As I sit here finishing up this column for you, the weather outside is getting dark and ominous. The weather man is predicting rain and wind for this weekend. That's about as close to winter weather as we get in Southern California.

This time of the year brings special holiday decorations to theme parks all over the world. Denise nbodyhome Preskitt is documenting the changes at Walt Disney World for us and we'll be seeing her photos throughout the holiday season. This week she brings us photos of activities and decorations from all over the resort.

ichigopara will be covering the activities at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort for us. We have video from the Christmas Wishes show at Tokyo DisneySeas this week with a promise of photos from another TDS stage show next week.

Finally, you voted last week and sent our Australian contributor Rya86n to Warner Bros. Movie World. He returned with almost 100 photos that we share with you this week.

Thanks for spending a little of your weekend with the Weekend Update.






One of my favorite holiday activities is a trip to Knott's Berry Farm. I have been going to this park since I was a child. I especially love the wonderful decorations and the charming Christmas Crafts Village.

I got some really good news this week when Dustysage announced a special MiceChat holiday party at Knott's. You'll find all of the details right [HERE].

I hope you'll join us for this unique and "once in a micetime" event.




Denise nbodyhome Preskitt gives us a progress report on the holidays at Walt Disney World


It was hard to choose what photos to select for the update, I have like 5000 from the past couple of weeks (probably more!) I put up 500 photos from Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party on my site, these haven't even been put up at this time.

Mickey's Christmas Carol displays are now up on Main Street:





Mickey's house and Christmas tree:




Marie in her Christmas scarf:



Fireworks:



















Snowflakes on Pinocchio's Village Haus:



Lilo and Stitch:




Frosty, Pluto and Mickey during the Celebrate the Season show:




Mickey and Minnie:




Celebrate the Season:



Main Street:




Main Street train station:







Grand Floridian tree:







And a photo from the Lights of Winter from several years ago, I miss it!



Tonight I'm attending a preview of this years ICE! at the Gaylord Palms, that will be what I have for next week. I highly recommend it!


Follow Denise's trips around Walt Disney World and beyond at her website: mousesteps.com.






ichigopara brings us video from the Christmas Wishes stage show at Tokyo DisneySeas


Christmas at TDL is so fun but TDS is my favorite! Christmas Wishes is their new stage show and it is so beautiful to see in person. Hope you can enjoy this video too!


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Next week I will post photos from TDS's other stage show 7 Lights of Christmas!

Thank you for checking my blog at (TokyoDisneySweets).




You voted and we listened. Rya86n visited Movieworld on Thursday at your request and here's the proof




Warner Bros. Movie World, often abbreviated to Movie World, is a popular movie related theme park on the Gold Coast in Australia. It is owned and operated by Village Roadshow since the take over from Time Warner and is the only movie related park in Australia. It opened on June 3, 1991.

The park contains various movie-themed rides and attractions ranging from motion simulators to roller coasters and slow river rides. In addition, costumed character performers also patrol the park, allowing visitors the chance to take photos with them. These include Batman, Austin Powers, Marilyn Monroe, Scooby Doo, The Mystery Inc. Gang and various Looney Tunes characters. Minor street shows including skits and singing performances are also present. The All-Star Parade showcases costumed characters alongside vehicles and movie-themed floats.

There are a number of active film studios within the Movie World complex. House of Wax, the live-action Scooby Doo films, the 2003 Peter Pan film, Ghost Ship, The Condemned and Fortress are amongst the many films and television series produced at Warner Roadshow Studios, adjoining Warner Bros. Movie World.




















































































































































































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And that brings us to the end of another week. Our photographers have just enough time to reload their cameras before we see you all again next weekend. Thank you to all of our wonderful readers, and as always, a huge thank you to our amazing team of global photographers, spies, and gossips:

Denise nbodyhome Preskitt (mousesteps.com)
SummerInFL (summerinfl.smugmug.com)
sir clinksalot
MickeyMaxx
CaptPhoebus
Ian Parkinson and Richard Williams
BigPigletFan
Abominable Snowman
Fishbulb
PhotoMatt
Jack Hollywood 1939 Wixom
Ken Eslick (DisneylandPostcards.net)
ichigopara (TokyoDisneySweets)
Rya86n

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