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Old 10-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Grand Floridian Christmas Decorations

When will the GF be decorated for Christmas? Might be there November 15 (week before Thanksgiving) and am curious if the gingerbread house will be up?

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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Nothing is guaranteed to be up until the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The deluxes take a lot longer, because the decorations are more intricate; they work on them during the night, so they sort-of magically appear.

They may still be working on it while you are there, but it may be completed by the time you leave.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Hello! As Missytara stated, the dates for decorations change each year. I scanned through the GF FAQ from 2011, and it seems from onsite posts the Grand Christmas decorations went up the night of November 15, guests woke up to a fully decorated tree and lobby on the morning of the 16th. One poster, whose stay was from 11-8 through 11-14 said they watched the gingerbread house being built throughout their stay.

In the 2010 FAQ, someone posted the park decorations were going up during their stay ending 11-6. Melodious posted the building of the gingerbread house on 11-11 and posted again it was finished and open for business on 11-16, vettegirl posted the tree and decorations were complete on 11-17.

HTH! You are most welcome to join us on the GF FAQ, here is the link: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2932607
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Here is an old schedule from 2003 I found on google. I'm sure it is still similar.

2003 Holiday Decorating Setup at Walt Disney World 2003

The following is the schedule for Walt Disney World 2003 Christmas decorating:

Oct. 30th - 10 pm
World of Disney Downtown Disney

Oct. 31st - 10 pm
- Disney - MGM Studios Merchandise Shops

Nov. 1st - 10 pm
- Magic Kingdom Merchandise
- Marketplace Interior
- Santa Clause Trees

Nov. 4th - 10 pm
- Epcot Merchandise Shops
- Disney Animal Kingdom Merchandise shops

Nov. 5th - 10 pm
- Epcot Merchandise Shops
- Epcot Towers
- Mousegears

Nov. 6th - 10 pm
- Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Nov. 10th - 10 pm
- Disney-MGM Studios Brown Derby

Nov. 11th - 10 pm
- Disney-MGM Studios 50's Prime Time Cafe
- Disney-MGM Studios Hollywood and Vine

Nov. 12th - 10 pm
- Disney-MGM Studios New York Street
- Disney-MGM Studios Mistletoe
- Grand Floridian Tree set up
- Grand Floridian Resort
- Disney-MGM Studios New York Street Cable installation
- Disney-MGM Studios Mistletoe

Nov. 13th - 10 pm
- Disney-MGM Studios New York Street
- Grand Floridian Tree Decorating
- Wilderness Lodge
- Wilderness Lodge Tree set up

Nov. 14th - 10 pm
- Disney-MGM Studios New York Street
- Wilderness Lodge Annex
- Vero Beach Resort

Nov. 15th - 10 pm
- Disney Institute Spa
- All Star Movie Resort

Nov. 17th - 10 pm
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Interior and exterior
- Disney-MGM Studios
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

Nov. 18th - 10 pm
- Epcot Interior/exterior
- Magic Kingdom Interior/Exterior
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Interior and exterior
- Disney-MGM Studios Hollywood and Vine cables
- Disney-MGM Studios Tree installation
- All Star Sports & Music Resorts

Nov. 19th - 10 pm
- Epcot Interior/exterior
- Magic Kingdom Interior/Exterior
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Interior and exterior
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Interior and exterior
- Disney University

Nov. 20th - 10 pm
- Epcot Interior/exterior
- Magic Kingdom Interior/Exterior
- Downtown Disney Marketplace exterior
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Interior and exterior
- Downtown Disney West Side
- Downtown Disney Disney Quest
- Habro Tree
- Dock Stage Tree.

Nov. 21st - 10 pm
- Epcot Interior/exterior
- Magic Kingdom Interior/Exterior
- Port Orleans Riverside/ French Quarter Resort
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Dinoland
- Epcot Candlelight Trees

Nov. 22nd - 10 pm
- Epcot interior/exterior
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Restaurantossarus
- Camp Minnie / Mickey
- Epcot Tree
- Epcot American Adventure tree

Nov. 24th - 2 to 4 am
- Disney Cruise Line Terminal
- Disney Cruise Line Wonder

Nov. 25th - 10 pm
- Fort Wilderness Exterior
- Disney Cruise Line Wonder
- Coronado Springs Resort
- Magic Kingdom Tree
- Disney-MGM Studios Hollywood and Vine cables

Nov. 26th - 10 pm
- Fort Wilderness Exterior
- Disney Cruise Line Wonder
- Fort Wilderness Interior

Nov. 27th - 10 pm
- Fort Wilderness Exterior
- Disney Cruise Line Wonder
- Caribbean Beach Resort
- Wide World of Sports

Nov. 28th - 10 pm
- Disney Cruise Line Wonder

Nov. 29th - 10 pm
- Old Key West Resort

Dec. 1-6th - 10 pm
- Disney Cruise Line Magic.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for the thorough information. I appreciate you all putting such time and effort into answering my question.
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