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  • On Jul 13, 2023
    Amy from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We come about once a year. Typically during spring break, so we are somewhat accustomed to crowds. Having said that, we are planning a surprise trip for our two teens for Christmas. We are going to be there 12/27-1/1. Do we need a hopper???

    Hiya Amy! Welcome to planDisney!

    No matter what time of year you visit, the Walt Disney World Resort is always a magical place to be. While the holidays and Spring Break may be busier times, with the proper planning, you can make your Disney vacation a purely amazing one!

    Oh boy! I can't think of a better Christmas present for your two teens! They are going to be so excited when you surprise them. Adding the Park Hopper Option to your tickets is a great way to add flexibility to your trip. If one park is rather busy one day, you'll have the option to hop to another park after 2 PM. This may be a good strategy based on the time of year you are going. However, I don't think it is a necessity. I would only add it if you are planning to visit multiple parks each day.

    My family loves to have the option to start our day in one park and finish it in another. One of the best trips we ever had was visiting during this exact time of the year. We purchased Park Hopper tickets and were staying at one of the EPCOT area resorts. We would start our day at one of the other three parks and then finish our nights in EPCOT since we were within walking distance.

    Even though the holiday season is starting to come to an end during your visit, you'll still be able to enjoy many of the festive decorations and sweet treats around the parks. The Magic Kingdom will still be fully decorated until the new year and Disney's Hollywood Studios will most likely still be playing holiday tunes as you stroll around.

    Amy, I hope you have a magical time during your visit! Stop back and see us again at planDisney!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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