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Orlando’s Theme Park Holiday Events During Winter 2022

Orlando’s Theme Park Holiday Events During Winter 2022

The most wonderful time of the year is here in Orlando, and it’s time to get into the spirit! Whether you are a My VIP Tour regular or it’s your first time visiting Florida, there’s just so much to look forward to during the most magical season.

Read below for special holiday-themed events coming up this winter.

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Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – This special ticketed holiday event is back with limited tickets left for 2022! Join Mickey for a festive celebration, with live entertainment, firework shows, holiday parade and so much more.  

Castle Projections – Watch Cinderella’s castle transform with holiday projections.

Seasonal Décor – You can’t miss the holly trimmings and theme throughout Main Street, U.S.A.

Limited-Time Treats – Tasty holiday-inspired foods and beverages are available for purchase at select locations. 


EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth – Beginning Nov. 25, 2022, enjoy the flavors from the Holiday Kitchens and Holiday Cookie Stroll. 

Candlelight Processional – Hear the stories of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir.

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Remix – The Guardians will be blasting off to awesome holiday jams. 

More Holiday Entertainment – As you stroll around World Showcase, make sure to check performances including, Canadian Holiday Voyageurs, Las Pasadas with Mariachi Cobre, the Chinese Lion Dance, and holiday storytellers. 

Hollywood Studios

Sunset Seasons Greetings – Gaze at the holiday projections at the Hollywood Tower Hotel is transformed.

Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine 

Santa Claus Motorcade – Old St. Nick will be riding up and down Hollywood Blvd. in his red convertible. 

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Join Olaf for a holiday finale. 

Dazzling Holiday Decor all throughout Hollywood Studios.

Animal Kingdom

Merry Menagerie – Discovery Island is brought to life with artisan-sculpted puppets of adorable arctic animals. 

Santa Claus Festive Flotilla – See Santa Claus as he sails down the Discover River to a holiday soundtrack. 

Discovery Island Drummers Festive Flotilla – Feel the beat of the percussionists cruise along the Discovery River.

Disney Springs

Special Entertainment – Meet Santa and marvel at Toy Solider Stiltwalkers and Snowflake Skaters. 

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll presented by AdventHealth – Discover Christmas around every corner as you search for elaborately decorated Christmas trees throughout Disney Springs. 

Let It Snow! – Get caught in a snow fluffy during the evenings as you shop til you drop at Disney Springs. 

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar – Enjoy a holiday menu at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. 

Universal Studios

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Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Enjoy seasonal shows, treats, and decorations at both Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. 

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – Catch larger-than-life balloons with appearances from characters from DreamWork Animation’s Shrek, Illumination’s Minions, and Madagascar films. 

Mannheim Steamroller – Live performances on the Music Plaza Stage December 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7 PM.

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Grinchmas™ – Enjoy music and fun from the residents of Whoville starring the Grinch.


SeaWorld Orlando

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SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – See the park transform into a winter wonderland and enjoy shows, entertainment, treats, and more on select dates, Nov. 11 – Jan. 3, 2023. 

Sesame Street Breakfast at SeaFire Grill – Enjoy breakfast classics with your favorite Sesame Street Characters as they are all dressed up for the holiday season. 

Dinner with Santa – You’re invited to a delicious holiday meal with Santa Claus himself!

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Walt Disney World’s Night Time Magic

Walt Disney World’s Night Time Magic


 Whether it’s your first time at Walt Disney World, or you have visited more times than you can remember, there is always something new and exciting to see and do. Getting to the parks early is a great way to see everything before the crowds come in; however, some of the most magical Disney experiences happen at night, and you sure don’t want to miss them!

Here is our list of “Late Night Must Do’s” while on your next WDW vacation:

1. Celebrate the Magic- Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom

Watch Cinderella’s Castle light up with story-telling imagery of Disney classics, such as: Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, The Lion King, Aladdin, and more! Your favorite Disney characters will take you on an exciting and breathtaking journey with movie clips, graphics, and pictures all displayed on the Castle walls.

 2. Wishes Nighttime Spectacular- Magic Kingdom

An absolute must for your whole family! This 12 minute firework show is every little piece of magic you are looking for on your Disney vacation. Tinker Bell makes a special appearance as she flies from the top of Cinderella’s Castle and starts the Wishes celebration. Make sure you take your cameras out for the finale, it’s truly breathtaking! 🙂

 3. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth- Epcot

Aim to visit Epcot in the afternoon, so you can walk through the World Showcase, with enough time to see the night time show, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. IllumiNations is a 3 part show which tells the story of our planet from birth, to the hope of the future. A glowing globe travels across the Lagoon showing history and achievements of our time, and ends with flames, music, and fireworks. IllumiNations can be viewed from almost anywhere around World Showcase and from select restaurants.

4. Fantasmic- Hollywood Studios

Watch all your favorite Disney Princesses, Characters and Villians perform in this beautiful 30-minute water and firework show! From Disney songs, to animation, to one million gallons of dancing water, this is definitely a must for the whole family!

5. Main Street Electrical Parade- Magic Kingdom

This amazing 20 minute music parade spectacular takes place at Magic Kingdom usually twice per day. The parade includes numerous decorated floats that adorn half a million lights and your favorite Disney characters. Tip: Find a place to stand (or sit) on Main Street about 20 minutes prior to show time for the best view!

Take advantage of our services for your evening park adventures, too! Let us take care of parade or show seating for your entire party, while you enjoy the rest of the park! Call us to book your dream vacation today: (407-913-8375).

Top 3 Must-Do’s at Walt Disney World this Christmas

Top 3 Must-Do’s at Walt Disney World this Christmas

Anytime of year at Walt Disney World is wonderfully magical, however, Christmas time always seems to be one of the best times to visit. Whether you want to experience all things Christmas and be in the Parks from sunrise to sunset, or you’re trying to avoid Holiday crowds at all costs, there is something for every family.

Here is a list of our top 3 Christmas Must-Do’s at Walt Disney World:

1.Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party- Magic Kingdom: A list of events include: ‘A Frozen Holiday Wish’, ‘Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade’, ‘Holiday Wishes Fireworks’, ‘A Totally TomorrowLand Christmas’, ‘Celebrate the Season Show’, and more! An added bonus: the whole family can enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Dates for December: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18 from 7pm-12am. This event is a separate cost from park admission and tickets sell out quickly! Call us at (407) 913-8375 to book yours today! mickey's very merry chirstmas party parade with duffy and mickey mickey on float

2.The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights- Hollywood Studios: Watch The Streets of America illuminate in vibrant Holiday lights all synced to joyful Christmas music. After 20 years, the Dancing Lights will be discontinued after this Holiday Season, so don’t miss this one! 🙂 The Dancing Lights are available to watch every night from dusk until park close, and are included in general park admission!

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3.Meet Santa Claus- Disney Springs Marketplace: Santa and his helpers are available to meet daily through December 24th at the Santa Chalet, across from Ghirardelli. There is no cost to meet Santa and times are from 12noon-10pm.

Festival Of The Seasons

Heavy crowds and long wait lines at Disney theme parks are guaranteed, make this Holiday Season at Walt Disney World the best one yet with your very own VIP Tour Guide! Enjoy this time with your friends and family and allow us to take care of all your Vacation planning. Just give us a call at (407) 913-8375 or send an email to info@myviptour.com for more information!


(Photos courtesy of Disney Parks and Walt Disney World Company).

2015 Walt Disney World Holiday Event Calendar

2015 Walt Disney World Holiday Event Calendar

Summer is officially over, and the cool Autumn breeze is slowly making it’s way into the Walt Disney World Parks. As we journey through the last few weeks of October, Walt Disney World is preparing for the upcoming Holiday season. October through January at Walt Disney World is one of the most exciting (and busy) times of year. Starting from Halloween celebrations, to bringing in the New Year, there are endless options to build better memories with your family throughout the Holiday’s.mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-00-full (1)

Below, you will find our detailed Holiday Calendar, which includes all special events and must-do’s for your 2015 Walt Disney World Vacation:


~Epcot: International Food and Wine Festival: Travel your taste-buds around the World with appetizing menus selected specifically for each country’s traditions and culture.

Price: Included in Admission

Dates: September 25th- November 16th

~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Price: $74 for ages 10+                                                                                            

Dates: October 1, 2,4 ,6 ,8 ,9 ,12 ,13 ,15 ,16 ,18 ,20 ,22 ,23 ,25 ,27 ,29, and 31.

What’s Included?                                                                                                      

~Trick or Treat: Fill your bags with Halloween treats and goodies by following a guided map.                                                                                                                

~Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular: The 3 Sanderson Sisters host a spooky, but fun show located on Cinderella’s Castle Stage. Using Disney Villains, together they cast a spell on everyone in Magic Kingdom park! 8pm, 9:20pm, 10:40pm, and Midnight.                                                                                                                

~Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade: The Headless Horseman leads in the parade of disguised Disney Characters on not-so-scary decorated floats. Select dates at 8:30pm.                                                                                                        

~Happy Hallowishes: Hosted by The Haunted Mansion Ghost, Disney Villains drop in to celebrate the spooky holiday of Halloween by taking over Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Fireworks. The castle and fireworks light up together with music from Disney’s creepiest classics. Time: 10pm.

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~Epcot: International Food and Wine Festival: Travel your taste-buds around the World with appetizing menus selected specifically for each country’s traditions and culture.

Price: Included in Admission

Dates: September 25th- November 16th 

~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party- (See October for details)      

Price: $74+ for ages 10+

Date: November 1st

~Hollywood Studios: The Osbourne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Millions of shimmering lights cover the buildings on the Streets of America, which change along with the joyful music that surrounds you. This year will be the last performance of the Dancing Lights before WDW removes it permanently, so make sure to check this one out! 🙂

Prices: Included in Admission

Dates: November 6th-January 3rd

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~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: Cinderella’s Castle lights up in sparkling white lights and icicles as Magic Kingdom brings in the cheer from Christmas.

Price: $74+ for ages 10+

Dates: November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 and 29. 7pm-12am.

What’s Included?

~Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade: Gingerbread men, elves and others dance around floats carrying festively dressed Disney Characters, and of course Santa Claus.

~Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season: Exploding white lights and fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle bring in the Christmas season, along with Jiminy Cricket’s reminders of holidays cheer.


~Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: 

Price: $74+ for ages 10+

December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18 7pm-12am.

~Hollywood Studios: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights:

Prices: Included in Admission

Dates: November 6th-January 3rd

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New Years Eve Events:


Magic Kingdom:

Park Hours: 9:00am-12:00am (check back for Disney hotel’s extended hours)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Time Christmastime Parade: 12pm, and 3:30pm

Main Street Electrical Parade: 6:30pm

Holiday Wishes Fireworks: 7:30pm

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks: 11:50pm (Dec. 30th & 31st)


Park Hours: 9:00am-1:00am

IllumiNations Fireworks: 6:00pm & 11:40pm

New Years Eve Countdown and fireworks will start after 2nd IllumiNations show.

~La Hacienda de San Angel:        

Price: $280.13 Adult, $73.46 Children

Enjoy live Mariachi music, premium tequila, and festive decorations with great views of IllumiNations fireworks over the water. 5-course prix-fixe dinner featuring Surf and Turf as the main entrée and expert alcohol pairing from a Disney Tequila Ambassador. Seating begins at 9:30pm.

~Monsieur Paul:

Lunch – Special 3-course prix-fixe meal at 11:45 AM and 2:15 PM for $85 per person (adult or child) plus tax and gratuity*

Dinner – Special 3-course prix-fixe meal at 5:45 PM only for $85 per person (adult or child) plus tax and gratuity*

Premier Dining Event – Special 4-course prix-fixe meal from 8:45 to 9:50 PM for $235 per adult ($295 with wine) and $235 per child, plus tax and gratuity*

*information source: disneyworld.disney.go.com

~Il Mulino Trattoria:      

Price: $105 Adult, $39 Children

Enjoy this rustic Italian restaurant and wine bar that serves a Prix-Fixe dinner for your New Year’s Celebrations. Seating begins at 7:15pm and continues to 11:00pm.

~Le Cellier Steakhouse:

1st Seating: Book a reservation at 4:30 PM to enjoy a 4-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert: $148.04 for adults (10 years of age and over); $47.93 for children (ages 3 through 9).*

2nd Seating: Reserve your place at 6:45 PM and experience a 4-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert: $148.04 for adults (10 years of age and over); $47.93 for children (ages 3 through 9).*

3rd Seating: For an extra special evening, book your seating at 9:00 PM and treat your palate to a 5-course meal with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert: $211.94 for adults (10 years of age and over); $69.23 for children (ages 3 through 9).*

*Information source: disneyworld.disney.go.com

Hollywood Studios:

Park Hours: 9:00am-1:00am, Extra Magic Hours: 12am-2am

Fantasmic: 6:30pm, 8:30pm, 10pm

The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights: 6pm-12am

Rock N’ Roll Firework Display located at Hyperion Theatre: Time TBD

~Merry and Bright Dinner Reception: The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Price: $99 for Adult, $54 for Children

Enjoy the beautiful Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights from a reserved and private viewing area. This festive dinner-and-a-show  includes shrimp, beef, and turkey served with wine, beer, and other specialty drinks.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks including Mulch, Sweat, and Shears!

Time: 12:00am. Other details TBD.

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The Walt Disney World parks are so busy around the holidays, that they often max out their occupancy around mid-day and refuse guests entry. If you aren’t able to spend the entire day from morning until midnight at the parks, you might come across this problem. Below is a couple of options for a New Year’s Celebration outside of the park chaos, while still being able to see a spectacular show.

New Year’s Eve Outside of the Parks: 

California Grill, Contemporary Resort: Enjoy a delicious dinner created by the top chefs at Walt Disney World while watching the New Years Eve Fireworks over the Seven Seas Lagoon. Mickey, Minnie, and Donald join in on the fun of ringing in the New Year. Seating is at 8pm, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Price: $625

Narcoossee’s, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa: Local and global seafood selections, mouth-watering steaks, and incredible views of Cinderella’s Castle for the New Year’s Eve celebration!

Early Dinner (seating between 5:00pm-5:45pm): $159.75 Adult, $74.55 Children.

Late Dinner Price (seating between 8:30pm-9:30pm): $317.48 Adult, $118.28 Children.

The Holidays are such a special time of year, “Build Better Memories” with your family and friends by having a Disney VIP Tour Guide by your side. Skip the long wait times for rides and characters, and have the best seat for every show! Call us for more information today: (407) 913 8375.



*Photo credit: Walt Disney World Parks and disneyworld.disney.go.com

Want to Sit Back, Relax, and Actually Have Fun at Disney World?

Want to Sit Back, Relax, and Actually Have Fun at Disney World?

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My VIP Tour makes your time at Disney stress free and fun.

Planning any trip to Disney World has become more difficult, especially during peak times like Thanksgiving, Christmas, summer, and springtime school breaks. Because no matter how much time and effort you put into planning a trip for your family—every other family is doing the same thing—especially, since the introduction of Disney’s Fast Pass. This is why it makes sense to turn your trip over to a Disney World “My VIP Tour” guide.

Four Ways Your Disney World VIP Tour Guide Makes Your Trip More Fun and Relaxing.

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1. A Disney World VIP Tour Guide gets you onto all of the attractions with minimal wait times. While most families can only select three fast pass attractions your Disney Tour Guide will get you onto all of the rides with 5-10 minute waits. Want to meet your children’s favorite characters without the long lines? Your Disney VIP Guide will set up meet and greets throughout the day.

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As a bonus, our guides will tell your family where the camera is located on of all of the rides, so everyone can smile a great big smile at exactly the right time. Smiling at the right time gives your family great photographic memories to take home.

2. Our Private Disney VIP Tour Guides will help you get the best seats for some of the biggest shows. Why is this important? Because sitting in the right place increases the chances of being pulled up on stage during the show.  Getting on stage is a wonderful memory that you can all smile and laugh about for years to come.

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3. Your Private Disney VIP Tour Guide will set up private transportation so you don’t have to worry about parking and finding your car at the end of the day. Your VIP Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel each morning and your Private VIP Driver will be waiting outside. Your VIP experience starts the minute you set foot outside your resort, not just at the park. Upon request your Disney Tour Guide will even set up private transportation to pick you up from the airport. Just ask and they will deliver.

4. The final benefit of hiring a Disney World VIP Tour Guide is that every one of our “My VIP Tour” Guides knows special tricks that maximize every Disney World ride, show, dinner, and fireworks display experience—and so much more.

Our VIP Tour Guides reduce your stress—-so all your family has to do is to sit back, relax and have fun!

Call us today to book your dream vacation: (407) 913 8375

Top 3 Must-Do’s at Walt Disney World this Christmas

Holidays at Disney Orlando

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Are you looking for a special way to celebrate the holiday season?

Below, are two special events My VIP Tour recommends:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Magic Kingdom)

November 8-December 18

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event held on select holiday nights at the Magic Kingdom. The party includes: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes fireworks, the Celebrate Season Castle stage show, and a magical snowfall over Main Street, U.S.A. Most of your favorite characters are dressed in holiday costumes and offer meet and greets each night.

Holidays Around the World—Candlelight Processional (Epcot)

November 27-December 30

Epcot’s World Showcase hosts a beautiful holiday processional each year, with storytellers of many countries recounting their holiday celebration customs. At the American Adventure Pavilion, Santa and Mrs. Claus are ready to meet you and take keepsake photographs. The Candlelight Processional is performed three times each night and retells the story of Christmas.

Call us today to book your private Disney VIP Tour to enjoy these extra special events without the hassle. Telephone: (407) 913-8375