It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the ONLY time of year that my family gets to experience a very special Walt Disney World inspired Holiday tradition. During our daughter’s first visit to Walt Disney World, we bought a Christmas ornament to commemorate the special occasion. Since then, we’ve picked up an ornament during our trips to add to our tree each Holiday Season.
Every major merchandise location at Walt Disney World Resort carries Christmas ornaments year round. Ornaments can even be found in the gift shops at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. The larger retail locations such as The Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park, Mouse Gear at Epcot and World of Disney at Disney Springs carry a wide variety of ornaments.
Our favorite spot to pick up an ornament is Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe at Magic Kingdom Park. As the name suggests, the location carries only Christmas items. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 100 degree day in the middle of July, when you enter this shop, you immediately feel the Christmas spirit! In addition to ornaments, Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe carries many other holiday decor items such as tree skirts, stockings, and home decorations. Personalization of items bought at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe is also available.
There is a place in Magic Kingdom Park that carries some very special ornaments. Crystal Arts, located on Main Street, U.S.A., carries crystal and hand-crafted glass gifts. In the back of the store there is a display of glass ornaments that have been created on site by an artisan glass maker. These ornaments are truly one-of-a-kind! You might even get to see the glass maker create your ornament before your eyes if you arrive while he is working. I can’t wait to add one of those ornaments to our collection once my daughters are old enough to put breakable objects back on the tree.
Distracted Tip: Worried about carrying breakable ornaments around all day? After purchasing your items, you can request that your items be delivered to a designated location in the front of the park where you can pick them up on your way out. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort location, you can request for your item to be delivered to the front desk of your resort.
The Holidays are all about family traditions, and this is one of my favorites. Seeing our Disney ornaments on the tree is always a great reflection of the wonderful memories my family has made at Walt Disney World.