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  • On Oct 20, 2009
    Kimberly from PA Asked

    HI ! I am so thankful for this panel :) I will be traveling to DW on 12/24/09 - 12/29/09 I have an 8 year old and a 5 year old. This will be the 1st visit with my 5 year old Is it wise for me to be at MK on Xmas day or should I Go after? please help

    Hi, Kimberly!  I'm going to give you two opinions on visiting the Magic Kingdom on Christmas day.  My first thought is that there is truly no place more magical than the Magic Kingdom on Christmas!  The atmosphere is festive and fun, the decorations are gorgeous, the tree is incredible!  It is really a wonderful place to be, and there is so much to see and do, your children will spend the day wide eyed and amazed.

    On the other hand, the Magic Kingdom on Christmas day is going to be MOBBED!  Plan to arrive early in the morning, as the park has in the past filled to capacity on Christmas, and they will not allow guests to enter once capacity has been reached - even if you have been there earlier in the day and just wish to re-enter.  The lines will be long, the crowds might be overwhelming, especially to a little one.  It may not be as bad after Christmas, but the whole week between Christmas and New Year's is the busiest time of the year at Walt Disney World, so you'll have to plan for the crowds no matter what.

    I always say that a bad day at the Magic Kingdom is better than a good day anywhere else.  I can find my way around the crowds by using the Fast Pass system wherever I can; dining at off peak times; skipping a parade here and there to try and take advantage of shorter lines while other guests are enjoying the parade, and I just make my mind up to keep to a short list of must do attractions.  Anything after that is bonus!

    Enjoy a magical holiday vacation!
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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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