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  • On Jul 9, 2014
    Larisa from TX Asked

    Coming 12/19-12/26, 1st time at XMAS. Normally go in September, when crowds not a problem.Will we be miserable? Comparable to spring break crowds? We're there in march,was crowded but manageable. Have touring plan and dining ressies made. Any other tips

    Hello Larisa!  Thanks for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    I spent last Christmas, with my family, at Walt Disney World.  We loved it so much, we are actually doing it again this year.  I wont sugar coat the fact that there are crowds, it is one of the busiest times of the year.  If the crowds are anything like last year, the beginning of your vacation wont be too bad.  With the help of the FastPass+ selections and taking advantage of the Extra Magic Hours, we were able to do way more than we thought we would be able to.  Christmas Day at Magic Kingdom is always going to be busy.  Last year, we spent the whole day there.  We arrived to the parks as early as we could and, again, used the morning Extra Magic Hours.  By doing this, we were actually able to get a lot of family pictures in front of the castle with no one behind us!  It was incredible.  After our pictures, we headed off to our must do attractions and then used our FastPass+ selections.  By 11:00 am or so, the park felt very crowded.  This year, we are planning to leave Magic Kingdom Park around that time and head back to the resort to relax and then have a nice dinner.  After that, we plan to return to Magic Kingdom for some nighttime fun. Everyone was in such good spirits and the air just felt... magical.

    I think it is great you have all of your dining reservations made and a touring plan in place.  My best advice to you is to make sure you are using the Extra Magic Hours.  That was our best tool at being able to ride our favorite attractions a few times before the parks got crowded.

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.   

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all-things-Walt Disney World! No trip is complete without a few carrot cake cookies, Dole Whip Floats, thrill rides with my 7-year-old, Pin Trading and finding Hidden Mickeys with my husband. I may have a small family but we are always ready for some BIG fun on our next Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jackie

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