Grand Floridian Christmas Decorations

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  1. PrincessP

    PrincessP Mouseketeer

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    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?

    Thank you.:)
     
  2. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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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.
     
  3. k&a&c'smom

    k&a&c'smom DIS Veteran

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    Hello!:wave2: 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!:goodvibes You are most welcome to join us on the GF FAQ, here is the link: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2932607
     
  4. Mack1

    Mack1 Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  5. PrincessP

    PrincessP Mouseketeer

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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. :goodvibes
     

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