• On Nov 4, 2018
    Selena from WI 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.

    My family is doing a Disney Cruise the week of Christmas, 12/24-12-28. The week after we will be staying in Orlando at our time share. What is attendance like AFTER New Years? I e read everything about the week of Christmas, NYE and New Year’s Day.

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Selena!

    Wow, can I just tell you I'm green with envy that you'll be celebrating Christmas Day aboard a Very Merrytime cruise with Disney Cruise Line? I absolutely LOVE the fleet's magnificent holiday décor accented with a nautical flair. Do be sure not to miss Mickey's Tree-Lighting ceremony in the Atrium Lobby, the Winter Wonderland Ball and the Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party where even Santa Claus makes an appearance!

    As if experiencing a holiday WONDERland aboard a DREAMy Disney FANTASY cruise wasn't MAGICal enough, you will then be spending the remaining Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort too?! Wow, can you adopt me?

    It's difficult to predict attendance levels immediately following New Year's Day at Walt Disney World Resort. However, the general rule of thumb is that you will find lower numbers of Guests in the 4 Theme Parks the further away you get from major holidays and school vacations. That said, I would guesstimate the crowds will probably not diminish until the second week of January.

    For more insight on this topic, you might wish to check some of the third-party sites that publish crowd level calendars online, such as Undercover Tourist or Touring Plans. Please understand the predictions on those websites are primarily based on historical attendance patterns, and other factors such anticipated special events scheduled for specific dates. Simply do a quick search for "Disney crowd calendars." You may then compare various sources to help you choose the most promising dates for navigating through lower crowds at the Parks right after the holidays.

    I hope you found this information useful, Selena. Wishing you a most memorable holiday celebration with Captain Mickey and his landlubber friends too!

    Ritzy ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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