No one does Christmas like Walt Disney World! Having just returned from a seven day trip to the world, I can safely proclaim that I am brimming with holiday cheer. My co-travelers and I wassailed all throughout Walt Disney World taking in the many decked halls of our favorite resorts and theme parks. Instead of focusing on what attraction to visit next and rushing through the theme parks, we took a step back to truly enjoy and indulge in the holiday decorations and festivities. My Mom and I delighted in the unique ornaments and garland found throughout the vacation kingdom – each being site specific. While we excitedly pointed out the stained glass Cogsworth, Lumiere, and Mrs. Potts found in the garland at Be Our Guest or the moose antlers that decorated the main Christmas tree in the lobby of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, my Dad and husband imbibed in the many new holiday food and beverage options (Epcot alone has more than 45 festive foods and drinks).
While Mom and I maybe did not truly appreciate the sweet rich addictiveness of Epcot’s Disney Trader’s Crazy Elf alcoholic drink (RumChata Cream Liquer and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky topped with Steamed Light Cream and Whipped Cream) or the unique flavor of the Shipyard Cinnamon Bun Nut Brown Ale found at Showcase Plaza, all four of us reveled in the special and magical holiday spirit that only Walt Disney World can imbue.
1. Roughly, how many Christmas trees decorate the Walt Disney World property each year?
2. Much like Santa’s workshop at the North Pole, the Holiday Services Warehouse at Walt Disney World is constantly buzzing with work 365 days a year. How large is the Holiday Services Warehouse?
- 80,000 square feet
- 63,000 square feet
- 54,000 square feet
3. Roughly, how many poinsettias are used to decorate Walt Disney World property?
4. How many bright LED Dream Lights adorn Cinderella Castle?
5. On average, how tall is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort‘s signature holiday Gingerbread House?
- 12 feet
- 20 feet
- 16 feet
6. How many Hidden Mickeys can be found in this year’s gingerbread display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort?
(Photo from personal collection)
Erin Stough has always loved Disney, but the magic of the parks truly captured her imagination during a mother-daughter trip in 2001. The obsession began and Erin hasn’t looked back! When she isn’t devouring Disney related books, Erin spends time with her wonderful (and patient) husband and super pup Milo.