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  • On Jun 18, 2015
    Angus from FR Asked

    Have you any suggestions on how to spend Christmas Day in WDW? We are staying outside the World, will crowds and traffic make any movement or park visit impossible? Please help! Thank you.

    Hi, Angus!  I'm not going to lie, Christmas Day is going to be extremely busy at Walt Disney World.  It will be wall to wall people, and you may even find that some of the theme parks (in particular the Magic Kingdom) may fill to capacity and have to close for part of the day to any new, incoming guests.  The lines will be long, for everything from attractions to food to rest rooms.

    Having said that, my family and I brave the theme parks every Christmas day.  It's one of my favorite times to be at Walt Disney World.  We choose a park like EPCOT, which is a bit bigger and more sprawling, so the crowds don't feel as overwhelming.  I arrive at the parks at rope drop - as soon as the parks are open, we are there, trying to beat the crowds. I make sure to use my FastPass+ choices on the things that are must-do attractions for my family so that I know we are guaranteed to do the things that are most important.  And I make sure to remind my children that there is no way on Christmas Day to do and see everything we might want to do.

    It's a great day to soak up the holiday atmosphere, enjoy some of the things you might not normally make time for - like the Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet performance, and people watch.  You may not get everything done, but the plan of attack should be to arrive early, hit an attraction or two, and then have your FastPass+ options booked for mid-morning or later in the day.  You can make it work if you have a plan.

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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