Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 20, 2015
    Natalie from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family will be attending staying at WDW 12/21-12/26. We have our 5 day park pass but chose not to purchase the park hopper. Any suggestions on the best days to visit which park so I can make dinner & FP reservations for Christmas Eve and Day.

    Hi Natalie,

    Greetings from the Show Me State.  Your trip is about a month away and since you're visiting during one of the very busiest times of the year, you'll need to make some Advanced Dining Reservations and Fast Passes, pronto, if you'd like to avoid some of the long lines, and have a place to enjoy a Christmas meal. If you have not already downloaded the My Disney Experience App for your mobile phone, please do so. You'll have a wealth of information at your fingertips including park hours, fast pass availability and open dining reservations. Crowd levels during this five day time frame will be at a nine out of ten based on a calendar at touring  It really does not matter which park you choose to visit on any given day as most of them will be extremely busy. Disney's Animal Kingdom appears to be the least busy on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so you may want to head over there.  If you have your heart set on spending Christmas Day at the Magic Kingdom, be sure to arrive early in the day as the park has been known to close the gates when crowds reach capacity.  

    Wishing you and your family the merriest of holidays and best wishes for a Happy New Year.  

    Be Magical,

    Leanne T.
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Meet the Panelist: Leanne, Missouri

Walt Disney captured my heart as a little girl and has not let go since. As a parent and grandparent, I have been to the Walt Disney World Resort with children of all ages, and also as empty nesters. I would like to share my years of experience so that you are able to start your own tradition of Walt Disney World memories, just as I have. Learn More About Leanne

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