I would like to hear your comments about WDW if you have ever been during the holiday season. Below is my weekly blog on my website:
December is approaching and Walt Disney World transforms itself into a Winter Wonderland in the middle of Central Florida. Decorations have been up at all the parks and resorts since the early part of November. If you have visited Walt Disney World before, but never during the Christmas season, you are in for a real treat.
Disney offers holiday events at each park and most of the resorts. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, which occupies The Streets of America at Disney-MGM Studios, and the Candlelight Processional held at Epcot are some of Disney’s major holiday offerings. The parks are decorated with garland, trees, ornaments, and everything and anything pertaining to Christmas. During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, there is even snow on Main Street USA!
All the characters are outfitted in holiday attire as well as the Cast Members. Each resort gets into the holiday spirit with decorations and activities that are not to be missed. The Grand Floridian has a house made out of Gingerbread which is large enough to have room for a store inside which sells all sorts of cookies and candies. At the Boardwalk and Beach Club, there is a large Carousel and a train. Both of which feature hidden Mickey’s on them and the Carousel is even made of gingerbread and cookies!
Each park is also different during the day and night. During the day, you can see all of the decorations very clearly and it helps set the holiday mood for your tour of the park. But the real action comes at night. Each park it light up with sparkling and shimmering lights, that you would have a hard time believing you are in the same place as earlier in the day.
The difficult part about going during this season is that there is SO MUCH to do, sometimes you feel like you don’t even have time for the rides and shows. It truly is a unique experience and if you are a Disney fan, you should try to schedule a vacation during this time. Now with that being said, the earlier part of December is the best time to go. You will have just missed the Thanksgiving Day rush and many others will be waiting for Christmas Week through New Years Day to come down to WDW. If you can go sometime in between those two times, you will be able to experience everything but with less crowds.
The weather during this time is hit or miss. We have been there when the highs have reached the 80’s, and have been there when the lows have been in the 20’s. The best rule of thumb is to pack for the cold and always take layers off as needed.
All in all this is my favorite time of the year. The atmosphere is unbelievable and Disney has done it’s best to make their guests forget they are in Florida.