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jdvm
11-12-2009, 05:19 PM
It’s always fun to drive a purple van around Walt Disney World dropping off Lockers and strollers…but it’s even more fun around the holidays when that amazing talent for theming is focused on decorating the place for Christmas. So I thought it might be fun to have a special Holiday Edition of The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van…

This Holiday Edition of The Everyday Adventures will be long on photos and short on text...usually just a quick description of where the photo was taken. And we’ll focus on what we see on our daily delivery and pickup runs….things you might see in the resorts or on the roads…the purple van doesn’t go into parks…and it also ventures off WDW property!

…and I’ll be including a link to a slideshow of the photos…so off we go...ho, ho, ho…

…here comes the Holiday Edition of The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van…



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2579/4098459657_4a89a2764f_b.jpg



The very first sign of the holidays....the entrance to the Magic Kingdom parking lot.
john



click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van Holiday Edition.
j

UKDEB
11-12-2009, 05:34 PM
I believe! I believe! :thumbsup2

Netty
11-12-2009, 05:40 PM
Great idea John, looking forward to seeing the photos of the resorts dressed up for Christmas!:thumbsup2

jdvm
11-12-2009, 09:03 PM
A new Mickey wreath appeared at Disney's Contemporary Resort today...looks great...will it light up?
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2565/4099719190_a60e2b6cd7_b.jpg


click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van Holiday Edition.
j

jackieleanne
11-12-2009, 10:01 PM
Great Idea I can't wait to see all the resorts dressed up :D

natalielongstaff
11-13-2009, 01:48 AM
I believe as well :thumbsup2

TinkTatoo
11-13-2009, 01:57 AM
This is going to be a fantastic thread John but it's going to make me sad wishing I could see it all for myself :laughing: but I'm still going to check every day :surfweb:

loobylou44
11-13-2009, 02:56 AM
I love following your 'everyday thread', but this 'holiday thread' is making me very excited for my first Christmas in WDW! Thanks John you're fab!!

Cyrano
11-13-2009, 02:58 AM
I believe too :goodvibes

Looking forward to this thread John :)

scottish mum
11-13-2009, 03:19 AM
I believe too. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the photos, I would love to be able to see them for real but for now I will see them through all your photos. Thank you

PChef
11-13-2009, 04:07 AM
So cool! Thanks for doing this!:cool1:

Kell-Bell
11-13-2009, 06:43 AM
Yeah :yay: more adventures with the Purple Van Man!!!!!

I Believe too! :santa:

Looking forward to lots of lovely pic's John! :goodvibes

jjk
11-13-2009, 06:58 AM
I believe :goodvibes

Ware Bears
11-13-2009, 01:41 PM
I believe :goodvibesSo do I :goodvibes

but this 'holiday thread' is making me very excited for my first Christmas in WDW! Thanks John you're fab!!

Me too, I can't wait for December to come. :yay:

Thank you, John. :)

jns
11-14-2009, 08:41 AM
What a great idea Santa John :santa:
Thanks you for sharing

disneyholic family
11-14-2009, 09:20 AM
i'm willing to bet that wreath will light up!

jdvm
11-15-2009, 12:36 PM
The Disney landscape crew had lots of poinsettias ready to be planted today at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2633/4101115038_8555fe9850_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) to view a slideshow of all photos in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
j

Chilly
11-15-2009, 01:53 PM
Holidays are coming. Holidays are coming...

jdvm
11-15-2009, 09:49 PM
The gingerbread house at the Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is all set for its opening tomorrow...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2551/4107414697_54aa38d0ca_b.jpg

eeyorefanuk
11-16-2009, 12:47 AM
Love the gingerbread house :thumbsup2

T16GEM
11-16-2009, 05:00 AM
This is the first time I have followed you! Great pics! Do you know how long the gingerbread house is open for at the GF?

jdvm
11-16-2009, 06:37 PM
Here's Old Man Winter at the entrance to Gaylord Palms Resort:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2754/4110056887_662e5647f1_b.jpg

natalielongstaff
11-17-2009, 01:25 AM
The gingerbread house is stunning !

mandymouse
11-17-2009, 01:38 AM
I believe too :)

Lovely photos :thumbsup2

disney_princess_85
11-17-2009, 02:54 AM
Great photos, I wish I was going for Christmas! :(

jdvm
11-17-2009, 10:04 AM
A wave of poinsettias were planted at the entrance to Disney's Port Orleans Riverside this morning...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/4112531214_08d3d5c6d1_b.jpg

jdvm
11-17-2009, 10:08 PM
Check out this display of Holiday items at Zawadi Marketplace in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Zawadi Marketplace...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2499/4114110602_1dfea151fc_b.jpg

jdvm
11-18-2009, 11:32 AM
The chefs were busily working on the gingerbread carousel in the lobby of Disney's Beach Club Resort and Villas this morning...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2640/4115423602_b1c7d72bd1_b.jpg

Chilly
11-18-2009, 01:26 PM
ooo I can't wait to see it.

welshdisneyfan
11-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Loving the the pics......only problem is I just want MORE!!!! This is getting me soooooooo excited for my holiday next week. :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

T16GEM
11-19-2009, 04:18 AM
Great pictures!

Kell-Bell
11-19-2009, 04:22 AM
Love the Pic's!

ummmmmm gingerbread!!! Carousel looks yummy!
Think I'm going to have to make some gingerbread at the weekend!

disneyholic family
11-19-2009, 05:19 AM
i can smell the gingerbread house from here...,mmmmmmmmmmm.....

jdvm
11-19-2009, 10:19 AM
Here's a look at the Christmas Tree that just went up in the new Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort:
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/4116886263_d2a3b274d8_b.jpg
click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos in Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van Holiday Edition.
john

T16GEM
11-19-2009, 12:30 PM
Here's a look at the Christmas Tree that just went up in the new Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort:
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/4116886263_d2a3b274d8_b.jpg
click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos in Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van Holiday Edition.
john

Now that's what I call a tree!!! My DD who is 4 has just said "that must be at Disney I've seen big trees like that at Disney" :rotfl:

natalielongstaff
11-19-2009, 12:54 PM
Love the tree, very stylish :thumbsup2

Neoshoegal
11-19-2009, 12:56 PM
I love this thread! Keep it coming! :thumbsup2

Tony Toon
11-19-2009, 02:59 PM
Really enjoying the pics - they're fantastic. :worship: We're heading out on the 23rd for our first Christmas visit and it's really putting me in the mood! :dance3: Can't wait!

Mrs TT :banana::cheer2::banana::cheer2:

jdvm
11-19-2009, 03:26 PM
I think the Contemporary is Disney's only Resort with a tree on the outside...but this huge plaza sort of wants a tree there, doesn't it?
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4118330826_d6dd357d7c_b.jpg

jdvm
11-20-2009, 10:50 AM
The elves struck at Wilderness Lodge last night...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2538/4120163272_14d74f6f8a_b.jpg

Neoshoegal
11-20-2009, 11:16 AM
That Christmas Tree at the Wilderness Lodge is WOW!!! :worship:
It even needs tether lines! :scared1:

jdvm
11-21-2009, 07:18 PM
One of the trees in the lobby of Disney's Beach Club Resort and Villas:
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2735/4122774491_4df977ba44_b.jpg

wayneg
11-22-2009, 04:08 AM
Wish we were there again this Xmas.

Pics from last Xmas if anyone wants more tree & gingerbread pics :goodvibes
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/wayneg1/Xmas%2008/?start=all

natalielongstaff
11-22-2009, 10:50 AM
More great pics John :thumbsup2

howlongtillsummer?
11-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Wish we were there again this Xmas.

Pics from last Xmas if anyone wants more tree & gingerbread pics :goodvibes
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/wayneg1/Xmas%2008/?start=all

Great pictures esp the castle at night! Would love to go at X-mas but queues look mad...maybe some year.

Cyrano
11-22-2009, 03:56 PM
I love these Christmas photos :goodvibes

jdvm
11-22-2009, 09:13 PM
Thanks, Reid...they're fun!!
j

jdvm
11-22-2009, 09:14 PM
Snowman Mickey and Minnie welcome guests to the Very Merry Christmas Party at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom parking lot.
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/4125254960_32dd85fb61_b.jpg

TinkTatoo
11-23-2009, 02:41 AM
Brilliant photo's John, I so wish we were there in person to see them but your pictures are the next best thing :santa:

jdvm
11-23-2009, 09:40 AM
Here's the finished version of the gingerbread carousel in the lobby of Disney's Beach Club Resort and Villas...
john


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2674/4128296930_c1c1800acb_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos in Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van Holiday Edition.
john

Chilly
11-23-2009, 03:48 PM
I so want to go and take a bite out of that.

jdvm
11-23-2009, 08:13 PM
The waterfall in the lobby of Disney's Polynesian Resort is decked out for the holidays.
john


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/4129824390_dd9b06f6e9_b.jpg

natalielongstaff
11-24-2009, 02:27 AM
More great pics John :thumbsup2

T16GEM
11-24-2009, 04:40 AM
Those Christmas trees are fantastic! :santa:

scottish mum
11-24-2009, 06:00 AM
Thats you call christmas trees :santa::santa:. Love all the photos

jdvm
11-24-2009, 10:28 AM
Check out the nautical theme of the tree at Disney's Yacht Club Resort:
john


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2498/4131285810_3989b208f7_b.jpg

Cyrano
11-24-2009, 05:54 PM
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Purple"]Here's the finished version of the gingerbread carousel in the lobby of Disney's Beach Club Resort and Villas...

We need smell a vision :goodvibes

jdvm
11-24-2009, 09:54 PM
Who's that coming down the chimney in the gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas?
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/4132260406_5547322b25_b.jpg

natalielongstaff
11-25-2009, 12:57 PM
:lmao: Aww donald looks like he's stuck !

jdvm
11-25-2009, 01:19 PM
The new Disney Vacation Club location--Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village---was decked out for the holidays for the first time last night...
john


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2674/4134007314_59aee982fb_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
john

Chilly
11-26-2009, 04:28 AM
4 weeks tomorrow till i'm there.

natalielongstaff
11-26-2009, 06:07 AM
4 weeks tomorrow till i'm there.

Wow !! how exciting hun :cool1:

eeyorefanuk
11-26-2009, 12:29 PM
For me, no one does christmas like disney :goodvibes

jdvm
11-26-2009, 12:49 PM
One of the wreaths in the lobby of Disney's Polynesian Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2619/4136524760_370605ab54_b.jpg

Stefy
11-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Awesome pictures John, thanx for sharing :thumbsup2

Don't you just love Disney at Christmas, it always looks so beautiful :cloud9:

Beezymouse
11-26-2009, 04:27 PM
These pictures are great.


i'm with the pp - no-one does christmas like Disney! :worship:

CustardTart
11-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Thanks for sharing these pictures, John!!! Please keep them coming... :worship:

Makes me more than a little bit sad I agreed to my husband's demands and switched our planned Christmas 2010 trip to October 2010... :rolleyes:

cazzie
11-27-2009, 01:51 AM
Great photos, I really wish I could be there again this December.

natalielongstaff
11-27-2009, 01:57 AM
I would love to see xmas wdw style :thumbsup2

jdvm
11-27-2009, 11:10 AM
Here's the tree in the lobby of Disney's Pop Century Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4137975251_d35a5ba0dd_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
john

jdvm
11-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Here's one of the trees in the Custom House at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort...
john
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2713/4141034828_37ee23d477_b.jpg

jdvm
11-29-2009, 11:53 AM
The magnificent tree in the lobby of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/4144389008_bc58338511_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
john

T16GEM
11-29-2009, 03:10 PM
4 weeks tomorrow till i'm there.

5 weeks tomorrow for us!! :cool1:

I love the pictures of the trees!! They are fantastic thanks for posting them! :thumbsup2

Stefy
12-02-2009, 07:19 AM
Love CBR's tree and AKL's is just stunning :)

Chilly
12-02-2009, 04:46 PM
That last tree is stunning.

natalielongstaff
12-03-2009, 01:28 AM
That last tree is stunning.

yes it is !

Ware Bears
12-03-2009, 02:16 AM
I am loving this thread. :goodvibes

jdvm
12-03-2009, 01:37 PM
One of the wreaths in the lobby of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2581/4156222400_a1c502f523_b.jpg

jdvm
12-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Here's the tree at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2686/4156080829_e4698e0633_b.jpg

Chilly
12-04-2009, 05:06 PM
I'm so glad my parents are going to see WDW looking its best.

jdvm
12-04-2009, 05:13 PM
A holiday photo spot with the bears in the lobby of Disney's Wilderness Lodge...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2650/4158773848_27c2cb8bd5_b.jpg

jdvm
12-05-2009, 12:25 PM
The festive window of the General Store at Disney's Old Key West Resort...
john


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4160097431_e96a014d8f_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition. john

Tony Toon
12-05-2009, 02:40 PM
Keep them coming John! :thumbsup2 Just makes me realise though that we're never going to manage to see everything we want to when we go on the 23rd. Suppose I'll just have to persuade DH to book for next year as well. :santa:

Mrs TT :banana::santa: :banana:

jdvm
12-06-2009, 06:44 AM
One of the trees in the Lobby of Disney's Contemporary Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2669/4161308057_82c6cba591_b.jpg

saratogagirl
12-06-2009, 07:45 AM
What a brilliant thread John, can't wait to see the Kidani tree for myself in three weeks time!!

jdvm
12-07-2009, 09:02 AM
The main entrance to the Magic Kingdom parking lot...
john




http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/4166252370_d09aa37e1a_b.jpg


click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
j


The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition is brought to you by Owner's Locker (http://www.ownerslocker.com) and Magic Strollers (http://www.magicstrollers.com).
j

irongirlof12
12-07-2009, 11:48 AM
love this thread :thumbsup2

p.s. I believe

jdvm
12-09-2009, 04:19 PM
And, here's the tree at Disney's Polynesian Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/4172615112_99056652dd_b.jpg

jdvm
12-09-2009, 07:48 PM
Here's the tree in the lobby of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/4172510741_1f99fea03c_b.jpg

natalielongstaff
12-10-2009, 01:24 AM
great trees, very festive :santa:

jdvm
12-10-2009, 11:45 AM
The huge tees at Osprey Ridge get a little holiday cheer...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2505/4173942033_da6d2e9047_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
john


The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition is brought to you by Owner's Locker (http://www.ownerslocker.com) and Magic Strollers (http://www.magicstrollers.com).
j

jdvm
12-10-2009, 03:21 PM
Here's the tree at Disney's Grand Floridian resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4174931832_eeb6ea678e_b.jpg

loobylou44
12-10-2009, 03:28 PM
The Grand Floridian tree is so beautiful, can't wait to see it for real next week!

Cyrano
12-10-2009, 03:53 PM
The huge tees at Osprey Ridge get a little holiday cheer...

Love the detail on every aspect of Disney :)

Stefy
12-11-2009, 01:48 AM
Beautiful GF Tree :)

jdvm
12-11-2009, 12:47 PM
I think it's safe to say that the stories you hear about the great way people decorate their campsites at Fort Wilderness are true!...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4176411107_5ff5e4076b_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4177171510_394f1ea2bc_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4177172690_053230e90b_b.jpg

Debs Hill
12-11-2009, 12:57 PM
wow! They are amazing! I bet it looks so pretty at night when all lit up!
Debsx

jdvm
12-11-2009, 07:32 PM
One of the moose antler wreaths at Wilderness Lodge...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/4177131413_1ab7341491_b.jpg

Pinky166
12-12-2009, 02:22 AM
WOW!!! The decorations are FW are fab! :worship:

Stefy
12-12-2009, 07:10 AM
Wow FW decs are amazing, love the Mickey ears snow globe looking dec :)

Dimplenose
12-12-2009, 07:15 AM
Moose antlers in Christmas decorations just looks so weird - not my cup of tea.

The resort trees, on the other hand, are amazing.

Have you found out yet if the wreath outside the contemporary resort does light up?

Pinky166
12-12-2009, 07:24 AM
Have you found out yet if the wreath outside the contemporary resort does light up?

It does Libby, I have seen pics of it on here in someone's trip report on the US board. :)

Dimplenose
12-12-2009, 07:25 AM
It does Libby, I have seen pics of it on here in someone's trip report on the US board. :)

Thanks.

Cyrano
12-12-2009, 01:41 PM
I heard others comment on the Xmas decorations at Fort Wilderness. Great to see the work that some guests put into their displays :)

jdvm
12-12-2009, 07:49 PM
Here's the tree in the lobby of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort...that's some angel on the top of that tree...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/4179350928_9731d85433_b.jpg

natalielongstaff
12-13-2009, 05:17 AM
love the Tees :thumbsup2

T16GEM
12-13-2009, 09:30 AM
I think it's safe to say that the stories you hear about the great way people decorate their campsites at Fort Wilderness are true!...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4176411107_5ff5e4076b_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4177171510_394f1ea2bc_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4177172690_053230e90b_b.jpg

love these!

jdvm
12-14-2009, 10:26 AM
The tree of white poinsettias in the lobby of the Walt Disney World Dolphin...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4185211276_ebed8d7cab_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
john


The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition is brought to you by Owner's Locker (http://www.ownerslocker.com) and Magic Strollers (http://www.magicstrollers.com).
j

jdvm
12-15-2009, 11:59 AM
The tree in the Hospitality House at Disney's Old Key West Resort...
johnhttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2798/4188231902_1d9c55f58f_b.jpg

Dimplenose
12-15-2009, 03:21 PM
Ooh, that's pretty. I'm tempted to start using coloured lights again for my own tree.

disney_princess_85
12-15-2009, 03:49 PM
Great pics, as usual. I particularly liked the one with all the decorations at Fort Wilderness- fab!

jdvm
12-16-2009, 04:40 PM
Santa Mickey is featured in the display at the Meadows Outpost at Disney's Fort Wilderness resort and campground...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/4189864239_cccd8763d0_b.jpg

Chilly
12-17-2009, 04:22 AM
Can't wait to have my photo taken by the GF tree.

jdvm
12-17-2009, 07:48 PM
Here's a display of gingerbread houses in the lobby of Buena Vista Suites...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2764/4192355989_4aec10591a_b.jpg

jdvm
12-17-2009, 07:59 PM
Holiday decorations at the entrance to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort...
john
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4193545050_9261cf2f75_b.jpg

natalielongstaff
12-18-2009, 05:20 AM
Fab pics as ever John, you really do have a great job :cool1:

jdvm
12-18-2009, 01:17 PM
Here's a wreath outside the entrance to Bay Lake Tower At Disney's Contemporary Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/4194943771_e2529e05ab_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
john


The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition is brought to you by Owner's Locker (http://www.ownerslocker.com) and Magic Strollers (http://www.magicstrollers.com)...

T16GEM
12-18-2009, 03:23 PM
Here's a wreath outside the entrance to Bay Lake Tower At Disney's Contemporary Resort...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/4194943771_e2529e05ab_b.jpg

click here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ownerslocker/sets/72157622666692371/show/) for a slideshow of all photos of Walt Disney World Christmas decorations in The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition.
john


The Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van--Holiday Edition is brought to you by Owner's Locker (http://www.ownerslocker.com) and Magic Strollers (http://www.magicstrollers.com)...

Is it just me or is this one not finished? It looks like it's missing it's baubles on the left hand side!

I love this thread - I think everything will have been taken down by the time we get there this year :guilty:

jdvm
12-19-2009, 11:58 AM
It was great to hear live holiday music this morning at Disney's Port orleans Riverside...
john

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4197884598_e2bb537c94_b.jpg

jdvm
12-19-2009, 03:49 PM
This is one of several trees in the lobby of Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas...
john

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jdvm
12-21-2009, 06:11 AM
Here's the tree in the lobby of Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort...
john

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Chilly
12-21-2009, 07:00 AM
I can't wait to see the trees on Friday!

jdvm
12-21-2009, 11:18 AM
Don't you love this tree made of small country cushions in the Mercantile Shop at Disney's Wilderness Lodge...
john

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jdvm
12-21-2009, 05:12 PM
a nautically-themed wreath at Disney's Old Key West Resort...
john

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Stefy
12-22-2009, 01:59 AM
Love the Country Cushion Christmas Tree, v cool :)

jdvm
12-22-2009, 11:07 AM
Deer at the entrance to Disney's Grand Floridian resort...
john

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jdvm
12-24-2009, 01:05 PM
Check out this Lion King tree at Zawadi Marketplace--the shop in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House...
john

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jdvm
12-24-2009, 06:55 PM
Here's the tree in the lobby of Disney's All-Star Music Resort...
john

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disneyholic family
12-25-2009, 09:26 AM
Merry Christmas to you and your family - thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures!!!

jdvm
12-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Here's one of the small trees in the lobby of Disney's Wilderness Lodge...look closely at the ornaments!...there's a moose in this tree...
john

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jdvm
12-26-2009, 02:33 PM
Here's another great tree in Zawadi Marketplace--the shop in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House...
john

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/4215881223_97101818b9_b.jpg

jdvm
12-26-2009, 03:25 PM
Here's one of the wreaths at Disney's Yacht Club Resort...
john

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jdvm
12-27-2009, 01:17 PM
There's a live tree in the lobby of Shades of Green...
john

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jdvm
12-27-2009, 01:18 PM
I'm not sure what to call this...not exactly a wreath?!...it's in the lobby of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village...
john

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jdvm
12-27-2009, 05:47 PM
Here's the tree in the lobby of the Villas at Wilderness Lodge...
john

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jdvm
12-28-2009, 02:13 PM
A star shaped wreath (appropriate, huh?!) is featured in the lobby of Disney's All-Star Movies resort...
john

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jdvm
12-28-2009, 05:13 PM
A tree featuring sports equipment?...only at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort...
john

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Cyrano
12-29-2009, 03:22 AM
John it is great to see the differences in the Christmas tree themes. So far Zawadi Marketplace is a favourite :goodvibes

jdvm
12-30-2009, 11:21 AM
The fireplace at the Outpost (check-in center) at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground...
john

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john



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jdvm
12-30-2009, 12:07 PM
Here's the tree at All-Star Movies...
john

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jdvm
12-30-2009, 12:46 PM
The entrance to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is all decked out for the holidays...
john

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jdvm
12-30-2009, 02:23 PM
And so this Holiday Edition of the Everyday Adventures Of The Purple Van comes to an end with a photo of the tree at Orlando International Airport(MCO)---for many visitors the first thing they see as they begin their trip to Orlando...and the last sight before heading back to the pressures of the real world.

Sharing the sights of the holidays has been fun and I want to thank you for the many kind words about this series...please acccept my heartfelt wish for the happiest of holidays and the healthiest and happiest new year...
john

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john


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wayneg
12-30-2009, 04:43 PM
Thank you John, been great seeing all the decs. Will be a few years before we see them again, last year put me off a little, crowds were unbearable. Once I have forgotten how bad they were I am sure we will be booking a Xmas trip again.

disney_princess_85
12-30-2009, 08:22 PM
Thank you John. :) So many lovely decorations! Of the latest pics, I particularly liked the stockings for Chip and Dale.

jonebell
12-31-2009, 12:53 AM
When I was passing through the lobby of Disney's Wilderness Lodge this morning, I just had to check out what everyone was looking at. And I've got to say that the American Indian describing jewelry, animal skins and antlers today fit in perfectly at Wilderness Lodge. This is Wendy White Cougar.

Thanks..