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  • On Dec 3, 2011
    Lisa from LA Asked

    Hi, we are travelling to DisneyWorld on Decemeber 26th-Jan 1. Can you tell me the which parks to visit when and if there is a way to tell who will have the least crowds? I have elderly grandparents coming with us that won't tolerate the park to long.

    Hi Lisa,

    In all honesty, all the parks will be crowded the week you will be there; it is one of the busiest weeks at WDW, but don't dismay.  There are lots of ways to work around the crowds.  

    First, arrive early if possible -- especially at the Magic Kingdom which is the one park that will often be most crowded.  Try to utilize as many fast passes as possible, too, to reduce your waits in line. 

    Epcot is a larger park, so it holds crowds well, in particular the World Showcase. Since many guests go to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, you may find the crowds less at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  Also, the resorts are absolutely beautiful this time of year and a great escape from the crowds.  The Grand Floridian, right next to the Magic Kingdom, is spectacular with its life-size gingerbread house and Victorian decorations. 

    Might I suggest visiting www.touringplans.com.  It is a website that offers many touring plans, including one for traveling with seniors. These folks really know their stuff (lots and lots of research goes into the plans) to help guests make the most of their days at the parks.  There is a small fee, but a worthwhile investment, in my opinion. 

    Also, USA Today just ran an article on the best attractions to escape the crowds. If you Google and search for "USA Today 10 Great Places to Escape Disney World Crowds," it should be the first result found. 

    Most importantly, please take your time and enjoy all the holiday decorations and Disney Magic as well as time with your grandparents!  Have a wonderful trip. Please let us know if we can help again. 
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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