Disney Trip Planning: Pros and Cons of Visiting During the Holiday Season

Gather round with your family

Gather ’round with your family

Everyone wants to get the most out of their Disney Vacation, but what does getting the most really mean to you? Is it about the atmosphere, the amount of rides you can fit in, relaxing, or maybe just checking something new off your Disney-Experience-Checklist. One of the toughest decisions to make when planning your Disney trip is deciding when to go! If you are considering a trip during the Christmas Season, here are some pros and cons you should consider!


Quality Family Time – Christmas is a time to be with your family, and what better gathering place than the Happiest Place on Earth!? Even for those who aren’t young at heart, everyone can get enjoyment out of a Disney Vacation! It may be hard to decide on a meeting place for Christmas when family is scattered all over the country (or even the world), but Disney Parks might just be that special place everyone will agree on meeting at!

the most magical time of the year

the most magical time of the year

Taking it Easy – Because of the enormous crowds, you are pretty much forced to take it easy at the parks if you want to enjoy yourself. This means going for a stroll, visiting the other resorts and seeing their Holiday decorations, and really experiencing the parks and the holidays for what they really are.

The Most Magical Time of the Year – Some families can’t afford to go on a Disney vacation every year, or even every 2 years, so when planning your trip, you might want to opt for going during the most magical time of the year! Disney Parks go all out in their decorations, special party, and costumes! Being surrounded by all the over the top decorations is truly a sight to see!


it's beautiful, but oh, those crowds!

it’s beautiful, but oh, those crowds!

Crowds – This is the busiest time of year in the Disney Parks which means long lines, shoulder to shoulder walking traffic, and much opportunity for frustration. If you are planning on visiting the parks to get a lot done, like ride most of the attractions, pick a less busy time like September or April!

Cost – Because this time of year is the busiest, Disney takes full advantage of the demand and bumps up the prices. You may get sticker shock when booking your vacation if you are used to going in the off-seasons.

Weather – This might only matter if you are flying or driving from a far distance. Unpredictable winter storms may affect your vacation plans. Storms frequently cause airports to cancel flights, traffic to back up, or roads to close! Weather is always a threat any time of year when planning a vacation so far in advance, but winter storms can last almost as long as your vacation would have been in the first place!

These are just a few Pros and Cons of visiting the Disney Parks during the Christmas season. What do you all think of visiting during that time? Leave your answers in the comments below!

Angie Carreiro
https://www.etsy.com/shop/flipadeeflop (if you are interested in ordering shoes for Christmas, visit my Etsy shop and get your order in by the end of this week!)


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