UA-36047796-1 What to Do at Disney: December 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

See Santa at Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is looking festive! If you'll be at Disney at Christmastime with little ones, Downtown Disney's Festival of the Seasons is a must-do. There'll be a big tree, holiday carolers, a holiday dance party, stilt walkers, and a photo opportunity with Santa!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Lights at Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is included with admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios. You can see the lights glittering to music at Streets of America in the park. Want Mickey ears that glow with the show? Check them out at

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade

It seems like all the Disney theme parks are doing something for Christmas and the rest of the holidays this year, and Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom is no different. If you haven't seen it yet, it gives you another reason to check out the Animal Kingdom. It will be hard to miss giant Mickey parade through the park. Expect lots of red and green too. This parade will run through January 5, 2014. The parade is outdoors and both sides of the street are usually packed, but it's easy to get some great pictures so be sure to bring your camera!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Register for Disney Expedition Everest Challenge 2014 Today

Today Disney's Expedition Everest Challenge is now open for registration. It's a 5K with an obstacle course and (I've ran this), whew, if that weren't enough, it's at night and includes a scavenger hunt after. If you really want to experience a Disney race, this is a great one to do. Register at

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holidays Around the World at Epcot

Want to know what they do for the holidays in Norway? Italy? Germany? France? You can learn about these countries and more at Holidays Around the World at Epcot. In addition, eat holiday-themed food, listen to seasonal favorites, watch a beautiful fireworks display, and enjoy the story of Christmas through December 30, 2013.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Frozen Movie Norway Vacation

Adventures by Disney is heading to Norway. Did you know Adventures by Disney offers Norway vacations inspired by the movie Frozen. So if you thought how do I get my child excited about going to Norway or you've become a Frozen fan yourself, here's your chance to go! Enter to win a Disney's Frozen Norway Getaway for four. Not sure if you'll win, but still want to go? You could always just pay for the trip yourself. It's not cheap (runs about $5,000 a person), but looks like a blast. Go river rafting, learn folk dancing, catch some trout, and more. Check out the itinerary at

Saturday, December 14, 2013

WDW Marathon Weekend January 2014 Accepting Volunteers

If you've participated in a Disney World 5K, half marathon, or marathon, you know how much positive energy is at these runs. Now you can help create some of that positive energy by volunteering in Orlando during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Ge more information on volunteering at

Friday, December 13, 2013

Disney Destinations Worldwide

Where do you think of when you think Disney? I know I think of Orlando, FL and California, but there's more locations. Lots more. China. Australia. Costa Rica. Not exactly the first places that come to mind, right? If you're looking to experience another culture the Disney way, an Adventures by Disney trip might be for you. I know I'd like to go!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Disney's Frozen Read Along

Did your little one love the Disney Planes movie. Encourage reading at your house with the Frozen Storybook Deluxe App. Your child can read along with Princesses Anna and Elsa

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Take Off for Adventure Sweepstakes

Would you like to win a Disney's Planes reading fun pack? How about a trip for 4 to NYC with roundtrip flights and hotel provided by American Airlines? The trip is the Grand Prize and also includes a $500 shopping spree at the Disney Store in Times Square and a private tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex. For a chance at a prize, visit Disney Movie Rewards and enter before January 31, 2014.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Frozen Movie Puzzles

Have you seen Frozen yet? It's now in theaters and if you have a fan in your household or just like puzzles, check out Frozen Free Fall. 75 icy puzzles free and one puzzle looks just like Candy Crush (but with ice!).

Monday, December 9, 2013

Calling All Disney Runners: Disney Needs Your Story!

Have you participated in a Disney running event? Disney will be selecting one runner for every 2014 Disney race to profile. Would you like to be in a video starring you? The crew will come to your hometown to learn more about your reasons for running as well as film special moments during your race. Whether you're a 5K participant or serious marathon runner, there will be one person from every 2014 Disney race profiled so if you're interested, it's worth putting your video on Instagram for a shot. The video should have a #WhyIRunDisney tag; also hashtag your video with the name of the Disney race you'll be running in 2014.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Here

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on select nights until December 20th. See fireworks, a themed parade, Disney characters, and a special appearance by Santa Clause! Cookies and hot cocoa are complimentary and you just might see some snow. The party runs from 7pm until midnight. Buy your tickets at

Holiday App from Disney

Build a snowman. Make the Clubhouse festive. Wrap gifts. All with Mickey and Minnie. Download Paint & Play.