[quote]One thing I was amazed over was the sheer amount of Christmas decorating to be found in all the parks. [/quote]
Every single resort and every park had a giant main Christmas tree & gingerbread displays. In addition to that… every single shop was decked out too and most also had Christmas trees!
According to Disney by the numbers website:
- 150 truckloads of holiday decorations adorn the Walt Disney World Resort.
- 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows drape over 1,500 Christmas trees during the yuletide season. 1500 Christmas trees!!!
- 15 miles of garland are used to decorate at WDW during Christmas season.
- 8 million lights are used to decorate the 4 parks for Christmas.
Don’t even get me started about the Osbourne family spectacle of lights at Hollywood Studios. We’ll talk about that in another post!
Here is the beautiful top of the centerpiece tree at Epcot. At first I zoomed in to the very top of the tree just in order to be able to see what it was. When I saw this beautiful angel holding the earth I thought it was so fitting for Epcot and so gorgeous.
The lighting was very dark and the weather very overcast so the quality is not that great but after editing it serves for a great keepsake for my scrapbook. I wasn’t intending to take the photo because I didn’t think it would turn out at all but now I am glad that I did. When in doubt – take the photo! I think this tree might be my favorite although the one at Animal Kingdom is also gorgeous.
I also loved how Epcot looked this one evening with the surrounding smaller Christmas trees. I scrapped my very best photo of Spaceship Earth in a very Christmas-y style making it the sole focus of the page.
I want all the pages in this album to be blazingly Christmas. My tip here is to consider using non-Disney papers and embellishments on some of your pages to give your pages a grown-up appeal.
These extra large chevrons have been very popular and I love how the triangle shapes of the chevron echo the triangular pattern on Spaceship Earth without overwhelming the photo. The texture on the paper and the style reminds me of gift wrapping paper so I used the ribbons and made the cluster almost as if wrapping a gift.
The whole trip was definitely the best Christmas gift that’s for sure! 🙂 So again, not every Disney page has to be cute – it can just be simple & beautiful. Consider using these types of pages as transition pages in your album. This page will be the opening to the section on Epcot.
Epcot in particular was full of special Christmas topiaries of various characters surrounded by blooming poinsettias and other seasonal plants. Check this one out of Stitch! He is tangled up in lights – I bet he looks awesome at night too.
We thought Goofy was perfect with the tangled lights too!
Over 800 holiday performers stroll the parks on a daily basis. I captured this entertainer in Epcot’s Italy and scrapped a page with my daughter amongst the poinsettias. I thought the floral displays in Italy were particularly lovely.
Next week – Christmas Eve to be exact – will be the next post in this series. I plan on sharing Animal Kingdom at Christmas!