Epcot holiday lights this year?

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by mjtm610, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. safetymom

    safetymom Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2001
    Oh I know the reason was money. :) I know they also used the excuse of guest safety.

    I agree with you. I would be happy with some lights or decorations in that area. Anything, something would be better than nothing.

    I still remember the wonderful ceremony they had lighting the tree. Why not put the tree in a larger area and invite the crowd to participate in the lighting. I loved when they had the cast members from all the countries around the tree. That was so Disney for me. I guess that is what I miss more than anything. The magical touch they brought to the holidays. Now it is like they just slapped up the decorations because they had to.
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  3. kbelle8995

    kbelle8995 DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    The best decorated parks for Christmas are MK and the Studios (This is my opinion). World Showcase actually looks nice.

    The Studios used to put their Christmas tree where the hat is now. It used to be a green space and they put a nice train around it with buildings from that old Hollywood era. It was very nice and I do miss it.

    I think these days in some areas they just do iffy job.

    I still love the Osborne lights and it gets me in such Christmas spirit. Lights of Winter did the same thing. It made the park truly special at the holidays. Such a shame they dropped the Ball in Future world after removing it
  4. ILoveWD

    ILoveWD Mouseketeer

    Jul 28, 2010
    In 2008, we stumbled upon the Lights of Winter late at night. We did not know about them and had never seen pictures on the the internet. It was a true Disney surprise to us. They were so pretty and we had several great photos taken that night.

    I was sad to see the lights were not there on our next Christmas trip.
  5. disneym2m

    disneym2m I am only allowed to visit WDW once every 5 years.

    Aug 2, 2007
    What I find interesting is that Busch Gardens Williamsburg doesn't make nearly the money WDW does but so far every year they decorate and light up the whole park. All 200 acres is just drenched in lights. All the buildings are covered in lights. All the trees are covered in lights. AND this is not cheap.

    So if Busch Gardens can do this every year I can't see why WDW can't put lights up at EPCOT.

    As I walk around Busch Gardens all I can think of is how beautiful the Magic Kingdom would be all dressed in lights.

    Wishful thinking I know.....LOL.
  6. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

    Apr 28, 2007
  7. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

    May 2, 2002
    We must be drinking from the same fountain!!!! I loved that CM lighting ceremony. And I really, really loved just standing and watching the LoW!! It wasn't the huge safety issue some seem to think it was. Yes, people stood there and watched but it didn't make it impossible for people to get through. If you wanted quicker access, you just used the walkways over by either TT or the Rose Garden area.
    But now??? Epcot looks barren...no holiday feelings at all.
  8. kgibbler20

    kgibbler20 Mouseketeer

    May 20, 2005
    I was just talking to my mom about the Mickey's Night Before Christmas and how much it out shines the stupid Stitch show. 2008 was a great year for Christmas!
  9. Michele

    Michele <font color=blue>You're never too old to sit in a

    Aug 26, 1999

    The last time I saw them.....December 2007
  10. 15isto2

    15isto2 DIS Veteran

    May 29, 2009
    :sad: Please disney give us them back, I promice if you do I will but more DVC points
  11. scjo68

    scjo68 DIS Veteran

    Oct 17, 2002
    I agree, Melissa!
    I love Christmas Town at Busch Gardens!
    I have never been to WDW at Christmas, but I would certainly think they would do as much decorating as Busch Gardens.
  12. bkoehl

    bkoehl DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2009
    Now I know why Kathy is bitter. They look beautiful! Definitely need to be brought back!
  13. kbelle8995

    kbelle8995 DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    Welcome to the LOW club. Aren't they lovely.

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