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Disney AXES a Beloved Attraction’s Holiday Overlay

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It is halfway to the Holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, and anticipation is already building.

If you have ever been lucky enough to experience Disney Parks during the holiday season, you will know just how magical this time of the year is. Disney completely transforms the Parks into becoming a merry celebration of the holiday traditions we hold close to our hearts. This week, Disney has been dropping some exciting hints about all of the incredible holiday events and additions coming to the Disney Parks this fall and winter.

Festival of the Holidays

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This morning, Walt Disney World Resort’s holiday lineup was revealed. The list of new and old offerings looks absolutely incredible. It really seems like there will be something for everyone this year.

However, with all of the new and exciting announcements, some fans noticed a major one missing from the lineup!

Disney Holiday Lineup Missing a Key Player

Fans were shocked to hear that an iconic Walt Disney World attraction would not be getting a holiday overlay this year. Every year, Disney gives certain rides a holiday overlay, meaning they redecorate the ride to fit a holiday theme. This happens at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, and fans love this unique tradition.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be getting a holiday overlay this season.

What Happened to ‘Guardians’ Holiday Overlay?

This morning, Disney announced all of the exciting events that would be coming to the Parks this holiday season. Noticeably missing was the holiday remix for EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster. Last year, the ride was given a holiday makeover and swapped out its regular tunes for holiday songs. The overlay did get mixed reactions, so it seems like Disney has made the decision not to go through with the overlay.

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While some Guests will definitely be sad not to have this overlay, the plethora of other events will surely make up for it.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.