Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Holiday
  • On Dec 25, 2021
    Linda from NC Asked

    I'd like to plan a vacation for Christmas 2022.

    Hi Linda,

    It's so lovely to see you stopping by planDisney with a great question! I am always delighted to greet a fellow North Carolinian!

    My family loves visiting during The Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort and we just returned from another fabulous trip. You can certainly start planning now. If you have not done so already, review the options within the Disney Resorts Collection. For the holiday season, my family prefers to stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The decorations are gorgeous! We also love having access to Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation and being able to walk to Magic Kingdom from this resort hotel.

    Once you know which resort hotels might be best for you and any family or friends traveling with you, do some comparison pricing for vacation packages. When selecting a vacation package, you will also have to choose the type of theme park ticket and number of theme park ticket days. My family has done Standard 1 Park Per Day tickets and Tickets with the Park Hopper® Option. If you have little ones with you, the Standard 1 Park Per Day tickets should work. Once our girls got older, it was much easier to park hop!

    Once you book your vacation package, make sure you have a My Disney Experience account. After you receive the email with your vacation package confirmation number, you need to link that confirmation number to your My Disney Experience account. To do so, just log into your account, go to My Plans, click on Add More Plans, and then select Link Reservations and Purchases.

    Once your vacation package is linked, you need to make Disney Park Pass system reservations for each day that you have valid theme park admission. Although you are planning early, I do stress that you need to make those park pass reservations! During our visit, there was one day when there was no park pass availability for any park and other days when several parks had no additional park pass availability. 

    Once you start planning, I think you will get the hang of it! Make a note of the advanced dining reservation booking window. Currently, we can make dining reservations 60 days in advance. And, take a look at the Enchanting Extras Collection. Many experiences need to be booked in advance. We have young Jedi in our family who had to visit Savi's Workshop and Droid Depot. So, we booked those experiences 60-days in advance.

    Linda, the excellent news is that you are starting to plan early! Choose a resort hotel that has the amenities you prefer and fits within your budget. And then start thinking about other experiences you might enjoy. We cannot wait to welcome you to the magic!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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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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