• On Aug 14, 2017
    Kayley from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How about Christmastime? We are going for make a Wish, December 14-20, any suggestions? We ARE attending the Christmas party! I'll take all the tips I can get with 5 boys from 3 to 9!

    Hi, Kayley! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The holiday season is the most magical of all times at Walt Disney World Resort! I am so happy to hear that you are planning on attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! I have a few tips for you to make the most of the party:

    -Concentrate on the special events that ONLY happen during the party such as Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and the special hollywood fireworks. Make sure to get FastPass+ Reservations for your other times in Magic Kingdom Park.

    -I prefer NOT to make Advanced Dining Reservations during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and instead use the entire party time to enjoy the offerings. Did you know that there are special complimentary treats available during the party such as cookies? Yum!

    As for the rest of your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, if you are planning any Table Service meals, ensure that you have made your Advanced Dining Reservations as Disney Restaurants do tend to fill-up quickly. You can do these up to 180 days before your arrival. Also, as long as you have made your FastPass+ Reservations (up to 60 days in advance when staying at a Disney Resort hotel), you shouldn’t worry about waiting in long lines for your top attractions!

    With the ages of the children, might I suggest a visit to The Pirates League in Magic Kingdom Park? There they can be transformed into pirates! My girls just LOVED this experience!

    Finally, I suggest a visit to Epcot to view Holidays Around the World and perhaps even take part in a Candlelight Processional dining package? It really is a beautiful way to spend an evening.

    I hope my answer helps your family plan your magical vacation and please come and visit us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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