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Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

8 Nov

Although we are just one full week in to November, the Christmas spirit has hit me and I cannot deny its warmth. That being said, enjoy these fun facts from the Walt Disney World Resort. 🙂

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Miles of garland, glitter, twinkling lights and ribbon transform Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Here’s a sample of what guests will experience throughout the Vacation Kingdom:

  • 1,300 decorated trees throughout property
  • A wreath 25 feet in diameter adorning the Cirque du Soleil building at Downtown Disney West Side
  • 10 miles of twinkling rope lights in the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations for 24 resorts, 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and other locations
  • 15 miles of garland strung and 1,314 wreaths hung throughout the Vacation Kingdom
  • 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows draping over Christmas trees across property
  • 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World Resort
  • 98 percent of the lighting used for holiday décor is LED, 2 percent is compact florescent
  • 11 countries dressed for Holidays Around the World at Epcot World Showcase
  • More than 800 performers each night during Candlelight Processional at Epcot
  • More than 200 guest choirs during the entire run of Candlelight Processional
  • A Christmas tree in Magic Kingdom with a base 26 feet wide
  • One 70-foot-tall tree takes center stage in Disney’s Contemporary Resort entrance lobby featuring nearly 35,800 white LED lights
  • 6 life-sized creations cooked up by Walt Disney World pastry chefs, including:
    • One 16-foot-tall gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa baked with 1,050 pounds of honey and involving more than 160 hours of decorating
    • One life-size gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club Resort featuring ponies made of chocolate and fondant, giant candy cane poles, handcrafted poinsettias and hand-painted portraits of famous Disney characters
  • 100 percent chance of snow flurries during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, taking place on select holiday evenings in Magic Kingdom
  • 365 days of the year that guests can shop for holiday merchandise at the Disney’s Days of Christmas shop in Downtown Disney Marketplace

See more at: http://wdwnews.com/fact-sheets/2012/10/22/christmas-by-the-numbers-at-walt-disney-world/


Sweet Holiday Fun at Magic Kingdom Park

15 Jul

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Christmas in July post, on select evenings in November and December, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party gives Magic Kingdom guests the chance to experience exclusive special holiday entertainment, including “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”

This enchanting special after-hours party takes place inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will have 19 magical nights from November 8-December 20.

Dates for 2013:
November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20

NOTE: this is a hard ticket special event after regular park hours; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.


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