Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Feb 6, 2012
    Dwayne from LA 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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    I'm looking to surprise my wife and son with a Disney trip this year. Which time is better crowd wise: Checking in Good Friday and staying 3-4 days or checking in the friday before Memorial Day and staying 3-4 days? Thanks for the help!

    Hi, Dwayne!  What a wonderful guy you are to surprise your wife with a weekend away!  She's a lucky lady!

    Crowd wise, you might find both are pretty busy times to go.  Good Friday into Easter weekend is generally quite busy because of the number of schools out on spring break.  The less time kids have to miss school, the better, so many families take their vacations when the kids are already off.  That makes Easter a busy weekend.

    Memorial Day weekend is busy because again, it's a long weekend for most school children, so Moms and Dads don't have to worry about them missing too many days, plus there are a lot of schools already finished for the year by Memorial Day weekend, so it's a good way for families to go and maybe add an extra day to vacation because the grown-ups have the Memorial Day holiday off.  

    If I had to pick one of the two weekends, I'd probably choose Memorial Day.  I'd probably bargain on there not being as many people willing to head to the theme parks for just a long weekend as opposed to the whole spring break week.  

    I hope you have a great weekend, whichever one you choose!
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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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