4. Sunset Seasons Greetings
Disney's Hollywood Studios--What better way to celebrate the Holidays than a visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Sunset Boulevard where "Sunset Seasons Greetings" Spectacular comes to life. It begins with the Hollywood Tower Hotel lighting up with brilliant Holiday projections and colorful laser beams, while billboards become mini movie screens showing characters such as Mickie and Minnie, "Toy Story" characters, the babbling Swedish Chef from "The Muppets", and Olaf from "Frozen".
As the stories are being told on the screens, the Hollywood Tower Hotel becomes the background of these stories with amazing light projections. This is truly a phenomenal
production that you don't want to miss, and to top it off, look up and watch for falling snow!
5. Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam
Disney's Hollywood Studios--While you're at Hollywood Studios, there's another fantastice Holiday celebration called "Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam
Nighttime Spectacular". This spellbinding state-of-the-art projection and laser performance is located at the end of Hollywood Boulevard right in front of what was once "The Great Movie Ride" and will soon be "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway
Railway. The buildings and rooftops light up with scenes from Disney films, such as "Mickey's Christmas Carol", "Pluto's Christmas Tree", and other delightful Disney classics. There are also dazzling fireworks and yes, snow!
6. Holiday Tree of Life Awakenings
Animal Kingdom--This is an absolutely gorgeous light projection show that shows the awakening of the "Tree of LIfe" in the spirit of the Holiday Season. As the leaves fall and winter sets it, the Holiday projections include whimsical scenes from Disney's "Bambi" featuring Bambi and Thumper, playful polar bears, a happy little fox, and other forest creatures enjoying the wintry weather. In the final scene all the creatures, great and small come together in friendship around a beautiful Christmas Tree surrounded by the lights from the aurora borealis. The Holiday music which accompanies this outstanding projection presentation is so peaceful and inspirational. It is a sight to behold.
7. "Merry Menagerie"
Animal Kingdom--Arriving on Discovery Island are life-sized puppets celebrating winter and are being animated by very skilled puppeteers who
give these wintry creatures life. There is a perky mama penguin and her babies, a playful fox, Mama and baby polar bears, Mama and baby reindeer, a baby seal being held by a skilled puppeteer, and others. These puppets, which are hand crafted and made with natural materials and fabric, interact with Animal Kingdom visitors in a very up close and personal manner. The talented puppeteers handling the puppets are excellent at giving these puppets lively motions and humorous reactions. Very talented musicians are entertaining the audience with Holiday melodies being played on their guitar and violin. This is not only great entertainment but an excellent photo opportunity.