• On Mar 19, 2018
    Kelly from MN 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.

    when does the Magic Kingdom start decorating for Christmas? I've been there the last 2 times in Dec. I would like to see the Autum decorations but want to come at the beginning of Nov

    Hi, Kelly, and thank you for stopping by with your question! Magic Kingdom Park is truly an enchanting place and I love being there any time of year. However, my favorite time of year to visit in during the fall, when it takes on a spooktacular mood. My daughters, however, think the holiday season is the best with all the very merry decorations and festivities.

    Magic Kingdom Park does tend make its seasonal transformation as soon as the last Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party concludes. This year, the last one will be held on October 31, 2018, and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is on November 8, 2018. The decorations are swapped out pretty quickly; most are done overnight! If you plan to visit the first couple of days of November, you may be able to see the fall decorations. I expect the change will happen sometime within those first few days, so I hope you do arrive sooner, rather than later that week. 

    In my experience, the other Walt Disney World Resort theme parks do not make the holiday transition as quickly. Epcot will still be celebrating its International Food & Wine Festival during the first few weeks of November, and I highly recommend hopping over there to check it out. You can explore the delicious Global Marketplaces, dance along with some great bands, and even attend some food and beverage seminars hosted by renowned chefs.

    I hope you have a magical visit this fall and please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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