Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 27, 2013
    Casey 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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    we are returning to orlando nov-dec 2014 (5th time) never been at christmas time 2a 5c what can you suggest for christmas day and where could we stay. We will have no other family and want christmas day to be special. Disney cruise 13-20 so pref hotel

    Hi Casey!

    I'm so excited to hear that you're planning a return trip to Walt Disney World!  Christmas is a wonderful and magical time to visit, and as you can imagine, a very popular destination for fellow travelers. 

    I absolutely love the convenience of a monorail resort, and my family truly loves Disney's Contemporary Resort.  Super convenient walking distance to Magic Kingdom (if you so choose), and the efficient and fun monorail.  

    If you're looking at a moderate level resort, check out Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.  We've stayed here many times, and love it more each time we stay!  Beautiful grounds and great amenities. 

    As for Christmas Day, keep in mind that it will be busy, and Magic Kingdom will be the busiest of all the parks, so if you have your heart set on spending the day there, know to expect a crowd.

    Christmas dinner is another item that will need to be squared away as soon as possible, because dining reservations on that day book very quickly, so make sure that you book that at your 180 day (from check-in) date.  I personally love California Grill, and love that it offers a beautiful view of Magic Kingdom, you can even enjoy the fireworks without the crowd.  I think it'd be a great way to cap off the day.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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