This question comes from Terri, who asks:
I plan on bringing my Grandson to Disney Dec 19th for the Christmas night event, will Tink fly that night? The last three times I have brought him to Disney Tink did not fly and he was disappointed. My second question is I saw a TV special on Christmas at Disney it showed various motels and the Christmas themes. There was one that showed a big Gingerbread House, do you know which Disney Resort has this display? Do you have a list of the various resorts and the Christmas themes for each? Thanks for any help!!
Hi, Terri. Thanks for your question and for reading the site. Tinkerbell usually flies on party nights, but as you’ve discovered, that’s not always the case. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to tell ahead of time if she’ll be flying or not. Sometimes it’s a weather issue. Sometimes it’s a “Tink” issue; she can be feisty, you know! I wish I could give you a better answer.
Disney resorts are decorated according to their usual theme at Christmastime. The charming, life-sized gingerbread house pictured above is in the Grand Floridian. It’s a more formal-looking gingerbread house than most people are used to in keeping with the style of the Grand Floridian itself. It’s so big that you can buy gingerbread cookies from one of its windows. At the Contemporary, you’ll see a display inspired by famed imagineer Mary Blair, whose artwork is behind It’s a Small World and the mural in the Contemporary”s Concourse.
At the Boardwalk, you’ll see a gingerbread carousel.
And at the Wilderness Lodge, which has perhaps the most popular Christmas display in Disney World, the decorations carry on the rustic, outdoorsy theme.
Both the Contemporary and the Grand Floridian are on the monorail, so they’re very convenient if you’re attending the party. Come early and “resort hop” for a few hours before the party begins. You can tour any Disney resort simply by telling the gate guard that you want to look around. Each resort has counter service meals available, so you can have a snack before the party if you wish. Don’t be shy about finding a comfy spot and resting; the fireplace in the lobby at the Wilderness Lodge is especially nice during December.
If you’d like to see more pictures of holiday decorations at WDW, check out this post on AllEars.
I also liked this thread full of pictures of Christmas decorations from the resorts on Disboards.
I hope this helps! Thanks again for your question and for reading the site. I hope you have a wonderful trip and that Tink flies that night.
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