PHOTO REPORT: Disney Springs 12/18/19 (Long Lines for Santa, “One Day at Disney” Tote Bag, West Side Construction, and More)

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Welcome to a busy day here at Disney Springs. The crowds are here bright and early to get all their holiday shopping done, so it’s a bit of a mess to navigate the stores. Let’s get going.

The lines for Santa at the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail were ridiculous. The line wrapped from the entrance of the trail all the way down to the exit of the trail. These guests were waiting to put their names on the virtual queue for Santa before the trail opened for the day. We hope you’ve been nice, if you wait that long!

15 minutes after the trail opened, an 180-minute wait was posted for Santa.

Inside World of Disney, estimated wait time signs have been set up near the entrance of the queue for the register. The stores are very crowded this time of year, and many of the lines to pay are very long. We’re not sure how accurate this is, but it sure feels longer than 5 minutes when the store is crowded and the lines are long.

If you purchase the “One Day at Disney: Meet the People Who Make the Magic” book, you’ll receive this complimentary tote bag at The Art of Disney.

WonderGround Gallery has a new notecard set that would be great for sending holiday greetings to your friends and family. This set is $24.99 and includes eight cards and envelopes.

The musical nutcracker statue for “it’s a small world” has been repackaged. It’s available at Disney’s Days of Christmas for $99.99.

Starbucks always has fun seasonal specials.

One side of City Works Eatery & Pour House has a sign installed on the side. The other side does not have one yet.

Just a quick look at the future site of Beatrix.

The stairs at Cirque du Soleil are looking good. The bathrooms are currently closed, though. Construction walls have gone up completely around this part of the building.

If you still have shopping to do, make sure you get out to Disney Springs early. Thanks for following us. We’ll see you again real soon!