Putting up the Christmas Tree….. Disney’s Grand Floridian Style!


Tis the Season! Seems like no one does Christmas decorating like the amazing crew at Disney’s various Parks and Resorts. Our good friend and TMSM Contributor, Andy at WDW Shutterbug, was gracious enough to share some photos and a great video of the enormously beautiful Christmas Tree that was put up at the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World. I asked Andy to give me a little info on his experience documenting the tree being constructed at the Grand Floridian, and here’s what he had to say:

“In a nutshell: I arrived at around 10PM and saw all the crates and boxes and equipment piled up at the main entrance of the building. It wasn’t until around 10:30 that the Holiday Services Cast Members started clearing the lobby of guests and furniture. The tree commenced at 11PM and it was completed at around 5:30AM. That team is responsible for setting up decorations at ALL of the resorts and parks – as well as the Disney cruise ships! Even the littlest wreath is coded/numbered and has its pre-designated spot in the resort.”

Wow, isn’t that amazing how hard the crew works to have all these beautiful decorations up for all the Guests to enjoy? I think it’s also pretty awesome that Andy watched and documented the whole experience like this! That’s a long time to watch and take photos and such! Below is the time lapse video that Andy also shared with us of the tree being put up. Thanks Andy for the contribution, we appreciate it. Enjoy the video Everyone!


Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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