• On Jan 4, 2018
    Lavonne from MI 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.

    We would like to visit Disney World to see the Christmas decorations. When are the parks fully decorated? We were thinking of going starting the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

    Ho Ho Ho Lavonne!

    So you're planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation while the Disney resorts and theme parks are decked out in their holiday best. That sounds like an excellent plan. I'll never forget the first time I saw Cinderella Castle draped in twinkling white lights. The sight is simply breathtaking and I am so excited that you are planning a trip to see it too.

    Although we are never entirely sure when the elves will sneak into the Disney resorts and theme parks after hours to decorate, past experience has taught us that the full Christmas decorations are typically out in time for the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the year. In recent years, that first party took place the second week of November. Therefore, you should be fairly confident that the Walt Disney World Resort will be gloriously decorated for the holidays if your visit begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving. 

    Please let us know if you need any additional advice as you plan.

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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