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    Default Is Christmastime really all that?

    Since we will have APs, I am considering a short trip at the end of Nov/ beginning of December to see Disney World at Christmas. There was a lot of hype at Disneyland leading up to the holiday season, but I was pretty disappointed in what actually appeared.

    Is Christmastime at Disney World a lot better? Would I just be disappointed again?
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    My family has been many times during Christmas/New Years week and we love it! The atmosphere is so cool, decorations, parades, music, special foods and treats. In spite of the crowds; it has been worth it to us!
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    Too me, it's 'all that AND a bag of Doritos!!' It all depends upon what YOU like. The decorations in themselves -- in the parks and in the resorts -- are worth it for me, but the additional shows -- Candlelight Processional, Holidays Around The World, etc. -- are big bonuses. The additional 'tags' on the fireworks displays and the MVMCP (Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -- 'hard ticket event') just add the icing to the cake.

    Again, it all depends on YOU.

    Just did this right after Thanksgiving (11/29 - 12/6/2017) and the crowd levels were low, the weather was perfect and I enjoyed the heck out of myself.
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    this is the only time we go now. there's so much to see and do, parades, parties and tours that are special this time of year. Plus all the resorts are decorated. Also certain resorts have special things in them for x-mas time like GF has the gingerbread house( full size). its the prettiest time to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer fan View Post
    this is the only time we go now. there's so much to see and do, parades, parties and tours that are special this time of year. Plus all the resorts are decorated. Also certain resorts have special things in them for x-mas time like GF has the gingerbread house( full size). its the prettiest time to go!
    Same here. We visit every few years either during Thanksgiving Week or the beginning of Dec.

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    It is a great time to go! No one does the holidays like Disney❤️
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    In Disney Springs they have a Christmas Tree Trail. It displays thematic decorated trees for all kinds of characters. There is snow and it's free! Also in Disney Springs they have a Stitch hunt, kind of like what they do in Epcot during food and wine - but he's hiding in the stores, etc. When you find him you get a little something - this year it was a special coin or something.

    Also, don't forget all the special holiday treats and foods unique to the season.

    The resorts are completely decorated as well.

    Yes, go!
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    Yea, it is all that. The closer to Christmas you go through NYE you will find yourself packed into a park tho. There are so many things to enjoy and not just in the parks. The resorts have tons of things to look at in total amazement !! Disney World knows how to celebrate Christmas !!
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    This was my first year experiencing Christmas. We took a short trip before Thanksgiving for DWs birthday and did the MVMCP as well as the holiday events at DHS. That was a fantastic trip!
    We then went down again during Christmas/NY week to spend time with my DS and pickup his stuff since he was finishing up his DCP program. We did a resort tour on the 25th, MK on the 26th, and Epcot with a Candlelight Dinner package on the 27th. While the resort was definitely more crowded and much cooler than in November, we had a great time sharing the season together as a family.

    IMHO if I go for the holidays again, I would most likely avoid Christmas/NY week and be able to see the decos and programs without the huge crowds that come with that time. Right before or right after Thanksgiving seem to be the best times to go.

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    Ditto to all of the above.

    The one drawback to going close to Christmas is the crowd levels.
    But other than that, it is totally over the top, cream of the crop!
    Our Christmas trip a few years ago was one of our best family vacations to any place ever. We had a blast. Just go expecting big crowds and go with the flow. You'll have a great time.
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    Thanks everyone. Sounds like there is a lot more than just new decorations. Now to decide on which resort to stay at.
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