• On May 16, 2018
    Carla from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m planning to Visit Disney World from December 7 to December 14. Is this a least busy time? What will the weather be like? Thanks Carla

    Hi Carla,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    A visit to Walt Disney World during Christmastime makes for some of the merriest magic of the whole year. I always feel it truly is the most wonderful time of year all throughout the theme parks, the Resort Hotels, and Disney Springs. Just thinking about all the holiday magic — the dazzling and sparking Cinderella Castle, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, and the Holiday Wishes fireworks spectacular — is enough to make me want to don my Mickey Christmas sweater and my Mickey Ears Santa Hat.

    Carla, I don't know if I can say for certain that your planned visit is during the least busy time as you asked, but I can share that I think it's a less busy time during the Christmas Season. You're visiting between the Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships, which will have just wrapped up, and the weeks closest to Christmas and New Year, which are certainly very popular and attract many more Guests.

    I can also share that I enjoyed Walt Disney World just around the same early December time last year with 10 very special friends. We took in all the Disney Christmas magic together and it was a most memorable time.

    The key to any Walt Disney World visit, I think, is to make your FastPass+ selections and dining reservations. Go prepared with a good idea of what you'd like to experience and have alternatives in mind.

    As for weather, I found it pleasant and mild. Some nights were cool enough to want a jacket. Other nights were warm enough that the Christmas sweater I planned to wear stayed in my room. My go-to advice for visiting Walt Disney World is to dress in layers so you can get warm or get cool as needed to feel comfortable.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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