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    Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    So when would be the best time to go to experience not only the MVMCP and Osbourne lights but the other parks disney and non disney (universal and seaworld) with the holiday decorations and shows etc?

    Also when are dates normally announced for MVMCP and what's the best (And cheapest) resort to stay in


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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    Your best resort will probably be Pop Century or an All Stars depending on what you like. The MVMCP schedule whould come out by late summer. At WDW, Halloween starts in September and Christmas starts the week after Halloween. The middle two weeks in December are normally a not-so-crowded time to enjoy a mid-week MVMCP.

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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    I second early December as a good time to go to experience the Christmas season in FL
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    I know they keep moving the Christmas party earlier and earlier. Use the previous years schedules as a guide. I used to like the first and second weeks of December, but they're slowly getting more and more crowded as groups/events have started booking times there. It's also a very popular time for DVC members because it's lower points at that time, so rooms (and the parks) fill up.
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    I know they keep moving the Christmas party earlier and earlier. Use the previous years schedules as a guide. I used to like the first and second weeks of December, but they're slowly getting more and more crowded as groups/events have started booking times there. It's also a very popular time for DVC members because it's lower points at that time, so rooms (and the parks) fill up.
    my family always went the saturday after thanksgiving... an awesome 2 week vacation... (2 weeks only because my Dad doesnt fly... we drove to Fla from NY...)
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    I'm thinking last week in Nov and First week in Dec will see how it goes though


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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    Yeh thats about when my family usually goes... Good time to go... It's still not busy and the thanksgiving crowds have gone home already...
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    Quote Originally Posted by JNota0005DakMC View Post
    my family always went the saturday after thanksgiving... an awesome 2 week vacation... (2 weeks only because my Dad doesnt fly... we drove to Fla from NY...)
    I went on the Sunday after Thanksgiving one year and it was more crowded than I expected it to be. I was hoping that parents would be less likely to keep their kids out of school that week being that they were just out for Thanksgiving and the winter break was coming up. Honestly, what's wrong with people sometimes? Get your kids in school and off the line ahead of me.
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    Yeh people really don't seem to value education anymore... They just like to complain about grades... "no your daughter earned a C this quarter... You remember when you went away for a week after thanksgiving...? Yeh she never made up any of the work from then...
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    I received a great pin code via email yesterday for travel at the end of 2011. We are trying to decide between the following dates: Nov 26 - Dec. 3, or Dec. 10 - Dec. 17. The week in between is not included in the offer.

    Which week will be the best? We plan to stay at Wilderness Lodge and don't want to miss the Christmas decorations and events (Candlelight Processional and Storytellers in EPCOT, gingerbread houses in resorts, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, etc.).

    Thank you for your help!

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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    even if you go Nov.26- Dec. 3 you will see everything decorated for christmas... the usually film the Christmas Day parade the 1st saturday of December... Ive been there when they film it on Dec. 1st...
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    FYI, as for Universal although the park was mostly decorated, the "Grinchmas" celebration didn't start until the 4th or 5th - after we were there.
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    Re: Florida for the Xmas Holiday season

    That's strange... You would think something like that would start right after thanksgiving...
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