Decorating for Christmas at Walt Disney World





The day after Thanksgiving, I began the process of bringing down the boxes from the attic, sorting through all the decorations and testing the lights. Yes, it was that time of year again! A time that I love, yet at the same time, a time I end up wishing I had been more organized in putting away my decorations the previous year. Does that sound like a familiar sentiment in your house? My lights somehow end up in bunches of knotted strands instead of the neat piles I placed in the box. (I swear there must be little gremlins that get in the boxes while they are up in the attic!) I often wonder what kind of system Disney World must have in place to handle all of their decorations. I can only imagine they are far more organized that MamaMouse. I probably could learn a thing or two!

Let’s take a look at some of the decorations that they have to store away at the end of the season. After looking at the list, your decorations probably won’t seem as daunting to organize!

Divine Disney Decorating

In my house, we only have 1 tree. Disney World has 1300! Yes, you read that correctly!

I have several bins, they have 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations for 24 resorts, 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney and other locations.

Do you have a wreath, or two? Maybe some pine roping or garland?  They have 15 miles of garland strung and 1,314 wreaths! And imagine each one decorated by hand!

The next statistic astounds me and I wish I knew how they organize them! 8.5 million lights strung are throughout Walt Disney World Resort! I guess I shouldn’t complain about my 10 or 20 strands!

I usually go to Costco and buy some major rolls of ribbon, but I don’t think Costco sells as much as Disney uses! They use 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows to drape over the Christmas trees across property.

Now when you go to either put up your decorations, or take them down, take a deep breath and be thankful that you don’t have to untangle 8.5 million lights! I’m kind of saying that to remind myself since our tree doesn’t go up for another week! 🙂