Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 29, 2011
    Natalie from GA 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.

    We are planning a trip on January 1-8 2012. I know it's crowed at Christmas but what about during this time? Most kids are back in school on the 2. Any help would be greatly appreciated.....thank you!!!!!!

    Hi Natalie,

    January 1st and 2nd will still have extreme crowds. In fact, these can be "park at capacity" days.  Crowds begin to diminish on January 3rd as the holiday vacationers return home. Mid-level crowds are usually seen for a couple more days. The lowest level of crowds will be seen from approximately January 5 - 12th.

    Since New Year's Day falls on a Sunday this year, some school districts are giving at least the Monday off as the holiday. Here in Tennessee, my son's school district resumes on Thursday, January 5th.

    If I can be of further help, just me know!

    Starting the New Year in WDW will get your year of to a great start but it won't necessarily be under low crowd conditions. Cheers!
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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