Disney World knows how to celebrate the Holidays. Of course the parks offer many special events and holiday décor. However, guests can still experience Christmas magic at Disney outside of the parks. Learn the 5 Favorite Non-Park Christmas Activities below.
Disney’s Gingerbread Displays are an annual holiday event at select Disney Resorts (and other locations). Participating Resorts often include: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. With the last one being a favorite of all with life-size Gingerbread houses. This is a fun way to resort hop and participate in holiday fun, the displays are just incredible. Learn the Where & When Of Gingerbread Displays At Walt Disney World for 2017 Holiday season. Plus, the resorts themselves decorate for Christmas.
Holiday Sleigh Rides
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort offers a Holiday Sleigh Ride during the month of December each year ($84 per ride in 2017). Each carriage ride holds up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 small children. This horse-drawn carriage, decorated for the holiday, ride lasts 25 minutes. Plus, while you are at Disney’s Fort Wilderness check out the holiday decorations
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
See a Chocolate Santa Display (2017) at The Swan (near Il Mulino New York Trattorianightly). Plus enjoy a nightly tree lighting in the lobby, carolers, cookie decorating and more. Plus, Santa & Mrs. Claus will appear on select nights through Christmas.
The Christmas tree trail is a fun self-guide walking tour of Disney themed decorated Christmas trees. This makes for great photo opportunities and fun gazing at the themed ornaments on each tree. Each tree will be 10′-12′ and themed such as Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Cinderella, Pinocchio and more. In 2016, Disney Springs offered a drone show as well.
Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
Outside of the entrance to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, find the Winter Summerland Miniature Golf. Back story – Santa built this location for his off-duty elves. Choose between 2 courses – Summer celebrating the warm Florida sun or the Winter course, celebrating the cold of the North Pole. If you are staying at a Disney World Resort look in your welcome book as often there are complimentary passes included.
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