Spending Christmas at the happiest place in the world sounds like a great idea, but the holidays are usually very busy at Disney world so you should plan way in advance… that’s why I’m writing this post in July
Where I stayed?
We are usually a big group, so we stayed at the Sheraton Vistana which is a great option that includes a kitchen and other condo type amenities. We have also stayed at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, a beautiful relaxing option very close to the parks
What to eat?
At Disney World, you should usually plan your meal options depending on your park plan of the day, try to book now because walk ins usually don’t get served on very busy days at sit down restaurants. For Christmas eve dinner we found that most places at Disney were booked even 4 months ahead so we looked at options outside of the parks and settled at the Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant that was a hit with the entire family
What to do?
Most blogs will recommend to go to the parks early on the day, rest midday and come back on the evening; that is a good option if you are able to afford the Park Hopper ticket. Another good option is to try Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios rather than Magic Kingdom if you are avoiding the crowds, fast passes are great too. They all have amazing special activities during the holiday season so download your ‘My Disney Experience’ App (i was pleasantly surprised on the many functionalities of the application, you really need it) book your fast pass and enjoy!
What not to miss?
The candlelight vigil at Epcot, it’s really a classic that enhances the holiday spirit. It’s on a open venue, so if you don’t make it in you can always stand nearby and listen to the beautiful show