Holidays at Disney World + Tips

Holidays at Disney World + Tips

 

Hey ya'll! Today I wanted to share some tips on something that is near and dear to my heart...Disney World! I love Disney World and if I'm being even more specific I love the holidays at Disney World. My family and I have been twice during that time now and lately seeing all the pictures on Instagram of the castle being lit up and decorations being distributed has me feeling a wee bit jealous. Thus, I wanted to share a few tips I have for those lucky ducks out there planning their holiday getaway to the most magical place on earth!

1. Bring your swimsuit. Ya'll. I really cannot stress this enough, bring that swimsuit with you! All of Disney's pools are heated, so even if you think you won't need it chances are you will. Or you'll have to do what I did and sulk on the sidelines while your little sister rides the water slide over. and over. and over.

2. Spend time at your resort/other resorts. The first trip we took during the holidays we literally spent every waking second in the park and treated our resort (the Grand Floridian) as a place to crash. Big mistake! There's so much to see and do at each resort that spending a little time away from the parks enjoying them is totally worth it. We even caught several characters dressed to the holiday nines and how will you be able to utilize that swimsuit packed if you don't spend just a littleeee time at your resort?

3. Know the extra ticket events. I highly suggest doing lots of research on those extra ticket events before buying tickets. My biggest example for us was the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. While we did enjoy it for what it was, basically our entire crew thought it was something totally different and we probably could of allocated those funds/time to something more enjoyable for us. However, we LOVED Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and were hesitant to even purchase tickets for it in the beginning!

4. Have patience. This is a universal Disney World tip, but it needs to be stressed extra during the holiday months. It's going to be crowded no matter where/what time you go, so just be prepared. And on top of this, there's a lot of rude people out there so having a little patience is never a bad thing.

5. Be flexible. Anther universal tip, but cannot be stressed enough. While it's easy to think that your entire DW trip is already planned before you even get there, there is still room for flexibility! We downloaded the My Disney Experience app while there and changed our fast passes around almost daily because we wanted to add in extra time elsewhere. We also would stumble upon random characters and decide to alter plans that way as well plus a multitude of others!

Have you been to Disney World during the holidays?

I recapped our trip in multiple posts last year and you can catch up with that rightttt here: Wilderness Lodge, Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

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