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12 Months: 12 Disney Visits. Here's Why You Need to Take This Challenge

October - Halloween

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Image: hyku, Flickr (license)

For some, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual obsession. For others, the decorations in the park, around the resorts, and at Disney Springs are enough to make October at Disney the perfect time to visit.

Costume parties and candy elevate the traditional day at the parks to something truly special, and added Halloween events around the Disney property make the entire resort come alive for the spookiest holiday of all.

You haven’t truly seen Disney until you’ve ridden the Haunted Mansion late on a fall night.

November - Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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Image: kathika, Flickr (license)

November is kind of a weird time at Disney. Halloween is over, and Christmas isn’t yet fully underway (although, the decorations certainly do make their first appearance). So, Disney went ahead and invented its own special celebration to fill the void: Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Technically beginning in September, the festival runs through November and truly transforms Epcot into a culinary paradise. No matter what you enjoy to eat, you will find something to love at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. It is a celebration of food that is unmatched nearly anywhere else in the world, with incredible dishes seemingly exploding out of the World Showcase lagoon itself.

If the Festival is underway, make your way to Disney — you won’t regret it. 

December - Christmas

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Image: dkelly1126, Flickr (license)

For me, December has the greatest reason to visit Walt Disney World of all: Christmas.

Regardless of whether or not you celebrate the holiday, having the ability to see every inch of Walt Disney World property decorated with winter magic is something that defies description. Trees, lights, snow, ornaments, wreaths, tinsel, greenery, projections — every resort, theme park, and store has a new look when December rolls around.

The background music in the parks changes. The characters don different outfits. The whole resort looks extra special and full of magic.

If you want to see Disney as it is supposed to look, visit any other time of year. But, if you want to see Disney looking its absolute best, December is the only choice. 

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