EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 3, 2009
    Brigitte from GA 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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    It's official, my family and I are hooked on WDW. We visited in Sept. '08 (first for kids and DH) and we had a blast. I'm planning a x-mas trip in '09. I know it's usually crowded but, do you have any ideas of act. we can do together. We're staying PO-R

    Hello Brigitte!

    I LOVE Christmas--and I love the Christmas season at Disney World. I've been three times in December and am planning another visit next year. You mentioned the crowds, and certainly the parks are busy, especially the week between Christmas and New Year's. So if I could give you a little hint: try to go as soon as the children are out of school for the holidays BEFORE the big crowd hits...but on with the must-sees/must-dos:

    * Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party: On select nights in the Magic Kingdom, the park closes early and only those with tickets to the party can experience SNOW on Mainstreet. I noticed you were from Georgia, and as a fellow Southerner, it was fun to see my children giggle at the snowflakes. There's plenty of hot chocolate, cookies, and a Christmas parade.

    * EPCOT: Christmas around the world showcase. The little ones will enjoy seeing every country's version of Santa--even the older ones will learn a lot from appearances by Pierre Noel from France and Papa Noel from Canada. (Some may suggest Epcot's Candlelight Processional, but I think your little one's might not be old enough to appreciate the Christmas pageant.)

    * Disney Studios: I saw the Osbourne Family Lights this past December and was BLOWN AWAY. The lights are choreographed to music and appeal to everyone of all ages!

    * The Resorts: All of the resorts are decorated for Christmas, but the deluxe resorts are over-the-top. The Grand Floridian this year housed a full-scale Gingerbread House and the Beach Club had a carousel made of gingerbread. If you have a little time, go resort hopping!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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