Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 14, 2010
    Amy from NE 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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    I really would like to take my son to DW for his 5th B-day but it falls just after Thanksgiving and I want to avoid the crowds. I was thinking of taking him 11/13-11/20 or 12/4-12/11. What would be the best time to avoid crowds? Thank you


    Actually you should find that both weeks you outlined are pretty good, in terms of crowd sizes!

    In both cases you arrive and leave on Saturdays that will be very crowded, especially the ending one in November, because of the start of most Thanksgiving breaks causing travel to Walt Disney World. But in both cases you should find that the bulk of the weeks (from Sundays through to Fridays) are VERY light, comparative to other times in the year. While the second of the two weeks is possibly a bit lighter, they should be pretty comparable.

    That being said, I would say that if you can time the vacation to your son's birthday, that neat element to your trip should outweigh any difference between the two weeks.

    The only other tip I have is this. If you can avoid hitting parks on the arrival and departure Saturdays (regardless of which week you choose), and instead do resort related activities like big fun character meals in the resorts, relax by the pool, etc., you will really avoid big crowds all together!

    Have a magical vacation!

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