Is a Candlelight Processional Dining Package necessary?

The holiday season is a very exciting time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! In addition to all of the decorations at both the parks and resorts, there are also several special events occurring at Disney World during this time of the year. One of the most popular of these events is the Candlelight Processional. So what exactly is the Candlelight Processional and do you need to book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package to see it? The answer to the dining package question is no, you don’t NEED to book it to see it. However, having a dining package definitely helps!

Is the Dessert Party during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party worth it?

There are several special ticketed events offered at Walt Disney World throughout the year. One of these events is the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. These parties are offered several nights in August, September, and October and feature guests dressing up in costume, trick-or-treating, and other special activities that are only offered during the party. One of the special activities offered during the party is the Hallowishes Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace. This event costs extra to attend (on top of the cost of the Halloween party ticket). So, is it worth it to pay the extra to attend the Hallowishes Fireworks Dessert Party? Probably not.

Just how crowded are the holidays at Disney World?

Although lots and lots of couples and single people travel to Disney World it is probably most well known as being a "family travel" destination. And if you are traveling as a family that likely means you'll have school-aged children. And if you do you'll probably be looking to vacation on their breaks. Along with all the other millions of families around the world. So, anytime school isn't in session, you're going to see the parks at Disney World more crowded. And not surprisingly, one of the most crowded times of the year is over the Christmas holiday. So, yes, its gonna be crowded over the holidays at Disney World, but that doesn't mean your trip will be miserable!

What does it mean when the calendar lists a “special ticketed event” at Magic Kingdom?

For most people, a visit to Walt Disney World centers around its parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach (water park), and Typhoon Lagoon (water park). In general, you can visit those parks during operating hours using a “normal” park ticket. However, sometimes there are events that require you purchase a special ticket in order to attend. These are often referred to as “special ticketed events”. So, what exactly is a special ticketed event and how could it affect your Disney World trip? Read on to find out...

When do Halloween and Christmas party tickets go on sale?

Every year people plan their vacations around 2 of the most popular events at the Walt Disney World Resort: the Halloween and Christmas parties at Magic Kingdom. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are family friendly extras that you can do if you find yourself traveling to the parks in the fall or early winter. But, just when do the tickets to these popular events go on sale?

When do the Christmas decorations go up at Disney World?

If you are planning a trip to Disney World to see the Christmas decorations you may be wondering when those decorations actually go up! The good news is that it is earlier than you might think...

When do they take the Christmas decorations down at Disney World?

I absolutely love all things Christmas, including the decorations. But, come the day after Christmas I'm usually ready to get my house back in order so it isn't unusual to find me boxing stuff up on December 26th. Disney isn't quite as fast at taking their decorations down, but they aren't too far behind. So, just when do they take the decorations down at Disney World?