Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 6, 2013
    Bill from NY 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, I'm planning a Disney vacation for Sept. 2014. I plan on arriving Labor day weekend, and stay for 10 days. Is it wise to arrive on a holiday weekend, or is Labor Day not as crowded as most holidays? I'm very flexable with my planning. Thank you!

    Hi Bill,

    Normally, holiday weekends are very popular at the Walt Disney World resort, but over the years, my family has found that Labor Day weekend is generally an exception. Because schools all over the country begin before or just after Labor Day, most families have completed their summer vacations and are too newly into the school year to think about a weekend getaway.

    My family often visits for Martin Luther King, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, and I can tell you that Labor Day is certainly the least crowded of those. The unofficial website, which ranks crowd levels, confirms what I have experienced. It lists Labor Day weekend  as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. By comparison, the site ranks Memorial Day and Martin Luther King weekends as 8 or 9 out of 10.

    I expect you will find low crowds throughout your September visit. So I recommend making your plans based on what works best for you without too much concern about the holiday weekend attendance.

    I hope that's useful. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you or make any recommendations as you make your plans. Enjoy your 10-day visit!


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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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