Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jul 25, 2008
    Susan from ON 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. We are planning our first disney trip with boys, 8 and 5, in early December. We want to avoid the Thanksgiving crowds. How long after thanksgiving weekend will the parks remain busy. Also, we hope to swim: Are the pools heated at port orleans?

    The big crowds will rapidly dissipate after Thanksgiving. By the Monday after the holiday you can expect the crowd levels to be moderate and then by Tuesday the crowds should be on the low end. The first two weeks of December are a GREAT time to visit WDW. You miss both the Thanksgiving rush and the Christmas rush, the weather is usually fine, and you'll be able to take advantage of all the wonderful holiday happenings in the parks.

    All the pools at WDW are heated year round. I have visited WDW in December, January, and February and have always seen the pools full of guests even in these winter months.

    Hope you have a great trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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