Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 29, 2009
    Sarah 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 are considering two possible times for our Disney visit: Sept. 9-14, 2009 or Dec. 3-8, 2009. Do you expect the free dining plan offer to increase crowds in Sept? Are holiday events in Dec. worth the possible larger crowds? Our children are 3 and 5.


    Yes, the free Dining Plan will increase crowds in September. It did last year, and will probably do it again this year. Now since it is normally a very light crowd time, the added crowd will hardly make it a madhouse, but certainly busier than usual.

    As for December, that is another matter. While the holiday decorations are a real draw, I think you will find that the crowds will still be very light that first week. I was there last December during the same time, and they were perfect. Not so light that you felt like it was a ghost town, but never so busy that you felt packed in. Really it was an ideal time to be there.

    Another plus to that week in December that you mention is that it is cool (no melting in the Florida summer sun!), but still warm enough to swim most days. And the wonderful holiday decorations are a real treat to view, both in the parks as well as in the resorts!

    I hope that this helps. If I can assist with any follow-up questions, please feel free to ask me directly from my bio page!

    Have a magical vacation!
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