I made a quick trip down to Orlando to surprise my Mom for Christmas this year. We didn't have any plans to visit the parks, just a great Christmas day family lunch at the Polynesian, followed by some leisurely resort hopping. Admittedly, this report isn't quite up to my usual standards, but I thought you all might still enjoy some pics of WDW at Christmas. I know I always do! It may just have a monorail pic or two.....or thirteen.
I see you, Tronorail. The grid is suddenly very tropical looking.
This is what a Christmas tree in the Southern Pacific would look like.....I guess.
All kidding aside, I LOVE this resort, and the fact that it has kept the same simple charm it's had since opening day.
This man's art is brilliant.
Each hotel had cookies and lemonade out for everyone. A great touch!
As we waited for our lunch reservation, I stepped outside to take a couple pics.
The volcano wasn't there in 1971, but I do like the addition of it.
This place is very important.
And this is why.
Adjacent to the Kona Cafe is this coffee bar by day, and sushi bar by afternoon/evening.
And speaking of the Kona Cafe, that's where we ate.
Unfortunately, I was sick during the trip, and my taste buds were out of whack. Therefore, it wouldn't really be fair to comment on the meal, but I will say that the entire menu looked delicious.
The dessert bar.
The pianist in the lobby is such a classy touch, and wonderful to listen to.
If you've seen any of the Samantha Brown Travel Channel shows featuring the holidays at Disney, then you're familiar with this.....a lifesize gingerbread house.
Well, hello, Monorail Teal. We meet again.
The Tronorail kept teasing us.
This is my favorite steel coaster. Really.
Not much in way of Christmas decorations here. Well, besides that huge Mickey ears wreath on the windows.
As far as decorations go, this was really about all there was on the main concourse level....at least from what I noticed.
I anxious for Monorail Maroon next year.
These ears just don't look right in here.
Okay Teal, take us back to the Poly, please.
If only this went to the Wilderness Lodge.
And speaking of which, as sick as I may be in this photo, it felt great to be in my favorite resort at Christmas.
And this fireplace definitely helped out, as things started cooling off outside.
Really, this lobby has no equal in my book.
Thanks for viewing, folks. Hope you enjoyed a bit of WDW randomness on 12-25-10. Merry Christmas!
Last edited by ernierocker on Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:27 pm.
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We ate at the Kona Café Sushi Bar during our trip earlier this month, and despite not actually bothering to get any sushi, I thought it was highly enjoyable. The next plan was to resort-hop and take a look at the Christmas decorations, but Mum and I only made it as far as the Contemporary before tiring out, so it's great to see the pictures from the Grand Floridian and Wilderness Lodge.
We did, however, buy the Beach Club's rather smaller DIY gingerbread house to take home.
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