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  • On Nov 2, 2012
    Parichart from CA 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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    First time at DW, will stay at DW Dec.24-27, 2012. I purchased 4 days tickets with WP and fun options (planning to go to TL, BB, and two miniature golfs). However, I'd heard about the crowd during Christmas. How should I plan my days to avoid the crowd?

    Hi Parichart!  A December holiday vacation at Walt Disney World is full of fun but also crowds.  Your best bet is to avoid the Magic Kingdom on Christmas Day as that is usually a very busy day in that park. Your plan to hit both of the water parks is also ambitious while trying to experience all four main parks. Typhoon Lagoon is closed for refurbishment until early January when Blizzard Beach will then close for its yearly refurb. Weather will definitely play a big part in your water park day. December can be a cold month in Florida and although the middle of the days can be warmer the early mornings and late afternoons can be chilly especially if you are getting out of water and into the air.

    There is a mini golf course at Blizzard Beach so you can conquer two things basically in one place. The other mini course is close to Hollywood Studios so you can also do that park and take a break and enjoy mini golf just a short walk to the Swan and Dolphin resorts. You will certainly want to visit the Magic Kingdom as that is what Disney is all about....just not on the 25th!  That leaves Animal Kingdom park and Epcot and to do it all will be tough in four days. Look over the descriptions on the website, www.disneyworld.com. You can look at the attractions and if you have to choose one park over the other you can select which one that seems to have more things that interest you.

    My honest suggestion is to do only one mini golf and maybe not even do the water park especially if the weather is not warm. You can make those decision once you are closer to the date and you can see the long term forecast for Orlando.
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