Christmas on Main Street
  • On Nov 6, 2019
    Kara from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is traveling to Disney on Thanksgiving a crazy idea? Is it so crowded we may not be able to get on any rides? Do you have a crowd predictor on the My Disney Experience? Any tips for “doing Disney on a holiday” ?

    Hi Kara and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I don’t think a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort during Thanksgiving is crazy at all! As a matter of fact, I will be visiting in a few weeks for Thanksgiving with my family!

    Growing up, Thanksgiving weekend was always the time I visited the most magical place on earth with my mom and sister. I always had so much fun, because I loved seeing the parks dressed up for the Holidays and the crowds always felt manageable. 

    Anything is possible if you have a good plan in place. The first thing you should do, at least six-months before your vacation, is book your Disney Resort hotel. Once you have that booked you can go ahead and make your all-important dining reservations. You can make those 180-days ahead of time.

    I started making my FastPass+ selections 60 -days before my visit, but just a few weeks ago, I modified them and still found a lot of availability for my favorite attractions at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving night!

    Kara, I hope my tips have been helpful to you. Please feel free to come back to see us if you have any more planning questions before your visit. Helping you with all the details of your next magical vacation is our pleasure!

    Veronica 
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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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