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  • On Mar 24, 2012
    Shelley Asked

    planning a Christmas family vacation w/ 3 teens.We are teachers and have off between 12/21 to 1/7. we know this is a busy time, so we are trying to decide the best 5 days in that time period with the least crowds...we are thinking maybe Mon-Fri 12/31-1/4?

    Hi Shelley!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    If this coming holiday season is like previous years, then the best 5 days will be the last 5 days of your window.  Basically Thursday, 3 January - Monday, 7 January.  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week will be significantly more crowded then that last weekend; that's why I suggest going during the last 5 days as opposed to going from Monday - Friday.  I know you are thinking that a lot of locals may impact the weekend schedule, but the truth is Walt Disney World is only slightly impacted by locals and most locals will want to visit the parks before the end of the year in order to see all of the holiday decorations.

    I hope this helps!  Write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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