Walt Disney World Holiday decoration on Main Street
  • On Oct 9, 2023
    Louise from Ireland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I am travelling on 23rd Dec with my son for 5 full days. Am I better buying the 7 day pass OR buying tickets at gates when I get there please? Also on Xmas day - is there a special ticket or does the park ticket allow full access? thank you

    Hi Louise! Welcome to planDisney. I'm so happy to answer your question!

    Christmas at the Walt Disney World Resort! What a wonderful way to ring in the season! You will definitely feel the Christmas spirit in the air and although you still have a little time to wait for that magical day, it'll be worth the wait. While the whole resort will be brimming with holiday magic, my favorite parks at this time of year are Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be running at EPCOT from November 24, 2023, to December 30, 2023, and it includes the breathtaking Candlelight Processional, delicious offerings at the Holiday Kitchens, and Holiday Storytellers around World Showcase. And as far as Magic Kingdom Park, you just can't get any better than just standing on Main Street, U.S.A. and looking down at Cinderella Castle. Now that's Christmas magic!

    Since the last week of the year is quite possibly the busiest week at the Walt Disney World Resort, especially Christmas Day, and Theme Park Reservations are required for all Guests until January 9, 2024, I would highly recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible...definitely before you arrive at the resort! Even before Theme Park Reservations, it wasn't uncommon for the gates of certain theme parks, especially Magic Kingdom Park, to close at certain points on Christmas day. And to answer your second question, there is not a special theme park ticket for Christmas Day. As long as December 25th is part of the span of dates associated with your ticket and you have Theme Park Reservations, you're good to go!

    Louise, I hope your holiday is full of magic, warmth, and joy beyond your wildest dreams. Please reach out to me if you have any other questions.

    It's almost time to celebrate,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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