Christmas on Main Street
  • On May 20, 2022
    Robert from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have reservations for beginning of December 2022, when can I load the Disney Aps to my cell phone? Should I wait to load them until I get closer to the date or do it now. Is there any advantage either way?

    Hey Howdy Hey Robert and welcome to planDisney!

    I am so excited for you that you have your 2022 trip planned and what a Magical time to visit Walt Disney World Resort in December! One of the parts I know I look forward to planning is all of the details of the trip. Now that you have your official Disney Countdown rolling, you can look into all of the other options such as dining locations, special attractions you want to experience and all the offerings across Walt Disney World to celebrate the holiday season. I don't think it is ever too early to start planning which does involve linking your reservations to your apps. 

    There is no benefit of waiting to load your apps to your phone and connecting your reservations other than your phone being less of a distraction without them! I enjoy doing things early and just knowing you have your reservations linked to your My Disney Experience app is so exciting. One of the big benefits to getting on there early is getting familiar with the app. As your planning develops, you can do so much right from your phone which includes making dining reservations, checking attraction wait times and purchasing Genie+. I would try to get on there from time to time just to make sure you are comfortable with navigating the app. 

    Another app that I would suggest looking into is the Play Disney app. With this app, you have access to games, facts and activities which you can take part in from your home. The real excitement starts when you get to Walt Disney World. Once in the parks, your app will come to life with so many more extra fun and exciting activities, facts about the parks and games. It is such a great way to pass the time while waiting for the next attraction as well as a unique way to tour the parks. 

    Since you will be in Walt Disney World during the most Magical time of the year, did you know that the Walt Disney World website has an entire landing page for visiting the parks during this time? There is so much that is celebrated in each park from EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays - Candlelight Processional to the Disney Very Merriest After Hours Event in Magic Kingdom. Disney Springs and many of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels also partake in the celebration as well, so you might want to plan a little time at these locations to experience them all! 

    Best of luck with the continued planning of your trip and I hope you have a fun and exciting time looking into all the Magical offerings. If you have any further questions please let us know, we would be happy to help!

    Happy planning, 

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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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