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  • On Nov 17, 2010
    Susan from NY Asked

    We are thinking about spending Thanksgiving Day at the Magic Kingdom. My concern is whether that is a popular (crowded) day for the park or perhaps an average or less-crowded day. I know it is difficult to estimate the number of visitors on any given day

    Hi, Susan!  There are some days at Walt Disney World when it's fairly easy to predict crowds - and those days are the busy days!  Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days, as it's a great time to enjoy the holiday offerings at the Magic Kingdom, the resorts, and the other theme parks while the kids aren't missing any school.  Compared with Christmas week, Thanksgiving is only slightly less busy.

    If Thanksgiving Day is your only day to visit, and you want to be at the Magic Kingdom, my best advice would be for you to arrive early, in case the park fills to capacity.  Take full advantage of Fast Pass where you can to try and avoid at least a few of the longer lines.  If you want to eat at a table service restaurant, you want to look into doing so immediately by calling 407-WDW-DINE to see what may still be available.  Decide if the parade and fireworks or the attractions are your priority.  If the attractions come out on top, use the time that other guests are lining up for the parades or waiting for the fireworks to hit some of the more popular attractions.  You may find the lines ease slightly during the parades and fireworks.  If you want to get a good spot along the parade route or in front of Cinderella Caste for the fireworks, do it early!  

    Have a great visit at Walt Disney World!
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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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