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Disney World in December

by Jamie Rumph

Disney World in December!

If your planning a trip to Disney World in December, this is what you have too look forward to!

updated June 25, 2017

Disney World in December?means cooler temperatures, heavy holiday crowds and?Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Follow along below for a timeline to help plan your trip.

Orlando Weather In December:

Average High: 73*F

Average Low: 52*F

Average Rain: 2.6″

You may want a light jacket in the early mornings or evenings!

Special Disney World in December Events:

  • Epcot Holidays Around the World November 23 – December 30, 2017
  • Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian
  • Holiday decor?at Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club
  • Christmas trees throughout Disney World
  • Mickey’s?Very Merry Christmas Party
    • November 9,10,12,14,16,17,26,28
    • December 1,3,5,7,8,10,12,14,15,17,19,21,22

What To Do and When, ?Before your trip to Disney World in December:

June?or Earlier: ?Make Hotel Reservations

July: Book Airline Flights

June (180 days prior to arrival date): ?Make dining reservations! ?Make at least one reservation per day. ?You can cancel what you don’t want prior to arrival.

October (60 days prior to arrival date): ?Make Fast Pass Reservations

November?(60 days prior to arrival date): Add that Disney Magic! ?You can book extras like Bippity Boppity Boutique, Pirates & Pals Dinner Cruise and much more! ?Post on all of the extras coming soon!

December?or earlier: Purchase Memory Maker!? It’s a must have in my opinion if you’re spending several days in the parks! ?Pre-purchase for $169, purchase while at the parks or after $199

Late October, early September: ?Shop and Pack for your trip.??Shop for the items on the packing list you don’t already have. ?Click here to see my Disney World packing list.

September or earlier: ?Download the My Disney Experience App. ?Use this app to manage your reservations, see your Fastpass+, see wait times and park maps while in the parks.

September?or earlier: ?Reserve a stroller!???Even if you don’t think you need a stroller, chances are you do! ?It’s great to push around your tired kids (not just babies and toddlers) and stash your stuff (including heavy water bottles). ?Post on why you need a stroller coming soon! ?I like to rent at Kingdom Strollers. ?They will deliver and pick up the strollers at your resort, no hassle for you! ?If you reserve a stroller with them, please list my name and email in the comments. ?TIA! ?jamie@loveofthemagicvacations.com

One week prior to departure: ?Order Food and Snacks.??I like to bring snacks and sometimes entire sandwich meals into the parks! ?Food at Disney is EXPENSIVE! ?Don’t get me wrong. ?It’s good, and you should try it, but it doesn’t have to be every meal. ?Order snacks, water bottles, sodas, sandwich makings to your hotel. ?I prefer to order all of my non-refrigerated items via Amazon and have them delivered directly to the resort.

One Week Prior or sooner: ?Pack!? There’s no reason to wait until the last minute!

By February (up to 45 days after your trip): ?Make sure to view and download your My Memory Maker pictures/Photopass.

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