Disney Parks announced today that the Cinderella Castle Dream Lights won’t be happening at the Magic Kingdom this holiday season.
Instead, a series of holiday projections will cover the Cinderella Castle in the evening.
Watch video of projection announcement: Mickey and Minnie’s 2020 Holiday Announcement
Disney World’s Holiday Season will begin on November 6th and run through December 30, 2020. This is about a week shorter than the usual Holiday Season which typically goes through the first week in January.
The Cinderella Castle Dream Lights usually stay lit through mid-January until the runDisney Marathon Weekend January 6 – 10, 2021 has ended. We’re taking this to mean that the runDisney Marathon Weekend in January 2021 will be cancelled within the next month.
A Look Back at the 2019 Cinderella Castle Dream Lights
We’ve seen the castle’s Dream Lights many, many times (especially during our year working as Disney Cast Members) and find them both beautiful and mesmerizing. We love watching the castle change colors in the evening. Lovely.
It’s the Holidays at the Magic Kingdom!!!
Disney decorates Cinderella Castle for the holiday season with a “Dream Lights” effect that makes the Castle look covered in ice.
Over 350,000 LED lights are draped over the turrets and roofs and down the sides of the Castle to create this beautiful effect. It takes over 7 weeks to hang all the lights!
We’ve gotten to see the Cinderella Castle Dream Lights being turned on for the past several years. It’s beautiful each and every time!
The Dream Lights will stay lit until after the Disney Marathon Weekend happening January 8 – 12, 2020. The lights are so beautiful in the early morning sunlight when the runners are lining up.
A Frozen Holiday Wish
Just after dark around 6pm, the characters from ‘Frozen’ come out on the Castle Stage and do a short show called “A Frozen Holiday Wish”. The castle lighting show stars Queen Elsa (who turns on the Dream Lights with her magical, icy powers), Princess Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf the snowman.
The Frozen show starts the evening’s celebrations, followed by the Castle’s lighting ceremony at 6:15 pm. The Castle’s Dream Lights remain on, with the Castle slowly changing colors from pink to green to blue to purple, for the rest of the evening until one hour after park closing.
We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.
Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.
If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/
Have a magical day!