Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 16, 2012
    Yousef from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, We will be arriving December 21 and leave the 25. We were wondering, how are the crowds on the dates? Can they be compared to Summer crowds or December 26-31 crowds? This would be very helpful. Thanks.

    Hi Yousef,

    I'm not going to sugar-coat this - Your visit will be very, very crowded. The parks will have similar crowds to July 4th and the week after Christmas.

    Most school districts across the country go into recess beginning December 19. As soon as this happens, a HUGE influx of people will head to Walt Disney World.

    It's certainly possible to have a great time a WDW over the holidays, but it does take some extra patience and planning.

    I'll be celebrating Christmas at Disney myself this year. I'm planning to take it slow and just enjoy the season.
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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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