Friday, November 23, 2018

NEW! Photo Safari Of The 2018 Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs!


Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Disney Guys and Gals!

     Everyone getting in the holiday spirit yet? I know Disney sure is! Pretty much all of Disney property is decorated and ready to be festive. This weekend we took the Littles to see this year's Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs, and it's even cooler than last year's display!

     For those of you who are not familiar, this holiday display features Christmas trees, each uniquely decorated in the theme of a different Disney movie or franchise. You can enter from either behind the Christmas store, or from between Once Upon a Toy and Earl of Sandwich, though I think it's more set up to be started in the latter of the two locations. The Trail is lit up at night and features intermittent "snow" showers. There are Photopass photographers at some of the more popular trees, to snap pictures that actually have ALL of your family members in them. There's a snack and merchandise stand in the middle, (of course), and it's also where you'll be able to meet the big man himself. Santa's Chalet is a meet and greet area where you DON'T have to wait in line, (well, you only have to wait a minimal amount of time)! They use a system much like FastPass, so that you can enjoy the Trail and other offerings at Disney Springs, and return to the Chalet when it is your turn, and have a minimal wait time. Pretty sweet way to do it! Overall, the Christmas Tree Trail is a really fun and festive, (not to mention FREE), holiday activity that you can enjoy, and this year's display tops previous years. Not only are there some new trees on the Trail, but the snack stand has also added some new holiday treats too, so let's check it all out!

This year's tree dedicated to all of the retailers at Disney Springs.

There are featured ornaments on each tree to look for. 

Minnie and Mickey's Tree

Pluto's Tree

The Beauty and the Beast Tree

The Sleeping Beauty Tree

The Princess and the Frog Tree

The Little Mermaid Tree

The Frozen Tree

The Mulan Tree

The Snow White Tree

The BRAND NEW Haunted Mansion Tree

And because it's so cool, another view of The Haunted Mansion Tree

The Pinocchio Tree

The 101 Dalmations Tree

The Cinderella Tree

The Villains Tree

The Dumbo Tree

The BRAND NEW Star Wars Tree

The Robin Hood Tree

The Peter Pan Tree

The Tangled Tree

The Jungle Book Tree

The Muppets Tree

The Mary Poppins Tree

The Alice in Wonderland Tree

The BRAND NEW Toy Story Tree

Right in the middle of the Trail is where you will find Santa's Chalet...





And the snack stand...


Not only does the snack stand have fun holiday cookies, crispy rice treats, refillable popcorn and drink containers and pretzels, this also have a cool new addition this year: 




Our kids can't have any red dyes, and we were psyched to find out that not only does this freshly spun cotton candy come in awesome holiday flavors like Gingerbread, Candy Cane and Egg Nog, but it's also made with natural flavorings and natural coloring. No dye! My little dude was quick to order the Candy Cane flavor, which he and I both really liked. At the end of the Trail, we also stopped in Goofy's Candy Company to check out the rest of the holiday sweets and treats, and we were happy to find that they now have the same dye-free cotton candy available there too! (Along with a few other treats!)


On the way out, we stopped into the newly designed World of Disney and saw a few new holiday merchandise items too. I love the Mickey lederhosen sweater! Too cute! 

Mickey Lederhosen Sweater, complete with a Mickey-eared hood!

Cute new Goofy hat

Aw, attraction patterned holiday PJs!

The holiday dress from Cherry Tree Lane

     The Springs just kept getting busier and busier as the day wore on, so we hit the road... but you know I'll be back again soon with even more fun holiday pictures and reviews. In the meantime, why don't you start planning your holiday visit with the agents at Kingdom Konsultant Travel. They're the best! 

     Until next time, have a magical week!!!

                                                    Jenn

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