Earlier this year, we lamented the fact that with the loss of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, Disney’s Hollywood Studios was left with almost no holiday entertainment whatsoever for the 2016 season. However, it looks like this is no longer the case as Disney recently announced that Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular would be wrapping up its 2016 run in November in order to make way for a brand new nighttime spectacular just for the holidays.

The excitingly-titled Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is set to make its debut in just a few weeks at this park on November 14, 2016, and will definitely be unlike any other seasonal entertainment around the resort... 

1. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will feature plenty of favorite characters and holiday movie moments

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This brand new show will feature a unique story that invites guests to embark on a festive adventure to get Santa Claus to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. And apparently, the route to the North Pole leads straight through some classic Disney films!

The show will be hosted by none other than Wayne and Lanny, from Prep & Landing fame and will use projections on the Great Movie Ride (in the same way Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular does now) to transport guests into classic scenes from beloved Disney films including Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, Bambi, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more, all while renditions of familiar Christmas songs performed with a unique twist play in the background.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will then close out with a special message from Santa Claus during a big finale, that will also include the return of a fan favorite element of the holiday season at Disney's Hollywood Studios that some had thought was lost forever... 

2. "Snow" will fall once again this holiday season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios 

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Though actual snow will never fall naturally at Walt Disney World thanks to Florida's warm weather, holiday visitors to the resort have enjoyed regular "snow" falling at both the Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. However, even though the latter has been discontinued, Disney has confirmed that "snow" will once again fall at Disney's Hollywood Studios during the finale of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! every night this holiday season, which sounds like just the thing to get guests in a merry and festive spirit. 



This is nowhere on the schedule after Dec. 10. I am not talking about dessert party - which is a no-go for me since I can't eat any of that, just the show in general. It can't be added to plans, and it says no times are available. It looks like they might be bringing the Star Wars show back that week since Rogue One debuts then?

The Osborne Lights made the guest part of the show - you were surrounded by lights and music. Isn't that what Walt wanted,for his guests to be part of the story? Everything at Disney, at every park (except EPCOT, for now...), is now the same - a projection show every evening with fireworks - what's the difference? They all look the same. I certainly hope this is temporary until the can complete construction at DHS and get the Osborne Lights back there SOMEWHERE. I'm not going to continue making annual trips to Disney to see another projection show. The Osborne Lights were special and put you in the middle of the action. Makes you wonder if Disney realized - or cares - about the kind of experiences they're offering their guests nowadays...

As a cast member, just want to be clear that the dessert party associated with the Jingle bells, Jingle BAM show will NOT include seating, only an awesome viewing area. The dessert parties rarely include seating.
And… It actually did snow REAL snow on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom in January 2010, as we were there to cheer on the half marathon runners!

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