• On Mar 31, 2016
    Karen from Worcs 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 booked to come to Disney world Between the 8th December and 22nd December and was wondering how busy it is. We previously have come October and early November. Also what is best date to go to mickeys Christmas party.

    Hi Karen and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You will find that the overall crowd levels will be fairly low to moderate for the first week of your stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. According to the Crowd Calendar on the unofficial website www.touringplans.com, the overall crowd level for 8 December 2016 - 16 December 2016 is 5/10 or less. (This is probably on a par with what you have experienced during previous visits in October and early November.)

    You will find the parks will get gradually busier from 17 December 2016 onwards and according to the Crowd Calendar on the Touring Plans website, the overall crowd level is 9/10 from 19 December 2016 - 22 December 2016.

    Generally speaking, the week before Christmas until just after New Year is one of the busiest times of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.

    As far as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is concerned, I would say that 13 or 15 December 2016 would probably be your best choices. Both of these dates are mid-week (so locals will be less likely to attend) and before the crowd levels start to increase on the run up to Christmas. (You will most probably be too tired to make the most of the event during the first few days of your trip due to jet lag.)

    Wishing you a magical holiday filled with memories which will last a lifetime!

thumbnail image for Emma

Meet the Panelist: Emma, United Kingdom

Hi! I'm Emma from England and I love all things Disney. I am very proud to be representing England on the panel and can't wait to help other families, especially international visitors, to plan their trips to the Walt Disney World Resort and create some lifelong magical memories. Learn More About Emma

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.