• On Oct 17, 2009
    Sherry from ON 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.

    Staying 12/3-12/8, will emh make the parks more crowded, should we avoid these. Also, what about the Christmas parade being filmed will that be a problem and do you know which day it is?


    Extra Magic Hours ALWAYS bring in a bigger crowd than a park would otherwise have. That is just the nature of getting extra time in a park.

    In the busies times of the year (summer, holidays), I recommend that guest avoid Extra Magic Hours like the plague. Especially morning ones.

    However, in slower times of the year (like the time that you will be there), I suggest they use them as often as possible. Why? Well, more time in the parks is a real plus. And crowds should still be light, as it is a generally slow time of the year there. A few extra people because of Extra Magic Hours will still amount to a smaller than summertime crowd!

    As for the filming of the parade, I would avoid it, personally. Lots of people like to see it, and others like to be "in the show". But I am not one of those people, so I like to take advantage of it and go to a different park for even lighter crowds. Not sure what day it is, but call your resort and they should be able to tell you.

    Have a magical vacation!
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