Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

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  1. Wendy

    Wendy Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 30, 2008
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    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 property

    • 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 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 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

    • 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

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