Walt Disney World Holiday decoration on Main Street
  • On Oct 29, 2022
    Ashleigh from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Heading to Disney World between Christmas and New Years. I'm nervous about the whole park reservation aspect. We have reservations to MK on the 31st. Does this mean that even if we leave mid-day we are guaranteed admission back into the park later?

    Hiya Ashleigh,

    Welcome back to planDisney. What a perfect way to ring in the new yEAR - with a trip to Walt Disney World Resort! The holidays are my absolute favorite time to visit as the theme parks and Disney Resorts Collection hotels are bursting with festive colors and decorations, and there are so many special events and entertainment to enjoy. It is truly the most wonderful time of the yEAR! 

    Luckily, the theme parks rarely reach capacity limitations however the holiday season is one of the few times of the year when capacity could be a concern. The good news is Guests residing at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel are given priority over Guests that are not staying onsite. Additionally, I spoke with a number of Cast Members who have advised, even if a theme park reaches capacity Guests with a valid theme park reservation are guaranteed re-entry should they choose to leave for part of the day. This means, you are able to head back to your resort and recharge at the pool, before returning to the theme park for your evening festivities.

    Bonus tip- be sure to plan some time to head over to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to visit the amazing life size gingerbread house. If I can help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Margaret 

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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