Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World Resort


    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Miles of garland, glitter, twinkling lights and ribbon transform Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season.  Here’s a sample of what guests will experience throughout the Vacation Kingdom:

    • 1,300 decorated trees throughout Walt Disney World Resort
    • A wreath 25 feet in diameter adorning the Cirque du Soleil building at Downtown Disney West Side
    • 10 miles of twinkling rope lights in the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations for 27 resorts, 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and other locations
    • 15 miles of garland strung and 1,314 wreaths hung throughout the Vacation Kingdom
    • 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows draping over Christmas trees across property
    • 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World Resort
    • 98 percent of the lighting used for holiday décor is LED, 2 percent is compact florescent
    • 11 countries dressed for Holidays Around the World at Epcot World Showcase
    • More than 800 performers each night during Candlelight Processional at Epcot
    • More than 200 guest choirs during the entire run of Candlelight Processional
    • A Christmas tree in Magic Kingdom with a base 26 feet wide
    • One 70-foot-tall tree takes center stage in Disney’s Contemporary Resort entrance lobby featuring nearly 35,800 white LED lights
    • The 45-foot-tall tree in the lobby of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge features authentic African decor of handmade baskets and reproductions of traditional African masks
    • 365 days of the year that guests can shop for holiday merchandise at the Disney’s Days of Christmas shop in Downtown Disney Marketplace
    • 170 Costumed performers and 15 floats dazzle Main Street, U.S.A. in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom
    • 6 life-sized creations cooked up by Walt Disney World pastry chefs, including:

      • One 16-foot-tall gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort& Spa baked with 1,050 pounds of honey and involving more than 160 hours of decorating
      • One life-size gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club Resort featuring ponies made of chocolate and fondant, giant candy cane poles, handcrafted poinsettias and hand-painted portraits of famous Disney characters