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  • On Feb 24, 2020
    John from Derbyshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms, our next stay is at AS Sports but we didn't realise it was over Thanksgiving. What crowd levels can we expect at the parks, will they stay at this level for the rest of the week and which Park will be the quietest on the day itself? Thank you

    Hello, John! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It's great to see you here again planning for your November trip at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

    While you are correct that Thanksgiving break here in the States is a popular time to visit, there are a few tips I can offer to maximize your time! First, since almost all schools have breaks over the Thanksgiving holiday, you can expect to see higher than normal crowds the day before Thanksgiving through the weekend after

    If I were planning to visit on Thanksgiving day, I would stay away from Magic Kingdom Park and plan to visit either EPCOT as the space allows the crowds to be more easily dispersed or Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    Since Thanksgiving break is popular, your Fastpass+ selections and dining choices will make a bigger impact on your day. Have you considered dining at "off-peak" times? I would try to avoid the traditional lunch and dinner window, whether you are sitting down at a Table-Service location or planning to enjoy a Quick-Service option

    Also, I would recommend arriving at the park of your choice before opening to maximize the first hour before you start to "feel" the crowds. I would book your Fastpass+ selections for later in the morning when more guests will be arriving and use the very beginning of the day to enjoy lower wait times in the standby line. Remember, once you have used your third Fastpass+ you can select an additional Fastpass+ (if available) through the My Disney Experience Mobile App

    John, I hope this helps as you are looking ahead to November and preparing to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth. While you might encounter a few more Thankful friends, I'm sure you'll still have a Magical time. Best wishes for a trip filled with unforgettable moments. 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney World Resort questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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