• On Apr 23, 2011
    Shelly from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are planning our first Disney vacation for our kids for Thanksgiving 2011. We will be there 11/23-11/27. I know the crowds will be heavy, what will be the best park to visit on Thanksgiving Day - Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studios?

    Hi Shelly! What a memorable Thanksgiving your family will have this year! Even though the parks will be quite busy, I know your children's first trip to Walt Disney World will be magical! Because the Magic Kingdom is generally very crowded on holidays, I recommend that you visit Hollywood Studios instead on Thanksgiving Day. It will be busy also, but maybe not quite as crowded. Be sure to arrive at the park before it opens and take in your must-do attractions first before the lines get too long. 

    I like to consult the Crowd Calendar on the unofficial website,, which predicts attendance in the Disney parks. According to that website, Animal Kingdom will be least crowded park on Thanksgiving Day, so if your plans are flexible, you may want to consider that park instead.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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