Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 3, 2011
    Laura from OH 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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    Parents! 1st time @ WDW for holidays: leave in 3 wks! Our boys, ages 8 and 6, firmly believe in Santa Claus. Husband is concerned about Epcot's "Santa around the world" since that may confuse them, "Why is Norway's Santa different than our

    Hi Laura!

    That will be a beautiful time to visit Walt Disney World!  You can pick up a Times Guide when you enter Epcot and find out when each country will have their presentation regarding their version of Santa Claus.  It's pretty easy to time your visit to the various pavilions to miss them if you are concerned about your children. 

    According to the independent site, Norway has its own kind of Santa Claus.  Nissen has existed in Norwegian folklore throughout the ages.  He was on the of the "little people" who can treat people well or cause mischief depending on how he was treated.  There's a barn nisse, church nisse, ship nisse, house nisse, and yes even Julenissen, the Norwegian term for Santa Claus.

    Hopes this help!  By the way, be sure to see the Candlelight Processional when visiting Epcot!  It's absolutely wonderful and it's worth it to do the dining package to avoid having to wait in line for a couple of hours!  It will definitely put you in a holiday spirit!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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