Published: December 21, 2012 at 12:28 PMNot Christmas day - but Christmas Eve and Super Bowl Sunday are two of my favorite theme park days. The parks are usually close to empty and the lines non-existent. I managed 30 rides in 8 hours one Christmas Eve - at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Published: December 21, 2012 at 12:30 PMNo really specific memories, but in 1977...before many on here
I MIGHT have spent another on a high school class trip, but I don't remember if we were there for X-Mas or New Years Eve.
Published: December 21, 2012 at 12:54 PMNope. Never have and I never will.
Published: December 21, 2012 at 1:11 PMI have spent Christmas day there, it's really calm usually until after lunch time, then when families have finished opening gifts they start to pour into the park.
Published: December 21, 2012 at 1:25 PMTwice, once as a kid and once as a cast member during my international college program (I'm from Argentina) and as much as I love Disney all year round, Christmas is my favorite season there. I still wear my Minnie Santa's hat every Christmas Day :)
Published: December 21, 2012 at 1:36 PMI have never spent Christmas Day, itself, at a theme park. Have great memories of holiday festivities at theme parks celebrated around Christmas.
Here's a picture, which I haven't been able to figure out how to send, of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas Tree from December 2011. http://twitpic.com/bm8jc6
Published: December 21, 2012 at 1:38 PMI tried once, but the security guards at Cedar Point stopped me and threatened to call the police if I didn't leave. Geez, just because the park didn't open for another five months!
Published: December 21, 2012 at 2:57 PMJames: Sounds like the Griswald's "Vacation".
Published: December 21, 2012 at 3:27 PMHave not spent Christmas morning in a park, but did spend New Year's Day morning at Disneyland one year. BEST time to go. Due to all the late night partying of some the night before and/or that many were in Pasadena for the Rose Parade, the park was almost empty. Could walk right onto most every ride! Took the Walt tour and just a small group. Was great! Did start getting busier around 1 p.m.
Published: December 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM"I'm sorry Sir/ma'am, but Wizarding World of Harry Potter is currently at capacity. Please get a return ticket or join the standby line which currently has a wait of 3 hours. Please note that you will still need to queue for the attractions once you are allowed entry - Forbidden Journey has a current wait time of 3 hours, 15 minutes. Have a great day and remember that causing me bodily harm will result in your being removed from the park without a refund. If you think this whole situation is insane - so do I! Happy holidays, guest services is located in Port of Entry at the front, and have a wonderful day ladies and gentlemen!" - my actual spiel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the year Potter opened.
Published: December 22, 2012 at 7:58 AM(UK)
Space mountain on Christmas Day was just out of this world.. And because we enjoyed the parks so much we even skipped the £90 a head Christmas dinner and plumped tor mc Donald's ! It's all sounds mental and possibly not for everyone... But if I could relive any holiday it would be that one :0)
The place was magical... Simply magical :0)
Published: December 22, 2012 at 8:56 AMI did spend one Christmas at the Magic Kingdom. It was in the late 70's, can't remember the exact year. What I do remember is that the temperature in the morning was 28 degrees. It was the only time I have ever worn a winter coat to the park. It wasn't crowded at all until later in the day which was great.
Published: December 22, 2012 at 10:07 AMI spent Christmas in the Kingdom 2 yrs ago. Crazy crowded but worth it. Another thing done from my bucket list :)
Published: December 22, 2012 at 11:42 AMNot Christmas, but several times I welcomed the New Year in Disneyland followed by the Rose Parade in Pasadena. The temp might have been cold, but the park was so crowded we kept each other warm.
Published: December 25, 2012 at 7:30 PMJust spent today in Hollywood studios, its been an amazing day. Left before closing but still saw everything we wanted, mulch played their Christmas stuff which was as entertaining as ever and the Osborne lights, well I don't think words can really describe them!!! Truly the best Christmas ever, and despite being such a huge dDisney fan and always wanting to spend Christmas in Florida, I never thought it would be this good!
Published: December 26, 2012 at 10:44 AMI went to Legoland on Christmas with my wife and 7-year-old son. As soon as we arrived, he said that it would be more fun with friends. As we were eating lunch, my wife was sending text messages to friends wishing them Merry Christmas and received a reply that one of her friends was coming to Legoland unaware that we were already there! My son was very excited--his Christmas Wish came true!