WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORTS ARE FESTIVE
WITH ALL THE HOLIDAY TRIMMINGS
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Yuletide spirit comes alive throughout Walt Disney World resorts with a festive new holiday dinner-show extravaganza, candlelight caroling, Cajun Christmas storytelling and other seasonal events.
"Joyous Celebration," Disney's Jolly Hollydays Dinner-Show Spectacular, is a magnificent musical extravaganza featuring a cast of over 100 performers, including famous Disney characters. The dinner show, complete with turkey and trimmings, is staged at the new Disney's Contemporary Resort Convention Center Dec. 1-20.
Nightly holiday events will take place Dec. 1-20 at each of the festively adorned Disney resorts with live entertainment, yule festivities and Disney holiday traditions:
Papa Noel, with help of a Dixieland Band, will lead candlelight caroling and Cajun Christmas tales beside a Louisiana Levee Christmas bonfire at Disney's Port Orleans Resort.
"Santa in Santa Fe" will shine brightly on the horizon at Disney's Contemporary Resort as gun-slinging characters and a western-swing band play country Christmas favorites. The towering atrium features an elaborate full-size holiday hot-air balloon.
Holiday cheer at The Disney Inn includes Christmas carols in the lobby and old-fashioned storytelling. Holiday tales and traditions will unfold with the help of guests and Disney characters in front of an enchanting gingerbread display.
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts welcome Harpoon Houlihan and the Disney characters to lead the sundown tree-lighting ceremony on the "shipwreck" and harbor boats at Stormalong Bay.
An evening of merriment awaits guests as the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra sets the tone for holiday celebrations at Disney's luxurious Grand Floridian Beach Resort.
From Dec. 21 through New Year's Eve, resort guests can enjoy festive holiday decorations, twinkling trees and magical music while taking in special shows, parades and ceremonies at all Disney theme parks. As New Year's Eve approaches, calendars will be marked for:
Pleasure Island's New Year's Eve Party. All guests 21 or older with proper identification can reserve now at 407-W-DISNEY for this spectacular end-of-year bash (8 p.m.-2 a.m.) featuring sumptuous buffet, champagne toast at midnight (other beverages not included), special fireworks and confetti, party favors, and top-notch entertainment of Paul Shaffer and The World's Most Dangerous Band from "Late Night with David Letterman," K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Dave Durham and the Bull Durham Band and special appearances by Larry "Bud" Melman of "Late Night." Cost is $75 per person plus tax.
Top Of The World Supper Club New Year's Eve Party. A special edition of "Swing Swing Swing" with the Top of the World orchestra, dancing into the New Year, a gourmet five-course dinner, unlimited cocktail reception and more, $150 per person, plus tax. From 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Disney's Contemporary Resort.
Tropical New Year's Eve at Papeete Bay Verandah. Delectable five-course dinner, specialty desserts and the tropical rhythm of "Tradewinds" for dancing all night long, $130 per person plus tax, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Disney's Polynesian Resort.
A Happy Hoop Dee New Year at Pioneer Hall. A special version of the wildly popular "Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue," plus a country-western band, all-you-can-eat country cookin' feast with unlimited beverages and more, $80 per person plus tax, from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
New Year's Eve at the Empress Lilly. Two packages available with four-course dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and wine, entertainment in the Baton Rouge Lounge and special midnight celebration, including complimentary champagne. Package One is $55 per person plus tax, from 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Package Two combines Package One with admission to Pleasure Island Party, $130 per person plus tax.
Children can celebrate New Year's Eve, as well, at parties planned for children. Phone 407-934-7639 for information and reservations.
Guests can catch the Christmas spirit and enjoy super season savings from Dec. 1-20 with the "Jolly Hollydays" resort package, featuring: two- and three-night stays at selected Disney resorts plus admission to "Joyous Celebration" dinner show; nightly holiday receptions; resort entertainment and special activities at the Disney Village Marketplace. Special savings at the theme parks also are available.
In addition, four-night packages feature: five-day unlimited bonus passport to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park and Pleasure Island; and the Magic Morning Breakfast feature allowing entry into a selected area of a Disney theme park one hour before regular hours to enjoy attractions and share breakfast with Mickey and other Disney characters. Pricing per person, based on double occupancy, is:
Two-night packages at Disney's Port Orleans Resort from $129; three-night packages from $179, and four-night packages from $359, per person.
Two-night packages at The Disney Inn and Disney's Contemporary Resort are from $149; three-night packages from $209, and four-night packages from $409, per person.
Two-night packages at The Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and Disney's Grand Floridian Beach Resort are from $179; three nights from $249, and four nights from $469, per person.
For more information and reservations, call 407-827-7200, or a local travel agent.
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