• On Aug 2, 2012
    Kitzze from IL 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.

    what is the difference between going Nov. 19-25 2013 or Dec. 26th-31st 2013 as far as holiday decorations and events? We are trying to decide when to go and while crowds are a factor the biggest factor is what makes it holiday magic.

    Hi Kitzze!

    This is a great question.  The biggest difference is Holiday Around the World at Epcot and the Candlelight Processional, also at Epcot, won't start until the lat couple of days of your trip if you go in November.  Thus you will want to save Epcot for the end of your trip if you go then.  However, if you go in November, you could go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom on select nights. 

    If you go in December, you can do everything except for the Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom.  However, the parade and fireworks shown during that party will be available to all guests in the Magic Kingdom that week.

    Generally speaking, crowds will be higher in December than in November so you should consider that as well.  However, with a good touring plan, you should be fine either way.  My favorite touring plans come from the independent site  Their recommendation are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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