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  • On Apr 29, 2014
    Ryne from IL 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 know that the Holiday and New Years time will be hectic and I plan on avoiding that. With that said, I plan on going to Disney World on January 2-9, 2015. Even though the beginning of my trip is a weekend, can I expect somewhat less crowds at the parks?

    Hi Ryne,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    You are correct, Christmas and New Year's are a very busy time at Walt Disney World.  Your idea to visit from January 2 to January 9, 2015 is a good one for avoiding those crowds.  Typically, a few days after January 1, as children begin to head back to school, the crowds at Walt Disney World go down.  I think that you can expect high crowds at the beginning of your trip, which will get smaller as your trip progresses.  When I am looking for predictions of crowd levels at Walt Disney World, I like to visit the unofficial site  For a small price, you can see their predictions of crowd levels at Walt Disney World for a year in advance.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Ryne!  Have a great time planning your vacation, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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