A Look at Disney’s Stunning Vintage Christmas Trees

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Vintage Christmas Trees

Credit: @aleacabri (Left), Disney (Right)

While the holidays are in full swing at the Disney Parks let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at an incredibly vintage Christmas tree at one of the premier resorts on Walt Disney World property.

Though there are many hotels and resorts Guests can choose from when staying at Walt Disney World, hardly any comparison to the grand scale and captivating atmosphere of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Opened in 1988 and containing over 800 rooms, for many The Grand Floridian serves as the flagship Resort for Walt Disney World. One very special thing that happens at The Grand Floridian is all of the incredible displays that are set up for the holidays. Huge Christmas trees are installed every year leaving Guests awestruck at the beauty, as well as the height these trees can reach. However, time is cyclical and people tend to long for what once was. As the saying goes, “what’s old is new”.

jock holiday hangar bar
Credit: ITM Melissa C.

Recently, alea (@aleacabri) on Twitter posted an incredibly-stunning picture of a Christmas tree in the Grand Floridian’s lobby. This picture was taken in 1992 and shows off an amazing tree made entirely of poinsettias. Take a look here:

The Grand Floridian’s 1992 Christmas tree made entirely out of maroon, white, and pink poinsettias.

Huge gingerbread houses can also be found at the resort as we have been anticipating and serve as an amazing holiday display piece. The Grand Floridian isn’t the only Disney hotel that featured an incredible Christmas tree. An amazing Christmas tree at Disney’s Contemporary Resort was photographed in the 1970s and 1980s. Take a look at these other vintage Disney resort pictures:

Contemporary Christmas Tree
Credit: Disney, 1971
Contemporary Christmas Tree 2
Credit: Disney, 1989

Disney officiaily describes the Grand Floridian Resort as:

Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish Disney Resort hotel. Unwind outdoors, indulge in a luxurious massage and watch evening fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era

Have you ever stayed at the Grand Floridian Resort? Have you ever seen it during Christmas time?

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