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  • On Jan 25, 2009
    Kara from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We just booked our family vacation for May 30 to June 6 of this year. I looked on the website where they tell you the best weeks to visit. They had this week highlighted as a week with low crowds. Could this be right or should I expect big crowds??

    Hi Kara,

    I think on your family trip you will experience both extremes.  During the Memorial Day weekend (especially the 30th and 31st) the park will be crowded with people taking advantage of the long weekend.  However, by Monday morning the crowds should begin to thin out as everyone heads back to work.

    The first week in June typically does have fairly low crowds.  The holiday weekend has ended, and most schools are still in session during this week.  I've traveled with my family at this time, and while the crowds were not as low as they are in January or September, they are quite manageable.  I still recommend taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours if you are a resort guest and making any necessary dining arrangements ahead of time.

    During less busy times, Walt Disney World tends to attract conventioneers.  There is one popular convention that takes place during the first week in June throughout the Orlando area. Certain theme parks are on the agenda each day:
    • June 4 - Animal Kingdom
    • June 5 - Hollywood Studios
    • June 6 - Magic Kingdom
    • June 7 - EPCOT
    You may choose to avoid these parks on the scheduled convention days to avoid the larger crowds that may be expected.

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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