Art of Animation Christmas Tree at Walt Disney World

White Christmas Tree

Art of Animation Christmas Tree at Walt Disney World

Continuing the look back at last year’s Christmas visit to Walt Disney World, here is the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Art of Animation resort, which was where we stayed during that trip. Actually, this is more of a look at the whole lobby with the Christmas tree in the middle. I do have a closer photo of the tree itself, but it just is not quite as interesting as this. Here, you can see the entrance to the Ink & Paint Shop, which is the hotel’s gift shop. Because what is a Disney hotel without a gift shop. You can also see some of the artwork to the right that lines the wall opposite the check-in desks. And you can see the interesting chandelier above that features sketches from different Pixar and Disney movies signed by animators and voice artists.

And in the center of it all is the Christmas tree. Apparently, someone at the Art of Animation was dreaming of a white Christmas. But since they do not often get those in Florida, they settled for a white Christmas tree instead. Okay, so I do not know if that is really why they have a white Christmas tree. In fact, I doubt that is the real reason. The reason is probably something more along the lines of the tree resembling a blank sheet of paper that an artist would start with. Although that is just a guess as well.

I still do not know that I would want a white Christmas tree in our house, but it does look rather nice here, don’t you think?

White Christmas?

As is referenced above, everyone always talks about a white Christmas. There is even that famous song about it. Weather forecasters in many cities will give you the percent chance of a white Christmas this year. Most Christmas decorations include snowflakes. That other big Christmas song starts off with, “Dashing through the snow…”

Why is it that a white Christmas is so fascinating? We actually did have a white Christmas some years back, and it was not all that great. Our annual Christmas Day trip to Laura’s parents took us two and a half hours to get there, up from the regular one hour. And then we had to go back home when we were finished, too. It was definitely an adventure, and it maybe even seems a little more fun now than it did then, I suppose.

Maybe the reason everyone dreams of a white Christmas is that it looks nice in pictures. So if we ever get one again, maybe we should just take a picture and stay at home.

Interesting Thought

Oranges don’t grow on apple trees. Do not try to be something that you are not.

Bible Verse

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. - Philippians 4:8

About the photo

Not much to say here about this photo. Yes, I used the fisheye lens to get lots of the lobby area in the frame. Yes, I did some processing to make it look a little better. But no drastic processing, no multiple exposures, and nothing out of the ordinary. Just a nice, simple photo of a rather unusual Christmas tree. Sometimes simpler is better.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
Date: December 18, 2017
Location: Art of Animation Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida

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