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  • On Aug 29, 2012
    Amanda from MI 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.

    Earlier had moved up our trip to 9/27-10/6 to catch free ddp. Now realized time & wonder will we leave just in time to avoid Columbus day crowds? Prev trip May, compareable crowds? Adlt Mom/Dght only so easier? 2D @ MK,EP,HS 1D AK, MNSSHP tips? <3 p

    Hi Amanda,

    I think you're really going to like traveling to Walt Disney World at this time of year!  The crowds should be much lighter, you get to take advantage of free dining, it's during Epcot's Food & Wine Festival, and you'll get to go to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Plus, traveling with 2 adults, rather than an entire group makes getting dining reservations a bit easier as well. 

    The 29th is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler race.  You might find that the weekend is a bit crowded.  I would avoid Hollywood Studios on Saturday, September 29th.  Also, during the Food & Wine Festival, I find that Epcot tends to be a bit more crowded on weekends with locals visiting the park on their day off.  During the week, you should experience light crowds at any of the 4 parks you go to.  You'll find the parks getting more crowded on the last couple days of your vacation because of the Columbus Day weekend, but, overall, you'll see much lighter crowds than you did in May at the beginning of your trip.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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