Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 21, 2011
    Brittni from MN 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 will be visiting Disney in October and I was wondering if there was any way I could see traffic patterns of people over the years? Do the fireworks and the show of the castle happen every night? Would it be cheaper to buy tickets now or closer?

    Hi Brittini!

    By historical traffic patterns, I'm assuming you mean how crowded a park has been on specific nights over the years.  The best place to go for information like this is the independent website  That's the website for the "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  The research team has years of collected data on the crowd levels in the parks, historical wait times, etc.  Even better, however, is they make predictions for the future.  Their predictions are based on all of that research and a lot of math.  As an engineer, I'm a big fan of their work.

    With regards to buying tickets, historically Disney generally raises prices during the summer.  So it might make sense to purchase them now for a trip in October.  Just be sure to not lose them!

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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