Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 10, 2015
    Nannette 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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    Hi! We are planning a Christmas trip to WDW this year -- considering Animal Kingdom Lodge. Will animals be on the savannahs in December? Also, are there any particular resorts that are more festive/decorated at Christmastime? Where would you recommend?

    Hello, Nannette,

    Christmas at Walt Disney World is truly my favorite time to visit as it transforms into an even more magical and wonderful place!  While all of Walt Disney World is filled with holiday cheer, there are some resorts that I do find even more festive.  

    Disney's Grand Floridian is a treat for all the senses with its beautifully decorated Victorian Christmas tree and life-size gingerbread house. There are even roasted chestnuts for guests! Similarly, Disney's Wilderness Lodge is equally wonderful with its soaring Christmas tree in the lobby.  With its fireplace and rocking chairs, it is perfect place to sit and relax. Additionally, many resorts feature some jaw-dropping gingerbread displays that the Disney Parks Blog wrote about this Christmas.  

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is another holiday favorite for me with its spectacular tree in the lobby. In fact, this is a resort that am in awe of at every visit because it is so uniquely beautiful. You should find all the animals out and about unless it becomes unseasonably cold then some of the more fragile ones will have to be kept safe in a warmer environment. 

    Have a pixie-dusted trip! Please let us know if we can help again with your planning.

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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