Christmastime is here at the Walt Disney World resort and that also includes the wonderful resorts. One really fun thing to do is to visit the different resorts and take a look at the nice Christmas displays they put up. The three Magic Kingdom resorts are a couple of resorts you should definitely not miss as they go all out for the holidays.
Lets start with a look at the Contemporary resort that this year has a Frozen theme to their popular gingerbread display. We were lucky enough to get a glimpse of the pastry chef creating the display, check it out in the video below.
Outside the Contemporary you will find this beautiful Christmas tree and the lobby is also decorated with some yuletide cheer.
In the main atrium you will find this Frozen gingerbread display featuring Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in a “Small World” inspired look to fit the Mary Blair mosaic in the background. A sign also lets you know what went into creating the display like 1500 gingerbread shingles and 222 lbs. of icing.
14 hidden Olaf’s in the display entertain both young and old guests trying to spot them all.
A small shop is set up next to the display selling all kinds of Frozen themed goodies like Frozen cake pops and Elsa gingerbread shingles.
We also spotted these new Frozen double-sided mickey ears for sale at this location. These will be very popular I’m sure.
Next up we jumped on the monorail for a quick little trip over to the Polynesian Village Resort, which is currently undergoing lots of construction but still managed to brighten up its lobby with some festive decor.
The main gift shop features the most themed Polynesian Christmas decor with the tiki god statues now rocking some Christmas wreaths.
Our last stop on the Magic Kingdom resort monorail loop is the Grand Floridian, which probably has the most popular Christmas display. The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year and its still one of the best Christmas decorations on property. Unfortunately the lovely Christmas tree wasn’t up yet when we visited but that is also a wonderful sight to see.
Make sure to take a look at the house from the second level of the lobby too as it really shows how big the house really is.
This happy gingerbread man tells you all the ingredients that went into building the gingerbread house like 140 pints of egg whites and 700 lbs. of chocolate.
The windows all around the house have some lovely painted Disney art surrounding them, which is one of the details that always changes each year.
The gingerbread house also features a small little shop selling Disney treats and goodies and you can even pick up your own little gingerbread house replica to take with you back home.
If you have time over from visiting the parks I really recommend taking the monorail around and taking a look at all these Christmas decorations as they are truly unique and really puts you in the holiday mood.