Ah, the holiday season—a time for twinkling lights and festive cheer. A question I have been getting lately is Christmas at Walt Disney World worth the trip AND the cost?
Quite a few folks I know have annual passes to Disney and would cut their arm off before missing Christmas with Mickey Mouse. And I get that. These folks are obsessed with Disney and would answer the question absolutely!
For me, I am not obsesses and have not been to Disney in several years now. That said, I do believe if you have little ones and really want to see their eyes light up, then save and make the trip.
Disney is truly magical at all times of the year, but really comes to life during the holidays. Let’s unwrap the reasons why a visit to Walt Disney World during the holiday season might just be the most magical gift you give yourself and your family.
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What To Expect With Christmas at Walt Disney World
As mentioned above, Disney comes to life during the holidays. That’s not to say it isn’t fun the rest of the year, but it is truly magical during Christmas.
My favorite time to visit WDW? The International Flower & Garden Festival held in the spring. It’s beautiful!
But that is for another article. This article is about Christmas at Walt Disney World. Let’s dig in!
When you walk into the park, you step into a world draped in holiday charm. Each park transforms into a mesmerizing holiday wonderland.
The iconic Cinderella Castle adorned with twinkling lights, Main Street decked out in garlands, and festive parades and performances fill the air with holiday songs.
Seasonal Delights at Every Turn
Love to try new things? Indulge in the culinary magic of the season with delectable holiday treats. From gingerbread-flavored delights to themed holiday meals, the foodie in you will thoroughly enjoy the seasonal menu offerings.
Special Holiday Attractions
Experience beloved attractions with a holiday twist! From “It’s a Small World” dressed in yuletide decor to the stunning Candlelight Processional, each ride and show adds a touch of festive magic.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
This exclusive after-hours event is the epitome of Christmas joy! Enjoy a winter parade, spectacular fireworks, and the chance to meet favorite Disney characters decked out in their holiday best.
Memorable Festive Souvenirs
You will definitely want to grab something to remember your trip. The souvenir shops brim with holiday-themed merchandise. Find that perfect ornament or unique gift to commemorate your magical visit.
My favorite thing to do? Is to buy the photos WDW takes throughout the park. This way you don’t need to stress and worry about pics and can enjoy the day.
So, Is It Worth It?
My opinion? Absolutely. Especially if you have not been to Disney during the holidays.
Visiting Walt Disney World during Christmas is not just a trip; it’s a magical journey. A few things to keep in mind though before packing your bags:
- Crowds: It’s peak season, so anticipate larger crowds.
- Planning: Advanced reservations for dining and accommodations are crucial.
- Save: Save by eating breakfast in your room/hotel before heading to the park.
- Weather: Florida’s weather can be unpredictable, so prepare for both cool evenings and mild days. As I write this today, it is 50 degrees in my part of the Sunshine State.
At the end of the day, Disney’s holiday charm might just outweigh any potential inconvenience. Simple seeing the joy and wonder on your children’s faces, the glittering decorations, and the magic of the holiday season makes it an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
So, if you’re ready to unwrap the gift of Disney’s magical holiday spirit, Orlando’s Walt Disney World during Christmas might just be the most enchanting destination on Earth.
The following will help you plan your Christmas Disney Trip:
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Denise Sanger lives a life split between her love for fitness and her passion for travel particularly to the BEACH. Denise also has a love of marketing and lives in beautiful Suwannee County, Florida. You can find out more about Denise here: About Denise