Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holidays in WDW

It's Christmas Time in Walt Disney World! 
What events are you looking forward to or wish you were seeing/attending

Welcome to those of you joining me from Manda’s Disney Blog and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

This month's topic is:  What events are you looking forward to or wish you were seeing/attending this holiday season?

I confess, I’ve never been to Walt Disney World at Christmas time for a variety of reasons.  I never got around to it before kids, and now that I have school aged children, getting to WDW during their holiday breaks is difficult and a little bit cost prohibitive, plus, I can’t stand crowds.  I know you are thinking: “why would I ever go to WDW if I don't like crowds?”  Crowd levels are a relative term for me.  There are varying levels of crowds I can handle.  Christmas school holiday weeks is not one of them.  In addition, I’ve never been a big Christmas holiday fan, so the desire to go during the holidays isn’t that high.  Maybe if I go, I’ll change my mind.  I do know that if I ever go to Disney World during the holidays, on the top of my list of things to do is to see the monorail resort decorations.  Resort hopping is one of my favorite outside the park activities, and seeing the lobbies of those magnificent resorts all decked out in Christmas attire would be a sight to see.

My brother and his girlfriend recently spent a week prior to Thanksgiving at WDW and Christmas decorations were already up.  He sent me a few to display on today’s blogorail topic.  Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the photo tour from around the Magic Kingdom resorts.  One day I’ll get there during the holidays and, maybe, seeing the castle all lit up, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights and the resort Christmas trees will be get me jazzed about the holiday season at the World.  Until then, I’ll just watch the specials on TV, read blog postings, and celebrate in the comfort of my own home with a warm cup of hot cocoa.

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  1. We have never been to Disney for the holiday season either, but we're about to change that - in 30 days, to be exact! We always build in a resort-hopping day, and this year I've got a list of the resorts we need to see on that day. I cannot wait to see them all decked out for Christmas!

  2. Great photos! I love visiting the Resorts during the Holidays. I promise if you ever go you will not be disappointed. :)

  3. I'd love to do this too!! Thank you for sharing the photos ... they're fantastic! :) x

  4. The resorts are so beautiful this time of year. It really is magical.

  5. The crowds are certainly an issue, but do know that there is a sweet spot in between Thanksgiving and before Christmas that I think you can certainly manage. Anyway, Resort hopping is still one of my favorite activities for the holidays. Each resort is so fun and unique. I hope you get there some day!
    Rosanne @ The Disney Point

  6. Love the photos! I have been several times during Christmas and it can get insane with crowds. However, if you can swing it the 2nd week of December, it's wonderful!! :)

  7. Great pictures, it's a great time to visit despite the crowds, We usually break it up so the crowds don't bother us ;-) thanks for sharing

  8. Great photos! I love the holidays at Disney and although it's crowded I still had a wonderful time.

  9. We haven't been to WDW during the holidays either - mostly because of the crowds. Thanks for sharing such great photos :)

  10. We loved resort hopping during the holiday time. The Gingerbread houses are amazing. I love how the resorts decorate too!

  11. Alright, Paula, I have got to convince you to visit WDW during the holiday season. Even if you could take the kids out of school or 2 days I could hook you up. We have gone from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving until the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year for a number of years. It truly is the most magical time of year. You must see it. I love the post and Burton's pics. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Wow! What great comments. I always like a gals-only Disney trip. Maybe next year?