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Disney Holidays by the Numbers

Christmas Walt Disney World

If you’re like me, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until you have some Disney holiday fun for the year! Whether that be a visit to the parks, watching a classic Disney Christmas cartoon (Santa’s Workshop from 1932 is a fave!), or filling our own home with Disney-inspired holiday decor.

Magic Kingdom Holiday

Well, Disney themselves takes the holidays very seriously. The installation of holiday decor begins Halloween night! And there are 41 Cast Members who work year-round developing holiday magic, officially called Walt Disney World Holiday Services. Here are some more mind-blowing Disney holiday stats:

Contemporary Holiday

  • Of the 29 custom created tree icons across property, Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s is the tallest, ringing in at 70 feet tall
  • Each of the tree toppers can be up to 7 feet tall and can weigh more than 200 pounds
  • End to end, the garland in Magic Kingdom measures nearly a mile long 
  • 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic gingerbread house in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • The gingerbread house is life-size, made from 10,000 gingerbread pieces, requires 400 hours of baking, and 160 hours of decorating to complete
  • At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Dinosaur Gertie’s Santa hat is big enough to fit four people inside of it
  • Between the theme parks, resorts, recreation, and shopping areas, Disney decorates 780 individual locations for the holidays
  • Epcot’s Candlelight Processional is performed 117 times
  • Toy Story Land’s Santa Hamm sugar cookie is 10 feet tall
  • Disney Springs features the Christmas Tree Trail, where you walk through to find 27 unique trees and guess the theme of each one

~And a partridge in a pear tree~



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