Dreaming of My 2014 Disney Holiday Vacation

July 24, 2014

Disney Christmas in July

Happy Christmas in July Eve! That’s a thing right? Well Estelle and I are going to make it one then. We’re teaming up again for a little holiday fun in the summertime. It’s the time of year when I really do start thinking about the holidays (it’s the most wonderful time of the year!) and this year I have a really good reason for it. Not that I need one. 🙂

Walt Disney World 1997

While I have visited Walt Disney World several times with my husband over the years, I haven’t visited with my parents and sister since 1997. That was the year I graduated from high school and asked my parents for the trip as a graduation present. My sister and I did meet up in the parks a few years ago. She was in Orlando at a conference with her husband and they had gotten one day park hopper tickets. We went crazy and visited all four parks. It was a fun day but time seemed to fly and one day just isn’t enough.

Fast forward a few years and now my sister has two daughters. The oldest turns 4 this year and the youngest will be 1. Perfect time for a Disney trip right? This will be their first visit and the first time my family has visited during the holidays. It’s my favorite time of year in the parks and I can’t even begin to explain to you how excited I am. The magic of a first visit + the holidays is probably going to make me an emotional mess! It was hard to narrow down but here are the top 3 things I am looking forward to sharing with my family.

Cinderella’s Holiday Wish

Cinderella’s Holiday Wish takes place each night in front of Cinderella’s Castle. A lot of people seem to think it is associated with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party but you don’t have buy a party ticket to see this show. It’s a great way to see the lights glitter on Cinderella Castle for the very first time.

Cinderella's Holiday Wish

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald all have ideas on how the Castle should be decorated. The Fairy Godmother appears and suggests that Cinderella should decide, she does live there after all.

Cinderella's Holiday Wish

Cinderella and Prince Charming show up and she asks for the Castle to sparkle like her glass slippers. Best idea ever!

Cinderella's Holiday Wish

With a wave of her wand, and with a little help from you, the Fairy Godmother makes Cinderella’s wish come true. My oldest niece LOVES Cinderella so I have a feeling that she is going to love seeing this.

Cinderella's Holiday Wish

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

I love these lights. You feel like a little kid every time you see them. I also love that when I told my sister about them she really didn’t know what I was talking about. That means they can experience the awesomeness of the Osborne Lights and I get to watch their faces as they see said awesomeness. I call that a win-win.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Holiday Storytellers at Epcot

I love hanging out in Epcot anytime but I especially love the atmosphere during the holidays. As you tour the World Showcase you can see decorations that represent each countries celebrations and listen to storytellers. Our favorite is La Befana in the Italy Pavilion.

Holidays Around the World - Italy

I think my niece is going to love seeing all of the decorations. I think Duffy might end up being her favorite but I hope she enjoys the storytellers, the music, and the gingerbread cookies!

Holidays Around the World - United Kingdom

Now head over to This Happy Place Blog to see what Estelle has in store for Christmas in July Eve. You can also check out my other Christmas in July posts for a little more holiday magic.

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    July 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I love Disney at Christmas! The Osborne Lights are beautiful! I also love seeing the storytellers at Epcot! It’s really neat to see how other countries celebrate. I haven’t seen the Cinderella show yet (well other than walking by as it was going on). Sounds like I need to go back to WDW at Christmas!

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    July 24, 2014 at 10:47 am

    You are going to have so much fun on your family Christmas trip!  I can’t wait to hear all about it and see your pictures!

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