Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Nov 4, 2023
    Amanda from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be attending Disney world dec 26-30. Any special events during that time or early park events or late night events? We will be missing the merry Christmas party by a few days😢.

    Hiya, Amanda! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for stopping by with such a great question. I am so excited to chat Disney with a fellow Louisianian!

    I can't imagine a better way to celebrate the end of a great year and the beginning of an even better one than with a magical Walt Disney World Resort adventure. The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most wonderful time of the year just cannot be beaten. Can't attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries." There is still an endless list of unforgettable events, attractions, entertainment and magic to be had. Now, let's get this planning party started!

    One of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season is at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, which will take place during your visit and wrap up on December 30, 2023. Enjoy festive food at the many Holiday Kitchens, catch fantastic holiday entertainment, hear stories of how the holidays are celebrated around the world, and listen to the story of Christmas told by a celebrity narrator and the beautiful sounds of a choir at the Candlelight Processional. To ensure a spot at this awe-inspiring and popular show, I recommend booking one of the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages for a delicious meal and premium viewing. And the best part? Access to this festive festival is included with your EPCOT theme park ticket and reservation! 

    If you are staying at one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, you will be able to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests and enter any of the theme parks 30 minutes early every day, and if you're staying at one of the Disney Deluxe Resort hotels, you will have access to the exclusive Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. During your stay, Extended Evening Hours are offered at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park on December 28th. More nighttime magic makes for sweet Disney dreams!

    To add even more fun and magic to your adventure, I recommend checking out the Enchanting Extras Collection. My family and I love adding a tour, dessert party or special event to each Walt Disney World vacation to add a little extra pixie dust to each trip. It's such a fun way to create even more magical memories together.

    I hope this helps, Amanda, and I hope you have an unforgettable holiday season and visit! Please stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    Stay merry and bright,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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