Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Oct 13, 2013
    Kathy from IA 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 was wondering how to create a special 'Santa' experience for my 6 yr old on Christmas Eve/Day. We will be staying at the Wilderness Lodge. Is he in the lobby Christmas Eve? Any suggestions traveling with Santa presents, decorating the room, etc?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Kathy!

    Spending Christmas at Disney World will be absolutely magical!

    When you check into the Wilderness Lodge, they should give you a list of all the special holiday happenings going on during your stay. You could also call ahead once its a little closer to Christmas and they firm up their schedules (407-824-3200). I haven't heard of Santa appearing in the lobby of the resorts but he does appear at several locations throughout the Disney World Resort. In past years, we've seen Santa at Downtown Disney in front of the World of Disney Store. Santa and Mrs. Claus also appear next to the American Adventure Pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot. You can also see him at the Magic Kingdom in the Garden between the Main Street Chamber of Commerce and City Hall.

    The Disney Floral & Gifts Department can assist you with decorating your room for the holidays. They can do something small or fill your room with a Christmas tree and other decorations. You can visit them online at or call them at 407-WDW-GIFT. You could also pack a few things to decorate your room or wait until you arrive to purchase some things for your room. I love Christmas shopping at Disney because they have the cutest things ever!

    To lighten your load while traveling, you could ship your gifts ahead. Click here for directions on how to ship packages to the Wilderness Lodge.

    Moms Panelist Anna has some good suggestions for Santa delivering gifts on Christmas morning.

    Wishing you minnie magical Christmas memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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