PHOTOS - Sunset Blvd gets ready for the new Sunset Seasons Greetings holiday show at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Oct 17, 2017 in "Sunset Seasons Greetings"

Sunset Seasons Greetings installation
Posted: Tuesday October 17, 2017 11:54am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Show installation is well underway along Sunset Blvd at Disney's Hollywood Studios as the park prepares for the debut of Sunset Seasons Greetings.

One of two video screens is already in place near to Sunset Ranch Market.

The other is nearing completion to the right of the Hollywood Tower Hotel.

Snow Storm machines line the rooftops, along with ground level mounted units near to Beauty and The Beast.

New billboards are also being added - including one that depicts Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure.

Near to Tower of Terror, the new projection platform is nearing completion, with the projector windows now visible on the rear, facing Tower of Terror.

In front of the Tower, a number of ground based LED light fixtures are being installed.

Finally, some good old fashioned Christmas light strings are draped across the bushes near to the Beauty and the Beast entrance.

This new projection show will feature iconic characters sharing their love for the season. All the while, the Hollywood Tower Hotel—magically transforms, bringing to life the characters’ stories.

Disney character moments include:

  • 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 will run continuously each evening from November 9 to December 31 2017, with performances from 6:30pm to 8pm.

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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.