Christmas Disney Style
|December 29, 2012||Posted by John Saye under Parks||
Somehow I thought I knew what Christmas decorating was. I’ve spent my time putting up the Christmas tree every year. I like the smell of a natural tree, just not the needles. I’ve thrown the lights over the bushes on occasion, and being the son of a High School Vice Principal and college professor, I’ve witnessed the occasional prank that comes along with that. (Never put light-up Christmas deer out in the front yard unless you’re prepared to respond to a prank once in a while) Then I made it to Disney for the thanksgiving holidays, and I knew that what I was doing, all the effort it took to drag the tree and the lights out every year was just plain nothing.
Thanksgiving day, nothing. That night, the parks close and the lights start going up. The cranes pull in, and the trees are put into place one gigantic piece at a time, and when you get into the parks the next day the entire place is transformed into a winter wonderland, which I suppose it is.
You have never seen the lights if you haven’t seen them at Walt Disney World during the season. It’s an experience that I love, and long to do again. It still makes me feel though like my little lonely tree at home is in need of a new Disney ornament though… Somewhere I have a Stitch with a Santa hat on. I’ll have to make sure I dig that one out this year if I can.
I wonder… Maybe a Christmas wreath with two smaller circles for Mickey ears?
When you’re going to Disney for the holidays, plan to be amazed. Plan to have all your Christmas decorating at home blown away. (For all of you who go all out… the Osborne Lights at DHS should top yours too) Above all, prepare to have a wonderful time.