The Christmas holiday season is my favorite time at Disney World. Their season extends from early November until after Christmas Day. There are many reasons to attend Disney World during the holidays. Disney goes all-out in everything, including how they decorate both the parks and the resorts. In this article I will cover what I believe are two overlooked reasons to visit Disney World during the holidays: The decorations at the parks and the decorations at the resorts. This entails more than lights. This includes an entire transformation from Cinderella’s Castle to greenery and even all of the plants at both parks and resorts.
Decorations at the Parks
The way the parks decorate for the holidays makes this my favorite time to visit Disney World. Each park has their own Christmas tree and their own characteristic decorating style in keeping with the character of the park. Cinderella’s Castle is lit up with over 200,000 lights and is lit up every night (not just the nights of the Mickey Christmas Party). The castle changes color many times per night and is stunningly beautiful!
Decorations at the Resorts
This is worth going to the resorts to see. Many of the deluxe resorts such as The Grand Floridian and The Beach Club Resort have their own special displays such as gingerbread carousels, gingerbread houses, Christmas villages, etc. They have beautiful decorations and trees that match the theme of the resort. Beach Club Resort has beach-themed decorations on their tree and more blue and green decorations while Animal Kingdom Lodge has darker decorations that match their resort and their lobby.
If you want to tour the resorts, the easiest way to tour is to go to the three Epcot resorts (Beach Club, Yacht Club, and the Boardwalk Resorts). Then another day you can go to the three resorts on the monorail that departs from the Magic Kingdom called the Resort Monorail. You can quickly stop off at The Contemporary Resort, The Polynesian Resort and the Grand Floridian. The other resorts can only be reached by the Disney buses.
These are just a few of the beautiful pictures of the parks and resorts we have from visiting Disney World during the holidays. Everything looks more stunning in person of course.