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  • On Dec 18, 2012
    Fiona 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.

    We are going to Disney for the first time ever with our 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son on Christmas Eve. We are staying at All Star Movies. What would be the best itenirary? We are there for 5 nights. Should we stay away from MK on Christmas Day?

    Hi there, Fiona!

    As I'm sure you are aware, Christmas Week at Walt Disney World is rather busy; historically, it is one of the peak times of the Disney travel year.

    My recommendation is to check out the third-party site Using a combination of historical and realtime data, this site predicts crowd levels for the future, and offers wait times for the current day.

    Based on that site, I'm finding that most Parks are equally crowded during that week, the exception being Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    In fact, however, TouringPlans indicates that the peak park on Christmas Day is Epcot -- not Magic Kingdom! Looks like you might be able to give that Park a whirl.

    If you have a specific list of must-dos, please feel free to drop me a line. I would be happy to develop a more comprehensive list of suggestions for you.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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