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2013 Walt Disney World Christmas Resort Character Schedules and Touring Strategy

Santa will also appear at every resort on Christmas Eve if you are interested in visiting him there.

Disney World Resort Christmas Character Schedules
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
Mickey and Minnie in the Lobby
Dec 20, 22, 24 4:30-8:15
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village
Santa Goofy and Santa Stitch rotate every 30 minutes in the Lobby
Dec 19, 20, 21, 23 4:45-8:30
Boardwalk Resort
in the Lobby
Dec 20, 21, 22 5:00-8:45 PM
Caribbean Beach Resort
at Old Port Royale
 Deceember 23 5:00-8:45
Contemporary Resort
Chip n Dale 4th Floor North End
Dec 19, 21, 23 5:15-9:00 PM
Coronado Springs Resort
in the Lobby
Dec 22 5:00-8:45 PM
Fort Wilderness
at Crockett’s Tavern
Dec 24 4:45-8:00 PM
Grand Floridian Resort
Mickey and Minnie in the Lobby
Dec 20, 22, 24 5:00-8:45 PM
Old Key West Resort
in the Lobby
Dec 21, 23 8:30-10:15 AM
Polynesian Resort
Hawaiian Lilo and Stitch in the Lobby
Dec 19, 21, 23 4:45-8:30 PM
Port Orleans – French Quarter
in the Lobby
Dec 24 10:30-11:45 AM
Port Orleans –  Riverside
in the Lobby
Dec 24 8:00-9:15 AM
Saratoga Springs
in the Lobby
Dec 22, 24 9:00-10:45 AM
Wilderness Lodge
in the Lobby
Dec 20, 21, 22 4:30-8:15 PM
Yacht & Beach Club
in the Lobby
Dec 20, 21, 22 7:00-7:30 PM 8:00-8:15 PM

The resorts that I would choose on a given day are in yellow

Disney World Resort Christmas Character Touring Strategy
December 19
Polynesian 4:45-8:30 PM
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani 4:45-8:30
December 20
Wilderness Lodge 4:30-8:15 PM
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo 4:30-8:15
Boardwalk 5:00-8:45 PM
Grand Floridian 5:00-8:45 PM
Yacht & Beach Club 7:00-7:30 PM & 8:00-8:15 PM
December 21
Old Key West 8:30-10:15 AM
Wilderness Lodge 4:30-8:15 PM
Polynesian 4:45-8:30 PM
Boardwalk 5:00-8:45 PM
Contemporary 5:15-9:00 PM
Yacht & Beach Club 7:00-7:30 PM & 8:00-8:15 PM
December 22
Saratoga Springs 9:00-10:45 AM
Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo 4:30-8:15
Wilderness Lodge 4:30-8:15 PM
Boardwalk 5:00-8:45 PM
Coronado Springs 5:00-8:45 PM
Grand Floridian 5:00-8:45 PM
Yacht & Beach Club 7:00-7:30 PM & 8:00-8:15 PM
December 23
Old Key West 8:30-10:15 AM
Polynesian 4:45-8:30 PM
Caribbean Beach 5:00-8:45 PM
Contemporary 5:15-9:00 PM
December 24
Port Orleans – Riverside 8:00-9:15 AM
Saratoga Springs 9:00-10:45 AM
Port Orleans – French Quarter 10:30-11:45 AM
Fort Wilderness 4:45-8:00 PM
Grand Floridian 5:00-8:45 PM

14 thoughts on “2013 Walt Disney World Christmas Resort Character Schedules and Touring Strategy”

  1. Hi kenny happy holidays!!!I will be coming to orlando driving from nj once again to stay at my wifes cousins house.we were wondering is there anything cool going on or any special characters to see??we will be there by December 30 and stay one week.We were thinking about trying the hollywood studios light party.

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    1. Christmas overlays for animal kingdom characters, Duffy is santa at ep, goofy is santa at dhs and dtd, Phineas and ferb in Christmas gear. Castle lighting, Christmas castle and Tomorrowland shows, epcot storytellers, dhs Osborne lights, ak Christmas parade. Mrs. Incredible in new Incredibles dance party. Dance party at hat with basic characters

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  2. Ooohhh. I’m taking a friend to the Orlando airport Saturday morning, and I was thinking about lunch at DTD or Sanaa and maybe going to a park by myself, but now I’m thinking maybe I should resort hop. Thanks, Kenny!

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  3. Very very fun. We will fr sure meet the ones at WL on Sunday it is right after we check in and we have no plans until 7 that night for dinner.

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  4. Thanks for the information Kenny. We arrive on Saturday and I’m hoping to visit some of the characters at the resorts if it fits our schedule. This will definitely make my planning easier!

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