It’s a family tradition to do a Walt Disney World Monorail Resort tour during the holidays, and my mom and I did just that this week. Of course we’ll venture back with the rest of the family, and go at night so we can see all the lights, but this was a lovely day and I captured some photos to share here: (click for full-sized photos)
One of the many hanging wreaths at the Polynesian Resort
Looking back across the waterfalls to the Polynesian Christmas tree
Elegant Grand Floridian deer, which light up at night
Be sure to look for the golden hidden Mickeys!
Santa and other gingerbread house details
The front is a beautiful photo-op, while the back sells gingerbread shingles and more treats!
Grand Floridian tree downstairs
A sign in the shop upstairs tells guests to seek out the giant gingerbread house
Grand Floridian tree viewed from upstairs
Contemporary gingerbread ingredients
Contemporary gingerbread guard shack-smells delicious in person!
Chef Mickey atop the world atop the Mary Blair gingerbread tree
Contemporary Mary Blair gingerbread tree details
Contemporary Mary Blair gingerbread tree – my favorite display!
Stay tuned for more posts on the individual resort goodies, starting with the delicious treats offered at the Contemporary Resort. We’ll also visit the Grand Floridian gingerbread house up close, see what the Beach and Yacht Clubs have to share and come back to the Polynesian when their little gingerbread houses are out!
Author: Suzannah Otis
Boston girl living and blogging in Walt Disney World's backyard. Wife, Mom of 3, coffee addict, lover of travel and adventure.