• On Jul 3, 2019
    Elizabeth from FL 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, can you tell me when WDW puts the Christmas decorations up in the parks. We’re thinking of coming down around the week before Thanksgiving. Appreciate it very much. Betty

    Hi, Betty!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The holidays are one of my favorite times to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.  Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit like seeing Cinderella Castle transformed into a sparkling ice palace.  It is nothing short of breathtaking!  In fact, all of the holiday decor throughout the Walt Disney World Resort is absolutely gorgeous.

    This year, the last Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is scheduled for November 1 and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is scheduled for November 8.  At some point between these two events, you can expect Magic Kingdom Park to transform from fall decor to its holiday finest.  In my experience, the entire Walt Disney World Resort transforms into a winter wonderland right around this time as well. 

    If you are planning to visit the week before Thanksgiving, you should be able to see the Walt Disney World Resort all decked out for the holiday season.  Be sure to stop by Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to see some of my most favorite holiday decor.  During the holiday season, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is adorned with a beautiful Victorian Christmas tree that stands over three stories high.  As you admire the Christmas tree, you can also enjoy the delicious aroma of the giant gingerbread house which also decorates the resort hotel lobby.

    I hope your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort adds some extra magic to your holiday season!

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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