• On Sep 6, 2017
    Jennifer from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Things one HAS to do on Christmas to make the trip even more magical... I have heard it is one of the busiest days of the year. We will be at Magic Kingdom on Christmas day.

    Hi, Jennifer! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You must be SO excited to be spending Christmas Day at Magic Kingdom Park! You are correct, it can get quite busy as it is the most magical place to be on this joyous occasion! Although it is a very special experience, I do have a few tips to make you have the Best.Day.Ever!

    -Don't anticipate experiencing too many Attractions as wait times will be quite long. Ensure that you make your three (3) FastPass+ Reservations ahead of time. If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can make these 60 days in advance, or 30 days if you have alternate accommodations. If you have your heart set on riding as many rides as possible, do them as soon as you arrive. This brings me to my next point:

    -Arrive early! I would suggest arriving at least 60 minutes before the Disney Theme Park is scheduled to open.

    -Make Advanced Dining Reservations as soon as possible. Although Quick-Service locations do not need reservations, they will still have very long lines. You can also bring your own meals if you prefer!

    -Enjoy the festive atmosphere as well as Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade (scheduled for 3:30 PM on December 25th, 2017). 

    I hope my tips will make your day at Magic Kingdom Park one that you will always cherish! Have a magical and merry Walt Disney World Resort vacation and please come and visit us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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