The Nutcracker is coming to Ice! from Nov. 15, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015 as guests indulge in holiday merriment during Christmas at Gaylord Palms. Here’s a look at what’s planned: [Read more…]
By Don Gworek
Infrared photography is form of black and white photography that seemingly transforms landscapes into snowy sculptures. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a perfect time to take an imaginative look at Epcot as if it was in a frozen winter. [Read more…]
by Banks Lee
The first full weekend of December each year brings us the filming for the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC. We were there for the first day, and have some photos to share.
Busch Gardens Tampa launched their biggest Christmas celebration last year, and this year, Christmas Town returns with more snow, even more event nights, and more than a million twinkling lights.
The event offers free parking and free admission. Approximately 350,000 guests visit Celebration during Now Snowing.
Snow falls every night at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Now Snowing does not occur during heavy downpours or when the temperature is below 32 degrees, yes that’s right, it can be too cold to snow as the machines become inoperable at freezing temperatures.
Each year Now Snowing hosts a variety of free family-friendly concerts on Saturday Nights:
Nov. 28 – Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 to 10 p.m.
Dec. 5 – A Celebration of Voices featuring Central Florida’s top young talent
Dec. 12 – A Countdown to Christmas featuring national recording artists
Dec. 19 – A Radio Disney Holiday Concert featuring national acts as heard on Radio Disney
Despite its nickname of “snoap”, Celebration snow is not a soap at all. In fact, it is the same special effects snow you see in movies and is non-toxic, biodegradable and yes, with enough of it, you could even make a snow angel. The snow on the ground takes three employees and almost three hours each night to prepare.
Each December, Now Snowing uses over 660 gallons of liquid snow to create the special effects snow that comes from the machines above. Each snowfall features an audio intro that has special meaning to Celebration and features the voices of Celebration Residents. In fact, the now teenage voices you hear in the final snowfall of the night were featured on the original recording over 12 years ago when they were then kids. The original audio is played each night during the 6 p.m. snow-fall.
Here’s a look at Now Snowing as featured on this week’s “Attractions Magazine -The Show”:
For more information on Now Snowing or any of the Celebration Town Center Events, visit CelebrationTownCenter.com.
Walt Disney World is bringing their annual holiday events earlier than ever this year starting on Nov. 8, 2013. At the Magic Kingdom, there are 20 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, at Epcot, Whoopi Goldberg and Ashley Judd highlight the list of narrators for the Candlelight Processional and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will Glow with the Show. [Read more…]