• On Mar 31, 2013
    Scott 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 girlfriend and I are thinking about going to wdw 02/12/2014 - 02/19/2014 ... Anyone have any idea how busy it will be? My birthday is 02/15 ... Turning 29! So if going the week prior ending on 02/15 would be better we could also do that.

    Hi, Scott!  I have a daughter with the same birthday as yours, and we are faced with this issue every year - President's Day weekend.  With President's Day falling on February 17th in 2014, you are going to probably see crowds a bit larger than they might normally be during February.  I would say that if you have the option to complete your travel before President's Day weekend gets into full swing, I'd probably go that route.

    With your vacation including Valentine's day either way you go, I'd be very aware of the 180 day window for dining reservations.  If you want to do a nice sit down meal on Valentine's day, be prepared to book as soon as you can when your 180 day window for dining reservations opens up so you won't be disappointed.

    So, while you won't see Christmas level crowds, President's day weekend can get quite busy at Walt Disney World.  I'd opt to go the week before if I were you.

    I hope you'll stop back and visit us if you have any more vacation planning questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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