Disney World in December is a great time to visit Disney World as it is the heart of the holiday season at Disney World. You can think of the holidays as when Tinkerbell dumps a whole lot of extra pixie dust across every corner of the resort. Everything is decorated and I mean EVERYTHING! Disney World pulls out all the stops and sprinkles there magic at the resorts, parks and food!
Early December is the optimal time to visit due to the cool weather and lighter crowds before the chaos of Christmas week depends upon central Florida. You can bet on the fact that Christmas and News Years week are going to be wall to wall people. There are even days when the parks will reach max capacity. Yes, that means some people will be denied entrance because the parks are so busy.
An important new change for this year is that due to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party the Magic Kingdom will close at 6pm instead of the old 7pm on the select party nights.
The Weather in Disney During December
Normal weather is in full swing now that December hits Walt Disney World. The weather on average ranges from the mid 50s to the low 70s. Be warned we have seen unseasonable heat waves in December as well as freak cold snap that included a hard frost. Needless to say it’s best to pack at least one pair of shorts in that suitcase along with several sweaters and winter coat if you can squeeze it. Really unfortunately packing light is harder during this month and you will need to pack for a wide range of weather possibilities.
For more on what to pack check out our FREE: The Ultimate Disney Packing List.
Disney Events in December
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
This is a special separately ticketed event held in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on select nights. For 2017, the party will be held November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28 and December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 22. Tickets for the party are now on sale you can find pricing details here! If you want so tips and tricks for attending the party read Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2017.
Special Holiday Events
There are so many holiday event happening at every park, the hotels and Disney Springs that we had to move it all over to it’s own article to give it proper justice. For more read A Complete List of Walt Disney World Holiday Offerings.
Disney World in December Crowd Calendar for Disney World
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