• On Sep 21, 2017
    Shirly from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We want to visit disney Xmas 2018 as in spend Xmas eve and Xmas day there. We will have 6 year old and 1.5 year old by then. Is it crazy to go during this time of year? We would stay on site we price French quarter and contemporary

    Hi Shirly,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Of course, I would never think you were crazy to plan such a trip. Christmas is the perfect time of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. You just need to plan!

    Given that it will be incredibly busy, I suggest that you stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort Hotel. From Disney's Contemporary Resort, you will have access to the Resort Monorail and Water Transportation. You can also walk to Magic Kingdom from the resort. It is about a 10-minute walk. Although I have stayed at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, the multiple transportation options at Disney's Contemporary Resort will alleviate some stress with your little ones in the crowds. 

    Shirly, when we stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort, we typically go to the parks in the morning and leave by early afternoon to take a nap or go to the pool. Then we return to a park in the evening or just hang out at the resort. We adore dining at Chef Mickey's and California Grill. If you get a Tower -Theme Park View Room, you could watch the Happily Ever fireworks from your balcony. To save money, we typically do a Garden View room in the Garden Wing. Our rooms have been close to the pool. If you choose the Garden Wing, be sure to check out one of the detailed resort maps online so that you have a general idea of the rooms closest to the main building. On our last stay, we had a first floor room with a beautiful view of Bay Lake but it was a bit of a walk from the main building!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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