Disney’s Hollywood Studios has lost a lot over the past year, and though nothing can replace the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at this park as far as Christmas-related entertainment is concerned, Disney is really trying to entice guests to return to the park before the end of the year with some new shows and attractions for guests to check out just in time for the holiday season.
From a new nighttime spectacular to the long-awaited opening of a reimagined dining location, here's everything you can check out at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the next few weeks as it gets ready to gear up for the busiest time of the year:
1. Moana preview debuts at One Man’s Dream on November 5
Though Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ One Man’s Dream attraction is currently home to a (preview of Marvel film Doctor Strange, beginning next week this attraction will be home to a preview of Moana, Disney’s next big animated film, slated to release on November 23. Although this film preview will be separate from the upcoming character experience based on Moana, which is coming to an unspecified park sometime before the end of the year, this limited-time preview is expected to play through the end of November, and possibly into the holiday season as well, depending on if Disney decides to screen a preview for the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One film in December.
2. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! to premiere November 14
Earlier this month news broke that the current Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show would be going on a little hiatus for the holiday season to make way for the brand new seasonal Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM holiday show. Like its predecessor, this show will feature high definition projections on the Great Movie Ride as well as pyrotechnics and special light effects.
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM will feature a fun story that invites guests to embark on a festive adventure to get Santa Claus to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. On the way, viewers will be transported 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 play in the background and magical "snow" falls from above.
Since this new show was first announced a few weeks ago, more details have emerged about the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM Holiday Dessert Party. This upcharge experience will cost $69 for adults ($39 for kids 3-9) and will allow attendees to enjoy a guaranteed viewing area for this show, as well as a number of all-you-care-to-enjoy sweet and savory treat stations in the Great Movie Ride courtyard before the show kicks off. There will also be a beverage station that includes specialty non-alcoholic drinks, as well as beer, wine, cocktails, and of course hot cocoa!
In addition to the dessert and drink buffet, guests who attend this event will also be able to meet and take pictures with a very special character. Once it is time for the show to begin (about an hour after check-in), guests at this dessert party will move into their guaranteed viewing area and will also receive a pair of 3D HoloSpex glasses which will turn any bright lights into holiday holographic illusions such as gingerbread men and candy canes. Reservations for this new experience are now available here.