• On Dec 7, 2018
    Julia from MS 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! We are headed to WDW in one week. My children want to see Santa while we are there. Where is Santa in WDW?

    Hi there, Julia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so glad to hear you’re planning a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth this holiday season. It’s my favorite time of year to visit, and I know your family will love every pixie-dusted minute too! There will be lots of holiday-themed decor, attractions, food and entertainment for you all to enjoy.

    I have good news for you and your little ones. There are opportunities to meet Santa Claus throughout the Walt Disney World Resort! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Jolly Old St. Nick greets girls and boys near Sunset Boulevard amid a festively decorated setting. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays brings visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus to the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. However, my favorite place to take little ones to meet Santa might be the Christmas Tree Trail cottage at the Disney Springs Marketplace. All you have to do is check in at the podium and provide your mobile phone number to one of Santa’s helpers. Then you’re free to shop, eat and enjoy the Marketplace until you get a text message that it’s time to return to Santa’s Chalet and take your place in line! Keep in mind that if you have a Memory Maker package, your Disney PhotoPass photos with Santa are included.

    I hope this helps, Julia, and that your holiday vacation is practically perfect in every way! Please send more questions as you put the finishing touches on your trip. 

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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