Epcot’s 2021 Festival of the Holidays
From inside Epcot at Walt Disney World we bring this joyous season to you in the form of Festival of the Holidays. From holiday music tied to Beacons of Light on Spaceship Earth, to the organic evolution of the lights at Living with the Land we find Christmas throughout the front of the park. Moving to World Showcase we check out festival goodies, and look at a number of shops and entertainment that are happening for the first time since the advent of COVID. We check out the Candlelight Processional and holiday shopping at Die Weihnachts Ecke, Germany’s Christmas Corner shop. We look at what’s happening with Lightning Lanes at Frozen Ever After, check out the crowds for Harmonious and then do a little holiday shopping at the new Creations gift shop. All this and more as we bring you the sounds of Epcot during this festive time of year.
While some may not be fond of Spaceship Earth as a peppermint ball, the music plus lighting still brings back memories of the Lights of Winter, that graced the promenade between Future World and World Showcase. Take a look at the video below and you decide.
Living with the Land–Holiday Style
What was just a few lights has grown into it’s own organic lab to become the next Osborne lights experience. Check out the video below to see how not only have they added a huge number of lights, but narrative on the boats to support the holiday theme. Check out the video below to see how it all plays out.
Holidays Around the World
So many things to see as we travel around World Showcase. We bring the best of the holidays as we travel around the promenade. All of the following images are explained in the podcast:
Frozen Lightning Lanes Ever After
We take a pause in our podcast to discuss the challenges to paid lightning lane attractions such as Frozen Ever After, which advertises a hyper long wait time for those going standby. It’s the Grinch in Disney World’s Christmas this year.
You can check out the entire attraction at our Youtube channel:
We offer reviews of these treats in the podcast:
The big celebration is the Candlelight Processional. Here is Jodi Benson of The Little Mermaid, who is joyous in her excitement to be part of this grand tradition.
Creations Gift Shop
In the podcast, we discuss four sets of merchandise available at Creation Gift Shop:
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