An interesting thing can happen if your Disney World vacation is booked during a particular time of year. Guests can see Halloween & Christmas decorations on one trip and secondly, guests could attend both seasonal parties in one trip. Guests can head to Disney World to celebrate Halloween & Christmas in just about one week apart!
On Halloween & Christmas Decorations:
Guests can expect to find Halloween decorations as early as August and at Magic Kingdom and more through the last Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party date. Then, Magic Kingdom becomes one of the first locations on property to see Christmas decorations. This is because of the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, guests can expect Magic Kingdom to be decked out for Christmas by the first party date (more on that below). Other Christmas decorations will start popping up around Disney World, completed by mid to late November.
Therefore, Late October through early November dates are possible to see both Halloween & Christmas decorations, however guests will not get the full Christmas experience until mid-late November. Additionally, Epcot has a majority of holiday decorations by mid-November for the start of the yearly Festival of the Holidays. Then, Resort décor and the famous Gingerbread houses are usually the last bit of holiday cheer to go up. There are no official dates for décor set up and take down.
Hot Tip: Hollywood Studios is one park that usually does changeover décor overnight (October 31-November 1) yearly. Therefore, at Hollywood Studios it is possible to see both Halloween & Christmas decorations in just a weekend theoretically.
On Attending Both Parties:
If your plans are to attend both a late dated Halloween Party & Early dated Christmas party, these ones tend to sell out quickly. Another planning tip when trying to accomplish 2 parties in one travel period, is to book longer based on historic dates. Your stay can be adjusted down (and not so easily up) once dates are released.
Generally the last Halloween Party occurs on November 1 and the earliest Christmas Party on November 8. Therefore the minimum stay I would recommended is 9 days: November 1-November 9 to accomplish both parties. The ideal would be a 2-week vacation to accomplish attending both Halloween & Christmas parties at the Magic Kingdom.
This would surely make for a once in a lifetime trip. Could you imagine trick-or-treating in Magic Kingdom and then listening to Christmas Music while sipping hot chocolate in the same vacation?
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