Mom And Son Safari
  • On Sep 6, 2008
    Fiona from St. George 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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    Hoping to visit in 2009 as a group (kids 2 to 6 yrs) & I would appreciate advice on our choices: Contemporary vs Wilderness? Mid-Oct vs early-Dec? If Dec, when are Christmas decorations up? T/port - are buses a major disadvantage compared to monora

    While October is fun to visit and see all the fall decorations and have a chance to be part of the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom, for me it still doesn't compare with visiting in December.  By Thanksgiving, WDW has transformed itself into an even more incredibly magical area and is hands-down my favorite time to visit, even with the enormous crowds of visiting in later December.  However, if you can go in early December, the crowds will be light.

    And one of the best features of a holiday visit is the resorts, one of which is the Wilderness Lodge.  It has a lobby that is many stories tall, and the Christmas tree the resort has is truly jaw-dropping.  We've celebrated many Christmases at the resort, and I think it is the perfect Christmas resort with its North Woods feel and coziness and charm.  In the evenings, there is something wonderful about cuddling up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the lobby's fireplace.  (PS The Grand Floridian is a must-see, too, over the holidays).  For me being immersed in the holiday decorations makes up for losing the convenience of the monorail.  Getting to the Magic Kingdom will take longer, but not significant enough for me to give up the holiday decorations.  
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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