Christmas at resorts
  • On Oct 15, 2022
    Laurie from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we have to stay at the hotel to be able to visit the gingerbread house? Are you able to walk inside and take photos? The description sounds amazing.

    Ho-Ho-Ho Laurie,

    Welcome back to planDisney. It won't be long now until you are on your way to The World's Most Magical Celebration! December is my absolute favorite time of the yEAR to visit Walt Disney World Resort. The theme parks and Disney Resorts Collection hotels are covered with festive lights and holiday decorations, and are simply breathtaking! 

    One of the many things we like to do during a holiday visit is enjoy the decorations at the various Disney resorts. Each resort has its own personality and theme and while they are all amazing, the enormous Victorian themed Christmas tree and life size, handmade Gingerbread House at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is tops in our book! It takes the pastry team hundreds of hours to bake and assemble the house and everything you see is edible. The house is a masterpiece and you will want to take your time to spot all the fun details that have been added. You will also want to be sure to stop in the bake shop area that is located inside the house. Not only can you take some great photos, but you can also purchase delicious gingerbread treats to take home as gifts. 

    You will be happy to hear that you do not need to be a Guest at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to visit this magnificent display. To get to the resort, you can take a short monorail ride over from either Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, or if you happen to be visiting Disney Springs, you can take the Resort Transportation over to the hotel. 

    If you have time, don't forget to stop over to see the gingerbread carousel at Disney's Beach Club Resort. While not as large, it is still a must see holiday treat! If I can help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    Wishing you a magical vacation. 
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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