The Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs Opens for 2018 with New Trees and Tons of Holiday Cheer

The Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs Opens for 2018 with New Trees and Tons of Holiday Cheer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, especially with the opening of this year’s Christmas Tree Trail on November 8, 2018.

I have to admit that this is one of my most favorite events of the year at Walt Disney World. I love the holiday spirit the trees invoke, and I also admire all the creativity and work that goes into creating the themes on each tree.

Among the 27 trees, you’ll find trees dedicated to each of the Disney Princesses (Snow White is my favorite), as well as popular movies like 101 Dalmatians.

One of the most talked about trees is sure to be the new Haunted Mansion-themed tree, complete with a life-sized “Bride” and dark Victorian-inspired ornaments. If you watch the Bride long enough, you’ll even see her heart beat. The perfect tree for those who can’t wait for Christmas, but are sad to see Halloween go.

Haunted Mansion Christmas Tree

My favorite is the Star Wars-themed tree, topped with a light saber, and featuring character ornaments, plus a tree ribbon made from Chewie’s bandolier sash. As a long-time fan of Star Wars, I appreciate the detail that went into decorating this tree, and the Jawa eyes peeping out all over the tree were a delight to see.

As guests walk from tree to tree, there are many humorous signs on the walls, each one themed to the tree it’s closest to.

Guests can also meet and have their photos taken with Santa in the center of the trail, in a little chalet staffed with elves, until December 24, 2018.

The final tree in the trail is one of the best, imho, and features a tribute to all of Walt Disney World from the parks to the resorts, complete with a monorail that circles the tree (it doesn’t move, but still looks very cool!). It’s a lovely way to end the Christmas Tree Trail.

The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail is open from 11am to 11pm daily until January 6, 2019. The entrance to the trail is in the Marketplace by Once Upon A Toy, and it is free to enjoy as much as you’d like. I suggest seeing it once at night to get the full effect with all the lights. Then return during the day to see all the tree details better.

It’s definitely a #DisneyHolidaysMustDo!

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheDisneyBlog/~3/COWeyUbuEl0/


What to expect as Christmas swings into Disney Springs on Nov 8

Disney Springs readies itself for the holiday season and offers its own brand of holiday magic and seasonal entertainment, yuletide decor, and delightful treats for you to explore. This year there’s also a newly reimagined World of Disney Store that makes finding that perfect Disney souvenir easier than ever.

Not convinced, here’s a new bit of sizzle from Disney’s marketing department that hopes you’ll find Disney Springs your favorite destination for holiday shopping and dining:

Here’s more of what awaits you at Disney Springs this holiday season:

  • Christmas Tree Trail – Guests will enjoy a walk-through wonderland filled with Christmas trees decorated with Disney imagery and characters. This year’s trail features 27 unique holiday trees with new additions inspired by Toy Story, The Haunted Mansion, vintage Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Star Wars.
  • Santa’s Chalet – Guests can meet Santa Claus and take photos with him at this location inside the Christmas Tree Trail. Santa will welcome guests each day from Nov. 8 through Dec. 24.
  • Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt – Stitch, from the hit Disney film “Lilo and Stitch,” has lost items around Disney Springs and will need guests’ help finding them. Those who complete this festive seasonal scavenger hunt will earn a fun surprise!

Holiday Shopping for the Whole Family

There’s something for everyone at Disney Springs, with gift ideas from top-name brands to trendy and exclusive Disney-themed items and more.

Disney fans will find a treasure trove of gift ideas at the newly reimagined World of Disney, which features an entire section dedicated to holiday merchandise, as well as the largest collection of Disney Parks merchandise in the world. Trendsetters will love the apparel and accessories at shops such as DisneyStyle, Ever After Jewelry, Marketplace Co-Op, Coach, Tumi, Pandora, Alex & Ani and UNIQLO. And kids will especially love gifts from shops like The LEGO Store and Once Upon a Toy.

Delicious Meals and Festive Treats

At Disney Springs, options for sharing a meal with family and friends range from on-the-go quick bites to a sophisticated lunch or dinner at a renowned restaurant created by a famous chef.

Options range from steak and seafood to international cuisine; Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Morimoto Asia, Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill (planned for a late fall 2018 opening) and Jaleo by Jose Andres (planned for a late fall 2018 opening) are just some of the exciting restaurants by celebrity chefs. Call (407) WDW-DINE for dining information and reservations. Shoppers on the go will find plenty of quick and delicious options including Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy!, Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, D-Luxe Burger and more.

Your sweet tooth will be satisfied with indulgent treats from Amorette’s Patisserie, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Goofy’s Candy Company and more.

Complimentary self-parking is available at all Disney Springs garages and surface lots. Walt Disney World Resort guests can also enjoy complimentary transportation between their Disney resort hotels and Disney Springs.

All this magic arrives November 8, 2018.

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheDisneyBlog/~3/d-e7KlF0KfI/


Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. NOVEMBERFEST 2018

    November 14 @ 4:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm UTC+0
  3. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  4. Orlando Balloon Glow

    November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Run The Race 5K -Christian Fun Run & Walk

    November 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
  6. Day of Thanks – Community Food Give Away

    November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
  7. Xtreme Sports Festival

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  8. SWFLORIDA CON

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  9. DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts 2018

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
  10. 4th ANNUAL ALPACA FESTIVAL – SWEET BLOSSOM ALPACAS

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. NOVEMBERFEST 2018

    November 14 @ 4:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm UTC+0
  3. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  4. Orlando Balloon Glow

    November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Run The Race 5K -Christian Fun Run & Walk

    November 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
  6. Day of Thanks – Community Food Give Away

    November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
  7. Xtreme Sports Festival

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  8. SWFLORIDA CON

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  9. DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts 2018

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
  10. 4th ANNUAL ALPACA FESTIVAL – SWEET BLOSSOM ALPACAS

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. NOVEMBERFEST 2018

    November 14 @ 4:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm UTC+0
  3. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  4. Orlando Balloon Glow

    November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Run The Race 5K -Christian Fun Run & Walk

    November 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0
  6. Day of Thanks – Community Food Give Away

    November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
  7. Xtreme Sports Festival

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  8. SWFLORIDA CON

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  9. DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts 2018

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
  10. 4th ANNUAL ALPACA FESTIVAL – SWEET BLOSSOM ALPACAS

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0