Holiday Happenings at Disney World

Dewayne Bevil, The Orlando Sentinel, November 3, 2011

WHAT: Disney World jump-starts its holiday spirit in several ways during the coming week. Tuesday marks the return of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party events, separate-ticket evenings with a special parade (pictured) and other festivities at Magic Kingdom. It will be accompanied by the Castle Dream Lights, which twinkle on Cinderella Castle throughout the holiday season. On Thursday, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights cranks up at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Also on Thursday, Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade again marches through Disney's Animal Kingdom.

WHEN: Tuesday through Jan. 7

WHERE: Walt Disney World, off Interstate 4, southwest of Orlando

COST: Most holiday events are included in regular park admission, but Very Merry tickets range from $51.95 to $62.95, depending on age, date of event and time of purchase.

CALL: 407-824-4321

ONLINE: DisneyWorld.com/holidays

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