Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 27, 2011
    Christa from WI 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.

    Coming in 12 days! I've read in some places to avoid the parks offering EMH--others say take advantage of them. This will be the only time I have my whole family there and am wondering if the parks come close to full capacity in December.

    Hi there, Christa!

    You've picked a great time to visit the World. Incredible decorations adorn every corner of the property, and the spirit of the holidays is in every song, treat, and smile.

    When you come, please be armed with the knowledge that the final two weeks of December are very busy in the Parks; in fact, the days between Christmas and New Year's Day are really the busiest of the year. It is not uncommon for the Magic Kingdom to reach 100% capacity (by fire code laws), and to be closed down to new Guests (particularly true on New Year's Eve).

    You'll want to prioritize your must-do's and must-see's, and try to ensure that you get a few done each day. Maybe have each member of your traveling party write out his/her top few "wishes," and draw each day's Park-specific itinerary from a hat (have a Magic Kingdom draw, an Epcot draw, and so on).

    As long as you understand in advance that you'll be sharing your wonderful trip with many of your new friends, you'll be fine; pack your sense of humor and spirit of fun, and enjoy the trip!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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