Make the Most of Your Winter Disney World Vacation
Going to Disney World in the winter is a _phenomenal_ idea if you love the park but hate the endless crowds. Competing for your place in line and dealing with the inevitable onslaught of foot traffic that accosts you as soon as you leave your hotel room can transform an otherwise great getaway into something that’s kind of a hassle. A winter Disney World vacation is considerably more appealing for the very fact that the crowds are less abundant. To maximize the value of your trip, keep these suggestions in mind to ensure an unforgettable holiday.
Attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
There are some events that you just have to experience if you ever visit Disney World. But if you’re there during the winter, it’s a no-brainer: You need to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Assuming that you and your family love a friendly Disney face or two, you won’t be disappointed when you join in the festivities. The party is held from early November through late December each year. During the event, Disney World is transformed into a true winter wonderland, complete with merry music and festive decorations that make you feel like you’re truly living in a fairytale. Enjoy face-to-face meetings with your favorite characters, experience holiday-themed adventures on some of the park’s most beloved rides, including Splash Mountain, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and Space Mountain, and savor mouthwatering holiday treats, including milk and fresh cookies. Of course, there’s also a brilliant parade, a fireworks show, a dance party at Club Tinsel, and a little bit of _Frozen_ fun, courtesy of Queen Elsa herself.
Plan Your Holiday Dining Itinerary Carefully
It’s pretty hard to resist the delicious foods that pop up on Disney World menus during the holiday season. No matter where in the park you happen to be, odds are that you’ll encounter something sugary sweet during your trek. Don’t try to hold back — how often do you book a winter Disney World vacation, after all? One event not to be missed is the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. You’ll experience a broad spectrum of cultures, all under a single roof. There are plenty of themed kitchens where little elves busily prepare delicious meals for hungry guests. You can pop over to Bavaria Holiday Kitchen and indulge in traditional German fare, including potato dumplings, pork schnitzel, and black forest roulade. Feel like enjoying a little taste of home? The American Adventure Pavilion offers the types of dishes that are as good as homemade, from slow-roasted turkey to chocolate pecan tarts. When your sweet tooth hits, grab a peppermint sundae, a mug of piping hot cocoa, or a holiday apple pie sundae. If you plan to go all out, make sure you pace yourself each day. Big dinner in the evening? Keep breakfast light so you can really enjoy every single bite.
Take Advantage of the Incredible Weather
Orlando is distinctly different from other parts of the country during winter. It’s typically very mild, and most people are comfortable walking around in light tops and cardigans at most. That’s good news if you want to take advantage of the park in its entirety. Why worry about lugging around a hefty winter coat, a scarf, and a pair of chunky boots? There’s no need at Disney World! The pleasant conditions make it exceptionally easy to go for a swim in a heated outdoor pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, or to enjoy sunrise yoga if you’re staying at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. There are also plenty of outdoor activities, including golf, tennis, and basketball. Many of the grounds feature jogging trails, and there are also playgrounds for the kids to enjoy.
Make Some Time for Disney Springs
A visit to Disney Springs should be required of every winter Disney World vacation. There’s a good reason to stop by, especially if you have small children. They’ll be dazzled by the beautiful sights and sounds that transform an already festive shopping center into a completely magical world. There’s even snow on Christmas Tree Trail, along with a soundtrack of holiday tunes and pretty trees everywhere you turn. Let the merry carolers serenade you as you wander on the promenade overlooking the water. Stop into Santa’s Chalet and snap a few photographs with the big man himself. Naturally, Disney Springs is also the ultimate place to stock up on gifts for everyone on your list!
Book Your Winter Disney Vacation Today
You won’t know true winter magic until you book a fantastic winter Disney World vacation with your family today. While visions of sugarplums dance around in your head, visit BusTickets.com to click your way to a merry holiday season.