• On Oct 9, 2018
    Em from Grand Cayman Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Good afternoon, We are suprising our children , 9 and 11 with a trip to Disney this Christmas. Our reservations are from the 23rd of December until the 30th. We would love any ideas or tips to make this Disney Christmas vacation even more magical. Thanks

    Hi Em,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I have my own special happy dance for surprise trips to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am delighted to hear that you have a resort hotel reservation. I do hope this is a vacation package that includes the resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. The holiday season is such a beautiful time of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. My two favorite must-do's are Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and The Candlelight Processional. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate, ticketed event. Although the Candlelight Processional is included with park admission to Epcot, I do suggest that you do a dining package to get reserved seating for the show.

    The energy during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is just delightful. The characters are dressed in their festive best and the treats are delicious. During The Candlelight Processional, a celebrity narrator shares the Christmas story of hope and joy. The music is outstanding and reminds me that the true beauty of the season is in our kindness to one another.

    Em, since the holidays are such a busy season, I must stress to you to make advanced dining reservations. If you cannot find availability for certain restaurants, just keep checking. Cancellations do happen. Also, be sure to make your Fast Pass+ selections - this will save you wait time in lines!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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