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Original cast member discusses horticulture’s role in decorating Walt Disney World for holidays

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The first time I met Heather Will-Browne, a horticulture area manager at Walt Disney World, it wasn't in person. Instead, my family and I watched her on the Travel Channel special "Walt Disney World Holidays with Samantha Brown" that aired in the early 2000s. Will-Browne discusses the resort's famous hanging poinsettia balls with host Brown, and they joke about the pronunciation of "poinsettia."
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Epcot introduces new foods to celebrate the holidays at Walt Disney World

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The holidays at this time of year mean a lot different things, but good food usually is at the top of most everyone's list. One park at Walt Disney World certainly is enhancing that aspect of the season this year. Long known for its culinary diversity, Epcot has added yet another way to experience the food and beverages that are native to the 11 countries represented in its World Showcase. And new this year is a collection of edible items for the holidays.
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Celebrate the Holidays with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

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Visitors will enjoy tree-lighting ceremonies, dessert decorations, elves tucking kids into bed and more LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – To kick off the holiday season, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is offering a variety of festive events and activities throughout December with two special guest hosts. Like many other holiday travelers, Santa … Continue reading "Celebrate the Holidays with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel"
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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Conclusion

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Going to Walt Disney World, during the holidays, is a great idea, if you are prepared for the large crowds. During this time, busses can get very crowded before parks open, after special events like parades and fireworks, and at closing. This means there is usually many left standing on the bus rides. Most days, … Continue reading "Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Conclusion"
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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom

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The Magic Kingdom, for many, is the focal point of Walt Disney World. However, this is where my blog ends on how the parks celebrate the holidays. Before you even step within the Magic Kingdom, you will see the front area decorated, and giving a taste of what’s inside. Having gone last year, it seems … Continue reading "Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom"
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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Epcot

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Like the other parks, Epcot has its own unique large Christmas tree. However, when you enter the park, you don’t notice anything holiday related, until you reach the World Showcase. Then, hold on to your Mickey Santa hat, because there are Santas everywhere! Each country has at least one special live presentation, done throughout the … Continue reading "Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Epcot"
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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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During the holiday season, the Studios is transformed to a Winter Wonderland. Before the entrance way, you will see their huge Christmas tree, decorated with scenes from Disney’s animations. Not only is this tree decorated with familiar faces, but all around the base are figures and even enlarged movie reels showing scenes from some of … Continue reading "Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom

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As soon as you reach the Animal Kingdom entrance, you see a huge Christmas tree decorated with what else? Animals! It’s simply beautiful, and in some ways, it resembles the one in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, though any similar ornaments are remarkably bigger. Within the park itself, you won’t see much changed for the holidays, … Continue reading "Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Animal Kingdom"
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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Resorts Part 2

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Now, on to the Wilderness Lodge. Their tree has more wilderness and American-Indian inspired ornaments, like tee-pees: They also have the added bonus of visits with Santa at this resort! Over at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, designed by the same person who created the Wilderness Lodge, they’re decorations are just as beautiful. At this resort, … Continue reading "Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Resorts Part 2"
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