• On Nov 14, 2016
    Anisha from NC 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.

    We plan on going to MK on Christmas Day. Any suggestions as to best places to go, places not to waste our time, activities/parades that we shouldn't miss, etc. We know its the busiest time, so we want to use our time wisely. Kids ages 8, 6 & 10mths

    Hi, Anisha!
    What an exciting and magical Christmas Day for your family.

    From my experience visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays, my biggest and best tip for you is to be sure you arrive before Magic Kingdom Park opens. The earlier you get there, the more experiences you will be able to absorb before the crowd gets to the park. Eat breakfast super early and focus on enjoying the attractions you want to visit first. 

    When the crowd gets a little thicker, take the time to eat a lunch at one of the Quick Service Restaurants. For your 8 and 6-year-old kids, they might have a great time playing Sorcerors of the Magic Kingdom. It's one of my kids' favorite activities to play across the park and it doesn't require you to stand in many long lines. 

    If you want to enjoy a parade, I would recommend picking out a spot pretty early since there will be so many people around. It's a great excuse to slow down, sit on a curb, and enjoy a snack. 

    Have a very merry holiday!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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