Tips for Visiting Disney World in the Winter Months

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When most people envision a trip to Walt Disney World, they think of it as a place you go on summer vacation. But really, winter is one of the best times to visit the most magical place on earth.

What's so special about WDW during the winter, you ask? Well, we've collected nine tips below that can help you out.

Check Out the Christmas Decorations

One of the biggest reasons to visit Disney World in the winter is to see all the yuletide decor, both in-park and at their resort hotels.

That's right, even the resorts have decorations you simply must check out. We like to do a little "resort hopping" by taking the monorail around the Seven Seas Lagoon and stopping at the Polynesian, the Contemporary, and the Grand Floridian. In the latter's case, there's even a life-size gingerbread house in the lobby every holiday season.

You can also hop over to Wilderness Lodge and view the massive Christmas tree while sitting in comfy chair by the roaring fireplace. Highly recommended experience.

Disney Christmas

...But Avoid Christmas Week

You think you're the only one who wants to see Disney World at Christmas? Think again. The crowds are absolutely insane the week of Christmas, often filling the park to capacity. Not the best way to spend the holiday, believe me.

Go in January

In fact, you can avoid most of the Christmas madness altogether by visiting in January instead of December. The crowd levels tend to be much lower at this time since most people are back to school/work.

If you plan for this in advance, you can reap the benefits of a much less crowded (and thus even more magical-feeling) Disney World.

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