It’s time to plan your “Holidays Around the World”. Not high on our list of Christmas at Walt Disney World must-dos, we stumbled across our first Epcot Holiday Storytellers as we made that famous clockwise turn at World Showcase towards the Mexico Pavilion. My nephew loudly proclaimed, “it’s The Three Wise Men.” With that, he was picked out of the crowd to play the part of a shepherd in the journey to Posada; the nine day Mexican celebration that begins before Christmas and reenacts the Nativity with Los Tres Reyes Magos.
Epcot Holiday Storytellers
Once we looked at our Park Guide Map (what is this??), we quickly realized that each country in the World Showcase had their own authentic winter holiday presentation. We were hooked!
|Father Christmas at United Kingdom|
|Père Noël in France|
|La Befana, the Good Christmas Witch in Italy|
|Helga in Germany|
We unfortunately did not plan to spend so many wonderful hours in Epcot that day, and did not get to listen to all eleven Holiday Storytellers. Each cultural tale was so captivating, it became the highlight of our Christmas trip to Walt Disney World. Lest you worry that these tales only hold the attention of adults, refer to my then pre-teen. My five year old nephew couldn’t stop talking about how special he was to be “part of the show”. Each is about ten minutes in duration, perfectly entertaining, and is offered about eight times a day during the Holiday season.
We still have to catch up on the remaining six Holiday Storytellers. You can be sure we will have a plan and plenty of time to spend at this park. You MUST experience “Holidays Around the World”, it is absolutely a Walt Disney World Christmas Ho-Ho-Ho!