• On Apr 6, 2017
    Holly from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Attending for the first time this December for two weeks. Should I attend the Christmas Party on my date of arrival or wait until later so I can experience Magic Kingdom in full for the first time?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Holly! I’m glad you stopped by with your question! 

    I’m so thrilled to hear you are visiting the most magical place on earth during the most magical time of the year! The Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort are a truly wonderful time to visit. With so many special events and activities to see and do, plus the parks are so beautifully decorated for the celebration, it’s my absolute favorite time to visit. 

    Holly, visiting Magic Kingdom on a day when Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is scheduled is always a great idea! Many guests that are not attending the party will choose to visit a different park because it will close early to the general public, which means the crowds are usually very light. One thing to consider is the possibility of any unexpected travel hiccups. Personally, I would probably leave visiting the park for later during my stay, just in case. I wouldn’t want to begin the vacation worried or rushing. You could choose to explore your resort hotel upon arrival. If you’re staying on property, you’ll want to check it out! The unique details, fun and beautiful grounds in all the resort hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort are worthy of exploring!

    Ultimately, you are going to have a magical time from the moment you arrive! I hope you have scheduled in some time to visit Epcot. Holiday’s around the World at Epcot, with experiences like the Candlelight Processional, among many other wonderful special holiday offerings, are breathtaking and not to be missed. 

    Have a pixie-dust filled day! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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