Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 11, 2009
    Jeffrey from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, How is everyone? Thanks for all the info, We are visiting Walt Disney World at Christmas this year and we were wondering how early do we need to be at the parks on Christmas or New Years to make sure we get in? we are staying off property. Thanks

    Hi, Jeffrey!  If it's at all possible, I'd be there at park opening if you could.  While I don't know how busy it will be this year, in years past, both days have seen large crowds and parks closed due to being filled to capacity at least for part of the day.

    I would say if the park opens at 9 o'clock, you might want to be in the parking lot by 8:30.  That will at least guarantee that you are where you need to be when the park opens. 

    Don't despair if you can't get into one park.  Among the four theme parks, I have never known all of them to fill to capacity, so there will always be somewhere else to go. 

    Have a wonderful holiday visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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