Have you ever stopped to take the time to look at the window displays of all of the shops during the holidays at Walt Disney World? Do you know window displays can take up to a year to be created?
The holidays at Walt Disney World are quite magical! In fact, many of the decorations for the holidays happen literally overnight. If that in itself does not amaze you, maybe the attention to detail will.
The attention to detail is not hard to find at Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts. For instance, careful thought, planning and consideration happens even for the trash cans located throughout each theme park. Don’t believe me? You can read about the trash cans in Marisol’s post here.
We have shared what each park looks like now with all of the breathtaking decorations and guides to all of the fun festivities. You can see guides for Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios here:
Don’t forget Epcot is now holding the Festival of the Holidays through December 31st. The Holiday Menus available now can be found here.
Holiday Window Displays
As much as I love seeing all of the gorgeous decorations in the theme parks and resorts, the window displays are also something worth viewing! After all, don’t you go into a store because of something you see in a display?
Holiday window displays can be found all along Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom and World of Disney at Disney Springs.
The entire process begins nearly an entire year before the holidays even take place. The merchandise presentation team begins planning each display for the holidays as early as January!
First, begins the concept phase, where they talk about what next season will bring. Then, in July they start working on the actual design of the displays. Think about all of the ornaments, ribbons and everything that will make the displays look magical.
After Halloween, the team begins the actual installation and transforms all of the displays from Halloween to Christmas!
With nearly 30 windows on Main Street, U.S.A. alone, the entire process takes a lot of work! Each window receives their own unique decor and theming.
For example, here at the Emporium, the team is retelling the story of the shop’s original proprietor, Osium Osh Popham, by showing how the windows would have looked at the turn of the 20th century.
Pictured above is just one of the displays seen in Disney Springs. Here, according to Disney Parks Blog, “the team ensures all of the displays continue the story of World of Disney, which is an artists’ loft.”
Teams work overnight to make the display transformations. I think it’s amazing so much work is done overnight! To see the transformation, take a look at the video below!
It’s interesting to know that the merchandise team will already be working on displays for next Christmas in January!
Have you seen any of the holiday displays in the parks during one of your trips? Tell us about them or drop a picture in the comments below or on our Facebook page.