Oh Christmas Tree – Visiting the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail
Well, we had to come home eventually. The two of us just returned from an awesome 10-night Christmas-themed vacation to Walt Disney World. (And the countdown has begun for our return in April!)
We had not visited the Walt Disney World Resort during the Christmas season since 2013, so I made it a priority to get into the holiday spirit while we were there. We did not attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but we did attend the Candlelight Processional, visited Sunset Seasons Greetings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and took about a hundred photos of various Christmas trees at the resorts and parks.
Speaking of Christmas trees…
Disney Springs (the shopping/entertainment destination at Walt Disney World) has an entire Christmas Tree Trail – 25 Disney themed Christmas trees that you can walk around and ooh and ahh over. There’s also the occasional snowfall, and some interesting characters that can pop up in the trail as well.
Let’s check out some of the trees!
This tree highlights all of the Disney Springs businesses:
Beauty & the Beast Tree:
Mickey & Minnie Mouse Tree:
Mary Poppins Tree:
Princess and the Frog Tree:
The Muppets Tree:
There are a few more trees, but you’ll have to go to Disney Springs to see those for yourself.
As far as special guests in the trail, you have the main man, Santa Claus. Although I heard Santa likes to regularly visit your local mall, so I don’t know why you would want to wait in this long of a line. There’s a ‘virtual queue,’ which is basically a fast-pass return time for Santa however.
And then another special guest Gary and I got to meet – this very tall toy soldier. Although he decided to stoop down a little for me. (I’m a smidge over 5’4.)
There is also a snack kiosk inside the trail, although when we went back during the day it wasn’t open. So you may or may not get a chance to buy popcorn while looking at all the pretty trees. All you have to do is walk about 10 feet in Disney Springs for the opportunity to purchase food, however.
There are 2 entrances to the trail, so you may not have a steady traffic flow as people meander in all directions. Also near the main (bigger) entrance they’ve had a DJ with dance parties. Lots of little kids and their parents were having a blast.
The best thing about visiting Disney Springs? It’s free! A little bit of Disney magic without paying anything is always a good thing in my book. More free stuff at Disney? Count me in! 😀