• On Apr 7, 2017
    Michael from NY 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're going to Disney World Dec 23-29, our family's first Christmas in Disney. MVMCP ends the day before we get there. Anything special in the parks that happen during our trip? We're hoping for Christmas parades or fireworks.

    Hi Michael,

    How wonderful to know you are planning a Christmas vacation. There is nothing more magical than the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort, and it is my family's favorite time of the year to visit.

    Sure, it is the busiest time of the year to visit, but with a little bit of planning you can make the best of it. First, you should know that the whole Resort dresses up to the occasion, with decorations and incredible displays of Christmas Trees. You should take time and visit some of the Resort hotels to view the amazing Gingerbread Houses.

    Epcot celebrates Holidays Around the World with Candlelight Processional, a beautiful choral experience not to be missed, and a special holiday version of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. And Disney Springs brings you seasonal shopping and dining, and you can even meet Santa. At this time, we do not know what Mickey has in store for Magic Kingdom Park, however in years past there has been special holiday editions of fireworks and parades until the end of the year.

    One last tip: remember to book all your dining reservations early. You can do it up to 180 days in advance, at the Walt Disney World restaurants and reservations page. Happy Holidays!

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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