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    Posted on Dec 10, 2017

    21 Magical Facts About Disney World During The Holidays You Might Not Have Know

    Disney World's holiday team works almost year round to design and decorate the Christmas trees.

    1. Magic Kingdom makes its own snow for guests who’ve never experienced the magic of a white Christmas:

    2. Even better, at the Frozen Ever After attraction you can actually build your own snowman:

    got to build my first snow man in Disney world. 🙈 at frozen. 😍

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    3. Food is taken to the next level during the holidays with treats like Red Velvet Mickey Waffles, Frozen-themed Sugar Frosted Fruit Bites, and a giant Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll,

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    4. And, of course, holiday-themed drinks at the resorts, like Very Merry Moonshine, Napa Rose S’more, and Tropical Snowstorm:

    5. Disney World's holiday team works almost year round to design, decorate, and maintain all the Christmas trees at the resorts:

    6. Gingerbread houses are a REALLY big deal, like this one at the Grand Floridian, which stands 16 feet tall:

    7. Meanwhile, the gingerbread "house" at the Yacht and Beach Club is actually a fully functioning carousel:

    Heading home exhausted from vacation. Check out this Gingerbread carousel, one of many at Disney World.

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    8. Cinderella's Castle is decorated with over 200,000 Christmas lights every holiday season:

    9. The New Year's Eve firework display at Magic Kingdom lights up the ENTIRE night sky, stretching from the park to all the surrounding resorts:

    10. Even better, the massive New Year's Eve firework show happens two nights in a row, which is just insane:

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    You can catch the exact same New Year's Eve firework show on Dec. 30th and Dec. 31st.

    11. Disney plants 100,000 poinsettias to give the parks an extra holiday feel:

    12. Disney characters get dressed in their holiday best during the parade that marches down Main Street every day:

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    13. Christmas lights, snowmen, and other winter-themed props are added to specific rides and it's awesome:

    14. Frozen gets its own stage and projection show every night in front of the castle at the Magic Kingdom:

    15. Epcot puts on the Candlelight Processional, which tells the biblical tale of Jesus's birth, and features celebrity narrators and a choir:

    16. There's certain merchandise you can only purchase during the holidays, like these adorable Mickey Santa hats:

    17. You can experience holiday food from around the world during Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays:

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    18. Hollywood Studios puts on "Jingle Ball, Jingle BAM!" in which the Chinese Theatre gets transformed into an epic laser and light show:

    19. Chip and Dale hide ornaments throughout the World Showcase at Epcot that you can go find on an adorable scavenger hunt:

    Chip and Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree is $6.99 each with 3 button sets to collect

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    20. There's even a tour called Disney's Holiday D-Light that takes you behind the scenes of all the holiday magic happening at Disney World:

    21. And finally, instead of meeting Santa, you can meet Goofy Santa, which is honestly way cooler:

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