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  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Mindy 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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    Hi! We are coming to WDW and will be there over New Year's. What are some ideas to celebrate the evening? I have a 6 year old daughter. All 3 of us want to have a blast! Thanks so much!

    I don't think you'll have to worry too much about having a blast at Walt Disney World, Mindy; that's their specialty!  What I would advise you to do, though, is think twice about spending the holiday evening inside one of the theme parks.  The week between Christmas and New Years is a very popular time to visit and parks are known to close for capacity.  Being sandwiched between all those people isn't my idea of a good time!  I would recommend maybe having fun from afar.  You might consider spending the day at Downtown Disney.  Options for fun there are plentiful and include a movie theater, indoor interactive theme park, and lots of shops and restaurants.  Come evening time, you might head over to Disney's BoardWalk for dinner and a spin on a surrey bike.  They have free entertainment there as well.  Or--to plus up the festivities--you might opt for a character meal instead or a visit to the fabulous Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.  If you went that route, you could follow dinner with a sleigh ride through Fort Wilderness to get a glimpse of the elaborate holiday light displays the campers put up (call 407-WDW-PLAY for more information).  To cap off the day, grab a spot on the beach at Disney's Polynesian resort for prime (crowd-free!) viewing of the special holiday fireworks show.  Heeding my advice might not put you in the center of the action in the parks, but I think it would make for a magical start to 2013!  I hope that helps.
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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