3. Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Though the previous two new things to do are all included in park admission, Disney has also announced a few new holiday-themed upcharge events and dining experiences for this year as well. First up is Minnie’s Seasonal Dine, which was first announced several months ago, and then extended before it even began. 

The Christmas edition of this dining experience, Minnie’s Holiday Dine, is happening now through January 3, 2016 and allows guests at Hollywood & Vine to celebrate the season with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy all together in completely new holiday-inspired costumes that are exclusive to this location. This experience costs $46.99 per adult and $27.99 per child, and reservations are available here

4. Merry and Bright Dinner Reception at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Though this year’s final edition of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is bigger and brighter than ever, Disney has introduced a new upcharge event to help give fans of this event the chance to say goodbye to this 20 year tradition in the most memorable way possible. Like the similarly-named Merry and Bright Dessert Party, the Merry and Bright Dinner Reception includes access to a reserved viewing area for the Osborne Lights. However, as the name suggests this event also includes a buffet dinner as well. Guests who attend this event will also receive a special shadowbox containing their own souvenir “piece” of the Osborn lights to take home as well, making this a must for longtime fans of this event.

The Merry & Bright Dinner Reception will only be held for 3 nights, from January 1 to January 3, 2016. Cost is $99 per adult and $54 for children (ages 3 to 9). Reservations can be made here.

5. Photo Ops at Disney Springs

Though Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) has always featured fun holiday-themed photo ops around this time of year, this year has brought all new backdrops, decorations and more to this shopping district. Whether you want a scenic picture in front of a traditional holiday backdrop or want to do a silly pose in front of some steampunk-inspired penguins, Disney Springs has plenty of great spots for guests to snap that perfect picture. 

Are you planning on visiting Walt Disney World for the holiday season? Are there any classic must-dos that you or your family look forward to seeing every year? 

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