• On Oct 11, 2018
    Leah from PA 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.

    Hi Moms Panel! My family’s supposed to be going to Disney the 2nd week in Dec next year. I’m very nervous about the crowds, especially with the new Star Wars land opening then. Do you think the crowds will be way too crazy then? Rethinking our trip.

    Hi Leah!

    It is always so hard to predict what the crowds are going to look like at the Walt Disney World Resort at any time of the year, but the holiday season does generally seem to attract more people.  Guests want to experience all of the pixie-dusted holiday enchantment that can be found throughout the Walt Disney World Resort!  That being said, the second week in December is generally still lighter than later in the month, because the normal "Christmas crowd" has not arrived yet.

    Of course, although we still do not have an exact opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we do know that it is set to open in late fall of 2019.  Judging by the recent popularity of Pandora - The World of Avatar and Toy Story Land, this new immersive land will definitely draw Guests to the parks, and may even bring in new Guests that have never visited before.  This could potentially create higher than average crowds throughout the Walt Disney World Resort for some time.

    That being said, when new attractions arrive, the wait times for the former "new" attractions tend to decrease, so although the new attractions and areas may have long wait times and larger crowds, chances are that the other parks and attractions will have shorter wait times and smaller crowds that can work in your favor!  As much as I wish I could, I really can't predict what the crowds will be like then, but I will say that there is no bad time and crowds are never too large for you to have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
thumbnail image for Lindsey

Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

Learn More About Lindsey

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.