Christmas 2011 Walt Disney World plans

Christmas 2011 Walt Disney World plans

by Marnie
(Campbellsville KY)

Hi Dad! We're trying to make some Christmas 2011 Walt Disney World plans. We've been to WDW twice but never at Christmas time. My job will prevent me from going in December and mid November will be about as late as we can go.

We're thinking November 13 (to sneak in the last day of the Food and Wine Festival) through the 20th. I can see by the schedules that I will miss the Candlelight Processional. But what about the rest of the festivities? I hear many start in November. Anything else that I would definitely miss by celebrating Christmas in November?

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Thanks for the great question. I think you've got a great Christmas 2011 Walt Disney World plan. Sneaking in for the last day of the International Food and Wine Festival is a great idea.

By November 13 all the decorations will be up except for the tree in the Magic Kingdom which goes up after the taping of the Christmas Day parade. The only show you'll miss is, like you said, the Candlelight Processional.

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That's about all you'll miss. Enjoy.

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Mar 07, 2011
Very Merry Christmas party
by: Anonymous

I am going at that same time this year. I wanted to know whether it was worth it to buy Christmas party tickets or not. They don't start the special parade and icicle lights on the castle till December during regular hours right? So if we want to see those we would have to pay for party.

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The only thing you miss by not going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is the special parade and the special fireworks. It's exclusive to the party. (Oh, yeah, the cocoa and cookies.) Everything else is what happens all the time.

The lights on the castle are a regular event.

Is it worth it? I don't know. If you go on one of the nights that isn't too crowded then definitely it's worth it. On nights with big crowds (Fridays and the last week) an extra $50+ apiece it might not really be worth it.

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