Tuesday, August 15, 2006

DFP Episode 003 - Happy Holidays??? - Holiday Planning Episode

The Disney Fanatic Podcast with your Hosts Sam, Tony, Wade, and special guest holiday-time castmember Craig who is one of "Santa's Helpers" [wink - wink]
Episode #3 - "Happy Holidays??? - Holiday Planning Episode" - August 15, 2006
Show Length: 1:20:39

Show Notes...

If you are planning to go to Disneyland or Disney World, this episode will give you an overview of all of the Special Holiday Attractions, Events and Decorations. Make sure you plan your vacation with these items included:

Stitch is Going to be in Disneyland Paris for the Holiday Festival

Tony recommends http://www.dizpins.com/ for good pin collecting information.

Good website for Holiday information is http://www.wdwinfo.com/holidays/christmas_world.htm#hm-holiday
(Some information below was extracted from the above DIS website)

Disneyland Holiday Events...

  • Remember...Dreams Come True Fireworks w/ holiday finale (mid November thru January 2, 2006)
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday Early October through January 2nd
  • "It’s A Small World Holiday" (November 11, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)
  • "A Christmas Fantasy Parade" (November 15, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)
  • Disneyland's "Christmas Candlelight Procession" (2006 dates unknown at this time)
  • Santa’s Reindeer Round-up located at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland.(November 11, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)

Disney's California Adventure

  • Santa’s Beach Blast (November 11, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)

Disney World Holiday Events
Magic Kingdom

  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (includes 2 showings of the Parade)
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade (Dec 24 through 31 - 12:30pm and 3:30pm)
    (The parade event that is shown on ABC Christmas morning is usually filmed the first Saturday in Dec. There isn't any special admission to this filming, but the park is more crowded than normal. The parade, since it's being filmed for TV, is also not as free flowing as when it normally runs, but you will see more characters and maybe some celebrities)
  • Donald & Company Tree Lot is open in Fantasyland
  • Santa Claus will be meeting and greeting Magic Kingdom guests at the Tour Guide Gardens next to City Hall.

Animal Kingdom

  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Expeditions (December 1 - 31 - 3:45pm)

Disney's MGM Studios

  • The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights begins on November 13, 2006 and runs through January 7, 2007.
  • The Hollywood Holly-Day Parade


  • Holidays around the World
  • "Lights of Winter."
  • Every evening, you can join Mickey and friends for the nightly tree-lighting ceremony at 6:00pm.
  • Around World Showcase, Storytellers tell tales of their heritage and how the holidays are celebrated in their homeland.
  • Candlelight Processional at the America Gardens Theatre.
  • Illuminations is enhanced for the Holidays. "Let There Be Peace On Earth" with narration by Walter Cronkite will be the finale of this amazing nightly show.


  • Each deluxe resort has a confectionary that the kitchen staff produce for the holidays.
  • Amazing decorations for the holidays

Send you Comments, Show Ideas, Feedback, or Questions to podcast@disneyfanatic.net

Thanks for Listening!