• On Jun 15, 2017
    Linda from PA 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 are going to be at Walt Disney World over Christmas, could you tell me which park would be the least crowed on Christmas Day and where would be a good place to eat Christmas dinner? We are on the dining plan.

    Hi Linda!

    Oh how magical that you will be at Walt Disney World on Christmas Day! There is no better Christmas present in the world! 

    Walt Disney World will be extremely crowded on Christmas Day and many of the parks may even close as they reach capacity.

    The most crowded park on Christmas Day will be Magic Kingdom. Epcot will be crowded, but given that there is so much expansive space throughout the park, it won't feel as crowded as some of the other parks. The lines for attractions will certainly be long, but you can walk around the World Showcase and enjoy the countries and food with fewer crowds. If you visit this park, I highly recommend dining at Biergarten or Le Cellier. You will want to make your Advanced Dining Reservation 180 days in advance. Disney's Hollywood Studios will probably also attract a lot of crowds and because this park is smaller, it will feel crowded. 

    Disney's Animal Kingdom will probably be the least crowded resort. This park can also handle large crowds and has the Jingle Jungle Parade, so it's a great choice for Christmas Day. If you visit this park, I recommend dining at Tiffins. This is a new restaurant and the food is great! 

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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