The Clock’s Ticking: How to Avoid Missing Out on Disney World’s Holiday Festivities

It’s that magical time of the year again, and I’ve got some hot-off-the-press news for you! If you’re dreaming of a holiday sprinkled with Disney magic, listen up!

As I was reviewing my Disney World park reservations for the holidays, I noticed that two days, as of right now, are completely sold out for The Magic Kingdom.

Plus, Epcot also has no availability for New Year’s Eve.

Let’s look into the details of what still is available. If you are planning a Disney World Christmas trip, it’s time to buckle up and make those park reservations, like, now!

Cinderella's castle at Christmas decorated

Magic Kingdom Availability

Magic Kingdom always sells out first, so it’s no surprise several days are showing no availability.

For people staying either at a Disney Resort or have purchased multi-day tickets, Magic Kingdom reservations are sold out for December 25th and December 31st.

Please note, these screen prints were from late Thursday night, December 7th:

Magic Christmas on Christmas Day availability

Annual pass Incredi Pass holders fare a little worse. Multiple dates are sold out, however, December 31st shows availability.

No availability at Magic Kingdom:

  • December 7th
  • December 9th
  • December 16th
  • December 17th
  • December 18th
  • December 19th
  • December 25th
Magic Kingdom availability calendar

Epcot Availability

So far, the only sold-out day is New Year’s Eve for those staying at a Disney Resort or having a multi-day ticket.

New Years Eve availability calendar

Annual Pass Incredi Pass holders also only show New Year’s Eve without any availability.

Epcot availability calendar for annual passholders

Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom Availability

Currently, these two Disney World theme parks have availability every day throughout the holidays, but I do not expect that to continue.

Make those Disney Park Reservations now

If you are going to Disney World and have not secured your park reservations, you need to do it now.

  • Go to My Disney Experience and sign in
  • Under the My Disney Experience tab, scroll down to ‘Theme Park Reservations’
  • Tap the blue button that says ‘Make or Modify Theme Park Reservations’
  • From here, choose what type of ticket you have
  • Then, create your party and hit ‘continue’
  • From here, select the date of your visit and the park you plan to visit
Large Christmas tree with presents under it at the Magic Kingdom entrance

Holiday Visiting Tips

It’s going to be busy. Every. Single. Day. Plan on it. Don’t be surprised. Here are a few survival tips:

  • Start early
  • Be patient
  • Rest when you need to
  • Review using Disney Genie at Disney World
  • Have fun
  • Relish the family memories you are creating

Which Disney World Theme Park has the most decorations?

No doubt about it, Magic Kingdom is the most decorated out of the four theme parks.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party takes place here on select nights – complete with snow on Main Street!

Don’t miss the special holiday overlays on The Jungle Cruise and Space Mountain.

Wrap-Up: Make those Disney World Park Reservations

Remember, Disney World during the holidays is like a festive fairy tale come to life, but only if you act fast.

Those park reservations are going quicker than a ride on Space Mountain, so don’t wait around.

Whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth, the holiday season at Disney World is something truly special, and I’d hate for you to miss out. So, grab those reservations, pack your holiday cheer, and get ready for an adventure that even Santa would envy.

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