There is no time to waste. As soon as the decorations are taken down at the end of the season, the elves begin repairing, replacing and refurbishing each ornament, tree, wreath, light, ribbon and bow. When finished, trees and wreaths are placed on pallets, wrapped in plastic and stored in a climate-controlled warehouse.
While I have trouble decorating one tree every holiday, can you believe that there are more than 1,500 decorated trees throughout the Disney World property? Every theme park and resort has a themed tree — one Christmas tree in the Magic Kingdom has a base that is 26 feet wide and a 70-foot-tall tree takes center stage in Disney's Contemporary Resort entrance lobby — and each has a life-span of about five to seven years on a rotating basis. That means special creative elves are constantly working on new designs. Once those storyboards are approved, production begins, with every ornament and every bow made and placed by hand.