Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 14, 2012
    Ashley from MI 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.

    Planning a visit in Oct/Nov this yr with my 8yr old. Any advice on which month is better? Is it better to see it for halloween or all decorated for Christmas? If I were to book now and a deal comes out for our dates can it be applied to my trip?

    Hi, Ashley!  I love to visit Walt Disney World during the holidays, but Halloween and Christmas are my two favorites!  Halloween is a bigger Magic Kingdom holiday, and the greatest concentration of autumnal decoration will be found there - especially in conjunction with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  At Christmas, you will find decorations EVERYWHERE!  Themed trees, life sized gingerbread houses, garlands galore - there's barely a hall un-decked!  

    If you wanted to see Christmas decorations, I'd say the later in November you can go, the better.  The closer it is to Christmas the more festive it is, and you'll be able to enjoy some of the holiday offerings, such as the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Choose the season that best works for your family's schedule.  I haven't been disappointed at either time of the year.

    As for adding a deal if one becomes available, what typically happens is that your existing reservation will be cancelled and a new one made to reflect the promotion.  It certainly doesn't hurt now to book a room so you are certain you can get exactly what you want, but you may have to be a little flexible if re-booking to add a promotional package becomes an option.  The sooner you call when a package discount or promotion is released, the better your chances of booking exactly what you want!  

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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