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jbethke
08-07-2002, 04:33 PM
I read in my Disney Magazine that you can have a fully decorated tree set up in your room for your length of stay at the resort and even have that tree with all the ornaments delivered to your home when you leave

Has anyone done this? What are the trees like? What is the cost? What kid of ornaments, I would assume Disney Character ones correct?

Any information would be appreciated

:earsgirl: :earsgirl:

Disneydenise
08-07-2002, 05:18 PM
Janet2K had a tree in her room at the AKL last year. I would PM or Email her. She will know all about it. She had Pictures on her photo site but I didn't keep it. At the AKL it was decorated with animals and an african theme. It was very cute.

moosebug
08-07-2002, 11:39 PM
That sounds cool! Info please!!!

MickMan
08-08-2002, 07:49 AM
I had called about the Christmas tree in your room and I was told it is a 3ft tree decorated with Disney ornaments. It cost $200.00 and you do get a box to send it home if you wish.

Kind of spendy for me.:rolleyes:

swclark
08-08-2002, 09:34 AM
who did you call? I am assuming the tree is fake, if you can box it up and send it home.. so you will be able to have the tree year after year. Did they say what the shipping charge was (or is that included in the $200)?

Might be a nice surprise to do and not tell anyone in the family.. if we can swing the $$. I might be more willing to do it, if it is a tree that I can use at home forever :)

swclark
08-08-2002, 09:36 AM
sorry.. forgot 1 question.. is it available for all hotels? even moderates (I noticed that AKL was mentioned before)

Disneydenise
08-08-2002, 09:45 AM
I think you call the Disney Florist. Hey, I'll decorate on and ship down for you. I am very artisitic and love to decorate for Christmas. :) ;)

jbethke
08-08-2002, 10:56 AM
I called CR and the person I talked to did not know anything about being able to get a Christmas tree in your room, she tried to call AKL to see if they could give her information but the line was busy, so I plan on calling back later.

The Disney magazine it did not specfiy that it was only for specific hotels, so I believe it is available to all.

If the tree cost $200 and it includes all the ornaments, I don't think that is a bad price. I am going to send a message to Janet2K to see if she can't provide us with more information

Dis-knee
08-08-2002, 11:01 AM
I would love to learn more about this. We will be staying at the CR Nov29- Dec 7. I would love to have a Disney Christmas tree!!

moosebug
08-08-2002, 11:07 AM
Wow 200 for a christmas tree?!? Let's see how many Disney trees could I make and sell to pay for my vacation...
Christmas Trees by moosebug email me for orders...;)

LvsTnk
08-08-2002, 12:20 PM
The Christmas tree is available to anyone on property through WDW Florist. Yes, the cost is $200 for a 3ft. fully decorated tree and I don't think that included the shipping to send it home. They used to offer a 5ft. tree for $500. I also think that Janet 2k's tree in the AKL suite she had was in the room, but I am sure she will be here soon to reply. I opted to buy an inexpensive small 5ft. tree and ship it down ahead of time last year and might do the same this year. WDW Florist will know more what will be available as Christmas gets closer. Laurie :D

swclark
08-08-2002, 01:22 PM
where would I find the phone # for wdw florist? It is listed somewhere? thanks for the info!

dbond
08-08-2002, 02:53 PM
Florist–WDW 1–407–827–3505

Here's the phone # for WDW florist. Let us know what you find out:D

jbethke
08-08-2002, 03:04 PM
Here is the information:

They have 3ft ($200) and 5 ft ($500) trees. The trees come all decorated in Disney themes (to be determined).

The tree is sent to the resort in the box, the resort will set up the tree for you. When you are ready to check out you need to pack the tree back in the box and she suggested to pack the ornaments in a different box because some are fragile.

They will also have several other Christmas decorations available at that time (yet to be determined). Should call back in November to find out what those will be, example she gave was a tabletop tree, and a Christmas wreath.

Shipping back home is not included in the cost, she indicated that for gifts over $100 the cost is around $8.95, she thought.
:Pinkbounc :bounce:

ozziewags
08-08-2002, 05:47 PM
Thanks for the info, as I wanted it also. Does anyone know if the WDW florist will send it to the Swan?

Carol

LvsTnk
08-08-2002, 05:53 PM
Yes, but as with all things Disney you will find out when you call. Last year they had decided not to offer the 5ft. tree as well. Laurie :D

GEM
08-08-2002, 06:10 PM
We took our own tree last year and will do the same again this year. I just got a really small tree for about $20 at Wal-Mart and packed it in the trunk. It probably stood about three feet tall. We put it on the table in our room at the Wilderness Lodge. We drove down, so that made taking our own easier. However, it probably would be pretty cheap to have a box that sized shipped to your resort if you are flying. We took a few of our Disney ornaments from home, some lights and garland, and we bought some new ornaments at the Christmas store after we got there. It was WAY cheaper than the option the WDW florist offered.

swclark
08-08-2002, 06:52 PM
Thanks so much for calling and posting the information (the florist will probably be grateful, too) :)

Gail T AGAIN
08-08-2002, 11:11 PM
That is mucho $$$$$$$ for a 3 ft Christmas tree and even more for a 5 ft tree.......I think that is something for the rich and the famous. :D

Purrrrfecta
08-09-2002, 08:13 AM
Wow! 500 dollars for a 5ft tree!

I was thinking I could by a tree with the lights already on them (even if I purchased it from a catalog) send it down to Disney, purchase ornaments, and it would not cost anywhere near $500.

Maybe you are paying for the labour since they are setting it up?

DisneyAlly
08-09-2002, 08:39 AM
Are the ornaments of collectible quality? If so, that alone can cost more than $100 or so. Personally, I am thinking about buying my own pre-lit tree too and decorating with inexpensive, non-breakable Disney ornaments. Makes for easier packing. I am not sure I want to worry about packing fragile, ornate ornaments to send home.

On the other hand, what a wonderful surprise for the kids and DH if they walk into a resort room with a Christmas tree all set up already! :)

swclark
08-09-2002, 08:44 AM
That's what I was thinking, too.. to surprise everyone (figured I could use the $$ I saved with the discount code on the room as it was "found" $$ anyway). A lot of the disney ornaments you get onsite are expensive.. so while the cost is high.. I have $$ I wasn't planning on.. it would be a great surprise and I would have the tree (and the disney ornaments from disney) for future xmases to remind us of our trip. We are flying and then driving a ways and arriving after dinner time and the thought of dealing with the tree, etc. with all the luggage and everything else isn't at all appealing :)

I figured with the fragile ornaments I will just do what I do with fragile stuff that we purchase when there, put it inbetween all the dirty clothes.. they make great backing material !

LvsTnk
08-09-2002, 09:04 AM
We had fun decorating the room when we got there. Our deluxe concierge room at the BWI has an extra sitting room so I definately wanted a 5ft tree. We also purchased a tree topper and several ornaments while there. Since I didn't spend much for the tree I left it there and just packed the decorations along with all the presents and things we bought and shipped it all home. Maybe the offerings from the Florist will be entirely different this year can't wait!! Laurie :D

Disneydenise
08-09-2002, 09:20 AM
swclark,
I think they will ship the tree home for you. I think that I would let them do the packing if anything is broken they will replace it. What a wonderful surprise. Merry Christmas.

swclark
08-09-2002, 09:22 AM
thanks.. I will definitely ask when I make the call in the fall. The poster above who had called recently, said that the florist leaves the box they deliver the tree to the hotel in for shipping and that they also suggested another box for fragile things (maybe I can get some additional packing, like bubble wrap, from the hotel, too :)...

diznee25
08-09-2002, 01:53 PM
Does anyone know if Disney Florist has a brochure coming out this fall with all christmas items, including the trees?

Diznee25
WDW Christmas Bride Dec. 2003

Janet2k
08-12-2002, 03:02 AM
I stayed in a suite at the Animal Kingdom Lodge this past December. It was especially lovely since it came decorated with an African-inspired Christmas tree. I did not order the tree, it was in the suite when I checked in (of course it was still there when I checked out, too ;) ).

AKL Suite Christmas Tree Photo #1 (http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/vwp?.dir=/Walt+Disney+World/Walt+Disney+World+Suites/AKL+One-Bedroom+Suite/Parlor+Room&.src=ph&.dnm=Suite%27s+Christmas+Tree.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst%3f%26.dir=/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld%2bSuites/AKL%2bOne-Bedroom%2bSuite/Parlor%2bRoom%26.src=ph%26.view=t)
AKL Suite Christmas Tree Photo #2 (http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/vwp?.dir=/Walt+Disney+World/Walt+Disney+World+Suites/AKL+One-Bedroom+Suite/Parlor+Room&.src=ph&.dnm=Parlor+Room.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst%3f%26.dir=/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld%2bSuites/AKL%2bOne-Bedroom%2bSuite/Parlor%2bRoom%26.src=ph%26.view=t)
AKL Suite Christmas Tree Photo #3 (http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/vwp?.dir=/Walt+Disney+World/Walt+Disney+World+Suites/AKL+One-Bedroom+Suite/Parlor+Room&.src=ph&.dnm=Fertility+Ornament.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst%3f%26.dir=/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld%2bSuites/AKL%2bOne-Bedroom%2bSuite/Parlor%2bRoom%26.src=ph%26.view=t)
AKL Suite Christmas Tree Photo #4 (http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/vwp?.dir=/Walt+Disney+World/Walt+Disney+World+Suites/AKL+One-Bedroom+Suite/Parlor+Room&.src=ph&.dnm=Christmas+Tree+Ornament.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst%3f%26.dir=/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld%2bSuites/AKL%2bOne-Bedroom%2bSuite/Parlor%2bRoom%26.src=ph%26.view=t)

And my favorite photo -- AKL Suite Christmas Tree Photo #5 (http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/vwp?.dir=/Walt+Disney+World/Walt+Disney+World+Suites/AKL+One-Bedroom+Suite/Parlor+Room&.src=ph&.dnm=Visions+of+Sugarplums.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst%3f%26.dir=/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld%2bSuites/AKL%2bOne-Bedroom%2bSuite/Parlor%2bRoom%26.src=ph%26.view=t)

Okay, you've seen extravagant, now you can see something just as lovely but a heck of a lot more reasonable ;) ...

BWV Christmas Tree Photo (http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/vwp?.dir=/Walt+Disney+World/BoardWalk+Villas/BWV+Studio+Rooms&.src=ph&.dnm=Oh+Christmas+Tree.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst%3f%26.dir=/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld/BoardWalk%2bVillas/BWV%2bStudio%2bRooms%26.src=ph%26.view=t)

Which Christmas tree did I prefer? Both of them! Each was lovely in their own right, and each got the feeling of Christmas across in its own way. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

By the way, if you want to read about something truly wonderful that made my Christmas at WDW magical beyond words, please read my old thread -- click here to go to my old thread (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=146155&perpage=15&pagenumber=5) -- just search for the "Santa's Sleigh Event" post. My daughter just brought up that subject a few days ago. And, yes, she still believes in that jolly old elf. Ho! Ho! Ho! ;)

Janet2k
08-12-2002, 03:06 AM
Here's a link to my "Santa's Sleigh Event" photos. (http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst?&.dir=/Walt+Disney+World/Gifts+Of+A+Lifetime+-+Santa+Sleigh+Event&.src=ph&.begin=9999&.view=t&.order=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/janettwokay/lst%3f%26.dir=/Walt%2bDisney%2bWorld/Gifts%2bOf%2bA%2bLifetime%2b-%2bSanta%2bSleigh%2bEvent%26.src=ph%26.view=t) I don't know if my old post has that link in it (since I have changed my photo albums around since then).

Janet2k
08-12-2002, 03:11 AM
I should also mention that the mini-tree that we had at the BWV was packed up by my Mother when she and my Father left WDW at the end of their portion of our vacation. My Mother wanted the mini-tree since she had planned on donating it to her local Women's Shelter instead of throwing it away. Gotta love my Mom -- she's always thinking of others.

Purrrrfecta
08-12-2002, 07:19 AM
Janet,

Glad you shared the links to those pics for them!

I just wanted to ask you something.
When you first posted the review on your stay did you say that you were able to purchase some of the African-themed ornaments at AKL?

Janet2k
08-18-2002, 03:38 AM
Yes, Purrrrfecta, the AKL's wonderful gift shop was full of the very same African-inspired ornaments that I found on the Christmas tree in my suite. And the prices were reasonable, too, which I found refreshing. Of course I purchased some typical WDW Christmas ornaments to add to my collection at home. ;)

Purrrrfecta
08-18-2002, 08:27 AM
Thanks Janet. Just sooooo excited. I can't wait.
Now, all I have to do is count the days until December:)