Wayback Wednesday to Christmas at the Grand and Poly

It’s near the end of February, but not too long ago, Walt Disney World was completely decked out with Christmas decorations.  So here’s a look at some of the festive decorations Disney’s Grand Floridian and Polynesian Village Resort.

The Grand’s lobby is completely decorated with Christmas trees of all sizes, many poinsettias, and garland everywhere.  Their Christmas tree is among the large trees you can see at other major resorts, such as the Wilderness Lodge!

The Grand Floridian is home to the famous gingerbread house.  It’s made from real gingerbread and begins being built in November and once it’s complete, they sell goodies from it daily.  It’s a huge crowd drawer and great photo op.

Heading over to the Polynesian Village Resort, you’re greeted by a large poinsettia tree at the entrance.  The lobby is considerably less flashy than the Grand Floridian, but festive nonetheless.  Their Christmas tree is adorned with very fun island decorations and is great to look at in detail.

While walking around, I also spotted some fun merchandise.  I love the Polynesian drink glass, as well as the Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto t-shirts, a bar you must check out if you haven’t yet.  There was also some neat Marvel and Disney mugs and glasses.

That’s it for now.  Thanks for reading!


About Chris DiPaula

Creator of DiPaula on Disney: entertainment website dedicated to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, other Florida parks and activities, and other adventures. Co-creator and producer of Parks, Brews, and Geek News: an entertainment website dedicated to the Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, movie & geek news, and food and brews. Chris DiPaula has been an avid theme park and amusement park goer since childhood and a die hard Disney fan for as long as he can remember. He is currently an active concierge Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort and has worked for The Walt Disney Company since 2011. Previously, he worked for Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in the entertainment technician field as well.

Posted on February 24, 2016, in Walt Disney World and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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