If you’ll be heading to Walt Disney World Resort soon and will be there during the holidays, you can celebrate the holidays Disney style with a Disney Resorts Christmas Tree Tour.
Read on for my tips on which trees to work into your agenda and the best order to visit them in!
My favorite time of year at the Walt Disney World Resort is most definitely the holidays. From Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, to the new Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show, to the Candlelight Processional and even the Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam, Walt Disney World has SO much holiday magic to offer this year.
And it doesn’t end with the parks my friends. No, no. The Disney Resort Hotels don’t let the parks have ALL the fun! They have plenty to give in terms of holiday magic too and we’re going to chat about, what I consider, one of the most festive things to do at the Disney Resorts today! Let’s talk Christmas trees.
To me they’re the ultimate holiday symbols. I simply can’t wait to decorate my own tree each holiday season and I welcome the opportunity to see more! I mean who does the holidays better than Disney? Not many! They seem to top themselves each and every year. As someone who’s visited Walt Disney World during the holidays for more years than I care to count, I can honestly say that it just keeps getting better!
And in case you haven’t experienced their incredible trees yourself, I thought I would share my favorites so you can plan your own Disney resorts Christmas tree tour…
Christmas Trees at the Disney Resorts
I like to start with the Grand Floridian because it’s tree is the most grand thanks to its decidedly Victorian feel. If you’ve ever visited the Biltmore during the holidays, this tree is reminiscent of the elegant period trees you find there. And it is a few stories tall, so it’s simply spectacular! Now not only is there the tree, but this hotel has a lifesize gingerbread house on property as well.
You’ll never regret spending a little extra time marveling at the Grand Floridian’s glittering tree while noshing on a tasty gingerbread treat. You will, however, regret not having enough time there.
From , you can take the monorail to the Contemporary next. They have another massive tree outside of the hotel, and let’s face it, if you’re going on a Christmas tree tour, you don’t want to miss the biggest ones! Grab a cup of coffee inside and enjoy some outside tree appreciating time. December weather in Florida is typically gloriously mild and worth taking in.
Next, I suggest you head to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. First, I would monorail back to the Grand Floridian to grab your car. Park at Disney Springs and take a bus over to the Lodge. It also has a large and in charge tree adorned with the most beautiful African inspired ornaments. They’re worth the trip. Trust me.
You could end your tour there, or you could carry on and visit the Wilderness Lodge as a topper to your day. I’m all about a cozy, rustic feel and this resort has that in spades. I feel like it belongs in Lake Tahoe, which is one of my favorite places on the planet. Plus, there are fireplaces. I simply can’t resist a fireplace. There is something to be said for sidling up to a fire with a piping hot drink while gazing at the twinkling lights on an enormous Christmas tree. Am I right
Now nearly every Disney Resort has a beautiful Christmas tree to behold, but these are my personal favorites. They never disappoint! I also have another nugget for you…Make a dining reservation at one of the hotels, I recommend the Grand Floridian if you plan on visiting it at all, so you can park on property and take the monorail to the Contemporary, then move on to the other resorts. They’ve been known to shut down parking to anyone but hotel guests. You can get around that by dining there!
Are you in the holiday spirit now or what?! I only wish it was that time of year already. But then again, November will be here before we know it. I’m sure that Disney is already hard at work planning this year’s Christmas tree displays! And it will soon be time to embark on our magical 2019 Disney Resorts Christmas tree tour!