Walt Disney World 2012 Christmas by The Numbers

Disney's Enchanted Florist leads a small army of designers and florists, every year to create the miles of garland, glitter, twinkling lights and ribbon transform Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Along with the larger Events Group, she and her marry elves work year round to plan on making every year even more magical then the last. Here are just a few of the details that go into making the whole property twinkle.

Disney's Enchanted Florist Leads the Decorating MagicDisney's Enchanted Florist Leads the Decorating Magic
Here's a sample of what guests will experience throughout the Vacation Kingdom:

  • 1,300 decorated trees throughout property
  • A wreath 25 feet in diameter adorning the Cirque du Soleil building at Downtown Disney West Side
  • 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations for 24 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 decor 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



10 Miles of Rope Lights at Hollywood Studios10 Miles of Rope Lights at Hollywood Studios
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
  • 100 percent chance of snow flurries during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, taking place on select holiday evenings in Magic Kingdom
  • 365 days of the year that guests can shop for holiday merchandise at the Disney's Days of Christmas shop in Downtown Disney Marketplace


That's a LOT of decorating! What are the Christmas numbers at your house? Does it include a little Disney magic? Leave a comment and share your holiday numbers!

Barbara Middleton wrote on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 15:24:

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I have to say, I have been to Walt Disney World during the Christmas season and if you think there is magic (which there is always magic at Disney) you have to see it at Christmas time. I have never seen so many people cry with true joy than when I was at WDW. I sincerely mean it when I say, there are no real words to explain this type of joy and heart felt goodness than what is felt at WDW. I truly believe Walt Disney was an angel who spread his goodness, not only when he was alive but lives on from him still today. I truly believe in my heart, God allowed us to have a wonderful living angel, and it was Walt. I only regret I never got to meet this wonderful angel.
Sincerely,
Barb. Middleton

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