• On Feb 8, 2015
    Isabelle from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms! Im planning a vacation for xmas 2015 with my family (2ad + 2kids 1 and 9) we've been to disney before but never for that holiday. We want to live a magical xmas. Whats the park to be in and the restaurant to be on dec. 24 and 25 ? thanks so much!

    Bonjour Isabelle,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The Holidays truly are the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Walt Disney World Resort!

    That being said, the week in-between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day is usually one of the busiest periods, with peak crowds everywhere, all week long. For that reason, I would definitely recommend staying in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during your upcoming vacation, if only to avoid full parking lots and to ensure that you’re able to benefit from Extra Magic Hours at the Theme Parks.

    I find that Epcot is the best at absorbing larger crowds and so I would recommend visiting it on Christmas Day. No matter what, when you do visit a Theme Park during that week, make sure to get there early and make good use of your Fastpass+ selections! 

    Another Magical thing to do during the Holidays is to visit some of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels during your Christmas Week vacation. The Holiday Displays at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are some of my favourite Holiday highlights. Keep an eye on the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort page for details about special events during the 2015 Holiday Season. 

    For more information about potential crowd levels during your visit, the team that writes the “Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World” has a subscription-based website, I find that this site has some of the best and most accurate predictions about crowd levels at the Walt Disney World Resort, throughout the year.

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions.

    Have fun planning and have a Magical Day!

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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