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  • On Apr 27, 2011
    Laurie from MI 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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    Hi Jonas. Need a northern man's opinion. Thnxgiv or April break for next trip. Wives don't care, husbands are concerned about crowds and heat. Have 7 kids 15 and under. All should swim by then. Love late nights. Stay on prop 9 days. Your thoughts?

    Hi Laurie:

    While any time is a great time to visit Walt Disney World, after confirming with northern mom Erin and northern transplant mom Suzannah, if I had to choose between the two proposed times, I would lean towards April.

    Both Thanksgiving and April break tend to be crowded because so many schools are not in session.  However if you plan to stay 9 days, you'll likely notice that Thanksgiving will not be as crowded until Wednesday, giving your party more elbow room for a few extra days. Because schools around the country tend to have rolling-spring breaks, the Parks are generally crowded mid-March through April. (advantage Thanksgiving).

    While you'll likely be able to swim most days during thanksgiving, the weather will be much warmer, may be even the high 80's, during April. So if you plan to spend some time at the pool or at a water park, then April may be more comfortable. (advantage April).

    Also, it stays lighter later during April, so if you love late nights, the extra hours of daylight may make a difference to you. (advantage April).

    Either way, make sure you plan as soon as you can and make Advance Dining Reservations since the Parks will likely be somewhat crowded during your stay.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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