Christmas in Walt Disney World Hotels

Dad loves doing Christmas in the Disney World Hotels. One of the first things we do every time we visit at Christmas is to hop on the monorail and check out the decorations in the monorail hotels.

All of the hotels at WDW get all dressed up for Christmas. There are some amazing displays. Each hotel has a huge tree that is themed to match the resort. For example, the tree at the Pop Century Resort has a tree with 8-track tapes and Rubik’s Cubes on it. In the Grand Floridian, where everything is a bit Victorian, the lights, garland and even the ornaments are that stuffy whitish yellow color, very proper.

Christmas trees at the hotels are everywhere, but each hotel has a main tree that is huge. They can be as high as 60 feet tall. Most hotels pick the tallest area in the hotel to put the big tree.

Christmas Gingerbread Displays at Walt Disney World Hotels

Every year, the Disney Deluxe Resorts put on a real special display using Gingerbread houses. I know what you’re saying … You’re saying “Dad, gingerbread houses are so last century.” Maybe, but you haven’t seen THESE Gingerbread Houses.

Disney’s Grand Floridian: The opulent six-story lobby of the Grand Floridian is a beautiful backdrop for some classy Christmas decorations and entertainment. You’ll see a 1,000 square foot gingerbread house. You’ll hear Christmas Carols from a string quartet or a grand piano. White lights and ornaments dominate the huge tree. The Grand Floridian was made for Christmas decorations.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort: The Beach Club Resort builds a Gingerbread Carousel every year. It even works. The horses are made of chocolate. Yummy.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort: Okay, this isn’t actually a gingerbread display but it goes hand in hand with the one at the Beach Club. At the Yacht Club, a holiday village and miniature train set runs throughthe lobby. There are several scenes to take in around the track.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort: The huge mural in the Grand Canyon Concourse is the backdrop for a spectacular Frozen themed display inspired by the Small-World-style artwork of Mary Blair.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn: Presents a full sized bake shop selling sweets and providing seaside-style photo ops for guests.

Walt Disney World Hotel Holiday Decorations

The decorations you see at Disney World hotels during Christmas start with garland laced with themed ornaments and trinkets. Some of the resorts really put on a show (like the Grand Floridian), while some don’t have many extras. But at all the hotels, you’ll see beautiful decorations all around.

There are resort specific decorations on the trees and hanging on the walls. For example, the Animal Kingdom Lodge has animal ornaments hanging on the tree, while the decorations at the Beach Club and Yacht Club have more of nautical theme.

Every hotel has its own flavor and style. It’s amazing.