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A Guide to Christmas at Walt Disney World

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

My family LOVES Disney World! We have been several times and still get excited every time we go. Last year, we decided that we will start taking trips for Christmas instead of giving presents. So, for Christmas 2018 we went to Disney World with family.

Disney World

We knew Disney World during the holidays would be crowded, but it is one thing to think that and another to see it. There were definitely a LOT of people there, but it was completely worth it. Main Street was all decorated and there was a giant Christmas tree at the entrance. At night, there was even (fake) snow falling on Main Street!

Disney World

Some of the food was also Christmas/Winter themed! I had to get a mickey-shaped Rice Krispie treat decorated like a snowflake, but it was almost too cute to eat!!

A few tips for people visiting Disney World during the Christmas holidays:

1. Book restaurant reservations in advance, especially if you have a big group.

2. Be patient & prepare to stand in long lines. With thousands of people visiting Disney World at one time, the lines can get super long.

3. Do NOT go to Magic Kingdom on Christmas Day! Christmas Day is one of the busiest, if not the busiest, day of the year for the park. We were told that Magic Kingdom reached full capacity by 10 a.m. on Christmas Day!

4. Get to the parks early. The parks are less crowded early in the mornings (and they are usually more crowded late at night for the fireworks shows), so it's best to get to a park right after it opens.

5. Book Fast Passes in advance (you can get them 30 days before you arrive). I highly recommend getting passes for the more popular rides (It's a Small World, Splash Mountain, Expedition Everest) and the newer rides (rides at Pandora, Toy Story Land, and Star Wars Land- opening August 2019).


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