• On May 26, 2019
    Kerry from NH 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.

    Hello we are going to Disney World Nov14-22 we are a big group of 14. what is it like this time of year? busy? Christmas décor is up? what resorts are decorated the best? can we just go to see it all? we are staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort

    Hi Kerry!  So nice to see you here at the Moms Panel again!

    I think you have chosen a "most wonderful time of the year" to visit Walt Disney World Resort.  The weather is generally pleasant, and since most schools are in session at that time it should not be as busy as holiday weeks.  That being said, I always assume it will be extremely busy when I visit.  That way I'm prepared to expect crowds, and if it happens to be less busy, I can be pleasantly surprised!

    Holiday decorations will start going up at the beginning of November, so I would expect the parks and Resort Hotels to pretty much be fully decorated by the time of your visit.  The decorations are themed to each particular Resort Hotel or Theme Park area.  I had the opportunity to visit Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort last November, and was so impressed with the tropical Christmas decor.  I had never before seen poinsettias in those colors!

    Every Resort Hotel will have it's own unique holiday decor.  Listen closely to the music you'll hear playing - it is also themed!  At your Resort, you'll hear Christmas carols with a Calypso twist.  It is this attention to detail that keeps me coming back to visit Walt Disney World again and again.  You are welcome to visit any of the Resort Hotels to take in their special holiday ambiance.  Keep in mind that at some times of the year, parking is restricted to registered Guests of that Resort Hotel and those with dining or activity reservations.  I recommend planning to use Disney's complimentary resort transportation to visit other Resorts.  While every Resort Hotel will have amazing decorations, I would say you'll find the best of the best at Disney's Deluxe Resort Hotels.  Among my favorites are Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  The Gingerbread House here is always a must-see, and the entire lobby smells like gingerbread!

    I hope that helps!  Feel free to visit us again anytime if you have additional questions.  Enjoy your stay!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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