• On Oct 4, 2016
    Nicole from CA 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.

    How much time would you plan to get through security Christmas Eve at HS and Christmas Day at Epcot? Probably arriving around 9:45am. Have dining reservations and trying to plan ahead. thanks!

    Hi Nicole,

    You're visiting Walt Disney World during my favorite time of year!  Christmas at the theme parks and resorts is gorgeous, and so very festive!  You're going to have such a wonderful time on your vacation...I'm excited for you!

    As amazing as this time of year is at the parks, it is really busy.  Security is taken very seriously (a great thing), and it will more than likely be a little slower than usual because of the crowds.  Just to be safe, I'd give security check at least 30 minutes.  Keep in mind that you still have to check in at least 15 minutes before your dining reservation AND you have to walk to the restaurant from the park entrance.  Make sure to allow time for that if you have a dining plans as soon as you arrive.

    I hope this helps, Nicole.  Have a very merry and magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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