• On Aug 10, 2013
    Angie Asked

    Hi, My family are planning a vacation during christmas. After booking im now seeing that this week is the craziest week of all year. Ughh.. Our reservations are 22-28 wondering your thought on the week we are there. Is it really the craziest time of year?

    Hi Angie!  Christmas is truly the most magical time of the year at Walt Disney World.  But it is true, it is also the most busy time of year.  Don't worry though - if you set your expectations at the right level, and do some advance planning, you will still have a wonderful vacation.  You will definitely want to make use of the FastPass attractions to eliminate as much waiting in line as you can.  Also, if you haven't done so already, be sure to secure advance dining reservations online - otherwise you may find that Quick Service dining will be your only option.  I suggest talking to everyone in your traveling party to find out what are everyone's "must-do's", then focus on getting those done.  Everything else after that will be bonus!  

    Angie, if you're looking for a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon, you could spend some time visiting the Deluxe Resorts.  They have the most beautiful holiday decorations along with life-size gingerbread houses that are really spectacular.  It's a nice way to get that Christmas feeling without having to deal with the crowds at the theme parks.  Also, if you are planning on visiting a theme park on Christmas Day, be sure to arrive first thing in the morning - the parks often close due to reaching maximum capacity as the morning goes on.

    Angie, I know that despite the crowds, you can still have a very magical vacation at Christmas time at Walt Disney World. My family spent this past Christmas there, and we really did have a great time, and I know you will too!  Just be sure to pack your patience along with your clothes, and have a jolly time!

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