Disney is the Most Magical Place on Earth, so I’m sure you can imagine how magical it can be during the Holidays!! One of our favorites tips to share is hotel hopping to see all the decorations, and indulge in special snacks and drinks. Hotel hopping around Disney’s Bay Lake is the best way to see several resorts in one day!
Jumping aboard the monorail for a trip around Bay Lake is fun all year round. But during the Holidays, it’s an even more magical experience!! Pulling out from the Transportation & Ticket Center, your first stop will be The Polynesian Resort. Entering on the upper level which overlooks the lobby and the large Christmas tree.
There’s a bar where you can get some fun drinks, and alcoholic beverages. Sit, relax, and enjoy looking around at all the decorations.
There are smaller trees all around the resort too.
Lilo & Stitch may be in the lobby for photos, so we took advantage of using our Photopass.
The Grand Floridian
Hop back on the monorail, and your next stop will be The Grand Floridian. As you walk off the monorail, there are lots of decorations outside the resort too, like these lighted deer.
Like The Polynesian, you walk in on an upper level, above the lobby, so you are over looking the beautiful Christmas tree and gingerbread house.
Look for the special kiosk with exclusive holiday beverages.
Here we toasted the hot chocolate, and I had the one with Stoli. YUM! The Grand Floridian is my favorite resort to visit at Christmas. Not only do I love all the victorian decorations, but I love the gingerbread house.
There are so many little details to make it special. Like characters above each of the windows.
Be sure to walk all the way around the gingerbread house. It has such a different look from every angle.
And don’t miss the stats for the gingerbread house at each resort. That’s a lot of ingredients!!
More picture opportunities with a Disney photographer in front of the gingerbread house.
Next up on the monorail trail is The Contemporary Resort. I didn’t get as many pictures at The Contemporary, but I did get one of the new gingerbread house. It was Cinderella and her prince.
Several years prior, it was Frozen, with Anna and Elsa.
Complete with a sand (snow) castle.
One last perk about taking the monorail to hotel hop, is when you do it in the evening, you just may catch Cinderella’s castle all lit up as you travel from resort to resort.
Who else loves Disney at Christmas? What is your favorite activity during the Holidays?
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