• On Jun 24, 2018
    Carla from Puerto Rico 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.

    Hi, Im going to spend Christmas at Disney World. I've been reading that on the 25th the parks gets very crowded. Since i wanna enjoy Christmas day, can you recommend me a restaurant not inside the parks to have Christmas dinner? Thanks for the help!

    Hello, Carla! 

    Christmas at Walt Disney World is my favorite way to celebrate the holiday. My family comes every year, and I can confirm, the parks can be crowded. You will find that the Magic Kingdom may close at some point during the day for a bit. But oh, the holiday spirit I always feel is worth bumping shoulders and elbows with a few thousand of my fellow Disney fans.

    Our favorite restaurant on Christmas day is Artist Point. Located inside Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the restaurant is rustic and elegant, and has the very best mushroom soup I've ever tasted. You might find some unusual offerings on the menu - while it does change, you might see wild boar, venison, or bison - and they do a nice charcuterie, which I love to start my holiday meal with. 

    California Grill is another wonderful special occasion restaurant. Disney's Contemporary Resort is home to this restaurant, situated with an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom. Aside from the spectacular cuisine, guests might get to enjoy a view of the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. What better way to spend Christmas night?

    Savor the finest of both land and sea at The Boathouse at Disney Springs. Waterfront dining and shopping after!

    Enjoy the holiday!
    Anna
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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