By Pink Diva
**This article was written on the Christmas Tree Trail, pre COVID, check Walt Disney World’s website for the most up to date information on the current Christmas Tree Trail and Santa details**
For the past several years Disney Springs has delighted guests with their Christmas Tree Trail located in Disney Springs where Christmas carols ring out and snow falls around Disney themed Christmas trees. Each year new themed trees are added along the trail such as Haunted Mansion, Star Wars, Toy Story, Walt Disney World Theme Parks, and Mickey and Minnie.
The Christmas Tree Trail is free for all to walk through. So is parking, so there isn’t any cost at all to just go look! The Lime Garage is the closest Parking Garage to the Christmas Tree Trail. It can get busy, so give yourself plenty of time to walk through the trees and see everything. I highly recommend walking through in the daylight and again at dark. You can really see all the details in each tree during the day. While you may miss some details once it gets dark, its magical the way they all sparkle in the snow.
Each tree is packed full of ornaments, lights, greenery, and an iconic tree topper. There are special ornaments featured on each tree. These ornaments are inside a lantern and hung in various places around the trees. Each of these ornaments are available at Days of Christmas located near the exit of the Christmas Tree Trail.
Another favorite in the Christmas Tree Trail is Santa! He meets with guests throughout the season in a rustic-looking cabin. In order to see Santa you need to check in and get your name on the list. The wait can be several hours long, so I suggest checking in before you do any shopping or dining. PhotoPass Photographers are there to take pictures and are included in Memory Maker.
There are movie poster-like signs decorating the fencing throughout the trail. Be sure to read them carefully, as many of them are a play on words with Disney movies. They advertise food, destinations, or services in a clever way. Along with the signs, there are two decorative walls. One says “Your Holiday Adventure Begins!” the other is a blue tarp with giant snowflakes.
The Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail should definitely be on your list of things to see. Between the beautiful trees, falling snow, and Santa himself, it will sure to be an outing to remember!
Here’s a list of the trees in the past:
- Walt Disney World Theme Parks
- Mickey & Minnie Mouse
- Beauty & the Beast
- Sleeping Beauty
- The Princess & The Frog
- The Little Mermaid
- Haunted Mansion
- Snow White
- Toy Story
- Disney Villains
- Robin Hood
- Star Wars
- Peter Pan
- The Lion King
- Mary Poppins