• On May 19, 2021
    Elizabeth from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm booking a family trip Epcot Center on 12/22/21 and The Magic Kingdom on 12/23/21. Is there anything we should do outside of booking the hotel/ticket package through Disney? Wanted to make sure those standard tix are OK the week of X-mas too.

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Thank you for dropping by planDisney with a great question!

    Given that you are planning to visit during the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort, I highly recommend that you book a vacation package with a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and theme park tickets. With a vacation package, you can make advanced dining reservations for the length of your stay up to 10 days. 

    We visited last year the week leading up to Christmas. The dining reservations we had made our trip so much more manageable. We loved using Mobile Dine Check-in to check in for those reservations. We always select a few of our favorite restaurants and we try one or two new restaurants. We stayed at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It was gorgeously decorated and we loved the walking path to Magic Kingdom.

    If you do reserve a vacation package and only do two theme park days, you could spend a few days relaxing at the resort and/or shopping at Disney Springs. With the traffic at that time of year, we treasured also having access to Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation

    Once you book a vacation package or buy theme park tickets, be sure to link them to your My Disney Experience account. Once linked, you need to make Disney Park Pass system reservations for each guest in your party. If you decide later that you want to change those park pass reservations, always check the theme park reservation availability calendar prior to canceling any park pass reservations.

    Elizabeth, keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for holiday news. We are planning to visit again this year and are excited to see the holiday decorations. I trust your plans will come together and you will be in the midst of the magic soon!

    Magic and memories,

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