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  • On Sep 23, 2015
    Rosa from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms Panel!! we are coming to disney Dec 21-29 for our first Disney Christmas! I'm super excited and overwhelmed wanting to do all the wonderful stuff Disney has during the holidays. can anyone help with planning an itinerary? Family of 3, 6yr girl.

    Hi, Rosa!  It can be really tough to plan a specific itinerary for this time of year, because as you experience the lines and wait times for attractions, you may be tempted to put other plans in place.

    I will tell you, however, my family takes advantage of morning extra magic hours during the holidays.  We make our FastPass+ reservations for things to do after 11 or 12 in the afternoon (after lunch), and we arrive as soon as the gates open in the morning.  We will hit some of our favorite attractions that we were unable to get FastPass+ reservations for first, and then go for an early lunch.  After lunch, we will use our FastPass+ selections, and then we usually call it a day.

    Things to remember - if you want to do something in a specific theme park, go to that park and do not plan on park hopping or leaving early.  It occasionally occurs that the theme parks will fill to capacity during the busy holiday time, and if you leave, you may not be able to get back in right away.  This may cause you to miss a dining reservation or a show or parade.

    And speaking of dining, if you have any must-do dining experiences, book them now.  You can do that by visiting Walt Disney World Dining.

    Have a fantastic time surrounded by the incredible holiday atmosphere!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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