• On Jun 1, 2018
    Elizabeth from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, We are traveling to Disney for Christmas this year and I had a few questions. Are all the parks open on Christmas day? We are thinking of doing the candlelight processional, do you have a restaurant suggestion. Any other must do's for kids?

    Hi, Elizabeth! It's the most wonderful time of the year to visit Walt Disney World in my opinion, and it's a must do for my family every year. 

    You can enjoy your day in any of the Walt Disney World theme parks on Christmas day. All four parks are open, and will be bustling with holiday visitors. I always recommend that wherever you plan to do dinner that evening, be in that park at rope drop in the morning. Do as many attractions as you can early in the day, then plan your FastPass+ selections for later in the day. 

    The best part of Christmas for me is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. This classic retelling of the story of the Nativity is accompanied by an amazing orchestra and incredible choir. It's just so moving and beautiful, I always keep a tissue handy! The dining package is a must during the holidays if you want to guarantee a seat in the theater. I think choosing a restaurant is really up to what you'd like to eat, but my family loves the holiday atmosphere at the Biergarten Restaurant. This is an all you care to eat buffet, featuring German favorites, but the oompah band usually does a special holiday performance. It's casual and fun, with great food.

    Don't miss the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays with the kids. It's so great to have them hear the stories of holiday traditions around the world.

    Enjoy your visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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