by Anabel Smith
“Hello Disney Dad,
Thank you so much for this service to all the frazzled parents planning a Disney holiday.
We are based in Nigeria, going to Puerto Rico for a wedding and were gifted accommodation at Sheraton Vistana in Florida for a week so we ( me, hubby and our 7 year old son) are spending our Christmas holidays there – arriving Orlando late December 23 and leaving December 29.
1. I’m thinking we will visit Disney for 5 days and take a day to get to know Orlando a bit. Any recommendations
2. Visit Magic Kingdom for 2 days and then spread the rest of the days amongst the other parks. I plan to do some shopping and won’t go to the parks every day with hubby and son. What’s the best way to buy tickets?
3. Is the Touringplan app worth buying?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Sounds Like a Plan, OTC, Yes
Santa Mickey and Mrs. Claus Minnie welcome you to Christmas at WDW – Photo by Laurie Sapp
There is just nothing better than Christmas at Walt Disney World. It’s my favorite thing in the whole world.
My first thought looking at your plan is, you will be at Disney World during the busiest time of the year so be sure you are prepared.
The 23rd and 24th should be your best park days crowd wise. Christmas Day will be totally crazy especially in the Magic Kingdom. I would not advise you even try to visit Magic Kingdom on Christmas Day.
The other parks will be very busy. Epcot seems to handle crowds the best. That’s what I would recommend if you plan Christmas Day in the parks.
I have a whole bunch of suggestions to deal with crowds and some of them will help for Christmas week. You can see them at…
Just be patient and enjoy.
Tickets from the Official Ticket Center
We always recommend The Official Ticket Center when it comes to Walt Disney World and Orlando area tickets. They are the original Disney AUTHORIZED Ticket reseller and are located about a mile from the parks.
They can help you with any ticket needs and you’ll save some money too.
Yes to TouringPlans
I am a big fan of Touringplans.com. I use them on every trip. Their park by park crowd predictions are good and worth following.
They have lots of extra features like a reservation finder for dining, room chooser for hotels and lots of great information. Len Testa and his crew are great.
Dad’s Bottom Line
A trip to Walt Disney World during Christmas week is both a Magical experience and a daunting experience. Crowds will be CRAZY, but with some planning you can have a great time.
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