Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 23, 2012
    Ashley from AL 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.

    We are hoping to plan a trip to WDW this year. My question is.. Is the week of Thanksgiving or the week after Christmas better? Do they have all of the Christmas decor up at Thanksgiving?

    Hey Ashley!
    Visiting the Walt Disney World Parks during the holiday season promises to be a magical time!  In terms of capacity, both are quite busy weeks, but the busiest time of the year in general is during Christmas.  That week in particular sees the most park closings than any other time of year.  Clearly the reason being is that most schools across the nation are out for winter break, and choose to spend their holiday at WDW.  If I were to recommend one of the two, I would select Thanksgiving week.  You will crowds, but less than those during Christmas.
    As for holiday decor, all the theme parks and resorts will have their holiday regalia by Thanksgiving week, so you will be able to enjoy the parks in the seasons best!
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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