Cheers Sippin Gypsy Team Gin! This post comes to you while enjoying my Sippin Gypsy Holiday Sangria!!
I love the holidays! For me and my family the holiday season kicks off with autumn and Halloween and continues through to New Years!! I personally believe everything looks more magical with twinkling lights! Disney has always impressed me with their attention to detail, and at the holidays they seem to up the wow factor.
The Walt Disney World Resort begins to get very crowded the week of Christmas to New Years, so we try to visit in early December to really have time to enjoy the attractions. Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom each lights up with unique decorations that blend in with the ambiance and mood of that park. My favorite is to do the Festival of the Holidays around the world at EPCOT, The park offers unique tastes of holiday foods and beverages that are custom to the different countries around World Showcase. Since the sun sets earlier in the winter, its nice to get to the park in the late afternoon and take time sippin and strollin around the world.
My other favorite is the pure enchantment of Magic Kingdom at the holidays. The castle looks like a ice palace!! Magic Kingdom does not serve any cocktails, so my fellow gypsies and I enjoy riding the monorail to visit the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts and enjoying their holiday decorations while savoring cocktails after our evening at Magic Kingdom. If you plan it right, you can enjoy an evening at Magic Kingdom then head to the Polynesian or Grand Floridian Resorts for a cocktail and watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the viewing areas along the beach.
This year I really enjoyed doing my holiday shopping at Disney Springs. As you know, My Sippin Gypsy preference is a place I can sip and stroll. With great shops for everyone on my guest list it was very enjoyable to go for lunch, then grab a cocktail while finding unique gifts!
One important tip I want to pass on to you: layer, layer, layer. Orlando afternoons may still be warm and pleasant, but in December the temperatures can drop. Shivering and sippin is not a particularly enjoyable way to see the lights.
If you are venturing to Orlando during the holidays, I definitely recommend a visit to the parks. Depending on your family age ranges might determine which park you would find most enjoyable. Feel free to email me or comment below with questions when planning your Central Florida trip, I'd be happy to offer any tips or suggestions!