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  • On Sep 3, 2012
    Rita from ON 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 to visit for the first time in mid Dec. What weather should we expect and how's the crowd around that time? Are the Christmas decorations on already? Any special events around that time of the year?

    Hi there, Rita!

    Mid-December weather in Florida is just beautiful. Historically, high temperatures are in the low-mid 70s, with ow temperatures in the mid-50s (all temperatures Fahrenheit). It's not a particularly rainy month, either, so you'll enjoy mostly sunny days and brisk evenings.

    From Thanksgiving through early December, crowds see a sharp decrease, But around two weeks prior to Christmas, the crowd levels start to increase, coinciding with school vacations and family trips. Christmas week is one of the most crowded periods at Walt Disney World -- lots of holiday cheer to be found among its Guests.

    Christmas decorations start going up at the Walt Disney World Resort in early November, and are in full swing by Thanksgiving. By the time of your visit, the holiday magic will be permeating the entire World!

    You'll find a variety of special holiday activities throughout the Parks and at the Resort hotels. Make sure to pick up a Times Guide at each Park, and grab a recreation sheet when you check in to your hotel. If you;d like to check in with a specific Park or a particular activity you're looking for, I'd be glad to help you with a more tailored response.

    One must-do special event is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It's a delightful celebration of winter fun in the Magic Kingdom, featuring special fireworks and parades. A special ticket is required for admission.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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