Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 3, 2015
    Emily 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.

    We are planning our 2015 Disney vacation. We had initially planned to go Dec 5-12. I have discovered that is Pop Warner week. We want to enjoy the Christmas decorations but also want low crowds. Would Nov. 14-21, the week befor thanksgiving be better?

    Hi Emily! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Vacationing during the holidays is absolutely magical. It is my favorite time of the year, and Walt Disney World never disappoints with the lavish decorations and special holiday offerings.

    I just looked at un on-official crowd calendar from, and both weeks look like they have a moderate crowd level. I have personally traveled around the same time as your December dates, and I've noticed that the crowds weren't that bad during this time. Actually, if you plan on taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours, the crowds are relatively low once the parks close for day-guests. I specifically remember quite a few nights during Extra Magic Hours where there were hardly any people in sight. It made for some treasured memories that I will never forget.

    If I were you, I would choose the November dates because most of the Christmas decorations will be out by this time, and you can catch the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival before it ends on November 16, 2015. This way, you can join in on the holiday festivities and enjoy one of my favorite 'festivals' at Walt Disney World. Also, on select nights in November and December you can attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. This is a separately ticketed event at Magic Kingdom. I got the opportunity to attend last year and it definitely put me in the holiday spirit.

    I am running out of space, but no matter which dates you choose, I hope you have an amazing Walt Disney World vacation during one of the most magical times of the year.

    If you have any more questions, please feel free to stop by and we'd be happy to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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