Hollywood Studios for the Holidays means new festive treats, the adorable seasonal popcorn bucket reveal, ride overlays and fake snow. And we love that we don’t have to pay extra for the holiday experience at Hollywood Studios. Here’s all the Christmas cheer you can look forward to if you’re visiting this Walt Disney World park during the holidays.
Christmas at Hollywood Studios
So why should you visit Hollywood Studios for the Holidays? Lets take a minute to admire the throwback vintage-y retro-y Christmas decorations that will take you back to the memories of being at Grandma’s for Christmas, shall we?
Add in some holiday music to match the vibe and its enough to get even the biggest Scrooge to convert to a Christmas fan. These postcard perfect decorations are just what you need for your family Christmas photo. Or a swoon worthy Instagram photo to bring some holiday cheer to your feed.
Hollywood Studios Christmas Decorations
Ok, so we know you didn’t come all the way from wherever just for Christmas decorations. Though kudos to you if you did, because we are those people. But if you’re not as Christmas obsessed as we are, then you’re going to need more than holiday music and Christmas photo ops to get you into Hollywood Studios.
Hollywood Studios Christmas Snacks
So what did you come to Hollywood Studios for the Holidays for? The food? That’s usually our second reason for coming to Walt Disney World. So its possible that it also tops your list. And if so, you’re in luck because Hollywood Studios has lots of goodies and holiday treats throughout the park. All with their own Hollywood Studios Holiday spin!
And the best part is, if you’re using the Disney Dining Plan, many of the best holiday snacks are available with a snack credit. Just look for the DDP (Disney Dining Plan) notation next to the item on the menu. Be sure to check out all the New Snacks at Walt Disney World for Christmas! Hollywood Studios has quite a few of them!
Hollywood Studios Holiday Dining
One of the biggest deals at Hollywood Studios for the Holidays is grabbing dinner at Hollywood and Vine for Minnie’s Holiday Dine. Not only can you meet some of your favorite characters during this character meal, you get to meet them in their HOLIDAY OUTFITS. Did someone say Santa Goofy?? You bet. And we have the perfect Minnie Mouse DIY Sweater you can make to dress for the occasion. And no worries, if Disney character meals aren’t your thing, never fear! The holiday décor carries throughout other restaurants too. Love 1950s Prime Time Café? You can hang out in Grandmas living room complete with vintage Christmas tree and holiday family fun.
Christmas Seasonal Popcorn Bucket
One of the best parts of visiting Hollywood Studios for the Holidays is the Christmas Popcorn Bucket! In classic Disney style, this little bucket changes every year and everyone waits for the reveal of the cute holiday character chosen. These holiday popcorn buckets are an extra budget-friendly souvenir that gets you popcorn refills throughout your stay for an extra 2 bucks- unlimited! We also love how they can double as a purse to add some flair to your holiday outfit. Check out all the new holiday popcorn buckets in our Disney Christmas Snacks post.
Hollywood Studios Christmas Entertainment
Sunset Seasons Greetings
The Hollywood Studios Holiday Show on Tower of Tower is one of our new favorite holiday events at Hollywood Studios! Essentially a projection show on the Tower of Terror this show features stories, music and more. It uses billboards too to show full scenes from your favorite holiday flicks. Add lights to spread holiday cheer throughout Sunset Blvd and we may never leave. Plus guys, there’s snow! Ok, its actually soap, but still fun! And you don’t have to pay for it like you do in Magic Kingdom ( since that snow only falls during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party). At Hollywood Studios, it falls all evening long. No charge!
And then there’s Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! This is another projection show set to music, pyrotechnics and fireworks set on the Chinese theater. Get there 15 minutes or so before the show starts to get a good viewing spot.
Olaf’s special Holiday Finale is center stage in the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along as part of the show overlay for the holidays.
The Toy Story Land Christmas Overlay. The overlay features holiday tunes streaming on Alien Swirling Saucers, jingle bell sounds on Slinky Dog Dash and Woody, Buzz and Jesse in some spruced up holiday wear. Be on the lookout! Toy Story Land will also get decorated with popcorn strung around the place in classic Christmas fashion.
Hollywood Studios for the Holidays
There is so much to do at Hollywood Studios for Christmas that we can’t get enough if the lights, snacks, music, snow and fun. What do you love at Walt Disney World during the holidays?