In a series of apparent cost cutting measures both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom are lacking some of their usual holiday charm this year.
The Magic Kingdom’s Christmas Tree has not been installed in the park yet this year despite charging guests for admission the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Rumor holds that the tree will not be installed until after the Christmas Parade taping has finished as it gets in the way of camera shots down Main Street – lack year it had to be moved and repositioned after the taping.
Over at Epcot the Tree Lighting show has been cut entirely and the lighted arches and tree just sort of come on without much fanfare.
Elsewhere, Disneyland in California is sporting a brand new specially fabricated Christmas Tree covered in high-end synchronized LED lights that light up in fanciful patterns along with the castle as part of a holiday show.