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  • On Feb 21, 2012
    Carlene from GA 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.

    Looking at week of 12-8-12 or 12-15-12.Both weeks are priced the same.Crowd wise how do you think the 2 weeks will compare.I am really considering week of 12-15-12.Do you think it will be way more crowded because it is closer to Christmas.Thanks for help.

    Hi there, Carlene!

    Thanks so much for checking in :)

    You raise a legitimate concern about the week of 12/15/12: that crowd levels might be on the rise because it is closer to Christmas. It's true that the closer the calendar moves towards December 25, the more of an upturn Walt Disney World sees in attendance. Historically, Thanksgiving week is very busy, while Christmas through New Year's Day is the busiest time of the year.

    I would give a slight edge to the week of 12/08/12, The two weeks you ave selected fall right between Thanksgiving (this year on 11/22/12) and Christmas, both being roughly equal in days away from its closest holiday.

    If you want to be on the safe side, go with the earlier week. You are definitely far out from Christmas, and Thanksgiving traffic has largely subsided (you might get the very end of the rush, but it won't last). You'll find, too, that most schools are still in session prior to winter break; I can't make that same assumption about the next week.

    Regardless, the decorations will be up, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be in full swing, and the holiday spirit will fill the air in both of those weeks.

    So plan fearlessly, knowing that you have picked not only a gorgeous time of the year, but a time when you can enjoy the wonders of the season without too much of the crowd.

    Have a holly, jolly, holiday at Disney!

    See you later, celebrator,
    Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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