5 Things to Expect When You Visit Disney World in the Winter

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Disney World will always have crowds, but when visiting during the winter months, they tend to be a little heavier than normal.  This is attributed to the holidays when parents can take children on vacation without fear of them missing school.  These crowds add to the guests coming to Disney World for the winter runDisney events, as well as those guests coming to the warmer climate of Florida from colder areas in the country.  The crowds won’t diminish the amount of fun you can have on your vacation, but it will just require a little more advance planning before you arrive on property — make sure you have your FastPass+ selections, as well as advanced dining reservations!

Special Events

In addition to the runDisney events, guests visiting during the winter will be treated to a variety of other special events during the winter.  Beginning in November, guests looking to celebrate the holiday season can do so at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  At Epcot, guests can tour the countries of World Showcase, learn about how each country celebrates the holidays and sample some holiday favorites during the Festival of the Holidays.  At night, guests will also be able to experience the Candelight Processional.  Beginning in January, Epcot guests will enjoy the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. Over at the Magic Kingdom, on select nights in November and December, guests can party at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, meet characters, ride their favorite attractions, and experience Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade!

Regardless of the season you choose to visit Disney World, guests are in for an amazing time with special touches that only Disney can dream up.  Have you visited during the winter months before?  What is your favorite thing about winter at Disney World?

By Tyler

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