Christmas at resorts
  • On Dec 20, 2023
    Andrea from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be there December 2024. Can you still resort hop for free to see the different holiday decorations?

    Hi, Andrea!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    The holiday season is such a magical time to visit Walt Disney World Resort, so I'm excited to hear you're planning a trip for next December!  Many of my favorite holiday offerings such as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, and the Merry Menagerie, can be found at the theme parks.  However, you can experience the beauty of the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort before you even enter the parks.

    The Disney Resorts Collection Hotels are all decked out in holiday splendor, and Guests are welcome to visit the various resort hotels to take it all in.  I love how each resort hotel's holiday decor captures the unique theming of that particular property. 

    One of my favorite resort hotels to visit during the Yuletide season is Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  The lobby has such a cozy, homey feeling, and the Christmas tree is breathtakingly beautiful.  I also love visiting Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa during the holiday season.  This resort hotel's lobby is stunning any time of the year, but the gorgeous Christmas tree and the life-sized gingerbread house make visiting Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa a holiday season must-do.

    Please keep in mind that parking at the Disney Resorts Collection Hotels is reserved for Guests staying at that particular resort hotel and Guests who have a dining reservation at one of the restaurants located at that resort hotel.  However, you are more than welcome to use Walt Disney World Resort's complimentary transportation system if you'd like to visit the various resort hotels to see the holiday decorations.  In my experience, I have also traveled to several resort hotels using a ride-share service.  However, permitting ride-share drop-offs is at the discretion of the guards at each resort hotel's parking lot gates.  

    As you plan for your trip next year, please feel free to come back to planDisney with any additional questions that you might have.  We'd love to help you have a happy holiday season and a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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