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  • On Nov 11, 2009
    Antonio from MA 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.

    DESPERATELY seeking information! Holiday trip 12/23-1/02, staying at WDW resort. Do ALL the parks hit capacity daily during this holiday week and do we have to plan on arriving early every morning to get into the park we want for to for that day?

    Hi Antonio,

    Well I DESPERATELY want to help as much as I can. Unfortunately there is no guaranteed answer to your questions. Disney does not release information regarding exact attendance figures nor what capacity actual is at any of their parks.

    I can tell you a few things. We have been there the week of Christmas and it is very crowded. The crowds are at maximum level and wait times can be long. Based on my own experience and that of my friends, typically the worst days are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. You can typically plan for the parks to reach capacity relatively early on those days. The other days you mention may reach capacity but is is not as certain. If you are a guest staying on property at a Disney resort, the great thing is you are guaranteed entrance into a Disney park everyday. Now they will not guarantee which park, and it may not be the one you prefer, but you can get into a park if they are at capacity.

    My best suggestion, if you plan on being at a certain park on a specific day or you have dining reservations at a specific park, I would plan on arriving early and spending the day. What a perfect way to celebrate the holidays! I hope you have an amazing time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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