• On Oct 2, 2016
    Jaime from NJ 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.

    I'm planning a trip either for last week of january 2017 or week after thanksgiving 2017.which is better crowd wise?and is free dining typically offered around that time in november? how about weather?help me decide please!

    Hi Jaime!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The crowd levels for both weeks you mentioned should be pretty similar, with the January week being slightly less crowded.  Those are both very mild weeks for crowds and would be a great time to visit.

    Weather is unpredictable, but January should be cooler than November.  Average temperatures in January reach a high of around 70 degrees, and in November it averages around 78 degrees.  Those are definitely just averages and can trend much higher or lower.

    The Free Dining offer has been offered in November before, but it's impossible to predict whether it will be again.  Also, there are traditionally many blackout dates that may include the week after Thanksgiving for the offer.

    If I had to choose a week, the week after Thanksgiving would win for me.  Mostly because of all the unique holiday celebrations and decor. It's a beautiful time to visit Walt Disney World! I also love Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party that takes place at the Magic Kingdom.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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