VIDEO - Sunset Seasons Greetings debuts at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Nov 06, 2017 in "Sunset Seasons Greetings"

Sunset Seasons Greetings show
Posted: Monday November 6, 2017 10:50am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios unveiled its latest Christmas projection show earlier tonight during an Annual Passholder preview ahead of its official start on November 9.

Sunset Seasons Greetings is a 15 minute show made up of 4 Disney character moments:

  • Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about a hometown Christmas as the scene shifts into a romanticized, Norman Rockwell-inspired town—starting in black and white before slowly changing into color.
  • The Toy Story characters guessing which new toys are coming this Christmas as the scene becomes covered in holiday wrapping paper.
  • The Swedish Chef from The Muppets babbling as only he can while the scene turns into giant gingerbread houses.
  • And finally, Olaf pining over his holiday wish as iconic music plays and the scene freezes over into a Frozen winter wonderland—complete with dancing Aurora Borealis lights and projected falling snow.

The show uses projection mapping on the Hollywood Tower Hotel, lighting effects, updated RGB LED stars along Sunset Blvd, two LED video billboards, and snow storm machines.

All of the action takes place from the Planet Hollywood Store towards Tower of Terror, so great viewing can be found anywhere in that area.

Check out this video for a look at the entire Sunset Seasons Greetings show from today's preview.

The show will run continuously each evening November 9 to December 31 2017, from 6:30pm to 8pm.

Click the gallery or more pictures from Sunset Seasons Greetings.

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MisterPenguinDec 21, 2017

Merry Sithmas!

larryzDec 21, 2017

Merry Darthmas.

bclaneDec 21, 2017

Wow! Not as a Christmas light display, but as a love letter to Star Wars, that was great imo! Most impressive! I still mourn the loss of the Osborne lights though. We used to go as much as possible and just get lost in the beauty of it all. I like the new Christmas stuff they are doing but none of it comes close to the Osborne lights for me personally.

peter11435Dec 21, 2017

While very cool. I think part of the charm of the Osborne lights was its traditionalness. Which is why it lost something with the move from residential street and yet again with the conversion to LED.

MisterPenguinDec 21, 2017

For those longing for Osborne Lights, I had been critical of it for having outdated technology. Most of their lights were strings that went on and off as a string. There was only the one tunnel that had individually addressable and they were spread out rather sparsely. For an idea of what WDW could do with a Christmas light display, I give you this...

bclaneNov 22, 2017

The beginning was different in how they came out and the ending was completely different with them dancing and singing a few really great holiday songs. The middle was basically the same. Of course Olaf was there and it just felt really special.

disneygeek90Nov 22, 2017

How much different is it than the normal show?

HauntedMansionFLANov 22, 2017

We went to it and were surprised on how much we liked it.

bclaneNov 22, 2017

Finally got to see the new holiday version of the Frozen Sing along show today and everyone in my group loved it. I do wish they would have kept the part with her singing Let it Go at the very end but overall it was a lot of fun. :)

HauntedMansionFLANov 15, 2017

DHS looks great. Love Echo Lake, ToT layover and JBJB. A few areas that needs a little attention are down by Toy Story Mania And Muppets/Grand Avenue areas. Love the feel of the park

jaxonpNov 14, 2017

This show, for all their efforts, doesn't look good to me.

Kman101Nov 12, 2017

I thought there seemed to be decent pyro for JBJB. Not sure what people want (well, I think I know, they'd rather have all fireworks and no projections). I know some are tired of projections with fireworks but it seems like they're here to stay, this is how shows are being presented right now. HEA is very much a fireworks show as it is a projection show. And they do it well. JB/JB isn't spectacular but it's not too bad.

NearTheEarsNov 12, 2017

I thought Jingle Bam was just OK. Not enough pyro and like many of the newer shows I find myself torn between watching just the projections or just the fireworks. I think Happily Ever After is the only one so far that getting closer to striking a balance that doesn’t leave you feeling like you missed out on something.

J. D.Nov 08, 2017

That sign is still there for now.