Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Nov 14, 2012
    Joy from OR 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.

    I know the Christmas season is very busy at the parks, but what is the best day to visit? We will have grandparents and 3 year olds. So we will only be hitting up the little rides and rides for older people as well.

    Hi Joy!

    Visiting during the holiday season guarantees you a most wonderful time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Being able to experience the parks and the seasonal decor will make you want to visit again and again!

    The holiday season happens to be the most crowded time of the year for Disney. You will see longer lines and larger crowds, so plan accordingly when looking at your favorite attractions and experiences. My recommendation would be the week right before Christmas. The attractions waits are still manageable at that time, and crowd levels are only beginning to increase. Many of the schools in the US are still in session, and that definitely plays key into crowd levels. Another option would be the first week of December. It is relatively low level crowds, which is perfect for the family wanting to get a feel of Disney for December, but without the masses in the parks.

    The best part of these two is that you still get to enjoy the holiday decor, the holiday parties and seasonal ambiance without having to deal with crowd/line issues.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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