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  • On Sep 5, 2012
    Karla Asked

    We are traveling from Central America to spend the Holidays in Disney, what park do you recommend to visit during Dec 24 and 25? Is Santa around every park? Also is there a webpage I can find out where the characters are so we can see them? Thank you!!!!

    Hi Karla! If you have never visited Walt Disney World over the holidays you will love all the beautiful decorations throughout the parks and resorts.

    This is a very crowded time in the parks so good planning is a necessity. Depending on the ages of your children you will likely want to spend one of those days at the Magic Kingdom. Both days will be about equal crowd wise with perhaps the 25th a bit more crowded. For the second day you have three options....the other three parks. My personal preference is Epcot as it is fun to visit all the countries of the World Showcase and learn about their holiday celebrations and traditions.

    Santa is definitely in the Magic Kingdom in the Town Square. Santa is also at the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot and usually brings Mrs. Claus along. You can also find Santa in Downtown Disney until the 25th and then he is replaced by Goofy until New Years. That makes it kind of a fun and unique visit.

    The absolute sure way to know where the characters will be in each park is to check with Guest Relations first thing in the morning of your visit. There are web sites that try to publish the character meet and greets but things change so quickly and constantly with this that you can end up being disappointed when their information is wrong. You can google Disney character meet and greets and see that on the internet but it is certainly not written in stone.

    My favorite place for character meet and greet of the fabulous five (MIckey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Minnie) is at Epcot. One line will give you the opportunity to meet all of them with Photopass photographers there to document it all!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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