EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Oct 25, 2012
    Krista from AR 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'd like advice on which park to go to on Christmas Day (we are arriving that morning to our Disney Hotel). I'd like advice on where to go and what to see so that I can make dinner reservations at that park for Christmas dinner? (not Epcot)

    Hi, Krista!  My best advice for the theme parks on Christmas day is to pick one and arrive as early as you can, with plans to stay put.  In years past, there have been instances on holidays where a theme park fills to capacity, and once it's full, you won't be able to enter, even if you've been there earlier in the day.

    The Magic Kingdom is typically the busiest, but I also think it's the most festive.  There's just something special about being in the Magic Kingdom on Christmas day!  I'd recommend Liberty Tree Tavern if you're looking for something close to a holiday meal experience, but my favorite would be the Crystal Palace.

    If you choose Disney's Hollywood Studios, you might enjoy a meal at the Hollywood Brown Derby.  Thte food here is always wonderful, and it's almost an upscale feeling.  If a buffet is more your type of meal, Hollywood and Vine has a nice variety of food that will suit just about any palate.  The park will still be super busy, but I think you'll encounter a handful less people here than at the Magic Kingdom. 

    I want to stress that you make your reservations as soon as you can!  Many restaurants book up for holiday meals, and I'd hate for you to be disappointed!  You can book most dining experiences online by going to Disney World Dining.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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