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  • On Jan 9, 2012
    Carolyn from UK 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 are coming to Florida in December 2012 for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year, 4 adults and 2 children aged 15 and 10. We have never been before, what are the best parks to see for these age groups. Also is everything open on Christmas day & new

    Hi there Carolyn! Walt Disney World is always a magical place to visit year-round however, there is just something extra special about being there over the holidays!

    While plans for winter 2012 have yet to be officially released, check out this link to the Disney website for details on past 2011 offerings. This will give you some idea as to the unique events that are typically occurring during this time of year and help you determine what will most interest everyone in your travel party. Check back at this same Disney website link nearer to spring/ summer for current 2012 holiday planning information.

    On New Year's Eve, there are usually extended hours at all 4 Disney theme parks and special New Year’s Eve fireworks offerings. Special meals will likely be available at certain table-service restaurants on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. You can reserve holiday meals up to 180 days in advance online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463).

    An unofficial resource that may also help with your planning is www.allears.net and then search: Holiday Happenings at Walt Disney World.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions our way in the days leading up to your trip! May your Disney holiday vacation be practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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