• On Jul 7, 2017
    Allison from NC Asked

    Planning our first Disney World vacation with our 10yo son in November. Is anytime of the year a good time to go to Disney or is there a "best" time of year to visit? Please share any other advice for first-timers. Thanks!

    Hello Allison!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Congratulations on your first Disney vacation!

    I personally think that November is a great month to visit, and I usually recommended it to friends visiting for the first time. The weather is great and you will encounter fewer Guests. There are two great special events that you can enjoy, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. Christmas decorations will be up and the spirit of the holidays will be all around. It is a truly magical time to visit, but try avoiding Thanksgiving week, and plan to visit Epcot during weekdays.

    Since this is your first visit, I highly recommend staying at a Disney Resort hotel to enjoy exclusive benefits. Don’t forget to make advanced dining reservations to enjoy amazing experiences at restaurants located throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, including character dining! Download the My Disney Experience mobile app to plan and share every single detail of your vacation. I also recommend purchasing Memory Maker to download all digital content captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers during your magical first visit!

    One final tip: request a First Visit celebratory button upon arriving at any of the theme parks or at your Disney Resort hotel. Cast Members and other Guests will join you in celebrating!

    I hope this helps you plan a magical vacation! Please stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more questions.

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana, and I'm a university professor and certified translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my best friend, and we have a lovely girl who is an aspiring Jedi knight, and loves the Disney Princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, playing and listening to music, or planning our next vacation - the Walt Disney World Resort is our top destination. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories. Learn More About Thiana

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