EPCOT certainly takes a while to get into the holiday spirit, compared to its siblings. The Festival of the Holidays kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. But, the towering, glittering tree is now installed at EPCOT. And more resorts around Walt Disney World are decorated too. Let’s take a look.
EPCOT’s Christmas Tree is globally themed, of course. It evokes the spirit of the park’s emphasis on how each part of the world has its own way of celebrating the winter holidays. Visually its ornaments are not as popular as Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studio’s Christmas trees, but the message they convey is lovely. The different holiday greetings of the countries represented in EPCOT adorn this sky-high tree. An angel is perched at the top, holding the world in its hands. At night it’s as if the tree is made of glittering gold. It’s a serene symbol of the beauty of this season.
Not too far down the road from EPCOT is Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This upgraded Moderate resort is popular with conventioneers, groups, and families with older kids. Christmas decorations adorn El Centro, the resort’s hub where the front desk, merchandise, and some dining options are located. The decorations have warm bronze and earth tones and white poinsettias. They’re inspired by the Central American culture.
The resort’s new Gran Destino Tower is also decorated. Here vibrant jewel tone colors are showcased, especially festive red and green. A modern influence is woven into the décor here as opposed to the traditional influence at El Centro. A glittering Christmas tree stands proud in the lobby and can be seen from outside thanks to the panoramic windows near where the tree is displayed.
Are you excited about the holiday season being in full swing at Walt Disney World? What do you think of the holiday decorations at Coronado Springs?