A mix of sun and clouds are expected for the whole weekend. Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 60s Thursday through Saturday with the night temperatures falling into the 40s. It will be chilly on Sunday (mid 50s during day and mid 30s at night). Bring a light jacket or sweater!
One word for this weekend…CROWDED! Park hopping is not recommended when the parks are busy. Arrive early, ride your favorites first and plan on staying all day.
In addition to park maps and wait times, Undercover Tourist’s iPhone and Android apps for Walt Disney World have crowd forecasts and the parks’ opening hours to help you choose the best park and be there for rope-drop.
TIP: Follow the Frog Family’s favorite touring plan by importing it to your iPhone.
Hoppin’ Holiday Events in the Parks…
Holidays Around the World – Candlelight Processional @ Epcot®
The Candlelight Processional is a perfect addition to your Christmas weekend. Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) is the guest narrator on Thursday, Dec. 23. Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) is the guest narrator from Friday, Dec. 24 until Sunday, Dec. 26. The Candlelight Processional is at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. nightly at the American Gardens Theatre. Be there an hour early to save your seat!
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Every night until Jan. 3, the Streets of America area in Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is blanketed in more than 5 million lights for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. It is a must-see and is included with regular theme park admission.
See authentic balloons and floats from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City during Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios. The parade begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by a live performance by “Sounds of the Holidays.”Don’t miss live performances of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” as part of Grinchmas™ at Islands of Adventure. Click here for show times.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
If you don’t want to battle the crowds at the major theme parks, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a great alternative! We’ve heard great things about the special holiday shows like Winter Wonderland on Ice and Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountain Finale. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included with regular theme park admission.
Holidays at Busch Gardens
In addition to the awesome coasters at Busch Gardens, the special holiday shows like Christmas on Ice ice-skating show and the Christmas from the Heart musical performance are worth experiencing. Holidays at Busch Gardens is included with regular theme park admission.
Festival of the Seasons @ Downtown Disney
Christmas Eve is the last day to meet Santa at his Chalet, but don’t worry…Santa Goofy will take his place from Dec. 25, 2010 until Jan. 3, 2011. If you want the Disney experience, but need a break from the crowds, Festival of the Seasons is for you!