Disney’s Holidays – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year at Walt Disney World. Although it is only spring time, now is the perfect time to starting planning your holiday trip to Walt Disney World.
Fall and winter will likely be very busy this year so it is important to book in advance to reserve your favorite Walt Disney World hotel.
Where to Stay during the Holidays
All of the Walt Disney World hotels are beautifully decorated for the holidays. But some of the hotels really stand out.
The Grand Floridian has beautiful gingerbread houses in the lobby along with a beautiful 40 foot tall Christmas tree.
Wilderness Lodge has a rustic traditional Christmas tree along with a gingerbread cabin in their lobby.
The rustic theming of Wilderness Lodge with the Christmas decorations make it particularly stunning at Christmas.
Boardwalk Inn has a gingerbread Boardwalk and Beach Club has a gingerbread carousel. Both Boardwalk and Yacht and Beach Club also have beautifully themed Christmas trees.
Although many of the gingerbread houses were not present in 2020 we hope they will return in 2021.
The Epcot and Magic Kingdom resorts usually have the best themed Christmas decorations.
Another benefit is if you stay at one of the the Epcot or Magic Kingdom resorts, you can easily travel to each resort to see their beautiful Christmas decorations.
Christmas at the Disney Parks
Each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks are also decorated for the holidays. Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom all have their own unique decorations suited for their theme.
Hollywood Studios has retro décor reminding visitors of 1950s Hollywood. Hollywood Studios reminds you of Christmas in those old Tinseltown movies. Disney’s Tower of Terror has unique Christmas projections throughout the holiday season.
Epcot’s decorations focus on cultural diversity. It has decorations unique to each country in the World Showcase.
You can also experience the Epcot Festival of the Holidays featuring seasonal food dishes and food booths. You can also experience live holiday performances throughout the season.
Animal Kingdom’s decorations focus on nature and wildlife. The World of Avatar, Dinoland, Discovery Island, Asia, and Africa all feature their own unique holiday theme.
When most people think of the holidays at Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom comes to mind. Main Street USA is festooned with Christmas trees, garland, and wreaths.
Magic Kingdom also features holiday themed overlays of favorite attractions such as Jingle Cruise.
In normal years they also host the Very Merry Christmas Party event feature a special nighttime fireworks show and unique character meet and greets. Although 2020 was a modified Christmas experience, we hope to see more holiday traditions return in 2021.
We are hopeful since Disney has recently announced a Boo Bash Halloween After Hours event that a similar Christmas event will be available.
Lastly, Disney Springs also has special seasonal offerings. The Christmas Tree Trail is the most popular of Disney Springs’ holiday offerings. The Christmas Tree Trail features uniquely themed Christmas trees for guests to explore.
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