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5 Things to Do at Disney World in December

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Why You Should Visit Disney World in DecemberOne of my favorite times of year to visit Disney World is December. It is a time when the parks bring out their holiday displays. You will find decorated Christmas trees, holiday wreaths, and the shop windows transform into a winter wonderland. There is something very magical about Disney this time of year and there are certain things you can only experience at Disney World in December.

5 Things to Do at Disney World in December

Peanut Reindeer at Disney Springs

Get Ready for Christmas at Disney Springs

Disney Springs is decorated for Christmas just like the parks. Outside you will find Christmas lights, trees and wreathes.

Walk into stores like Once Upon a Toy & World of Disney, and you will find the interior has been decorated for the holidays as well.

Meeting Santa at Disney SpringsBest part is that you can meet Santa at Santa’s Chalet! Spend some one on one time with the Big Guy and have a beautiful photo taken.

Gingerbread House in Grand Floridian Resort at DisneyCheck out the Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian Resort

All Disney Resorts get decorated for the holidays. One of my favorite Disney resorts to check out at Christmas is Grand Floridian because of their giant Gingerbread House.

This house is made of real gingerbread and is a true work of art.  You really have to see it to believe it.

Hollywood Toy HotelSee the Hollywood Tower of Terror Transform

You may not think Hollywood Studios is a winter wonderland full of fun Christmas activities, but let me tell you that this park is pretty awesome this time of year.

You can expect to see many holiday displays, but nothing quite beats seeing the Tower of Terror transform into the Sunset Seasons Greetings display!

Candle Light Processional at EpcotWatch the Candle Light Processional at Epcot

While you have to pay a separate fee for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, you can experience the Candle Light Processional for free at Epcot.

Taking place 3 times a day, this event features guest narrators, full choir and orchestra.

It is a feast for the senses with a beautiful array of holiday music and stories.

Jingle Cruise in December at Magic KingdomRide the Jingle Cruise at Magic Kingdom

Only during Christmastime can you experience the Jingle Cruise. This is your favorite Jungle Cruise with some extra holiday magic.

Not only do the boats get new holiday themed names, the animals and their habitats tend to reflect the Christmas spirit as well.

Even the jokes take on a Christmas twist. It is definitely one of our favorite things to do at Magic Kingdom during Christmas.

Why do you love best about Disney World in December?

Walk Through of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios
parade in Disneyland Paris
Don't Miss the Disneyland Paris Parade

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Friday 14th of September 2018

One great Christmas event that wasn't mentioned & Disney seems to keep secret for some reason is the breakfast with Santa & Mrs Claus at the T-Rex Restaurant in Disney Springs. T-Rex is only open for breakfast for this even & it's only 8 mornings in December (Saturdays & Sundays). But you get to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet while meeting Santa & Mrs Claus among the prehistoric dinosaurs.

You also get some other perks as well, such as shopping at the World of Disney store from 9:00 - 10:00 am (before it opens!) and complimentary date personalization on ornaments purchased at the Disney Christmas store.

You have to make reservations for this by calling Disney. You can't do it through T-Rex, Disney's web site, or their app. That's why so many don't even know about it. I only learned by reading about it on the T-Rex page (near the bottom) on the Disney dining page.


Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Wow! I had no idea! That is a pretty awesome thing to be able to do!