Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 17, 2015
    Christina from TN Asked

    This is my families first trip to Disney...it will be Christmas Day 2015 which is my birthday...plan to go to the Magic kingdom although were not staying at Disney hotel....I don't know what to actually get into kids ages are 11....8... and 5. HELP

    Hello Christina!
    A first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is a great way to celebrate your birthday!

    During Christmas, the Magic Kingdom dazzles with amazing decorations and holiday happenings. However, I think it is important for you to know that Christmas Day is THE busiest day of the year at the Magic Kingdom. Actually, it is the busiest day across all of the parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.  If you do decide to give it a try, please arrive at least one hour prior to park opening. Also, make sure you have your park tickets at least 30 days in advance so you can make your FastPass+ selections as soon as possible. Since you are not a resort guest, it is important that you not leave the park once you are in as the Magic Kingdom often reaches capacity for non-resort guests during Christmas week.

    If you manage your expectations and understand that it will be very crowded you can still have a magical birthday at the Magic Kingdom!

    See ya real soon!
    Anne
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother. While I can’t pick my funniest Disney memory – either my 70-year-old mother on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or my 4-year-old grandson on Dinosaur – I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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