Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 9, 2012
    Michelle 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.

    Hi everyone, does anybody know if there are days of the week on which each park is more crowded than others? We are planning to go to DW on 27 dec until 06 jan, 4 days tickets with hopper and staying at all stars. Thanks!

    Hi Michelle!

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel!

    Generally crowd patterns are as follows:  weekends tend to be the busiest at the four Walt Disney World theme parks, followed by Thursdays and Fridays.  Weekends also tend to create the biggest crowds at Downtown Disney and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks.

    However, typically, Christmas through New Year's Day can be the busiest time of the year at Walt Disney World Resort and the usual crowd patterns probably will not apply.

    The first week of January after New Year's Day will usually be much less crowded and would be a good time to make the most of your days at the theme parks.

    I would recommend checking the calendars for the theme parks (usually published around six months in advance) to see when the Extra Magic Hours are operating, and would therefore give you some extra time at the parks, with lesser crowds.

    If you have any more questions, please come back and ask me - I would be happy to help you plan your magical vacation!

thumbnail image for Susan

Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.