It’s probably no surprise to any of you that my favourite of our Christmas trees is the Disney tree. How could it not be?! We’ve spent so many years slowly building up the collection of Disney ornaments and last year, for the first time ever, we gave our Disney love a special place in our home. So today I thought I’d just chat a bit about our Disney tree, how we got all our ornaments, how we decorate the tree, etc. etc.
So our Disney tree is a regular sized, probably 7’ tall fake Christmas tree (for future ref, all our trees are fake! we’ve never had a real one!). At least 90% of the ornaments on our tree came from the parks at Walt Disney World and a few came from the Disney store which we just collected over the years. Like, I’m talking some of those date back to the very early 2000s.
Our Christmas topper and tree skirt are both from (I believe) the Disney store. They were from last year’s line of Christmas decorations and we absolutely love them both! Unfortunately, the topper - which has a battery pack to control the lights inside the decoration - is very dimly lit so you can hardly tell that it’s lit up sometimes. But other than that, it’s an extremely cute decoration!
We have a ton of different ornaments on our tree. Like, a ton. I think we might have started collecting ornaments back in 2012 or 2013, when we first started visiting the parks during the holidays. Before, they just went on our regular Christmas tree (at the time, we only had the one). Obviously, since the ornaments can fill their very own tree, you can probably tell that we’ve collected way more in the past couple years than we had ever intended to!!
We have all four park ornaments (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios) as well as the WDW main gates ornament. Fortunately, we picked them all up last year before they changed them!! I’m not a huge fan of the new park ornaments AT ALL. For Disney ornaments, they look quite cheaply made in my opinion and just don’t go with the look of the rest of our tree. The old ones, which we have, are quite sturdy and multi-dimensional which is really really nice.
Of course, I’ve also got ornaments for all my favourite Disney characters!! I’ve got quite a few ornaments of Belle, the other Beauty & the Beast characters, Rapunzel, Peter Pan, Princess Anna, and Olaf. I also very recently was gifted a Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday ornament (with the penguins!!!) from my boyfriend’s parents which is BEAUTIFUL and I am so so grateful to them for that!! Also, fun fact: in the Jolly Holiday scene, the penguins say my name to Bert!!! So, that scene is very near and dear to my heart, obviously.
We also have a couple ornaments dedicated to our beloved defunct Disney World attractions. As you may know, the last couple years have lost us quite a few long-standing Disney attractions and traditions such as Wishes and the Great Movie Ride - which are some of my favourites. Now I have the ornaments to commemorate those wonderful memories forever!!
If you’re thinking of building your own Disney Christmas tree, it’s not so difficult! Granted, it is quite expensive. Each ornament costs about $20 but sometimes much more, depending on how intricate or special the ornament is. However, Disney will often have sales like BOGO on their ornaments throughout the year, so make sure you look out for and take advantage of those! If you want to get your ornaments from the parks, you can absolutely do that!! I believe they have a Christmas shop in every Disney World park (maybe not Animal Kingdom… not too sure on that one) and one at Disney Springs as well. My favourite Christmas shop however is at Magic Kingdom, in the Liberty Square land. It’s sosososo cute and has a ton of ornament and decoration options. During other holidays, it will also have decor and merch for those (i.e. Halloween) so check that out! And you can also get ornaments personalized there for an additional price, which is pretty cool!!
Honestly, I think that having a Disney tree is just the perfect way to bring some of the magic home. Plus, collecting the ornaments throughout the year has become a really fun activity for my family to do together. And every year, we get so sentimental unwrapping all our ornaments to decorate the tree which is really fun!
Do you have any Disney ornaments or a Disney tree yourself?
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