Since this is the Flagship Resort at Disney World, wouldn’t you expect that the Disney Grand Floridian Christmas decorations would be the best ones to see if visiting around the month of December. Everything in the Grand Floridian is first rate at any time that you visit but come during the Holidays and it is truly a colorful sight to be seen.
Trees and Victorian Christmas Decorations
The Floridian Resort has one of the largest indoor trees to be seen at Disney World, right in the center of its lobby. Standing nearly 40 feet tall, this glorious tree is adorned with many unique lights and ornaments that give it a more elegant style than some of the other resorts. It is also a little more reserved and less child like because of this as well. The Grand Floridian has a Victorian style all the way around so the decorations have to fit. In fact, at times during the day, you will see a small Orchestra playing wonderful Christmas music from the Second Floor. When you are on the ground level, you will hear the music but once you realize that it is “live” music, it is worth taking a closer listen. There are many other Trees on the main floor but you will also see them spread out on the other levels as well.
During the season of Christmas, you will notice a wide arrangement of Floral designs that fit with the Christmas Holidays perfectly. Not only do the add more beauty to the resort, it also add a hint of various floral scents in the air to make the whole experience more appealing.
Did anyone say Ginger Bread?
If you want to be really impressed during your stay (or visit if you are not staying on the property), you have to be amazed at the enormous size of the Gingerbread House on display in the main lobby. It is impossible to miss because of its sheer size of the structure by itself but to also know that this is an edible building is quite mind boggling. Take a good look around and you will see the attention to detail all the way down to the large, gingerbread shingles. On the back side of the house, you can actually purchase some Christmas Cookie delights along with your favorite hot beverage, oh, and yes they have Gingerbread for sale too.
Fun Facts about the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
- 16 feet high by 17 feet wide
- 1,000 board feet of trim
- 60 sheets of plywood
- 40 window panes
- 80 square feet of retail space
- 100 square feet of display
- 10,000 pieces of gingerbread used
- 700 lbs. of chocolate
- 1,050 lbs. honey
- 600 lbs. powdered sugar
- 35 lbs. spices
- 800 lbs. flour
- 140 pints egg whites
- 180 lbs. apricot glaze
This is a great place to stay as a family and take in all of the Holiday delights that Disney provides for its visitors. There are other resorts to look at as well so even if you are staying at the Grand Floridian during Christmas, you will also want to take time to visit the other Deluxe resorts as well.