Just a few days ago, we introduced the all-new UndercoverTourist.com website. You can now find the park hours right on our home page and the current ride wait times on the individual park pages. Here are five features we think are the most helpful.
Partly cloudy skies and a 10-20% chance of rain are expected this weekend. Daytime temperatures will go from the mid 70s on Friday to the low 80s on Saturday and Sunday; nights are expected to be in the mid to high 60s. For an up-to-the-minute Orlando weather forecast, click here.
What’s Happening This Weekend…
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party @ Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this Friday, Nov. 18. The festive celebration is filled with live entertainment, spectacular fireworks, your favorite Disney Characters and much more. Highlights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party include:
- Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade (watch the video)
- Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season, an exclusive holiday fireworks extravaganza (watch the video)
- Celebrate the Season, a Castle Stage show featuring your favorite Disney Characters (watch the video)
- Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa
- A magic snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A. (watch the video)
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is from 7 p.m. until midnight and is not included with regular theme park admission.
Get helpful tips and information from the Frog Family’s night at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (blog) here. See pictures of the event here.
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This breathtaking seasonal display continues this weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Beginning at 6 p.m. each night, Mickey and Goofy ceremoniously “flip the switch” on the millions of lights which blanket the Streets of America and thousands more that form spinning carousels, a multitude of angels, and even Santa and his reindeer. Approximately every 10 minutes, the lights dim and then dramatically spring to life – perfectly synchronized to holiday music. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is included with regular theme park admission.
Look at pictures from the Frog Family’s night at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights here.
Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Mickey helps Disney’s Animal Kingdom get in the holiday spirit with a festive version of his afternoon parade, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade. This energy-filled processional is even more exciting with the Disney Characters decked out in their holiday attire, the rickshaws covered with garland, and Santa Goofy! The parade steps off in Harambe Village next to Tusker House Restaurant, circles The Tree of Life, and ends where it began next to Tusker House.
Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade begins at 3:45 p.m. each afternoon and is included with regular theme park admission.
See the Frog Family’s pictures from Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade here.
Holidays at Busch Gardens
Holidays at Busch Gardens kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 19. Highlights of this special event include Christmas on Ice, a limited engagement ice show with a cast of professional skaters, Christmas from the Heart, an inspiring holiday gospel performance, and Christmas Celebration, a musical extravaganza featuring seasonal songs, tap-dancing toy soldiers and fun for the whole family. Holidays at Busch Gardens is included with regular theme park admission and continues until Jan. 1, 2012. Buy discounted tickets here.
Festival of the Seasons @ Downtown Disney
Festival of the Seasons continues this weekend at Downtown Disney with lots of beautiful decorations and live entertainment. Enjoy Latin, jazz and pop performances of cherished holiday songs throughout the day, but the real fun begins when the sun goes down. There’s costumed stilt walker and street performers, holiday carolers and a lively holiday dance party with a deejay. And don’t forget all the wonderful shopping at Downtown Disney. Festival of the Seasons continues until Jan. 8, 2012 and admission is free.
GreenFest! @ Universal CityWalk
Universal CityWalk goes “green” this Saturday, Nov. 19 during GreenFest!. From noon until 6 p.m., guests can sample unique and popular organic foods, taste organic wine and spirits, enjoy a free concert featuring Lighter Exchange and receive samples of organic merchandise from eco-friendly vendors. Admission to GreenFest! at Universal CityWalk is free.