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  • On May 20, 2012
    Diana from VA 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.

    Planning to visit WDW 11/3/12-11/9/12 (aka Jersey Week) I've read numerous reviews (positive & negative) bad is it? This is our 2nd visit, 1st during Christmas, we are seeking LOW crowds. Should we pick new dates?

    Hi, Diana!  Here's the skinny on Jersey week from a real Jersey girl -

    Many public schools in NJ have off that week for election day (Tuesday), then the New Jersey Education Association convention (Thursday and Friday).  Some schools take the whole week off, others just those days, but for New Jersey families looking for an off season time to enjoy Walt Disney World, it's a great time to go and not miss too much school.

    The influx of Jersey guests, however, won't even come close to the crowds you see at Christmas time.  Not all NJ schools have those days off (most private and parochial schools do not), not all the adults want to use their own vacation time with the holidays so close, and I know a lot of people who use the week to officially close their summer places at the Jersey shore for the winter that week. 

    So, you might run into more people named Vinnie or Tony, who all know what a hoagie is, and they might talk a little funny (I still say it's the rest of the country that has an accent, not us!), but I think you'll find the crowds much lighter than what you saw during the holidays.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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