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Enjoy the Magic of the Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resorts!


There is nothing better than a relaxing day in Walt Disney World during the holiday season. Holiday magic is everywhere you turn without even having to leave the comfort of a Disney Resort.


Every resort has a Christmas tree, regardless of whether you are staying at a value, moderate, or deluxe resort. Most are located in the lobby, and they’re picture-perfect! The trees are usually decorated as a nod to the resort; at Port Orleans French Quarter, you’ll find trees decorated with Mardi Gras masks, and at Animal Kingdom Lodge, there are hand-carved animal ornaments throughout the tree. It wouldn’t be the Christmas season without a little bit of extra sweetness; explore some of the Deluxe Resorts and check out their life-size gingerbread displays. Disney’s incredible dessert teams spend hours baking and assembling these outstanding displays. While visiting these displays, you may even be lucky enough to meet some of the cast members who helped build them.


Monorail Resort Area

Board the monorail and check out the gingerbread houses that are on display at The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and The Contemporary Resort. The Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread house actually functions as a small bakery throughout the holiday season. Both resorts have gingerbread and other sweet treats available to purchase that are freshly made. They even have commemorative pins and ornaments available to purchase. Pastry Chefs that built these outstanding displays will also sign pins and ornaments if you purchase them during hours that are posted daily.


EPCOT Resort Area

“For the first time in forever,” all three Crescent Lake resorts also have gingerbread displays, but these aren’t your typical gingerbread houses. Disney’s Beach Club Resort is known for its absolutely stunning Gingerbread Carousel that actually spins. This year the carousel is inspired by the show Ducktales featuring Donald and his nephews. Next door at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for the first time ever they have a Gingerbread Lighthouse that perfectly fits the resort's nautical theming. The Yacht Club also has a Christmas Village on display, we highly recommend checking it out and waiting patiently for the train to make its way through the village. A quick walk away at the Boardwalk, guests can enjoy a miniature gingerbread version of the Boardwalk Deli that was actually created by the Boardwalk Inn’s lead pastry chef. Guests can purchase ornaments, pins, and even a shingle of a gingerbread house.


Animal Kingdom Resort Area

Located in the Jambo House lobby at the Animal Kingdom Resort, guests will feast their eyes on a life-size baby giraffe and baby zebra made out of gingerbread. The best part is you can purchase your very own personal gingeraffe cookie to either bring home with you or to eat while you’re there. Jambo House is also home to one of the largest, most stunning Christmas Trees on Disney property. This 45-foot tall tree is worth the trip to Animal Kingdom Lodge in itself.

It’s never too late to give the gift of a last-minute holiday vacation to Walt Disney World.

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