Every year Disney Imagineers and other Cast Members work hard to transform the Happiest Place on Earth into a magical, winter wonderland. Through the addition of lights, Christmas trees, wreaths and everything holly, the parks and resorts become a place families travel to enjoy the Holiday season.
So, how much work actually goes into this annual Disney transformation? And exactly how many lights get strung every year? Let’s take a look at the different numbers that add up to a magical Christmas season.
All over Disney World
- It takes 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations to complete the transformation for 24 resorts, 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and other locations.
- There are 1,300 decorated trees throughout the Disney World Resorts and Parks.
- 15 miles of garland and 1,314 wreaths are hung throughout Disney World.
- 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows top off Christmas trees all across property.
- 8.5 million lights are hung throughout the parks and resorts.
- 98 percent of lights used at Disney during the holidays are LED, the remaining 2 percent is compact florescent.
- There is a Christmas tree at the Magic Kingdom with a base that is 26 feet wide.
- 170 performers and 15 floats are part of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at the Magic Kingdom.
- 11 countries participate in Holidays Around the World at Epcot’s World Showcase.
- More than 800 performers participate in the Candlelight Processional each night at Epcot.
- More than 200 guest choirs participate in the Candlelight Processional.
- 10 miles of twinkling lights are used in the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- A 70 foot tall tree covered with nearly 35,800 LED white lights stands at the entrance of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
- Pastry chef’s throughout Disney World created 6 life-sized creations, including a 16-foot tall gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa that was baked with 1,050 pounds of honey and enlisting more than 160 hours of decorating time and a life-size gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club Resort made with chocolate, fondant, giant candy cane poles and hand-painted portraits of Disney characters.
- The wreath at Cirque du Soleil in Downtown Disney - West Side is 25 feet in diameter.
- Disney’s Days of Christmas is open 165 days a year.
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