• On Jul 26, 2019
    Amanda from VA 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.

    Hi, we are planning a Disney trip in January. I'd like to be there over my son's birthday on 1/16, but we'd also like to at least catch seeing the MK Xmas tree. Any idea when the decorations, and specifically the tree, will come down?

    Hi Amanda, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question about one of my favourite times of year: the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort!

    I’ve had the chance to visit the Disney Parks several times in early January and I’m happy to say that, based on my experience, Holiday decorations are usually still up in the Theme Parks until at least January 6th, though they typically get put away at the Disney Resort Hotels before that date. As for Magic Kingdom Park, specifically, Cinderella Castle continues to be lit up for the Holidays, and the other Christmas decorations, including the tree, tend only to get put away once the Walt Disney World Resort Marathon Weekend’s festivities are over (which will take place from January 8-12th in 2020). 

    All this to say that, while I don’t think that the Christmas Tree will still be up for your son’s birthday on January 16th, if you arrive at least a week (ideally up to 10 days) before his celebration, you’ll increase your chances of seeing Walt Disney World Resort decorated for the Holidays, at least in part, during your trip. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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