Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 22, 2013
    Farrah 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 am thinking of planning a trip around may half term / Memorial Day week for 3 weeks. What would you think would be better for crowds etc.including that week, would it be best to go for the 2 weeks up to that week or a week either side if that week?thanks

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel with your great question, Farrah! How exciting you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation! According to the independent website, late April through early June (except Memorial Day Weekend) is categorized as "moderate attendance." Memorial Day Weekend is categorized as "highest attendance." My family almost always plans our Walt Disney World vacation for the week leading up to Memorial Day including Memorial Day weekend. I can honestly say that the crowd levels have always been lowest at the beginning of our trip. Based on my own personal experience, I would plan to visit during the two weeks leading up to Memorial Day, rather than one week on either side. As a Georgia resident, I know that many schools in Georgia release for summer break just prior to Memorial Day. I think you may find that more children will be out for summer break if you choose to visit the week after Memorial Day. With that being said, it can be quite difficult to predict crowd levels with 100% certainty. One additional benefit of arriving earlier in May is the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival which is being held from March 6 to May 19, 2013. Follow the link provided to learn more about this popular annual event. You will also be visiting during Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This special event is on my family's "must do" list every year. I hope this information helps in making your decision. Please don't hesitate to visit me again with any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical "crowd free" trip, Farrah!
    Happy Planning,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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