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All the Ways to Meet Santa at Disney World

All the Ways to Meet Santa at Disney World

The holidays will be here before you know it, and a huge part of the holidays is meeting Santa! Check out the details here on where you can meet Jolly Saint Nick.

Holidays Disney Style

We Have Dates and Details for the 2024 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
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Walt Disney World is always magical during the holidays, and this year will bring fun returning experiences. In 2024, Disney is bringing back the Merry Menagerie, ‘Frozen Holiday Surprise’ and Jollywood Nights.

Disney just announced that Santa will make his return to all Disney World theme parks, a water park, and Disney Springs! Take a look at where he met last year so you can begin planning for your holiday trip.

At EPCOT, be sure and take in the festivities at the Festival of Holidays. There is something for everyone here! And check out Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party details HERE.

How to Meet Santa

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Disney confirmed that Santa will be greeting guests throughout Disney World, but they haven’t shared his exact location. We’ll share where he was located last holiday season, as things tend to stay the same from year to year.

Don’t miss a second of the fun this holiday meeting Santa in so many ways!

Last year, Santa’s around the world met during EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays. See how to meet them all using this great touring plan HERE. He also greeted guests inside the Odyssey building.

At Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Santa greeted guests in the Gazebo behind the Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe. Last year guests caught him cruising down Hollywood Boulevard in his candy-apple red convertible at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade.

Here is where you can find Santa at Disney World in 2023
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Be on the lookout for Santa at the Swan and Dolphin, too! They have held a special event featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elves in recent years. If you love Goofy, book a reservation at Hollywood & Vine’s Minnie’s Seasonal Dining for lunch or dinner. Here, you’ll see your favorite Disney pals decked out in their Christmas outfits, including Santa Goofy.

Then, when visiting Animal Kingdom, look for Santa traveling across the Discovery River on a festive flotilla. Be sure to keep an eye on the Kenny the Pirate blog. We’ll confirm his locations for this year as they’re released.

Last, but certainly not least, Santa made appearances in his beach attire at Typhoon Lagoon. Where else can you meet Santa chilling in such a fun way?

What Does this Mean to You?

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The holidays at Disney World are extra magical, but with the extra holiday fun comes increased crowds.

To help with your budget, Disney just released a new hotel and park ticket discount. Check out all of the details HERE.

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