When is the best time of year to visit Disney World? Coming up with a universal response may be a challenge. Disney World is widely considered to be the most magical place on earth as it provides a unique and immersive experience that allows visitors to enter the world of their favorite characters and stories. The holiday season, however, has not been as enjoyable as expected according to Insider writer Timothy Moore, an opinion more than likely shared by many other visitors.
During the holiday season, Disney World’s park is decorated with twinkling lights, garlands and other festive embellishments. Some of the most popular holiday events include Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, the Candlelight Processional and the Jingle Jungle Parade. Although Disney World has much joy to offer with its Christmas festivities, the experience comes with a price.
“I've quickly learned that expectations don't always match reality.” - Timothy Moore
Thousands of people choose to make the journey to Disney World during the holiday season because of the joyful festivities that come with the experience. As a result, visitors must contend with massive crowds, long lines, and expensive tickets, which detracts from the enjoyable spirit of the season.
Admission ticket prices tend to skyrocket depending on the time of visit, especially on such popular occasions as during spring break, summertime, and the holidays. For the month of December, one-day Single Park tickets are priced between $139 and $159, while one-day Park Hopper tickets range from $199 to $224. In addition, purchasing food, beverages, souvenirs, and perhaps a hotel room or airbnb may cost an arm and a leg.
Despite costly expenses, a numerous amount of individuals have their eyes on joining in the fun. Consequently, visitors can anticipate a struggle for good seats at performances, shows, and events due to large crowds. Long lines or wait times for rollercoasters and restaurants unfortunately comes with the heavy traffic as well. Thankfully, Disney World offers mobile Genie service to enhance visitors’ experiences by providing Lightning Lane access (fees apply) and notifying of dining or attraction recommendations based on crowd meters.
A trip to Disney World is blamelessly guaranteed to be on many people’s bucket lists, especially during the holiday season. Nevertheless, research and preparation beforehand is a great strategy to ensure the most fulfilling experience as possible.