This past weekend after stuffing myself full of turkey, cranberry sauce and pie, I decided to put up my Christmas tree. It’s nothing spectacular, just your typical out-of-the-box pre-lit tree. But I found two trees from past holiday seasons here at the Walt Disney World Resort that truly are sights to be seen.
This photograph from 1992 shows the towering poinsettia tree from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa created out of maroon, white and pink poinsettias in the lobby. Glowing candles and cherubs adorn the poinsettias swirl pattern throughout.
But if you thought that was fantastic, I hope you’re sitting down. Look just beyond Mickey and Minnie at the green “contemporary” delight rising from the ground up on the Grand Canyon Concourse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort back in 1989.
It’s amazing. And while I don’t have a full-length color picture to show you of this one-of-a-kind tree, I do have this photo from 1971 which at least let’s you see the star atop.
Now I’m rethinking my tree at home. I wonder if they still sell that green tinsel…