In the months of November and December Hollywood Studios transforms itself into a winter wonderland. Not only will you be able to experience Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam!, you can visit Santa, experience Sunset Seasons Greetings and see it snow! These are just some of the reasons you should visit Hollywood Studios at Christmas.
What You’ll find at Hollywood Studios at Christmas
When you enter Hollywood Studios, you will find that Hollywood Boulevard has been transformed with holiday decorations. Garland hangs above the street, store windows feature Christmas displays and Christmas music fills the air.
Be sure to stop by Echo Lake to see the magnificent Christmas Tree sitting in the middle of the lake. At night, the lights reflect on the water and it is truly stunning.
If you are looking to have a meet & greet with the big guy, you’ll find Santa Claus over at Once Upon a Time on Sunset Boulevard from November 9th through Christmas Eve. The line isn’t usually too long and the room is decorated beautifully. It would make a lovely family picture for your Christmas card. If you are coming December 25th-31st, you will find it is Santa Goofy.
Sunset Boulevard is also where you will find Sunset Seasons Greetings. This is a new holiday celebration taking place as soon as the sun sets. Billboards suddenly transform into a cartoon that features popular Disney characters discussing their love for the season.
At the end of the cartoon, the Hollywood Tower Hotel (The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror) magically transforms, bringing the stories to life. There are currently 4 different cartoon clips: Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a hometown Christmas, the Toy Story characters guessing which new toys are coming this Christmas, the Swedish Chef from The Muppets babbling, and Olaf pining over his holiday wish.
At 8pm, you will want to head back over to the Chinese Theater where you can watch Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam featuring Prep & Landing. In this state-of-the-art projection feature, Prep and Landing are on the search for Santa who has gone missing. It’s up to them to find Santa in time for Christmas! After Prep & Landing, you can watch the Chinese Theater come to life with scenes from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas followed by a fireworks display!
Have you had a chance to visit Hollywood Studios at Christmas? What is your favorite part?