Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 2, 2012
    Angie from Dominican Republic Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I´ll be in Orlando from 12/20 to 1/16 with kids 11 n 7 visiting my parents. Planning on visiting the parks a few days. Which days are the best to go and enjoy the Christmas decorations and parades without the crowds? We´re not going to MVM

    Hi Angie,

    The Disney theme parks and resorts are simply gorgeous during the holidays!  I'm so pleased to hear that you are planning to visit at that time.

    I suggest that you pick a day between Christmas and New Year's Day to drive over to visit the Disney resorts.  Consider making a dining reservation at one of the resorts on the monorail line by calling (407) WDW-DINE.  1900 Park Fare, 'Ohana, and the Kona Cafe are all good choices.  Then, after your meal, board the monorail and visit the three Disney resorts along the monorail line to see the spectacular holiday decorations there.  You won't believe the amazing life-size gingerbread house in the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort!  After you visit the resorts along the monorail, head back to your car and drive over to Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  Prepare yourself to be awestruck by the decorations in the lobby there.

    Then, between January 2nd and 5th, I'd plan to go back to Walt Disney World and visit the theme parks.  That way you'll still be able to enjoy the holiday decorations without having to deal with the large crowds that will likely populate the parks between Christmas and New Year's Day.  I don't recommend visiting much after the 5th, though, because the holiday decorations could easily disappear as that first week of January comes to an end.

    Wishing you many magical memories during your upcoming trip!

thumbnail image for Jill

Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.