to Disney and stand in front of this building for 30 minutes and pretend it’s mine!

LOVE!
LOVE!

Be still my pink and blue loving heart! I’m telling you if my house was decorated like this for Christmas I would never ever take them down and I would turn them on every night! My neighbors would hate me but I know that I would be smiling every time I came home!

Too cute!
Too cute!

 

Thankful Disney knows the reason for the season!
Thankful Disney knows the reason for the season!

The absolute best part of the Osborne Lights is the nativity scene! It is beautiful!

Emmanuel "God With Us"
Emmanuel “God With Us”

Most precious Christmas gift ever given to anyone.

A tiny babe,
God wrapped in flesh,
Sent to die,
That we may live!

Walt Disney World’s New Fantasy Land

The New Fantasy Land
The Entrance into BE OUR GUEST

As I have mentioned before we are huge Disney Fanatics. We spend at least 2 days a month in the parks. And we have been known (since we can pull out of our drive-way and into a parking spot at Magic Kingdom in about 25 minutes) to drive over for just a few hours in the evening to eat some ice cream and watch the Electrical Parade.

We never tire of Disney and can ride the same rides over and over again (we seem to find new things to fascinate us) but I must tell that when the NEW FANTASY LAND opened we were beyond thrilled. We spent months trying to sneak peeks behind big privacy walls and riding rides we thought might give us a glimpse into the construction zone.

Let me tell you, the wait … WORTH IT! This place is amazing! And just what the Magic Kingdom needed. We have done everything in the New Fantasy Land except eat at Be Our Guest (we have reservations for May). It is the HOTTEST dining reservation in Orlando and is usually booked well in advanced of the 180 day window Disney allows guests (except hotel guests, they get to make their reservations up to 190 days out).

Story Time with Belle
Story Time with Belle

One of the first things we did in the New Fantasy Land was Enchanted Tales with Belle. My kids are a little old for this but we still enjoyed it. In true Disney fashion the decor and special effects took our breath away. And of course getting to meet Belle and have some one on one time with a princess is always a bonus!

Belle and Delaney having a chat!
Belle and Delaney having a chat!

Enchanted Tales with Belle is interactive They have people from the audience (mostly children) play the different characters from the story. The little kids were adorable. This is a great way for parents to get some special one of kind vacation pictures.

If you have a princess loving little one or a dramatic type child this is an attraction you will not want to miss.