Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 12, 2013
    Trina 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.

    Hi. We are travelling to the states from the 29th march to the 12 of April, after reading some of the posts on here, I can see it is the busiest times to visit disney and others. is it better to do the theme parks during the week and water parks at w/e'

    Hi Trina!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Most of Walt Disney World guests travel to get to Walt Disney World and are not locals, unlike Disneyland in California.  That said, weekends are generally more crowded than weekdays except during the busiest times of the year; at those times it is just busy.

    If you want help planning to avoid the crowds as much as possible, I suggest visiting the independent website  That is the website for the research team behind the tour book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd levels in the various parks on specific days.  They are also famous for producing touring plans, basically step by step instructions on how to tour the parks in such a way to minimize your wait in lines.  Their recommendations are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.  As an engineer, I am a huge fan of their work.  Definitely check out their site!

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with 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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