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!

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New Christmas tree debuts at Disneyland

This year the start of the holiday season at Disneyland welcomed a new 60ft tall Christmas tree to the iconic Town Square location on Main Street U.S.A.. 1,500 new decorations reflect the turn-of-the-(last)-century Victorian era of Main Street. The 100 oversized faux candles on the tree flicker at night making for a beautiful warm period effect.

“We are the only theme park in California that has this wonderful turn-of-the-century Victorian Main Street, and for the holidays we create a Victorian Christmas,” said Kim Irvine, Art Director Walt Disney Imagineer. ‘You’re going to feel like you’ve stepped into another time and place with the beautiful lights, pine garland, the music and the new tree.”

When you cross under the train tracks into Town Square you’re eyes are immediately drawn to the Christmas tree and it sets the tone for the rest of your visit. New new ornaments give a level of authenticity and detail that sets Disneyland’s holiday celebration apart and makes it a must-do experience for families all holiday season.

“Be sure to look for the candles on the tree. They look like the real flickering candles you see in movies and pictures of old-time Christmas,” said Irvine. “It adds a really fun dimension to the tree this year.”

Have you seen the new tree at Disneyland yet? What do you think of the Victorian decorations and flickering candles? IF you get your family photo taken by the tree this year, please share it with us on social media.

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Disneyland’s holiday season starts today. Here are 15+ fun facts

The holiday season at Disneyland kicks off today and unforgettable entertainment, special attractions, festive decor, and holiday dining and shopping awaits you on your next visit. While you’re at the park you’ll be able to celebrate your favorite holiday traditions and make new memories as the park combines holiday merriment with Disney’s own blend of magic to create wondrous experiences.

Here are more than 15 fun facts about the holidays at Disneyland:

  • At the Disneyland Resort you’ll find nearly 10,000 poinsettia and the same amount of cyclamen plants used in holiday decorations and horticulture
  • Each of the three hotels of the Disneyland Resort have their own festive lobby displays. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel features an underwater-themed Christmas Tree complete with fish ornaments. The midcentury Disneyland Hotel gets a retro-holiday makeover with silver trees and bright colors.
  • In the lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, guests will marvel at the 7-foot-tall gingerbread house. It took 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, one pound of “pixie dust” and a 25-member team to construct this impressive confection.

At Disney California Adventure:

  • The popular Disney Festival of Holidays is a celebration of diverse cultural festivities, inspired by Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day.
  • 12 Festive Foods Marketplace locations serve food and beverage inspired by the holidays.
  • Cars Land is adorned with special holiday décor throughout Radiator Springs, with decorations that reflect the unique personalities of the “Cars” characters who live there. Two attractions put the magic in overdrive as they transform for the holidays. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters becomes Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • Each attraction has their own reditions of classic holiday tunes.
    • The songs on Mater’s Jingle Jamboree: “Christmas In Radiator Springs,” “Mater’s Jingle Jamboree,” “Radiator Rockin’ Holiday,” “The Gifts of the Mater” and “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors.”
    • On Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl: “We Wish You Season’s Speedings,” “Joy To The Whirl,” “Jolly Joyous Santa Car,” “Carol Of The Horns” and “Jingle Bells.”

At Disneyland:

  • The Disneyland Christmas tree stands 60-feet tall on Main Street, U.S.A. and has become a favorite spot for guests to snap their holiday photos. This year, the Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A. includes new lighting and décor, featuring 1,500 Victorian-inspired ornaments and 100 oversized faux candles.
  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle is illuminated each night with more than 126,000 twinkling LED lights, sparkling “icicles” and shimmering snow-capped turrets.
  • “it’s a small world” Holiday and the surrounding plaza are illuminated with more than 400,000 twinkling lights. The popular attraction transforms for the holidays, celebrating children around the world and the holiday traditions of their countries.
  • Mickey’s Toontown gives the holidays a wacky twist with its own distinctive “toon” trees and decorations to show off the characters’ personalities.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday presents a madcap celebration as the traditions of Halloween and Christmas collide. The transformation of this popular attraction is inspired by the classic film, “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
    • This year marks the 18th anniversary of the gingerbread house in the Haunted Mansion ballroom, with this year’s design featuring a five-foot-tall gingerbread spider, prying the edible mansion off its foundation.

Finally, more than 150 new holiday themed items are available for shoppers at Disneyland’s many stores. Don’t miss the new ‘ugly sweater’-themed apparel and headwear.

Will you be visiting Disneyland to enjoy some holiday fun at the most Magical Place on Earth?

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Video: Magic Kingdom transforms almost overnight for the winter holidays

Walt Disney World’s holiday elves have been busy transforming the parks from one holiday to the other. The work is done largely by the Holiday Services department and a special team of set dressers and horticultural experts who flip the Magic Kingdom from Halloween to Holidays in pretty much just one night.

Watch this fun video as Disney offloads and hangs six trailers of decorations, including one 65-foot-tall Christmas Tree in less than seven hours.

Everything should be up and ready to go in time for the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which kicks off this Thursday, November 8.

What do you think of this year’s holiday decor at the Magic Kingdom?

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