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Old 09-01-2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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Hello! I am heading to WDW this December, and it will be my first time there at Christmas. I'm getting in late on a Friday night, but don't actually plan in hitting the parks until Sunday (just due to the number of days I'm getting with my ticket and the fact that it will be Thanksgiving weekend - so I'm avoiding the crazy busy Saturday park crowds). Anyways, I thought I would spend Saturday exploring the Christmas decorations at the different resorts because I'm sure Disney does them well. Are there any resorts that I should be sure to check out? Or any not to bother with?

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #17
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The GF and its incredible Gingerbread House is incredible, but for the holiday season I think that WL takes top honor. The resort, on a "normal" day, has that wonderful ski lodge look but during the holiday season it's elevated to a whole different level of beauty!

When we do travel close to Christmas (which isn't often) I will ONLY book us at WL because of the atmosphere. There's nothing quite like sitting in front of the fireplace in the lobby and gawking at the Christmas decor. It's just magical.

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Anyone know approximately when all of the decorations are fully up? And when are all of the sculptures complete- like the gingerbread house at the GF are complete? I would love to plan a trip to see everything Christmas related, but going in December would be next to impossible I think. It would have to be sometime in November.
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I also want to know when all the different decorations go up...ie: gingerbread house at GF. I am planning a short trip nov 18-21 and am so hoping to see the decorations!
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:26 PM   #22
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From what I've heard on here and seen in the past, the day after Thansgiving is when absolutely everything is done. I think the schedule is different from year to year, as far as which resorts get done and when. They have to start the gingerbread houses earlier than hanging wreaths and garland of course. There are trees everywhere and it all happens overnight.

Obviously the later you get in November, the better it is.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #23
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Don't rule out some of the mods. CSR, POFQ, and POR have beautiful decorations that are worth seeing. The tree at CSR is huge although not as big as some of the deluxe trees, and beautifully decorated. I personally find AKL to be the most beautifully decorated, probably because it hints at being traditional but has an African themed twist.
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