A mini episode, packed with survival tips for New Year’s Eve at EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
Today we look at World News, surviving Magic Kingdom on New Year’s Eve and part 1 of the 12 must-do’s of Christmas.
I thought I’d have a little fun this year with our trip. I went ahead and created a BINGO board for our upcoming Disney vacation. Feel free to print it out and join in on the fun! It will definitely help pass time when you’re waiting in line!
Christmas week is coming. Maybe it’s because I’ve been overly busy with work and traveling the past few weeks, but I couldn’t believe that Christmas is now 17 days away. Holy cow! I need to travel before Christmas more often—it makes times pass by so much quicker!
With Christmas less than three weeks away, I thought I’d cover some of the biggest questions and concerns going during the Christmas season at Disney. After all, Christmas at Disney is a whole different animal. It’s far more crowded than most of the year, the weather is different and there’s so much more to see and do. So, let’s get right into it!
Is it really as crowded as people say it is?
Yes. Christmas is the most popular time of the year to travel to Disney. So much so that it receives its own pricing tier. Even though it’s the most expensive time of the year to stay at Disney, many resorts are at capacity and finding a dining reservation, even at a less-popular restaurant, could be near impossible.
Eesh, so is it even enjoyable?
Of course it is. Look, everyone is different. I work in New York City. Crowds don’t faze me. Someone from a small town or rural area may curl up in fear at the thought of wall-to-wall people on Main Street in Magic Kingdom.
You know the saying “a bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office”? Well, a bad day at Disney is better than a good day anywhere. I promise the second you turn down Main Street and see Cinderella Castle, nothing else matters. It happened to us. Weeks before going to Disney I discovered blogs and forums warning people not to go, claiming it wasn’t worth it. We were nervous and thought we made a big mistake. From the second we stepped into Magic Kingdom on Christmas Day, though, we were hooked. Of course we miss our family, especially now that we have some little ones running around, but we don’t miss the stress of cooking and cleaning.
We received heavy rain last night in NY, which made it very difficult to record without background noise. As a result, I’ve decided to cancel this week’s podcast and release two episodes next week: one at its regularly scheduled time on Monday, the next on Wednesday. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I’m confident that doing this will result in a far-better sounding show.
Stay tuned to survivedisxmas.com for a ton of content in the weeks leading up to Christmas!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Now it’s time to fill up on some Christmas tips and tricks as we grow closer (and closer and closer) to Christmas week! Today we discuss news, some “gambles” at Walt Disney World and surviving New Year’s Eve at Magic Kingdom.
Disney released the park hours for Christmas earlier this week and they’re interesting to say the least.