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Walt Disney World is a busy place during the holidays. That’s probably an understatement; it’s an amazingly busy place.
Picture this…there are 12,213 parking spots in the Magic Kingdom parking lot. If you don’t arrive to claim your parking spot by about 10 a.m. on Christmas morning, you’ll be out of luck, because that’s about the time the parking lot fills up. If you’re a Disney night-owl like me, and you can’t catch that 7 a.m. wake up call, where to go now?
Head on over to Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The Beach Club models the architecture of 20th century mid-Atlantic resorts, showcasing pastel colors, intricate woodwork, and a relaxing beachy charm. If you decide you just need to ride some roller coasters, you are within walking distance of both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Beach Club Resort is the creation of architect Robert A. M. Stern, the master also responsible for designing the Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Disney’s Newport Bay Resort, and the Cheyenne Resort in Disneyland Paris.
A must-see Disney holiday decoration is front and center in the lobby of the Beach Club. Here you will find an amazing gingerbread carousel, featuring ponies made of yummy chocolate and fondant, giant candy canes, and hand-painted portraits of Disney Characters. It’s a culinary-artwork sight to behold.
Now make your way down the resort stairs to the Disney BoardWalk entertainment district and out to Crescent Lake. You can walk the entire circumference of the lake at a leisurely pace in about 20 minutes. One memorable stopping point is a small lighthouse at the end of a narrow causeway overlooking the Beach Club itself. But be warned, because if you stop at some of the merchandise stores or restaurants, this sight-seeing walk could take a bit more time. There’s also classic midway games, occasional street performers, dancing at the Atlantic Dance Hall, or you can enjoy a “dueling pianos” show at Jellyroll’s.
Theis still pretty busy. You have plenty of time for another lap around the lake.
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