Disney in December? This is one of the absolute MOST magical times to visit! Check out: What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of December.

What to Expect in Disney World During the Month of December

Magical Happenings

Disney in December is just MAGICAL, that is all you can say about it! From elaborate decorations to parties celebrating the season to delicious treats, you have to experience December in Disney!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! This magical, special event made it’s debut on  and run through , 2017. The dates for this year’s party in December are 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 22.

Epcot’s Candlelight Processional will be going on through the 26th of the month.

Also this month in Epcot’s World Showcase, you will find HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD! This is a truly amazing way to find out how other countries celebrate Christmas! We spent some time in the United Kingdom with Father Christmas last year! Watch HERE: FATHER CHRISTMAS.

Weather in December

December weather is nice. It’s beyond nice, it’s perfect! You will see some warm days and cooler nights, but for the most part, it’s very pleasant!

Crowds in December

December crowds in Disney will go from very low to very high! The first few weeks usually see very low crowds. Around the 15th of the month (once schools begin letting out for Christmas breaks), it will get crowded very quickly! Have a good plan and it will be manageable! Check out the CROWD CALENDAR over at Dad’s Guide to WDW to find out what the crowds will look like each day in December.

Refurbishments and Closures

It’s never fun to plan a trip to Disney World and then find out your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishments. While there is still a ton to do, it’s

nice to have a backup plan. From attractions to dining to the resorts, if there are any refurbishments going on, we will list it here.

Please note that our information comes straight from Disney and sometimes this information changes daily.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • No reported refurbishments

EPCOT

  • No reported refurbishments

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • No reported refurbishments

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • No reported refurbishments

RESORTS

  • Coronado Springs Resort: Hard Goods Refurbishment; November 2016-no completion date given. You may see or hear construction taking place or encounter alternative paths of travel throughout the resort. To minimize any possible disruptions, all work with the most potential for noise will be limited each day between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Caribbean Beach: This resort begins a lengthy refurbishment beginning in early May. Refurbishments include Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post. This process will be ongoing from May of this year until 2018. Find out ALL of the details you will need to know about this refurbishment right HERE: Caribbean Beach Refurbishment.
  • Art of AnimationIn an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing..no end date given as of yet.
  • Boardwalk Inn and Villas: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice.
  • Pop Century: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s Pop Century Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice.

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Apr. 23 – Fall 2017

WATER PARKS

  • No reported refurbishments

ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

There are several events going on this month, be sure to check the calendar right here: ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS CALENDAR.

  • Pop Warner’s Cheer and Dance Championship runs December 1-9.
  • Pop Warner’s Super Bowl will also run December 1-9.

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to Walt Express for more December happenings!!

DISNEY EXPRESS LANE

As you can see there is a lot going on and a lot to talk about! Join the Disney Express Lane Facebook Group to discuss this and many other Disney related topics. We would love to see you there and meet you!

 

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