Disney's Christmas at the Grand Floridian is prettier than ever! Each year we love to visit and bring photos of the large gingerbread house, Christmas trees, and more victorian Christmas inspiration to decorate your home for the holidays.
Victorian Christmas Inspiration at Disney's Grand Floridian
Christmas at the Grand Floridian resort is filled with victorian Christmas inspiration. Starting at the entrance outside these garlands are a hint of what is to come inside.
Christmas past, as well as 2019, bring beautiful and charming ideas. In this post are photos from years past followed by new photos of 2019.
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The Grand Floridian Christmas
While visiting Walt Disney World in 2016 I had an opportunity to observe holiday decorations from different time periods and different locations around the world. The Grand Floridian exhibits their Victorian Christmas decorations with such class!
There are many elements to their design that make it the turn of the 20th-century. Some details they used are Victorian Bird Cage Ornament, White Poinsettia Garland, Lace Ornaments, and Cream Velvet Ribbon just to name a few.
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Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
Another great feature of the resort is the life-sized gingerbread house. The picture does not adequately capture the size, scale, and detail of this wonderful piece. But this year I captured some photos towards the end of the post that might give you a good idea.
I wish I could filter in some of the delicious gingerbread aromas from this real gingerbread house.
It is so large that several cast members are inside offering gingerbread cookies to the guests!
So, let me encourage you to add a Gingerbread House Centerpiece or Gingerbread Men Ornaments to your Victorian Christmas decor. Remember, it's always good to think about all the senses when decorating.
For fun this year we decided to write a whole post on decorating with gingerbread houses. You will not believe some of these gingerbread houses. True works of art just like Disney's Grand Floridian gingerbread house.
2019 at the Grand Floridian
For the most part, the Christmas decorations at the Grand Floridian do not change too much except for some reason you see details you didn't see before each time you visit.
How Tall is the Grand Floridian Christmas Tree
One thing that will give you chills is how tall the Grand Floridian Christmas tree stands.
Standing 40′ tall in the center of the lobby and filled with loads of victorian Christmas inspiration. You will be awed by its splendor.
This impressive tree is dressed up with pink velvet and lace large bows.
Beautiful swans, flowers and dazzling glass ball ornaments. But this is not the only tree inside the resort.
You will find smaller trees on other floors that are mini versions of the main tree.
These trees are also filled with pink, white and blue-grey tones of poinsettias, hydrangeas, velvet bows, bird cages and much more.
Christmas Garland at the Grand Floridian
The railings along the staircases are wonderfully ornate so when Disney adds the garland they become dreamy! Just like the trees, Disney repeats the bows, ornaments, and flowers.
Repeating designs truly make great decorations.
If you look closely in this photo will see where they added swags to the railings on the floors above. This photo also gives you a peak on where they put the gingerbread house.
Disney's Life Size Gingerbread House
This year I decided to bring you lots of photos of the gingerbread house. It is amazing that everything on the house is real except for the frame inside and it stands at 14 feet. Here are a few photos of the overall design.
Disney sure does know to impress!
Disney bakers start baking for the house long before we think about decorating for Christmas. The staff spends over 400 hours of baking and 160 hours constructing the house.
Around the beginning of November, they bring in the house frame and the bakers start applying all the gingerbread shingles, siding and details. This would be fun to watch.
The details on the house are what make its design. Each flower, candy cane, wreaths and such add all that Disney magic.
In addition to adding some of Disney's more popular characters, there are hidden Mickeys on the house. I was told there are 20 hidden Mickey's on the house this year.
Here are a few I found.
I love how they added heart-shaped gingerbread cookies to the corners of the home and real trees and flowers around the base of the house.
So if you are wondering how long Disney has been doing this giant gingerbread house? Well, a plaque over the serving area tells us the first one was in 1999. That makes this year their 20th anniversary.
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Wreath Inspiration at Disney's Grand Floridian
There are wreaths all over the Grand Floridian inside. I love how they even added them to the upper floors. Just like the trees, they are filled with similar ornaments and bows.
Now that we have covered the inside here are a few shots on the outside before we close.
I love these charming white deer throughout the grounds of the resort.
Poinsettias are planted everywhere which brings the rich Christmas colors to the beautiful white Victorian structure.
So to finalize our Victorian Christmas Inspiration, let's think about some details to pull off your design. Don't just look in the Christmas decor section at the store but look for items in other areas.
For example, look for White Lace Pillows with Pink Velvet Pillows behind them to put on your sofa and a Bird Cage as a table decoration. And when shopping for a poinsettia to go on your front porch think pink or white.
And don't forget to repeat patterns like adding the same flowers from your tree to your garland. And don't forget a gingerbread house. Those magically little treats bring so much charm to your decor.
Well, 2019 is about to come to close and in a blink of an eye, we will be looking at Christmas 2020. I hope to bring you more inspiration next year form the Grand Floridian resort at Walt Disney World. Or maybe we will pick another resort to bring ideas.
Have you ever decorated Victorian for Christmas? If so what were some of your tree decorations?
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