Holiday vacations at Disney really put guests into the spirit of the season. Many who vacation during this time of the year also purchase separate tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party; an evening celebration with a themed parade and Christmas-inspired activities. This experience can get rather costly on top of the additional expense of the trip itself, so I have created a list of holiday displays that will not cost a thing…and will result in some great Disney memories!
Many guests of The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness go all out and decorate their sites with Christmas decorations. These displays are sometimes really elaborate with lights, lawn ornaments and giant blow up Disney characters. Plan an evening stroll with the family and remember to bring your camera!
The Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian is a giant baked goods masterpiece! The house was made in an old Victorian style with love using 800 pounds of flour, 1050 pounds of honey and 600 pounds of sugar. While there, stop by the Grand Floridian Bake Shop to pick up your very own gingerbread house, cookies or special holiday ornaments. Yum!
During the holidays, Disney’s Festival of the Seasons takes over Downtown Disney. Store windows are adorned with holiday-themed displays and street performers enchant guests with carols and Christmas songs. Santa can be found in front of the World of Disney store from 12:00 PM- 10PM through Christmas Eve…and the best part….visits are free!
Are you having a meal at one of the restaurants found in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge? This hotel is arguably the most beautifully decorated during the holiday season. Sit down on one of the chairs by the lobby fireplace and enjoy a few moments of cozy rest before your meal while viewing the towering trees, garlands and wreaths.
The lobby of your Disney hotel will also have a Christmas themed display. We stayed at Disney’s Dolphin resort several years back and were in awe of the giant Christmas tree in their lobby. It was a welcome treat during our check-in process….we had something to view while waiting in a very long line.
Do you have any advice on free Disney holiday displays? Please share your thoughts in the comments.