Wondering how busy is Christmas at Walt Disney World? Disney World is known as The Most Magical Place on Earth. And when you combine it with the magic of Christmas, you are in for a real treat. If it’s your dream to spend Christmas at Disney World, how exciting! Unfortunately it is the dream of about 50,000 other families too. Christmas is hands down the busiest time at Disney World. And there are usually no specials available during Christmas week either.
But does that mean you should avoid spending Christmas at Disney World? Absolutely not! If you know what to expect and are prepared, you can have a perfectly magical trip.
Here’s what you need to do to prepare if you are planning on making the trip this year:
- If you are planning on making dining reservations, be sure to reserve them as early as possible on your 180 day mark to ensure that you get the times you want at the restaurants you want.
- Book your trip as soon as you decide to go to make sure you can stay at the resort you want. It’s not uncommon for resorts to sell out.
- When you are on your trip, be prepared to get up early and get to the parks before opening. This past Christmas week, many parks were closed to guests by 10 am because the parks had reached capacity (they did re-open later that same day). The benefit to staying on site during this time is that you are 100% guaranteed access to a park, but it might not be the one you want.
Please don’t think I don’t want you to take your dream vacation at Christmas. I just want to make sure you know what to expect so you aren’t wishing you had gone at a different time. Keep in mind that Walt Disney World decorations go up in early/mid November and remain up through early January. You don’t have to bet at Walt Disney World on Christmas Day to experience the Christmas Magic.
Check out this post on the best times of the year to visit Walt Disney World.