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My Favorite Time of Year

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It’s “snowing” on Main Street, U.S.A. 

A few days ago I shared with you the details that are starting to be released about the 2018 Christmas Season at Walt Disney World. I’ve also been talking a lot lately about the heat, which is what everyone in Central Florida does in July. As I write this, thunder is rumbling and a storm is about to move in. All of this has me dreaming about Christmas.

The Christmas Season is my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World. What’s not to love? The decorations are incredible, they put me in a festive mood. The special celebrations add to my joy. The weather helps. I grew up in New England and I have a strong hatred of snow. There is snow at Walt Disney World during the holidays, but it’s made of soap.

As far as the special events go, I have a true love for the Candlelight Processional. I’m a Christian, and I appreciate the fact that the Biblical Christmas story is told. You don’t have to be a Christian to enjoy it, though. There’s an orchestra, a mass choir, and a celebrity narrator. It’s a great experience.

A lot has been said about the crowds at Walt Disney World during the holidays. It used to be that December was one of the best months to visit because attendance was low, but that’s no longer the case. The secret is out, Disney knows how to decorate, and people want to see the results. Don’t let the fear of crowds keep you away. We became Passholders on Christmas Day several years ago, and we hit all four parks that day; because we could. We survived, you will as well.

If you’re thinking about visiting Walt Disney World during the Christmas season, give yourself a couple of extra days if possible. Spend at least one day exploring the Deluxe Resorts. You won’t want to miss the decorations. You can also make reservations for a holiday sleigh ride. You’ll feel like you’re living out Jingle Bells, without dashing through any snow. Disney Springs is must see as well, especially the Christmas Tree Trail.

I’ll have more information on the 2018 Christmas Season at Walt Disney World as soon as it becomes available. On a hot day in July or August, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming about December.