Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 23, 2012
    Stephanie from WI 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.

    I am planning our families first trip to Disney. My children are 5 and 2. We are hoping to avoid the Thanksgiving rush. Would we be ok going November 11 through the 17? I want it to be an enjoyable time for them with low crowds. Thank you!

    HI Stephanie and thanks for the question!  Early November is one of my favorite months to visit Walt Disney World for sooo many reasons including, mild weather, holiday decorations and special celebrations, and lower crowds, to name a few!

    While it is virtually impossible to predict exact crowd levels, I will say that you have picked a fabulous time to travel to Walt Disney World.  My best guess is that the crowds will be lower than normal from beginning through mid November because many families will be holding out for Thanksgiving, at the end of the month!  The beginning of your trip will most likely be slower than the end, but there's a great chance the crowds won't arrive until after your departure since this year's holiday falls on the 22nd.  If my guess is correct, you could possibly experience low to moderate queue times for the majority of your vacation.

    You are visiting at the perfect time, since the Christmas and Holiday decorations begin gracing the parks and resorts around the beginning of the month!  In addition, you will be arriving on the very last day of Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival, so you will be able to take part in this very special culinary celebration if you choose.  Oh, and to top it all off, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be in full swing on select nights of your stay!

    So as you can see, you've picked the perfect time to visit for many, many reasons!  Please write back if I can be of further assistance in the planning of this magical adventure!

    -Amanda F.   
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