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  • On Aug 6, 2008
    Kristi from OH 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.

    I would first like to thank all of you on this panel. We are planning a 8 day trip for Jan. 09 and not sure if it would be better to be there on MLK weekend or the weekend before the Super Bowl in Tampa. We want to be there with the least amount of people.

    I was at the Super Bowl in 2001, the last time it was held in Tampa. Of course I did a follow-up day at Disney's Hollywood Studios (then MGM) before heading home. You can read about my experience with this HERE. I have also been at WDW during MLK weekend twice, in 2007 and 2008. You can read about this HERE. In addition to my previous comments I will say that while there may be an uptick in attendance on the day on either side of the Super Bowl, the parks are likely to be fairly dead on Super Bowl Sunday. Most folks will be holed up in a hotel lounge, the ESPN Zone, or their room watching the game.

    In a nutshell, despite any special activities, all of January will have much lower park traffic than any weekend in the summer or any time over the winter holidays. There is some event that will add traffic to the parks on every January weekend in 2009 except the 24/25th. (In addition to the events you mentioned, the Disney marathon will take place on the weekend of the 10th.) So, for the lowest attendance weekend at WDW, shoot for the 24th as you focal point.

    Hope this helps.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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