Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 7, 2015
    Matthew from CT 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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    We will be visiting Walt Disney World just before Thanksgiving of 2015, I was wondering if the resorts would have decorated with the ginger bread house and/or the chocolate carousel? -

    Hi Matthew,

    You've picked one of my favorite times of year to visit Walt Disney World!  The holiday decorations are nothing short of spectacular, and I'm glad you have the life-size gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and the Holiday Carousel at Disney's Beach Club Resort (and yes - those ponies are made of chocolate and it really spins!) on your "must see" list.  If you're making a list - and checking it twice - don't forget about the amazing displays at the other Disney Resort hotels, too.  Last year, a new "Frozen" gingerbread ice castle debuted at Disney's Contemporary Resort and a life-size version of a Jersey Shore concession stand was set up at Disney's BoardWalk Inn.

    Usually, the holiday decorations begin to magically appear around the second week of November and are completely in place by Thanksgiving, so your timing should be perfect.  The decorations will stay up until just after New Year's Day and then will slowly come down in the weeks that follow.  

    You may also want to check out the festivities of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, which includes snow on Main Street, U.S.A., cookies and hot cocoa, Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, a special fireworks display and jolly old St. Nick himself.

    Wishing you a wonderful vacation, Matthew!  Please stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel again if we can help answer any other questions as you put the final pixie dust on your plans.

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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