Belle Meets in Enchanted Christmas Dress During Epcot Festival of the Holidays; More Character Holiday Additions
We went to Epcot yesterday for the kickoff of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. There weren't a lot of surprises, but one was seeing some characters in their holiday costumes - Belle was in her Enchanted Christmas dress; Pluto in his Christmas outfit; and Snow White and Princess Aurora had small holiday accents. I have been asked if any other characters have changes during the event, and I am not sure if others do. We were told that these characters would continue meeting through the Festival. Here are photos and videos from yesterday!
We weren't expecting to see Belle, we went to see the Père Noël storyteller in France and Belle was in the gazebo usually used by Princess Aurora (who has moved to Belle's regular location for the event). We have been asked why the swap, I personally would guess it just has to do with the longer line for Belle - there is more room at the gazebo area. There wasn't much of a line when I got into it during the first set, but that changed later in the day.
Epcot Holidays Around the World Kicks off for 2015: Holiday Decor, Entertainment & Candlelight Processional
Epcot's Holidays Around the World kicked off Friday at Walt Disney World, with entertainment that spans Future World and World Showcase. Topiaries can be found at the front of Epcot, with other decorations around the park! Holidays Around the World runs through December 30th, 2015, with the popular Candlelight Processional topping off each evening. We have over 100 photos, along with video to give an overview - but because there is so much to see, we didn't get to everything we wanted to on our first day. You can find previous videos from previous years on our YouTube channel.
Mickey, Minnie and Pluto are the first topiaries that guests will see upon entering the park.
Epcot Holidays Around the World begins on November 28th (10 days away!), and the park is getting ready with decorations and merchandise. Topiaries and other decor should be added in the upcoming week before Thanksgiving gives way to the seasonal celebration. There is already quite a bit to see, including merchandise that is popping up in shops around Epcot. Here is a look around the park!
I felt a twinge of disappointment when the gingerbread house in Epcot's Liberty Inn was discontinued this year, but something even better took it's place. Head to the The Land pavilon and you'll find an expansive Gingerbread Village that includes the Disney Magic ship and Disney's Aulani Resort! Check out the photos and video, and you'll also find a list of other displays around Walt Disney World (with links to photos/video) at the end of the article!
- Amy Grant, Gary Sinise Narrate Disney's Candlelight Processional, Epcot 2012 - Photos
- 12/17 Tutto Italia Holiday Display Featuring Gingerbread and Chocolate at Epcot's Italy Pavilion
- 11/28 Epcot Holidays Around the World - Storytellers, Candlelight Processional, Decor, Topiaries
- 11/23 Epcot Holiday Topiaries - Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Stitch, Bambi, Flower and Thumper!
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