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  • On May 2, 2011
    Tina 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 to WDW, we will have 3 children, 20,13,9. When is a better time to visit, the week of Thanksgiving or the week before Christmas, we would like to visit when the crowds aren't so bad. Also, where to stay that won't drain our budget?

    Traditionally speaking, the week of Thanksgiving will be more crowded than the week before Christmas.  Last year, my family visited Walt Disney World the week just before Christmas and we found it to be a perfect time to visit and experience the Christmas magic, while still avoiding the crazy Christmas crowds. 

    As for a resort home, with a family of five your choices are a bit restricted.  Port Orleans Riverside could accommodate your whole family, but it would be a tight fit.  Perhaps the most spacious (while still economical) option would be a stay at the Fort Wilderness cabins.  I mean, really?  Can you think of a more festive resort home?  The cabins sleep six and feature a full kitchen and separate bedroom.  Even better?  Fort Wilderness guests go all out to decorate for the season; a trip through the campground alone would be a feast for your eyes!  I hope your holiday trip is a magical one.
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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