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  • On Mar 23, 2011
    Danielle from CT 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 to go Disney in May. We are trying to decide between the week before Memoridal Day (May 18th-May 24th), or Memorial Day Weekend (May 25th-May 31st). Do you know which week would have less crowds?

    Hi Danielle!

    Based on my experiences over the past several years, the week before Memorial Day will be significantly less crowded than a week including the Memorial Day holiday.  Memorial Day has become very popular for people looking for a short getaway weekend at Walt Disney World!

    The folks who write the "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World" have a website at  On their website, you can see a calendar with expected crowd levels for the parks.  Their predictions are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.  As an engineer, I'm a big fan of their work.  I recommend checking out their site if you get a chance!

    Have a magical vacation and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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