Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 22, 2012
    Diane 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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    Have 3 options...When's the best time to go? Nov27-Dec2- but wondering if should wait til grand opening of Fantasyland? Or Dec5-9 or Jan 9-13? We have DD 9 & 7 and DS 5. I love love your panel & all your help:)

    Hi Diane,

    I understand your dilemma about when to come to Walt Disney World.  The least busy time of the dates that you have listed would be November 27-December 2nd.  The new Fantasyland Expansion will be amazing, however that weekend will be very crowded but certainly worth going.  I suspect there may be some soft openings for Fantasyland the weekend before, but I wouldn't guarantee it.  January 9-13 is the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  Not only will you have a 5K race and the Half Marathon, but it will also be the 20th anniversary of the WDW Marathon so expect crowds to be huge.  So I think the best time would be at the end of November with December 5th being the next best time to go.  Unless you are a runner, I would tend to stay away from the Marathon Weekend.  Please let me know if I can help you further with your vacation planning, Diane!

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Meet the Panelist: Laura, Indiana

I am a family practice physician and mother of three children.  I would love to answer any questions about Disney Vacation Club and my most favorite place in the whole world:  Walt Disney World!  Let me sprinkle some magic in your life! Learn More About Laura

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