Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On May 9, 2024
    Joseph from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our family (My son, daughter in law, two grandsons, my husband, and myself) is planning a trip to Disney World next year, possibly Christmas. When do package prices become available for that time? Thank you very much for your help. WHO DAT!!!!!

    Who Dat, Joseph, and thanks for bringing your question to me here at planDisney! I always love chatting with my fellow Louisiana Disney-loving pals, and it sounds like you're looking to plan a jolly holiday visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in 2025, so let's talk about all the things to make your very merry dreams come true!

    As of today, there hasn't been an announcement for when bookings past October 2025 will become available. I know that's not the magical news you were hoping for, but looking back at booking windows for the past, traditionally bookings opened in late spring/early summer for the following calendar year, and the release of 2025 dates happened in February 2024. So it's possible that within the next month or two, Disney may follow this trend of early bookings and release the remaining calendar months, but we will just have to wait and see for now! Like Tiana, I'm wishing on an evening star that bookings will open soon so you can book your dates for your magical family vacation and start making all your plans! The best resource for up-to-date information about release dates and special events is the Disney Parks Blog, so definitely keep an eye on that page as you wait for further announcements about visiting in 2025!

    In the meantime, to help build the excitement for your visit, I'd love to share some of the things I'd recommend you check out when you arrive in 2025:
    • Tiana's Bayou Adventure is set to open this summer at Magic Kingdom Park! I'm sure you're as excited as I am to see how this attraction incorporates the magic of New Orleans with the magic of Disney! It's even be said to be a love letter to New Orleans, and I can't wait to travel down the bayou with some featured critter characters and feel the love for my hometown!
    • Starting in 2025, Disney has announced Free Disney Water Parks admission for Disney Resort hotel guests on their check-in day! This is a great way to splash into the fun of your vacation as soon as you arrive at no extra cost! Looking at the trends in the past few years, it's likely that Disney's Blizzard Beach would be open during your visit, which is conveniently located next door to Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf! My family loves the Winter Course, and since you'll be visiting during the holidays, it makes for a fun family outing and some cute photo opportunities too!
    • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is one of my favorite holiday events at Walt Disney World! The special ticketed event combines a special Christmas parade (I know you probably love a good parade, but don't expect them to throw you something, mister!), special ride overlays, and delicious food and beverage options to get you into the holiday spirit! Don't miss the Jingle Cruise!
    Joseph, I hope this helps and I hope you will see some news soon about booking your vacation! Feel free to come back and ask me anything else as you piece together the most magical adventure for your family! 

    Laissez les bon temps roulez,

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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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