Christmas on Main Street
  • On Aug 17, 2022
    Riahn from England Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are visiting Disney World at Christmas time this year and have already booked park passes. When we visit, we usually arrive at the parks mid afternoon and stay until closing. Will we be turned away if the park is full, even if we have a reservation?

    Welcome to planDisney, Riahn!

    Having a holiday at The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most wonderful time of the year sounds supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! With festive fireworks, holiday parades, and spectacular Christmas trees, there’s something there that wasn’t there before. One of my favorite things to experience is the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. I was able to enjoy this festival last Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed walking around World Showcase and learning about the various Christmas traditions around the globe (as well as tasting some delicious food along the way!). Make sure you make time to watch the Candlelight Processional too!

    Ever since the pandemic, Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort require both a theme park ticket and a reservation in order to enter a theme park. Riahn, you'll be glad to know that once you make your park reservation, you don't have to worry about being turned away at the entrance. So feel free to enjoy a relaxing morning at the hotel (maybe even check out some of the Christmas decorations at some of the Disney Resorts!) before heading to the park at your convenience.

    One more thing: have you considered getting a ticket for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. I attended this event last year and it was seriously the most magical experience. The crowds were lower and so I was able to experience lots of attractions with minimal wait times. I was in awe of Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show. And possibly my favorite part was watching Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. There was even "snow" on Main Street, U.S.A.! Since you are used to staying late at the theme parks, I highly recommend it.

    Have a great time, Riahn! See ya real soon.

    Mike
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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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