Sunday, December 20, 2009

Top 6 of DW 2009-Is it Christmas here?

There is so much to love about Disney World- from the amazing sites (Cindy's castle is breathtaking no matter what time of day you see it!) to the characters (Mickey will always be my favorite!) to the amazing service you receive (the "cast members" are all so helpful & friendly!). But I wanted to narrow it down to the top things we enjoyed the most about our trip- not just the fun rides, awesome meals, and fun things to see- but the memory-making events that made our trip so very special. And lucky for you, we were able to narrow it down to six. So, let's get started.

One thing we had heard about going to DW at Christmas time was the amazing Christmas decorations- in fact, we watched a show on HGTV that showed how preparations for the Christmas season at Disney begins in May. Every park had an amazing Christmas tree. Each resort that we visited was completely decked out. So despite being in sunny Orlando, we were able to sorta feel like it was Christmas.
So in my Top 6 things we loved about WDW this year......(drum roll please).......the Holly Jolly, It's-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-Christmas decorations.

The Christmas Tree at the Magic Kingdom

On the MK tree, there were these giant strands of popcorn, bigger than my son's head....

Adorable decorations at the Crystal Palace in the MK. All of this was made out of flowers.

Animal Kingdom's tree- all animals of course

The Wilderness Lodge's tree, where we stayed

The kids showing their true colors of the, they were perfect angels and got along beautifully (cough, cough)

The garland was made out of poinsettias on this tree at Epcot

The tree at The Grand Floridian - all Victorian

This is a life size Gingerbread house that has a store in the back to buy gingerbread shingles. The house was amazing.

These poinsettia balls took over 20 poinsettia plants to make!

A Gingerbread tree at the Contemporary Hotel. Can you see the "hidden Mickey" on it?

And one of my favorite trees...a monorail one!

One of the highlights of the trip was watching the Osborne Family Lights at Hollywood Studios. A family man out of Little Rock, Arkansas started putting up dancing lights each year that began to grow and grow, much to the annoyance of his neighbors. Disney took notice and asked if they could host the dancing lights at their parks. It was by far one of our favorite "shows" of the trip. Here's a clip:

Osborne Family Lights from Rebecca Darling on Vimeo.


Mrs Soup said...

Oh yay! You stayed at the Wilderness Lodge! So pretty!

And man, the Osborne Family Lights are just incredible. You were so lucky!

Alli said...

Beautiful trees! Not sure which one is my favorite, they were all so neat!

Love your video!

Amanda said...

Wow those decorations are impressive! Looks like you had a wonderful time (Love the tree in the Grand Floridian) Happy Christmas to you and all your family! Disney and Christmas, girl sounds like you may need a long nap soon;)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Wow, all are gorgeous in their own way. Love those lights! You guys had so much fun!!!

Kelli said...

WOW! Such detail and so many cute and fun trees. I can't wait till we go to Disney. I'm so excited that you had a great time.

Connie Weiss said...

Christmas at Disney World is our favorite memory of it was our honeymoon.

Thanks for sharing all of the trees!

Anonymous said...

aww love all of those decorations! So HUGE as well!

Vivienne said...

Awesome! The amount of work and imagination there are amazing!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Those are all the things I like about Disney at Christmas...and that TV show was incredible....

Renee said...

We have been to Disney the past three Septembers and we loved Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I think this year we are going in December. I really want to see it decorated for Christmas.

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