• On Sep 12, 2019
    Anne from Norfolk 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.

    We are lucky enough (and brave enough) to be heading the WDW for Christmas and the New Year. Looking at the dates between 23 Dec and 2 Jan and not many days seem to have Extra Magic hours. Is this likely to change nearer to Christmas?

    Hi, Anne!

    The holiday season is extra magical at the Walt Disney World Resort! I am thrilled you'll be able to experience a special pixie-dusted Christmas along with ringing in a new year (and decade!) this December. There's nothing like strolling down Main Street U.S.A. soaking in the smells, sights, and sounds of a Disney Christmas! 

    Anne, it sounds like you are coming up with your vacation plan to best maximize your time during your holiday stay. When my family visited around the holidays a couple of yEARs ago, I strategized for a few months on how to best manage this busy time of yEAR. I think you are smart to consider Extra Magic Hours and will most likely find updated calendars as you count down to your trip. I'd regularly check all the way up to a few weeks before your departure for added hours. I know my family found getting to the parks as early as possible to be a huge plus for checking things off our must-do list. During the afternoons, we took breaks to rest and tour the resorts to see all the beautiful holiday decor. We also made time to visit Disney Springs to enjoy the entertainment, snack on holiday treats, shop, and wander along the Christmas Tree Trail. I couldn't choose a favorite tree because they were all so fun and whimsical!

    I'm so glad you stopped by with your question, Anne. I'll keep my fingers crossed for lots of additional hours during your visit so that you can experience as much holiday magic as possible. Please let us know if you think of any other questions. We loved to help.

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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