• On Apr 8, 2019
    Allison from AL 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 surprising our 3 girls for Christmas with a trip (leaving on Christmas morning) to Disney World. May I have some tips for our stay during that time - we've been several times before (fall and spring) and always stay at the Bay Lake Towers.

    Ho Ho Ho Allison!

    What a wonderful surprise! My husband and I did the same thing with our two oldest children - we woke them up early, and surprised them at the airport Christmas Eve morning. It was on that trip that we also became Disney Vacation Club members, such magical memories!

    Christmastime at Walt Disney World is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! All of the Resorts are resplendent in holiday cheer, and we take a “Christmas Tour” of the Resorts to celebrate. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has a spectacular Gingerbread Display. It is so big you can walk in it, and it smells divine! Another favorite is the Holiday Sleigh Rides at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort that take you past awesome campsite holiday decorations.

    You are staying at the perfect Resort for quick access to Magic Kingdom Park, and all of it’s Holiday Magic! I will never forget the wonder in my daughter’s eyes as she watched Mickey & Minnie decked out in their Holiday finery at Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. And a holiday visit is not complete without a ride on the Jingle Cruise - plenty of yuletide cheer abounds!

    Our most poignant Christmas tradition is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. A celebrity narrator along with a magnificent choir and orchestra retell the story of Christmas, and I cry every time. We usually ensure our seating by combining it with a dining package, and it is a magical experience!

    Allison, I wish you much chEAR ~ Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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