Thrifty Thursday: Christmas Decorations at Walt Disney World

45780_10153047973595508_1448665770_nAs anyone who has been into a store lately knows – Christmas is right around the corner! In fact, someone noted the other day that there are only 8 more Saturdays till Christmas! OH MY! Even though it seems a little early to even think about the holidays, it is a great time to plan a trip to the most Magical and festive place on earth – Walt Disney World!

Every year thousands ascend on Walt Disney World during the Christmas holidays, especially between Christmas and New Years. While this is an extraordinary time to go, it is also the most crowded time of year. School systems are off for winter break and you don’t have to worry about taking the kids out of school.

A better time to go if you can, and one of my favorite times is actually early December, when all the decorations are up and special events are happening before the busiest time of year. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is in full swing, Holidays Around the World (including the Candlelight Processional) can be found at Epcot, and for this year at least, you can see the Osborne Lights at Hollywood Studios.

I have also found that going in early December the weather can be much milder, the crowds are smaller and if you don’t have to worry about taking kids out of school, then you can take additional time without too much trouble. Booking early, you should get much bett58154_10153044649700508_1364641692_ner rates then booking close to the actual Holiday.

Every area of Walt Disney World is adorned with trees, wreaths, ribbon, bells, and decorations. Not only is every area decorated, but each area is specifically detailed to the area. Wilderness Lodge has one of the largest trees with ornaments larger than life! One year, I found the beautiful tree at the Grand Floridian decorated with gilded real-life size bird cages! You can only imagine the size of tree to support something that large!

Do you have a favorite area, hotel, park that you enjoy seeing the decorations at the most?


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Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.

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