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  • On Dec 11, 2018
    Ganesh from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be at Disney parks-Orlando from Dec 21-Dec 24. Can you recommend must do things/parks to visit? I heard Christmas lighting is very excellent in that time period. My daughter is 6 yr old and she loves princess themes.

    Hi Ganesh,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am excited to hear that you will get to experience the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Two of my favorite experiences are Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and The Candlelight Processional. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special ticketed event. The characters are dressed in their festive best, treats are crazy good and the entertainment brings out our best dance moves! One of my all-time favorite activities during the party is Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade. I like to secure a viewing spot within view of Cinderella Castle. The castle lights are simply stunning. Although The Candlelight Processional is included in theme park admission to Epcot, we prefer to do one of the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages so that we guarantee our access to a reserved seating area.

    Ganesh, at this time of year, I would definitely visit Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you could also experience Sunset Seasons Greetings and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Given the intensity of the crowds, I strongly suggest that you take advantage of Fast Pass+ selections and advanced dining reservations (especially for princess character meals). My girls love Cinderella's Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare. If you do not have theme park tickets already, go ahead and buy them and then link them to your My Disney Experience Account so that you can make some Fast Pass+ selections prior to entering the parks!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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