• On Jul 19, 2017
    Kristie from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How can I make my 9 years olds (probably) last year of Santa Magic super special? Can he greet her personally? can he come see her? Are the lines to see Santa super long? I really want to make this MAGICAL for her!!!

    Hello Kristie!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I remember seeing Santa Claus wave to me as he passed by during the Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party last year. While the plans for Christmas celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort have not yet been released, there were a few locations where Santa Claus was sure to stop by last year where I expect to see him again.

    Of course, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom is one that Santa Claus is sure to attend. Santa Claus makes regular appearances in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. for Guests and he always takes part in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

    Santa Claus was also frequently seen for Meet and Greets in Epcot at the American Adventure Pavilion in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park, Santa Claus met with children inside the Once Upon A Time store on Sunset Boulevard

    There was even a Christmas-themed chalet near the big Christmas Tree outside of Once Upon a Toy in Disney Springs where you could meet Santa Claus.

    The lines to meet Santa Claus get much longer the closer you get to Christmas Day. I recommend you check the Disney Parks Blog closer to the holidays for updates on Santa Claus throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

    Have a Merry Vacation!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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