• On Aug 26, 2019
    Trisha from NE 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.

    Many visits to WDW, but this will be our first Christmas holiday trip! Planning 3 nights starting Nov 11th. We’ll do MK (MVMCP) and HS 2 of the nights but need advice for the 3rd. Epcot Or AK for best holiday nighttime experience on Nov 11th?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Trisha!

    I know we throw the word "magical" around quite often, but I can't think of a better way to describe the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort!  I'm so excited for you to experience Walt Disney World in a new way.  It truly is the "most wonderful time of the year"!

    I think you are off to a good start with your planning.  Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a must-do during the holiday season.  You don't want to miss the moment when Cinderella Castle is transformed into a sparkling ice palace during A Frozen Holiday Wish, and of course the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is classic.  New for the party this year are some holiday attraction enhancements.  Make sure you stop and sample all the delicious holiday treats during the party.  My favorite are the ginger-molasses cookies.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios has such a fun, retro holiday vibe going on so that is definitely another great choice.  Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! and Sunset Seasons Greetings both add some extra sparkle to the evening sky.

    I recommend spending your third evening at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.  There are some brand-new holiday offerings this year.  I can't wait to check them out myself!  It sounds like the Discovery Island area and Asia will be especially beautiful at night.  Although I absolutely adore the holiday events at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, these do not begin until November 29, 2019.  If you have time to pop over to Epcot during your visit, you can enjoy the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  I love snacking my way around World Showcase!

    I hope that helps!  Enjoy your holiday visit and please let us know if you have any additional questions.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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