Ask the Disney Moms: Disney at Christmas!

The Disney Moms reader Lauren has a question about traveling to Disney at Christmas!  Here is her question:

“Hi there! My family is going to Walt Disney World December 18-24 of this year. Do you have any tips or can’t miss things that my family would enjoy. Also is the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party worth the money to pay for the extra ticket? I have a 9 year old son and 2 daughters that are 4 and 3. Thanks in advance!”

Lauren, one thing that I haven’t done yet is travel to Disney World at Christmastime, but I know that you are going to have a wonderful trip!  There are several things that I will do when the day comes when we travel during this season.  For starters, you asked about whether Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party was worth it.  The question I have for you is, how often do you think you’ll be at Disney World during Christmas?  If this is your first trip during that time, which is sounds like it is, then I would say go for it!  Here are the advanced purchase ticket prices for the days that would apply for the days of your trip:

  • December 18, 2012, you can get your tickets for $58.95 + tax for ages 10+, and $53.95 + tax for ages 3-9.
  • December 20, 2012, you can get your tickets for $64.95 + tax for ages 10+, and $59.95 + tax for ages 3-9.
  • December 21, 2012, you can get your tickets for $67.95 + tax for ages 10+, and $62.95 + tax for ages 3-9.

If you decide to purchase tickets, you can purchase them in advance by clicking on this link to the Disney World website.

Of course, that isn’t all there is to enjoy at Walt Disney World during the holidays!  Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is in full force, running from November 9, 2012 – January 6, 2013!  This is built into your price of admission and is something you truly won’t forget!  Additionally, over at Epcot’s World Showcase, the Candlelight Processional is featured from November 23 – December 30, 2012.  Every few showings they have a different narrator, for the period December 17-19 the narrator hasn’t been announced, but the narrator for December 20-22 is Trace Adkins, and the narrator for December 23-25 is Gary Sinise.

Beyond those big events, some of the smaller things that happen is that each country in the World Showcase is setup to help us understand how Christmas is celebrated in their country.  Lastly, another nice event to try out is the Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney.

Lauren, I hope that this information helps you out for your trip planning, please make sure to write back and let us know how your trip went!  Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas!

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