Walt Disney World Facts, Figures And Statistics - Christmas 2012

Miles of garland, glitter, twinkling lights and ribbon transform Walt Disney World Resort into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Here’s a sample of what guests will experience throughout the Vacation Kingdom:


  • 1,300 decorated trees throughout property


  • A wreath 25 feet in diameter adorning the Cirque du Soleil building at Downtown Disney West Side


  • 10 miles of twinkling rope lights in the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


  • 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations for 24 resorts, 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and other locations


  • 15 miles of garland strung and 1,314 wreaths hung throughout the Vacation Kingdom


  • 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows draping over Christmas trees across property


  • 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World Resort


  • 98 percent of the lighting used for holiday décor is LED, 2 percent is compact florescent


  • 11 countries dressed for Holidays Around the World at Epcot World Showcase


  • More than 800 performers each night during Candlelight Processional at Epcot


  • More than 200 guest choirs during the entire run of Candlelight Processional


  • A Christmas tree in Magic Kingdom with a base 26 feet wide


  • One 70-foot-tall tree takes center stage in Disney’s Contemporary Resort entrance lobby featuring nearly 35,800 white LED lights


  • 6 life-sized creations cooked up by Walt Disney World pastry chefs, including:
  • One 16-foot-tall gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa baked with 1,050 pounds of honey and involving more than 160 hours of decorating
  • One life-size gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club Resort featuring ponies made of chocolate and fondant, giant candy cane poles, handcrafted poinsettias and hand-painted portraits of famous Disney characters
  • 100 percent chance of snow flurries during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, taking place on select holiday evenings in Magic Kingdom
  • 365 days of the year that guests can shop for holiday merchandise at the Disney’s Days of Christmas shop in Downtown Disney Marketplace


  • Disney’s newest cruise ship, Disney Fantasy, has 931′ garland, 66 sprays, 27 wreaths, 38 trees ranging from 2′ to 20′ and more than 17,000 individual LED lights — 11,000 of which adorn the 20′ lobby tree. The tree has a variety of custom ornaments made from existing elements such as Peacocks and ornate crystal shapes.

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