The word "planning" is music to the ears for some... while it brings absolute panic to others. No matter how you feel about planning, I am here to help! Because, whether you love planning or not, a vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida takes a good bit of planning.
Breathe, my go-with-the flow readers... I've got you. Don't stress.
Ideally, you should reach out to me 7-9 months before you would like to travel. So that means if you want to visit in September, we should start talking in January. Seriously.
Here are 5 reasons why we should start planning sooner rather than later.
As if Disney World isn't magical enough, Santa has arrived at Disney World to add some extra Holiday magic this year! Here's where you can find Jolly Old St. Nick at Disney World through December 24th.
In my opinion, the BEST place to meet Santa is at at his chalet in Disney Springs. Just check in with one of his helpers and they will text you when it's your turn! While you wait, you can enjoy the Christmas Tree Trail, shop, or have a yummy snack. Your photos with Santa will be added to your photopass account if you scan your MagicBand (and are part of Memory Maker, too!).
You'll find Santa near City Hall during the day, but he has to get ready to the Christmas Parade some nights, so is not always available in the evenings.
Santa usually greets guests in the American Adventure pavilion here as part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.
As you are strolling down Sunset Boulevard, keep an eye out for Santa! He can sometimes be found greeting guests there.
Disney Resort Hotels
You'll find him from 5pm to 9pm in the lobby of most resort hotels on Christmas Eve to get in last minute wish lists from young guests before bedtime.
No matter where you find him this year, may the spirit of joy follow you throughout this magical season!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, not with Jolly Old St. Nick (thought I adore the Holiday Season!). I'm talking about music to every foodie DisNerd's heart - the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
Held each fall and included with the price of your park admission, the Food and Wine Festival has quickly become one of the most popular times to visit. This cooking demos, a special concert series, and more than 30 kiosks set up throughout the park, you could spend days just enjoying the festival alone.
Thankfully, in true awesome Disney style, they have made navigating the festival with special dietary needs much easier. Here are my best tips:
Jo is a travel planner who loves all things Disney! She also has food sensitivities and lots of experience with special diets while traveling.
All All Inclusive Resorts All-inclusive Resorts All Inclusives All-inclusives Beach Vacation Cruise Vacation Disney Cruise Line Disneyland Harry Potter Islands Of Adventure Moon Palace Orlando Recipes Resorts Rides And Attractions Royal Caribbean Special Diets Superheroes Theme Parks Travel Planning Universal Studio Florida Walt Disney World