Christmas decorations arrived at the Magic Kingdom this week. We visited on Monday – a gorgeous day, sweatshirt weather for me from morning through the afternoon. We will be there for the Christmas kickoff on Friday. Here is a look at the decorations on Monday!
We took the Magic Kingdom Ferryboat over in the morning. It was nice seeing the Christmas tree as we approached.
The Ferryboat is my favorite mode of transportation in the morning – open air, not too busy and with great views of boats and the monorail as well as the Magic Kingdom.
The Main Street Railroad Station looks lovely with the garland, as always.
The Toy Soldiers are out in Town Square. While Halloween was low key for decorations, much of what we expect each year is out and the Jingle Cruise is running (I will post about that in a separate article).
Here is our video of the holiday decorations at the Magic Kingdom.
The sky was perfectly blue all day.
The Toy Soldiers are a favorite of guests. I don’t know if we will see Candy Cane Garden next to City Hall this year (where a soldier or two would be also).
I will be posting a look around the Main Street Emporium today. Merchandise and decorations were throughout much of the expansive location.
Here is our video of the merchandise and displays.
Daisy and the nephews are wearing their holiday costumes again in the Main Street Confectionery windows.
Daisy wears what is normally a costume for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
I believe we will see this costume on some Cast Members this holiday season (just as we did the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costumes).
Huey, Dewey and Louie are in their festive best.
Down at the hub, there are wreaths (and I will be showing more of Town Square later on).
There will be no Cinderella Castle Dreamlights, but there will be holiday cavalcades and nighttime projections on Cinderella Castle.
We saw Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland. The Rockettower Stage is dressed for the holidays. Normally this would be for A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas, which won’t be playing this year.
Peter Pan was greeting guests as I walked by the decorated Crystal Palace.
Mostly he talked about Christmas and how he helped get it decorated so quickly.
The Dapper Dans were heading down Main Street.
While they are not yet singing Christmas songs, the trolley was decorated.
Town Square tends to get less busy as the day progresses and guests fan out around the parks.
My favorite decorations, they always remind me of dog ears.
Here is a look at the Christmas tree from the ground next to the Main Street Railroad Station.
The Toy Soldiers were nicely lit in the afternoon.
Guests gather briefly ahead for a cavalcade. I found through the Halloween season that later in the day is usually better (and sometimes first thing) with Main Street often seeming the busiest place to watch from.
The Christmas tree has been here for years.
The decorations include stockings, horses and popcorn strings.
Toys are again at the base, including a train set.
This small display inside the Main Street Confectionery was fun.
Decorations can be found in stores on Main Street.
Here is one look at the street lamp wreath and one above. The ones above replaced the garland when the Festival of Fantasy Parade began a little over 5 years ago.
And here is one last look down Main Street U.S.A.
I will be posting all about the Christmas offerings from Friday this weekend! We also plan to be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Sunday (posting Monday) and Give Kids the World’s Night of a Million Lights preview early next week before “I Love Christmas Movies” at Gaylord Palms. There is a lot happening this holiday season in Central Florida.