Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World

| December 18, 2014 | 5 Replies

The Christmas season is well underway at the Walt Disney World Resort. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find bows, glitter, and garland adding a bit of holiday cheer. Have you ever wondered just how many decorations are used? Check out the stats below detailing what goes into making this a very special time of year.


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  • 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World Resort
  • 300,000 yards of ribbon and bows draping over Christmas trees
  • 1,300 decorated trees across property


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  •  15 miles of garland strung and 1,314 wreaths hung throughout the resort
  • 150 semi-trailer truckloads of decorations for 27 resorts, 4 theme parks, Downtown Disney, and other locations
  • 98 percent of the lighting used for holiday décor is LED while 2 percent is compact florescent


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N. Mancini

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  • Rita

    Any idea how many poinsettia plants?

    • Mike S.

      Rita, maybe 20 years ago we visited WDW at Christmas and I was amazed by the number of poinsettias, made into trees, hanging baskets and filling flower beds. I was especially impressed by a flower bed leading to the restrooms in America (EPCOT). They were planted in individual pots, They were three wide and 75 long. And this was not a high traffic area. I was once told if I ever had a question to ask any cast member. So I asked a young man in the gift shop. He had no idea, made a couple of phone calls and was finally connected with a manager in horticulture. His only answer: “A lot”

      • Rita

        I love them and they are absolutely everywhere! Thanks for responding. Happy Holidays!

    • Nicole L. Mancini

      That’s a great question! I wish I had an answer. I can only imagine the number is in the thousands!!

  • Debs

    Nicole, I need your advise please. I have looked everywhere online to try and replace a very special ornament that my daughter brought back to South Africa for me.. Alas, the only one I saw was in your blog 16 Dec 2013 .. number 8 on your top 10 favourites (Castle Envy – Mickey and Minnie in front of the Cinderella Castle) I’m so sad that it broke and really would like to find somewhere to order another one. Thank you.