• On Nov 3, 2017
    Jessica from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family will be traveling to Disney this December and are hoping to get a list of resorts that decorate for Christmas. Do all of them decorate? Which ones are must see's?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jessica! I always love to see another family from Ohio, like mine, that is getting ready to enjoy a magical Disney vacation! Holidays are my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World, that's why we enjoyed Halloween week there last week and Christmas time there last year.

    All of the resorts feature Christmas decorations, but there are three you can't miss. Disney's Contemporary Resort, Polynesian Villas Resort, and Grand Floridian Resort and Spa are absolute must-see's at Christmas time! My family and I like to make a monorail tour of the three during an afternoon that we're already at Magic Kingdom, because it's so easy to hop on the monorail and spend a few hours out of the parks enjoying the Christmas decor at the resorts, then ride right back to Magic Kingdom to enjoy the rest of the evening. Sometimes we'll make lunch reservations at one of those resorts so we can make it a full afternoon!

    Those three go all out with Christmas decorations, but my family's favorite Christmas decorations are the truly amazing gingerbread creations at these three resorts. The life-sized gingerbread house at Grand Floridian is our favorite, but both Contemporary and Polynesian have some pretty unique and huge gingerbread creations each year too. One thing we learned last December was that each of these resorts uses a different gingerbread recipe, so we purchased gingerbread treats at all three resorts and did a taste test to see which we liked best. It was a tough call and we all had different opinions, but all were delicious!

    Have such fun as you explore the Christmastime decorations at the Walt Disney World Resorts this year, Jessica!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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