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
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
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.