• On Feb 13, 2016
    Amanda 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.

    Are the parks significantly more crowded during the Pop Warner cheerleading competition than the week before the competition?

    Hi Amanda! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort during quite a few of the Pop Warner Competition weeks. I honestly have to say that I have experienced the Theme Parks being busy and also have experienced them being a bit more manageable in terms of the crowds. Whenever I am trying to figure out the best week to vacation I use a crowd prediction calendar such as Undercover Tourist or Touring Plans. While these are just predictions I have found both to be pretty accurate most of the time.

    While you may see an uptick in the amount of guests during any competition or race weekend, there is also a really great atmosphere filled with really excited people. I think it is so fun to walk through the parks and hear cheers from happy cheerleaders or seeing people sporting a medal around their neck in celebration of their latest accomplishment!

    I hope that whatever week you choose to vacation that it is filled with memories to last a lifetime!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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