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Cristmas day

We will be in Orlando on Christmas Day. Do you recommend we go to a disney theme park or an orlando theme park? Which park do you recommend?

Kissimmee Florida
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It's going to be crowded wherever you go.

Pick one and get there early before they close due to capacity limits.


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I certainly wouldn't go to Disney on Christmas day. I would suggest Seaworld but do get there early. Last year it rained really hard on Xmas day and the day we went to Disney it was horrendous. 2 hour or 3 hour waits for the rides, but the park closed at 10.30 am because it was full and no one else was allowed in until 3.30.

If you can go the week before it will be quieter.

Have fun and we will be there to. Only a few days left and we will be zooming our way across the atlantic.

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If you do a Disney theme park, I suggest Animal Kingdom. People don't automatically think "Animal Kingdom + Christmas".

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The parks will all be crowded on Christmas Day. SeaWorld is a great choice. If you're set on Disney,Epcot is probably the best since it is spread out and seems to absorb crowds better.

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Anyone have an idea on the crowds on the weekend (and monday) just prior to Chistmas?

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Hello Tanamas,

Didn't read everyone's responses however whatever you do don't attempt the Magic Kingdom on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day! We usually go to Epcot on Christmas Day because it's Disney's largest park and doesn't feel as crowded. However, if you haven't made dining reservations, unless you are lucky enough to hit a cancellation you probably be stuck eating a counter service restaurants for the day. If you do decide to go to Epcot on Christmas Day head over to "Soarin" first thing and grab a fast pass!

For the above poster who asked about the crowds the Monday before Christmas, it won't be as crowded as Christmas week so you should be O.K.. However I would still making advance dining reservations. Have a great vacation.

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