Holiday decor arrives at Walt Disney World with Sunset Seasons Greetings at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Oct 25, 2021 in "Sunset Seasons Greetings"

Sunset Seasons Greetings installation - October 25 2021
Posted: Monday October 25, 2021 12:41pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Crews have been busy at Disney's Hollywood Studios this past week installing the decor, lighting, and effects for the returning Sunset Seasons Greetings on November 8.

The tinsel stars line Sunset Blvd, which are synchronized to the show.

Snow machines are in position along the rooftops and in the planters.

The large LED video screen which show video clips is also now in place at Sunset Ranch.

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, RGB LED stars along Sunset Blvd, two LED video billboards, and snow storm machines.

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Lands of Wonder6 hours ago

Nope, I would love to see some Light of Winter music being used in the beacon lights tho. Would be nice to see some new Lights of Winter accompany this. Who knows they actually made a lug show for Spaceship Earth maybe they will add something in. It’s easier to make a show like that now more than ever. Until 5 years when half these lights are working or flickering 😂🤣😂🤣 look at how those Epcot 94 gadgets and gizmos held up.

drizgirl7 hours ago

I wouldn't hold your breath.

Lands of Wonder8 hours ago

They better not be teasing me with the images of Lights of Winter on Spaceship Earth like that. There giving me the impression that they will be back when constructions done. Correction, I know it’s just a tease.

MichWolv8 hours ago

Package. Standby line was fairly long two hours before it started, but I could not tell how many (if any) were left waiting when the show started.

Nick_A8 hours ago

Did you have a dining package or did you do standby? Curious as to how long the standby lines are and how many people are being admitted. Looking to go on Monday.

MichWolv8 hours ago

Caught a few minutes of the new SE holiday light sequences, without having previously heard it would be happening. While I can’t say they reminded me of the LoW, the sequences were very nice and made good use of the lighting system.

MichWolv8 hours ago

Saw the first Candlelight Processional show last night. VOL was in the center dressed in red, and the choir on the sides was just the cast choir. Show went well, I think, even though it was the first of the season. Auli‘I Cravalho did a pretty good job, although I’m not necessarily the best judge, as this is only my third time seeing the CP.

Nick_A23 hours ago

Not this year. Expanded cast choir.

cmarten1 day ago

So no high school choirs?

Nick_A1 day ago

Yes, VOL are in the tree this year, cast choir is on the risers.

jrhwdw1 day ago

Harmonious Fountains are on. Work related or for Festival Of Holidays?

jrhwdw1 day ago

Watching Candlelight on RTV1. It doesn't look like the VOL are beside the narrator. And the whole Singing Tree has hand held microphones. Could they be VOL?

Nunu1 day ago

Courtesy of @DCBaker :

jrhwdw1 day ago

Saw on Twitter that there's a new SSE Holiday Light Show! Along with the 50th Beacon Of Magic! I'm guesting We won't see the Reg Epcot Show till NYE? Also, are there any Cavalcades this year? I haven't seen any on YT Streams this morning.