• On Jun 2, 2017
    Carmen from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to Disney in December (7-12th). In regards to crowds would you recommend MK on an EMH Friday or on a Saturday? We are going back to MK on Sunday for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

    Greetings, Carmen!

    Predicting Disney crowds is much like predicting Florida weather--almost impossible, however, I'm thrilled to share my experiences with you and let you know how I'd plan our trip time. 

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, then I would definitely choose Friday for your Magic Kingdom Park visit. Even though the park will be closing at 6 PM for the evening's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, I think you'll really enjoy the extra fun from the morning hours and find the park a little less crowded than the Saturday alternative. If you aren't staying at a Disney Resort it makes the decision a little trickier. Saturday will more than likely be a little more crowded, but Magic Kingdom Park will be open later, so you'll be able to spread out your day more. I would probably choose Saturday, and take a slower pace. 

    Have a magical time, Carmen, and please let us know if there is anything else we are able to assist you with.

    Pixie Dust, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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