Mickey dressed in holiday clothes in front of a Christmas tree.
  • On May 25, 2024
    Lisa 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.

    If you go to DW in December, are restaurants open Christmas Day? Are there only certain DW restaurants open on Christmas Day? As always, Thank you.

    Hey there, Lisa! It's great to have you back on planDisney! We're always so happy to hear from you, and I'm thrilled that you're planning to spend Christmas at The Most Magical Place on Earth. It's going to be the most amazing Christmas ever; I just know it!

    While we have yet to get the official dining hours (they're usually released sixty days in advance), most restaurants will be open as usual on Christmas Day. This includes places like Disney Springs, theme parks, Disney Resorts Collection hotel restaurants, and even water parks. If these spots are open, their restaurants will likely stick to their regular schedule so everyone can have a great time. Just remember, operating hours can change without notice, so it's a good idea to check the official Disney World website a couple of days before your trip to confirm the hours for all the places you're planning to visit.

    Christmas Day and New Year's Eve are two of the busiest days at all Disney World theme parks. To secure the dining experience you desire and avoid any potential disappointment, it's crucial to make advanced dining reservations as soon as your window opens. This is especially important if you have specific plans in mind. Disney Resorts Guests can book for their entire stay up to 10 days in advance when they reach the 60-day mark before their check-in date.

    And let's not forget the incredible convenience of the My Disney Experience app! It's not just a fantastic tool that provides you with interactive maps, real-time waiting times and even turn-by-turn directions; it's your ultimate time-saving solution during the bustling holiday season. Use it for Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering at quick-service locations, and you'll find yourself with more time to soak in the magic.

    I'm absolutely positive that you're going to have the time of your life, Lisa! And remember, if you have more questions, feel free to come back anytime. It's always a pleasure to help friends like you.

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Hello from Canada's capital, Ottawa! I'm a devoted husband and a proud father of two energetic boys originally hailing from vibrant Sao Paulo, Brazil. When I'm not working as a marketing director or training to get my pilot's license, I'm deep in plans for our next magical escapade to the Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Nilson

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