• On May 31, 2021
    Jeffrey from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I was considering staying on site somewhere in Disney World from Nov 26th-Dec 1 - most resorts seem to be booked and I was wondering if this is a VERY crowded time of year at the parks? ( Is this a busy time of year in the parks (I assumed not afterTG

    Hi Jeffrey!

    Welcome to planDisney! The holidays are one of the most wonderful (and magical) times of the year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! By Thanksgiving, the holiday decorations will be up, with trees, wreaths, nostalgic music, and fanciful treats found through the parks and resorts!

    This year, Thanksgiving is November 25, and many out-of-state Guests will plan a holiday trip to stay through the entire weekend. This would make November 26 through 28 a popular time to visit.

    Additionally, there is a supply and demand issue at the moment in the travel industry. While traditionally the week after Thanksgiving does tend to have greater resort availability, after a year of giving up unnecessary travel and family vacations, people are now getting vaccinated and are ready to travel! Travel demand is up all across the United States. Many families are looking forward to some fun at the Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World! In terms of supply, not all hotels in the Disney Resort Collection have reopened, so there are fewer rooms available for booking.

    I would not say this is a very crowded time traditionally. But Jeffrey, making a crowd estimate this year will be very tough. While park capacity has been limited to this point with the use of the Disney Park Pass System, as things improve, only Mickey knows if and when park capacity will be increased. We found crowds on our last visit to be very reasonable and manageable. While the week you are considering isn’t usually a super busy week, with everyone’s desire to travel, it is difficult to predict since this year is a bit different.

    I hope this helps as you decide when to plan your visit, Jeffrey. Please let us know what additional questions you have as you plan your trip. We love talking Disney and are here to help!

    -  Kate
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"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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