The holidays are in FULL swing at Walt Disney World, and it’s not just the theme parks that get all decked out in their festive best, the resorts get lots of love too!
Because we love Disney decor, treats, and experiences ANYWHERE, we took a cruise around Disney World’s monorail loop to stop by the Contemporary Resort, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and the Polynesian Village Resort to see what’s new!
What’s New at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Polynesian Village Resort Construction Updates
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is undergoing a MAJOR refurbishment right now and rooms will be getting a Moana theme! One of the biggest changes we’re seeing is continued work on the roof of the Polynesian’s Great Ceremonial House.
We also keep seeing construction signs in the lobby helping to direct guests around the resort.
We still think the Maui is so cute on these signs!
Polynesian Village Resort Holiday Updates
Despite all of the construction and signs, the resort lobby sure is looking festive with all the holiday decor! Like we’ve seen at the Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and more, holiday decorations are UP at the Poly!
We LOVE all the flowers on this tree!
Even the tiki decorations got a dose of Christmas cheer!
We love the ways Disney lets their resort themes shine through decor, and the Polynesian is no different!
What’s New at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Grand Floridian Holiday Updates
We’ve already seen the STUNNING Christmas tree at the Grand Floridian, and now the Disney Vacation Club Member entrance to the Grand Floridian has gotten another dose of holiday cheer: a chocolate sculpture and gingerbread house!
We may not have the large gingerbread house displays, but we DO have a smaller display, decorated with white chocolate buttons and super sweet (literally!) evergreen trees.
And this darling deer is so cute!
It’s hard to believe he’s made of chocolate!
What’s New at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Contemporary Resort Fireworks Update
Last night, we got some BIG, BOOMING news: Disney World was testing fireworks at the Magic Kingdom!
A Cast Member at the Contemporary Resort confirmed this news, and then, well, we saw it for ourselves!
And that’s all of what’s new around the monorail loop! As the holidays get even closer, we’ll be keeping an eye on these resorts for EVERYTHING you need to know!
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Do you like staying at the monorail resorts around the holidays? Let us know in the comments!