Friday, December 2, 2016

Ears the News: December 2, 2016 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News

Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com.

Full entertainment line-up and schedule for the 2016 Holidays Around the World at Epcot is now available.

All entertainment is included with regular park admission, park hours are extended to 9:30pm November 25 to December 24, 2016, then 10:30pm from December 25 to December 30, 2016.

Performances take place daily from November 25 to December 30, 2016 - check daily in the park for any changes to the schedule.

Reflections of Earth

With Peace on Earth Finale 9:30pm, from November 25 to December 24, 2016, then 10:30pm from December 24 to December 30, 2016.

American Music Machine

On Future World's Fountain Stage, a five person a cappella group performs some of the holiday's most beloved songs. 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm.

Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season

A unique blend of the soulful expressiveness of Gospel and Inspirational Music with the sounds of Jazz, R&B and Urban Music. 1:25pm, 2:25pm, 3:25pm, 4:25pm at the Fountain Stage in Future World.

Candlelight Processional

A joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a glorious mass choir. 5pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm. More details.

Holiday Storytellers

Performances take place daily from November 25 to December 29, 2016.

Canada - The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

Explore holiday customs from the various regions of Canada on a musical tour of the Great White North. 12:25pm, 1:20pm, 2:15pm, 3:10pm, 4:25pm, 6pm

United Kingdom - Father Christmas

Join Father Christmas, as he rings in the season, with traditions of the United Kingdom and good cheer. 1:05pm, 2pm, 2:55pm, 4:30pm, 5:40pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

France - Père Noël

Discover the magic of Père Noël and the joy of the season through a Christmas letter from a child. 11:20am, 11:55am, 12:30pm, 1:20pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:25pm, 5:40pm

Morocco - Morocco Holiday Entertainment

Take a journey through seasons of holidays in Morocco, where celebrations are “the spice of life!” 12:45pm, 2pm, 2:50pm, 3:25pm, 5:15pm, 6:10pm, 7:25pm.

Japan - Daruma

Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year! 12pm, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:10pm, 6:45pm.

Italy - La Befana

Meet the kind-hearted witch who arrives on the Eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children. 1:40pm, 2:35pm, 3:30pm, 4:25pm, 5:45pm, 6:25pm, 7pm, 7:30pm.

Germany - Helga

Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker. 1:40pm, 2:40pm, 3:40pm, 4:40pm, 5:25pm, 6:35pm, 7:35pm, 8:30pm.

China - Chinese Lion Dancers

The colorful Chinese Lion Dance brings good fortune and happiness to all during the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival. 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:40pm.

Norway - Sigrid and Julenissen

Enjoy the season of joy and fun with Sigrid and Julenissen, the mischievous Christmas gnome. 11:15am, 12pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm.

Mexico - Mariachis and Dancers

Celebrate a Feliz Navidad and join in the color and excitement of the music, dances and traditions of a Holiday Fiesta! 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm.

American Adventure - Santa and Mrs. Claus


Whisper your Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear. Even Mrs. Claus will be here! 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm. 

American Adventure - Hanukkah

Discover the traditions of Hanukkah, the story of the brave Maccabees and the miracle of the burning oil lamp. 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm, 4:45pm.

American Adventure - Kwanzaa

Experience the spirit of Kwanzaa, a celebration of unity, creativity and pride. 12pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm.

American Adventure - Voices of Liberty

Appearing in Dickens costumes, the Voices of Liberty a cappella group presents a special seasonal repertoire of holiday favorites. 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm.

Disney's latest dining offering, “Highway in the Sky Dine Around”, brings together the Walt Disney World Monorail System and the Magic Kingdom area restaurants.

It has long been a favorite for guests to plan their own eat and drink trip around the monorail circuit, but now for $150 per person, you can eat at three resort hotels, complete with Wishes rooftop firework viewing.

Highway in the Sky Dine-Around is offered Tuesday, Friday and Sunday beginning December 2. Reservations opened November 29. (No dine-around between December 18 and January 3). Cost is $150 plus tax and gratuity. Valet parking is included. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE or book online.

The "Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away" show at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be going on hiatus for the next week.

There will be no performances until the show returns on December 8, 2016.

Disney has released a great video giving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new Disney Springs drone show - "Starbright Holidays."
You can see “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration” daily at 7pm and 8:30pm until January 8, 2017. 

Check out the video below or by clicking here to see the behind the scenes video.


Video courtesy the Disney Parks YouTube page.

Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios is now being offered at a discount rate for dates through January 2017.

The discount is available for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, and lowers the regular $129 price to $99, including tax and gratuity.

Reservations can be made via 407-WDW-DINE for Annual Passholders or via DVC Member Services for Disney Vacation Club members.

Disney is honoring the discount for existing reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE or DVC Member Services if you already have the higher rate.  

The Atlantic Dance Hall on the BoardWalk will be hosting throwback nights during December.

Tuesday night is 90s, Wednesday is 2000s and Thursday is electronic dance music night. 

Operating hours are 9pm to 2am. 

Each night will also offer draft beer for $3. There is a minimum age of 21, with no cover charge.
Ready to start planning your next trip to Walt Disney World? Contact the team at Kingdom Konsultant Travel today!

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