Headed to a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year? GOOD. You’ll love it! We recommend that anyone going to a Very Merry Party not buy a park ticket for that day (since you get into the Magic Kingdom at 4 pm with your ticket), and instead take a self-guided resort tour that morning/afternoon. Not all Disney resorts are created equal, so today we’re talking about the ones that we recommend seeing on your tour, and what you’ll find.
The Yacht Club:
The Yacht Club is the more sophisticated sibling to The Beach Club (some might say stuffy), and this nautical resort, features a tree adorned with boats, and an elaborate Christmas train display. David and I love to grab breakfast at The Captains Grille, which we consider to be the hidden gem of WDW, then explore The Boardwalk area resorts.

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The Beach Club:
The Beach Club, which is next door to The Yacht Club, has one of the coolest Holiday displays at WDW, with a chocolate carousel in the lobby. This years chocolate carousel features horses that are carved to look like the fab five characters. It’s one of the coolest (and most delicious) looking carousels in the World.

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The Animal Kingdom Lodge:
The Animal Kingdom Lodge has what we consider to be one of the most beautiful trees in any lobby at Walt Disney World, plus you have the fun of getting to go to the savannah that’s attached to the lobby to see the animals!).

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The Grand Floridian Resort:
The Grand might have the most famous lobby of all at Christmas. They have a HUGE gingerbread house that you can buy goodies out of, as well as a several story tall Christmas tree, and there’s a band playing Christmas music.

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The Wilderness Lodge:
With it’s roaring fireplaces, and Yosemite lodge feeling, The Wilderness Lodge is a great place to stop on your Christmas Resort trail.

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The Boardwalk:
This year, the Boardwalk Resort has a collection of small gingerbread houses in the lobby, as well as several trees.

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The Contemporary:
The Contemporary is still rockin The Frozen Gingerbread House (because they just can’t let it go) – if you’re going to skip one of the hotels, this should be the one. We love the gingerbread house, but we wish they would do a theme besides Frozen.

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We think a self-guided tour around Disney’s Deluxe Resorts at Christmas is one of the best ways you can spend a day – but don’t take our word for it! Check out a few for yourself, and you’ll understand why people love it so much.