Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 6, 2013
    Michelle 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.

    I am going to WDW for this coming Christmas. We are staying in a non-Disney hotel... the week we will be there magic hours happen at Magic Kingdom... Will we even get access to the parks?

    Michelle, you will adore Walt Disney World at Christmas! Hundreds of trees, thousands of poinsettias, and zillions of lights adorn the parks and resorts creating an incomparable holiday landscape. At Disney's Grand Floridian Resort you can even walk into a giant, edible gingerbread house.

    Absolutely you will be able to enjoy the theme parks during standard operating hours. Almost every day at least one theme park opens the turnstiles early or keeps the lights on late for Extra Magic Hours. These additional hours the parks are open are a perk for guests staying at a Walt Disney resort. Since you are staying at a hotel off WDW property, you will not be able to visit the parks for this bonus time. You will, however, have ample time to fly on elephants, sail with pirates, and zoom down Space Mountain during regular park hours.

    Enjoy your holiday with Mickey!    
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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

Ready for a visit to Mickey? I'm here to help. I've experienced Walt Disney World with my four children from their stroller years to young adulthood. I've sailed on every Pirates of the Caribbean on the planet, consumed countless Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and believe the Electric Water Pageant music is the catchiest around. I'm excited to help you plan your Disney adventure. Learn More About Elisabeth

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