• On Feb 12, 2018
    Stephanie from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be arriving on November 3rd for the week. When does Disney change decorations from Fall to Winter? Hoping we can see both! Are the Halloween or Christmas party ever on that week? Thanks so much!

    Hi Stephanie!

    Thanks for coming back to see us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. A few years ago, my family enjoyed an incredible vacation where we were able to enjoy both fall and the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. While plans for Halloween and Christmas haven't been announced for this year, I can give you some ideas about how you might get a taste of both holiday seasons during your magical vacation!

    We scheduled our trip so we arrived at Walt Disney World Resort a few days before Halloween and we stayed for 10 nights. We enjoyed Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party the day before Halloween, which allowed us to enjoy the incredible Halloween decorations at Magic Kingdom. Then on Halloween day, we enjoyed festive activities at our Disney Resort hotel and Disney Springs. At the end of our trip, we were able to catch the very first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, as well as enjoy the festivities of Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

    Keep in mind that every year, the party schedules change so you are not guaranteed that if you follow our itinerary you will be able to enjoy both parties. Also, while we were able to enjoy Christmas decorations at Magic Kingdom, not all of Walt Disney World Resort was decorated for the holidays by the end of the trip. Generally, the Disney Resort hotels are decorated a bit later, so you would probably not see things like the gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    An amazing Walt Disney World Resort vacation is truly the most amazing way to start your holiday season! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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