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  • On Oct 14, 2019
    Diane from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning our fast pass+ for our trip coming up December 8-14, 2019. Typically what days of the week are least crowded in each park. E.g MK is busiest on Monday Hs is busiest on ... looking for hints. Thanks.

    Hi Diane,

    How fun that you'll be visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" during the holiday season! The entire Resort will be decked out in gorgeous holiday decor, Christmas music will be playing everywhere, and lots of incredible special events will be offered, including two of my very favorites, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional. Your heart is going to be FULL of Disney magic and Christmas joy!

    As far as planning which theme park you'd like to visit each day, crowds can vary so much based on special events, holidays, park hours, and more, so I can't give you a set day of the week for each one. I'd encourage you to check out the official park hours to see what they'll be like during your visit. My family doesn't like to miss a minute of the magic, so we like to visit when Extra Magic Hours are offered and theme parks are open late at night. Although I will say that we don't do more than two back-to-back full days; we love taking a day "off" to sleep in and enjoy all of the wonderful amenities at our Disney Resort hotel. We've found through the years that overly tired Mouseketeers of ANY age aren't very magical! If you're staying off-site, though, you might choose to avoid the parks offering Extra Magic Hours as they may draw more Guests. If you search "Walt Disney World Resort crowd calendar" online, you'll find several great tools that try to predict crowd levels for each day, although do keep in mind that those aren't always an exact science. In my opinion, even more important than visiting on a slow day is going with a good plan. I'd encourage you to arrive 30 - 45 minutes before the theme park opens so that you'll have plenty of time to go through security and ticketing and you're ready to hit the ground running as soon as the park opens. We've always found that we can experience several attractions with very little waiting first thing in the morning. You'll also want to take full advantage of the FastPass+ service. We like to start our selections mid-morning once the crowds start to pick up a bit, plus did you know that once you've enjoyed your initial three selections, you may use the My Disney Experience mobile app or an in-park kiosk to make additional selections, one at a time? Finally, when your tumbly gets rumbly like Winnie the Pooh's, be sure to take advantage of mobile ordering, which will allow you to skip the lines for food and make your dining experiences easy peasy! 

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Diane, and please feel free to come see us again with any other questions you may have as you're planning your visit. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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