Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 17, 2013
    Alyssa Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Jodie, thanks for your response regarding crowds at MNSSHP! Based on your comment that Thurs. is the most crowded weekday party, would it be better to attend on Columbus Day? Are overall crowds heavier the weekend before the holiday or Mon. as well? TY!

    It's always great to assist you with your Walt Disney World vacation planning questions, Alyssa! When my family visited in 2012, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party was not offered on Columbus Day so we attended the party on that Sunday evening of Columbus Day Weekend. I did notice that there will be a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Columbus Day this year. My family actually arrived on the Friday evening of Columbus Day Weekend and departed the day after Columbus Day. We visited the parks every day and were able to ride our favorite attractions multiple times. We actually visited Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and Epcot on Columbus Day and were easily able to experience everything on our "must see"  It can honestly be quite difficult to predict crowd levels with 100% accuracy as they can change from year to year. The independent website touringplans.com, a great resource for predicting crowd levels, has predicted the attraction wait times to be lower at the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Columbus Day, than the Thursday and Friday following Columbus Day. I know you are trying to decide between visiting in September or October of 2014. I did want to mention that the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be September 27 - November 11, 2013. This popular special event traditionally begins the last weekend of September. On the other hand, the "Free Dining" special offer is often available in September. Follow this link to view the special offers for September 2013. I hope this information helps in making your decision. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I hope you have a magical day, Alyssa!
    Happy Planning,
    Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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