• On Jan 27, 2017
    Gayle from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am looking to visit from December 16-23. It will be my granddaughters first trip and I'm wondering if it would be too crowded. Any ideas??

    Greetings, Gayle! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Getting to experience the Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays is a truly special occasion. Wait until you see how all four theme parks and resort hotels get dressed up to celebrate. They don’t just deck the halls, they pull out all the stops! Your granddaughter will be delighted! 

    Because Disney goes all out to celebrate the Holidays, this time of year is a popular time for guests to visit. But with some planning, you will be able to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. I suggest starting by creating a My Disney Experience account. With it, you will be able to link up all your reservations, advanced dining reservations, and most importantly, your FastPass+ selections, so you can enjoy even more attractions throughout the day. Something that I use to help me in my planning is searching for crowd calendars online. These are third party sites that predict how the crowds will be and recommend which theme park to visit on which day. Keep in mind, these are just predictions and these sites are not affiliated with Disney. But I have found them helpful in my planning! 

    Another thing to consider is planning for special events, like a personal favorite, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. This special event has a limited amount of tickets available. You will love enjoying the special parades and entertainment during the party and on those nights, wait times for attractions are usually very low. 

    I hope you and your granddaughter have a merry and magical time when you visit! Don’t hesitate to come back and see us with any additional questions! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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