Planning at vacation over Christmas??

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  1. disney_dreaming_mom

    disney_dreaming_mom Mouseketeer

    Feb 4, 2009
    Hello. I am new here and am in the process of planning a trip to WDW over Christmas. We are thinking of doing a Land/Sea package and staying at CBR. Is Christmas a terrible time to go? I have a toddler and have heard it is insanely busy. The problem is this is the only times my family can go are either over Thanksgiving or Christmas. Any advice or tips are appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. Bob P

    Bob P DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2005
  4. PrincessTiffany

    PrincessTiffany Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast

    Jul 12, 2007
    Thanksgiving and Christmas week are both busy, but Christmas week is far more busy than Thanksgiving week. If I had to pick I would choose between those two time periods, as far as crowd levels, I would pick Thanksgiving week.
  5. DWFan4Life

    DWFan4Life DIS Veteran

    Jan 7, 2009
    We just got there last Christmas holidays and the experience is really wonderful. Yes, it's quite busy and crowded, but as long as my kids enjoying the moment, I'm happy for them. Now we are planning to go back for the next holidays.

    Have a nice day. :)
  6. *KeepMovingForward*

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    Mar 30, 2007
    We've spent several Christmases at Disney, this past year being the most recent. Yes, it is insanely busy. We go over Christmas with the attitude that we are going more for the atmosphere and less for the rides/attractions. Its definitely a manageable time of year but if you are looking to maximize your park experience, then other times of the year like Thanksgiving are much better.
  7. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

    Apr 12, 2005
  8. mblc14

    mblc14 Mouseketeer

    Nov 15, 2007
    Busy?? Very. Fun? Absolutely!!! Our only trip was during Christmas week as that is the only time we are really able to go also. Just make sure you bring your patience and remember that you are at WDW. Our daughter was 4 and our son was 6 months, it was a struggle at times to push the stroller around and I clipped more than a couple of heels, but we made it work. The parks are beautiful and we may not go over Christmas day again, both families were mad we took the grand babies from them on Christmas, but we will see the world during the holidays soon again...Good luck with your planning.

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