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  • On Jun 27, 2013
    Maite Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hello, we are a large family (11 adults and 3 children) go to spend Christmas and New Year at Disney, not stay at resort, where do you recommend spending both holidays? going from Chile

    Hi Maite!

    Visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks during the holiday season is a treat for anyone! Experiencing the magic and the decor will warm your heart, as will the familiar Christmas songs in the parks and the characters all dolled up in their holiday regalia.

    Christmas Day and New Years Day are two of the busiest days in the calendar year of Walt Disney World.  All of the theme parks experience high attendance levels, as well as park closures due to crowd capacity.  Personally, I'm a Magic Kingdom kind of gal, so I would choose MK for both days.  There are special parades and fireworks on both days at MK and there's always something magical about being in front of Cinderella Castle on Christmas Day, or counting down the clock to say "Happy New Year!"  Epcot also hosts special fireworks as well as DJ's and "dance parties" throughout World Showcase, up until 1 am. 

    My best suggestion for a successful Christmas and New Years Day is get to the parks EARLY!  And as you are not a staying at a Walt Disney World resort, it is probably best if you do not leave the park.  Many a time guests have left the parks to go back to their hotel to rest, and have not been able to return, due to park closings.

    Did you know that we answer questions in Spanish?  Come visit us on the Disney Parks Moms en Español page and ask us your Walt Disney World vacation planning questions!

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
    -Malanie
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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!

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