Holiday Decorations Going Up for Sunset Seasons Greetings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The finished Sunset Seasons should look similar to this concept art. (Photo: Disney)

This holiday season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the Walt Disney World Resort, there will be a new light show.  Replacing the Osbourne Family lights, is a new show called the Sunset Seasons Greetings.  It will be on Sunset Boulevard (leading toward the Tower of Terror) and will run November 9 through December 31, 2017.

When night falls, billboards will come to life and begin to move.  They will “tell” holiday stories with iconic Disney characters.  And the Hollywood Tower Hotel will magically transform “bringing to life the characters’ stories.”

This is the concept art of the finished show from Disney…

The finished Sunset Seasons should look similar to this concept art. (Photo: Disney)

According to the Disney site the following character moments are included:

  • 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.

Recently, Disney has begun getting ready for the event and various Disney sites and guests have captured images of the new decor.

Sunset Seasons Greetings screen near the Sunset Ranch Market.  The second screen is being to the right of the Hollywood Tower Hotel.

(photo WDWMagic)


There is a projection platform being built near the Hollywood Tower Hotel.

(photo WDWMagic)

If you want to take a trip to Walt Disney World this holiday season to see Sunset Seasons in person, there are some great deals to be had right now.

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