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  • On Jan 12, 2013
    Tracy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Kristen, We are planning to return to DisneyWorld Christmas 2013. We are wondering if we will have problems getting into MK on Christmas day? We will be staying on site. We aren't worried about the rides as my son with SN is allowed a pass. TY!

    Hi Tracy!  Welcome to the Moms Panel.  We just spent this past Christmas at Walt Disney World, and it is truly one of the most special times to visit!   The parks and resorts are decorated so beautifully, and there is a wonderful festive feeling in the air.

    As you might guess, the Magic Kingdom is the most popular place for guests to visit on Christmas Day. You need to be aware that if the park reaches capacity, which it often does around mid-morning on that day, they may close the entrance gates to incoming guests-even those staying onsite.  I strongly suggest if you go, that you plan to arrive at park opening and stay for the day without exiting - be aware that if you exit, you may not be allowed to return until the park begins to clear. We were at Magic Kingdom on Christmas Day and found the crowds to be heavy, but bearable.  I would strongly suggest that if you want to plan a special Christmas dinner at one of the table service restaurants, that you make advance dining reservations. You can call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463)  or make online Disney Dining Reservations, up to 180 days in advance of your arrival.  We enjoyed a traditional, family-style turkey dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom, and it was delicious!

    As long as your expectations are for a busy atmosphere, and you do a little advance planning, I think you can have a great Christmas Day in the Magic Kingdom.  You still have some time, so if you think of any other questions, please come back to the Moms Panel and ask me!  Have fun planning and anticipating your Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Missouri

Are you thinking of a Disney vacation outside of the theme parks?  Using my own personal travel experiences, I would love to answer your questions about Adventures by Disney or Aulani and help you plan your family's next memory-making vacation! Learn More About Kristen

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