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  • On Jul 17, 2014
    Lisa from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to Disney Dec 16th to the 22nd and were wondering what The crowds were like. Also is the very merry Christmas worth the money? We have an 11 and 12 year old girls.

    Hi, Lisa!

    I'm glad to hear you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays. The seasonal decorations, events, merchandise, attractions and food items make The Most Magical Place on Earth even more delightful! 

    While theme park crowd levels will likely be high the week leading up to Christmas, don’t let your excitement be lessened! Park hours will be long and the entertainment schedule will be bustling, so you should have lots of opportunities to experience the “must-dos” on your list. Be sure to utilize Disney’s FastPass+ service when available to optimize your time, and check out the online attractions and entertainment list in advance so you can pick out your family’s go-to attractions and shows for each park. If you haven’t already, I also suggest making dining reservations now for any table-service meals you might like to enjoy during your stay.

    I’m glad you’re thinking of attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party during your visit. I really enjoy the special festivities that are exclusive to party evenings, like Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks show, and snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.! In addition to the special entertainment that you can only see at the party, you and your daughters will be able to explore the park and experience attractions with other party ticketholders while it is closed to the public. 

    I hope this helps, Lisa, and that you have a wonderfully pixie-dusted visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Please write back with more questions as you continue to plan your holiday vacation!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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