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  • On Aug 24, 2009
    Amy from KS Asked

    In keeping with the school schedule, I need to decide between Thanksgiving holiday and President's Day weekend.  According to crowds, which is better?  Thanks

    Hi, Amy!  I have done both weekends with my family, and if I had to make a guest as to which crowds were the smallest, I'd say President's weekend, but not by much!  I think you get slightly bigger crowds over Thanksgiving, because people know that you can see all of the Christmas decorations and enjoy some of the Christmas festivities that weekend. 

    President's weekend, however, can be quite busy.  Many schools do a four day weekend, so it's very tempting to go then.  The weather is usually quite nice, and it's a good time of year to go and get away from the cold if you live in a cold climate.

    Either weekend can be managed by taking advantage of the Fast Pass system where you can.  Try to book your meals for off peak times to try and maximize your chances of getting the dining experiences you want.  If you don't mind missing a parade or fireworks, during those things can be the best times to catch some shorter lines.

    Have a wonderful time, whenever you decide to go!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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