• On Jul 5, 2016
    Heather from OH Asked

    Looking to book a trip the weekend before leading up to the day before thanksgiving 2017 or the week of spring break, which would be the week before Easter2018. Which week is better in terms of crowd level. I know they are both crowded weeks.

    Hi Heather! It sounds like you are stuck in the same dilemma as many guests are when it comes to finding a time when you can get a break away from school and plan a trip to Walt Disney World.

    My family always chose the week of Thanksgiving for our family reunion trips. It is crowded but it also holds a lot of magic with the Christmas decorations popping up and the magic of the holidays taking over the parks. It is an extra bonus!

    Of course one can never predict crowds in the parks. The minute you think you have gotten it figured out things change and from year to year it is a bit unpredictable. In general, although Easter at Disney is also exciting with lots of activities, it can be one of the most crowded times of the year. I feel that this holiday brings many more local guests to the parks making it more crowded but that is my own hunch.

    Thanksgiving week gets more crowded the closer you get to the actual holiday. Since you are planning on coming the weekend before I feel this is the best plan to avoid the most guests in the parks. Be sure and plan ahead and get all your dining reservations as well as resort rooms booked as early as possible to avoid disappointment. I am sure your family will have an amazing time!

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