The Holidays at Walt Disney World are a truly magical time of year! But also an extremely crowded time of year. If the stars align with work and school schedules to allow your family to spend a few days at The Place Where Dreams Come True, it will most likely do the same for everyone else as well. But don’t worry. The Disney Moms Panel has some expert advice for families looking to work through the crowds and make the most of their Holiday Disney Vacation.
Candlelight Processional Dining Package
The Candlelight Processional is one of the highlights of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. But seats can go extremely fast, especially for certain celebrity narrators. One way to ensure your family can see it is by doing the dining package. It starts with dinner at your chosen restaurant around the World Showcase, and a specific time to line up in a special queue. All guests with the dining package will be escorted to a seat first. But even if you choose not to go this route, there is no extra ticket needed for this show.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
This separate-ticket event is another must-see during the Walt Disney World’s holiday celebrations and a great way to ensure you’re in the park with fewer people. But the key tip here, for those looking to attend this party, is to watch the second round of the Once Upon a Christmastime parade and the latest showing of Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show. The larger crowds will be gathered around to watch the earlier showings which will give you and your family the perfect opportunity to walk onto rides like the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train, and Space Mountain.
Must-Sees Outside the Parks
It’s important to remember that there are several other Holiday must-sees on-property that aren’t restricted to a park. These include the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs, the Giant Gingerbread House, at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and the Giant Christmas Tree in the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge.
When it comes to your Walt Disney World Vacation, as with everything else in life, the old adage rings true: Mama knows best.
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