We woke up this morning, in the middle of October, still feeling those spooky, Halloween vibes, but Disney had other plans! Apparently we’re skipping over Halloween and jumping straight into the holiday season.
Earlier this morning we spotted the cutest vintage-looking holiday mugs in Magic Kingdom, and we’ve seen lots of new holiday merchandise online at shopDisney as well. But today’s find has taken the leap to Christmas to a whole new level!
Today, we were strolling down Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, enjoying the sunshine and Tower of Terror views when we suddenly stopped in our tracks because something was different. The spooky vibes from the Tower of Terror strangely didn’t seem quite so spooky…and there was almost a sense of…holiday cheer in the air?
Then we realized what was different — holiday decorations are already up on Sunset Boulevard!
It’s…Christmastime in Disney World? 🎄 pic.twitter.com/GQOsKz2o6p
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) October 14, 2021
The iconic red and white stars are now hanging from the street lamps all the way down the boulevard. And members of our team have some mixed emotions about it. When our reporter alerted the team that Disney World is already getting jolly for the holidays, here are some of the responses we had:
“Uhhhh we’re not even halfway through October.” “It’s not time for this yet! Let pumpkin (the clearly superior seasonal flavor) LIVE.” “BOOOOO It’s still spooky season I refuse to accept this!” “Am I hallucinating? This feels a little early.”
But, some other team members were ready for the holiday season to start and responded by saying: “Now it’s the best day ever.” “I’m going to explode with excitement!!!” “YAY Sunset Boulevard at Christmas is my FAVE.” “Bring on the Peppermint!”
Last year, Disney World didn’t start decorating for the holidays until around October 29th. But this year, it seems they’ve bumped up the holiday decor by a few weeks! Again, it’s not truly shocking since we’ve seen holiday merchandise already released online and we celebrated halfway to the holidays earlier this year, but it still caused quite the debate within our team.
So which side are you on? Team “Holiday cheer all the way”? Or Team “give Halloween the spotlight it deserves”? Let us know in the comments! And keep following DFB so that we can let you know about all the Disney World updates.
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