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  • On Mar 27, 2023
    Anne marie from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Family trip with 4 adults 2kids for 45th anniversary between Halloween and Christmas set up. We are thinking Oct 29 -Nov 5 should cover both? Also,would like to know more about dining packages and what they include

    Well hello there Anne Marie, I'd like to wish you a very warm Canadian welcome to planDisney!

    From one Ontarian to another, I think there's no better way to spend some of the coldest days of the year as you look forward to spring and dream of the warm weather that awaits in Florida on your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit. I'd also like to say Congratulations on celebrating 45 years of your Happily Ever After, especially as the Walt Disney Company celebrates its own 100-Year milestone across the Theme Parks.

    I'm glad that you asked this question because it's one of my top Princely Picks, Tips and Tricks when deciding the time of year to make an extended visit; you're essentially getting two different holidays for the price of one and it was simply mind-blowing how quickly the Cast Members transformed all of the decor - quite literally overnight. From pumpkins to poinsettias, trick-or-treating to tinsel, it really is great to be able to visit Magic Kingdom Park at the start of your vacation week and once again at the very end to experience the dramatic changes all around you; it's almost like experiencing The Nightmare Before Christmas unfold before your eyes! This past year we planned around attending both Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye on availability for these particular separately-purchased evening events because a lot of fellow holiday fans will be looking to claim their tickets for the chance to have a coveted double-holiday celebration during their visit. In our experience, the Theme Parks seemed significantly more and more packed full of guests as Halloween approached while the crowds seemed to dissipate slightly in the first week of November. (We also had a week with a lot of wet weather and a slight hurricane hiccup, so prepare for everything as much as possible before you make the trek down!)

    Now I also have to let you know that at this time, Disney Dining Plans are still not back yet after they were temporarily unavailable to purchase a few years ago. This was a feature that we absolutely loved to add onto our existing stay that allowed us to pre-pay for our meals and came with different tiers depending on how we wanted to spread our time across the vast variety of Dining locations at Walt Disney World Resort. I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for official updates on its return and whether it may be in a new format, which may hopefully be on the horizon!

    Please come back to planDisney again soon to ask me any more questions ahead of your trip down with the family - I love helping fellow Canadians and providing my personal Tips and Tricks along the way!

    Wishing you have the happiest of double-holidays Anne Marie, and an awesome Anniversary Adventure!
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