• On Nov 7, 2017
    Lisa from ON 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, My family will be staying at the Swan and we will be at the resort over Christmas. I am wondering what is the best way for us to spend Christmas Eve and Day. Should we spend both days at the Magic Kingdom? My children are aged 7 & 9. Thank you!

    Seasons Greetings, Lisa! And welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your children are such a magical age to visit Walt Disney World® Resort - it's the time in their lives where they really take it all in and will remember the special moments for a lifetime. 

    Magic Kingdom is definitely a must-do at their ages, but I also suggest spending a day at Epcot and allowing your Mousketeers to experience the magic and wonder of the International Festival of the Holidays. This unique yuletide celebration features international storytellers entertaining guests with tales of Christmas past from all around the world! Some of my family's favorites include:

    • The Père Noël in the France Pavilion
    • Helga in Germany tells a delightful story of the Nutcracker
    • Sing, dance, and celebrate Feliz Navidad with a mariachi band from Mexico

    They'll also be able to enjoy Epcot's Kidcot Fun Stops. Located all around Epcot, Kidcot Stops allow families to slow down a bit and take in the moment while keeping the children entertained with crafty activities. Collect all 11 Kidcot Stamps from each World Showcase Pavillon and they can earn a free souvenir. 

    Staying at the Swan Resort means you are just a walk, or ferry boat ride, away from Epcot's International Gateway Entrance. This means you'll have one morning where you won't have to get up quite as early. Magic Kingdom will likely reach capacity these days, so you'll need to arrive early and stay late - making a day at Epcot a welcome slow-down. 

    I hope my advice is helpful, Lisa! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions. The holidays at Walt Disney World® Resort are my favorite! 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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