Christmas at resorts
  • On Aug 3, 2016
    Tammy from NY Asked

    Staying WDW 12-4-12-11 then I added a separate extra night on 12-3 staying at same hotel. On the 3rd we want to do hotel jumping all day to see hotels decorations. Driving my car to save time, can we get into each hotel gates with us staying 1 night? TY

    Hi Tammy,

    What fun! Touring the Walt Disney World resorts to see the Christmas decorations is a must-do for my family every year. We usually take our tour on the first weekend in December, like you, because we find that to be the least crowded time during the holidays.

    You shouldn't have any difficulties driving from resort to resort. When you check in at your Walt Disney World hotel, I suggest you remind them that you have two reservations and ask if you can get one parking pass for all the dates. Or, if you use online check-in and skip the front desk, you can present your MagicBand to security at the entrance to each hotel parking lot to show that you are a Walt Disney World resort guest.

    The only difficulty I foresee might be at the monorail resorts near Magic Kingdom. During busy times, those parking lots may close to guests who don't have room or dining reservations. December 3 is not a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party night, so you probably will be fine. In any event, I would park at the Grand Floridian and ride the monorail to the Contemporary and Polynesian Village Resort to minimize parking issues. 

    Make sure you visit the Gingerbread House in the Grand Floridian. Other favorites of mine are Animal Kingdom Lodge, Boardwalk and, my top choice, Wilderness Lodge. I love to sit in the rocking chairs in front of the fireplace and relax there.

    I'm also eager to see what holiday delights are in store this year at Disney Springs, now that the new Town Center area is open. 

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Enjoy your holiday tour and your entire Walt Disney World vacation!

    Wilma

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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