Christmas on Main Street
  • On Jan 10, 2018
    Stacy from PA Asked

    Hi, What are the crowds like during thanksgiving week? Thanks!

    Hi Stacy!

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort a couple of times during Thanksgiving. First of all, any holiday or anytime kids are off of school will generally be crowded. That being said, Thanksgiving crowds are manageable with a plan. 

    If you will be visiting during the entire week of Thanksgiving, usually that Monday and Tuesday aren't too bad. Then the crowds start rolling in as some schools only get a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday. One of the best things about being there around that time is that I also get to see Christmas decorations. Usually Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party dates have started, and my holiday magic begins.

    My best tip to avoid the crowds is to get to the parks early. People like to sleep in, and I don't blame them. However, you can get so much done those first few hours of park opening. Be there at least 30 minutes before each theme park opens, and you can get a head start. Then if you need to, go back to the hotel to swim, sleep, or rest during the afternoon when crowds are heaviest.

    Also, make those FastPass+ reservations. If you do decide to sleep in one day, then make them for the afternoon, and you know you'll be riding three of your favorite attractions.

    If you have any other questions, please come back and see us real soon. Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Tania, Virginia

I've been on numerous Walt Disney World Resort vacations, ranging from girlfriend getaways, anniversary trips, "runDisney-cations," mommy/daughter trips and family vacations with my 5 princesses in tow! Need a reason for a Disney vacation? I've got 20! Learn More About Tania

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