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ariane37 10-31-2012 04:20 PM

Resorts with Best Christmas Decorations?
 
Hi all,
Heading down to WDW in a few weeks for our 4th Nov. trip, but have never visited other resorts to see the decorations. Definitely going to see the gingerbread house in GF and I hear FWL isn't to be missed. What other resorts have the best Christmas decorations?
Thanks!

mickeynut1 10-31-2012 04:30 PM

I'm not sure if by FWL you mean the Wilderness Lodge or Fort Wilderness campground. With that said, the WL is gorgeous and is not to be missed, IMO. We have never visited the campground, but I have read that the guests there really do alot of decorating and it is amazing to go through there. Even though the WL is our favorite during the holidays, we also love the GF and the BC/YC/BWI :santa:.

chemnerd09 10-31-2012 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ariane37 (Post 46596982)
Hi all,
Heading down to WDW in a few weeks for our 4th Nov. trip, but have never visited other resorts to see the decorations. Definitely going to see the gingerbread house in GF and I hear FWL isn't to be missed. What other resorts have the best Christmas decorations?
Thanks!

I think its the Yacht that has a moving carousel made of gingerbread that shouldn't be missed. When we went for Christmas two years ago, we took the monorail and hit the MK resorts and then hit the EPCOT resorts. The Boardwalk had a pretty cool gingerbread set up too. If you have the time, I'd try to go see them all.

magicaldisney 10-31-2012 05:29 PM

Our favorites are Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Boardwalk and Beach Club.

DizneyLizzy 10-31-2012 06:11 PM

All of the Epcot resorts are great. Don't forget about the Swan...they had a huge chocolate sculpture last year.

magicaldisney 10-31-2012 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DizneyLizzy (Post 46597798)
All of the Epcot resorts are great. Don't forget about the Swan...they had a huge chocolate sculpture last year.

We have never gone into the Swan (or Dolphin for that matter). Do you have any pictures of the chocolate sculpture?

ariane37 10-31-2012 10:19 PM

Thank you! We're staying at the Boardwalk so we definitely won't miss that :yay:. And I never would have thought of the Swan, but will add it to my list since it's so close anyway.

baldy6060 11-01-2012 07:50 AM

We are arriving New Year's Eve probably late afternoon. We will be staying at Pop that night & we will have a rental car. My plan was to drive to WL then boat over to CR then take the monorail to GF & Poly. Does this sound doable? I'm just afraid the traffic will be unbearable trying to get to WL. Any advice? Thanks!

Magic3forme 11-01-2012 08:18 AM

The Christmas tree at Jambo was beautiful a few years back!!

GF is my favorite.

focusondisney 11-01-2012 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by chemnerd09 (Post 46597051)
I think its the Yacht that has a moving carousel made of gingerbread that shouldn't be missed. When we went for Christmas two years ago, we took the monorail and hit the MK resorts and then hit the EPCOT resorts. The Boardwalk had a pretty cool gingerbread set up too. If you have the time, I'd try to go see them all.

We haven't been in Dec for about 3 years, but then the gingerbread carosel was at the Beach Club. Yacht Club had a large miniature village type display. There was a ski chalet, train, etc, all with mini characters. There was sooo much to look at.

I love the look of the BWI trees & decorations. The old fashioned glass ornaments say "Christmas" to me. I am in the minority, but I didn't care for the Wilderness Lodge decorations. I am not outdoorsy & so those woodsy, nature type trees aren't to my taste. Love the fireplace & cosy seating areas tho!

Tigger's ally 11-01-2012 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by baldy6060 (Post 46600727)
We are arriving New Year's Eve probably late afternoon. We will be staying at Pop that night & we will have a rental car. My plan was to drive to WL then boat over to CR then take the monorail to GF & Poly. Does this sound doable? I'm just afraid the traffic will be unbearable trying to get to WL. Any advice? Thanks!

Definitely doable. But, I would take the back route. By that I mean heading down past the entrance of POFQ on Bonnet Creek Parkway, turning left onto vista Blvd and going by the entrance of Fort Wilderness. You will then come out to the intersection of Vista Blvd and World drive. Turn right onto World Drive then right onto Timberline Drive and the WL. That route takes you around all the trafic heading to MK. You can check it out on Google.

mickeynut1 11-01-2012 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by focusondisney (Post 46601985)
We haven't been in Dec for about 3 years, but then the gingerbread carosel was at the Beach Club. Yacht Club had a large miniature village type display. There was a ski chalet, train, etc, all with mini characters. There was sooo much to look at.

These were taken in 2010:

Beach Club:

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Yacht Club:

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spiceycat 11-01-2012 12:22 PM

while you are at Pop - appreciate its decoration - also might go see if AoA has any this year.

focusondisney 11-01-2012 09:14 PM

Yep, that's what I was talking about! I just loved that YC display. Must have been cold when you were there....everyone seems to have on jackets & even gloves! :scared1: Thanks for posting!!!

mickeynut1 11-01-2012 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by focusondisney (Post 46607179)
Yep, that's what I was talking about! I just loved that YC display. Must have been cold when you were there....everyone seems to have on jackets & even gloves! :scared1: Thanks for posting!!!

I agree....the YC display is amazing ::yes::. We were there for 7 days right before Christmas and while we did have a few days of warm weather (75-80), there were also a few days that were a little on the chilly side. December is one of my favorite times of the year to go, but the weather can be so iffy and can suddenly change overnight.


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