EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 28, 2013
    Carlene 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 trying to decide between President's week or Thanksgiving week.Crowd wise which would be better?This would be are 3rd trip.1st trip was early Dec. and 2nd was Sept. so we didn't have to deal with crowds.Any other tips that could help me decide?THANKS

    Hi there Carlene! Thanks for directing your question to me! It is such a pleasure to assist you with the planning of your next Walt Disney World vacation! I think you are very wise to consider crowd levels when planning a trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth." The independent website allears.net features a Historic Attendance Levels Chart, which I have always found to be quite accurate and helpful when choosing a date for our trips. The Historic Attendance Levels chart categorizes both Presidents' week and Thanksgiving Day and weekend as highest attendance. The first part of Thanksgiving week is categorized as moderate attendance. You may also want to consider that there may be an increase in crowds toward the end of Presidents' week due to the Princess Half Marathon weekend, which will be held February 20 - 23, 2014. When choosing a date for our vacations, I like to consider the time of year in regards to special events, holiday decorations, the weather and crowd levels. If you enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful holiday decorations during your December trip, then you may want to visit during Thanksgiving week. With that being said, if you are interested in visiting when the parks and resorts are not decorated specifically for the Christmas season, then Presidents' week may be the better option. I hope this information helps in making your decision. Please don't hesitate to write me back with any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical "crowd free" trip, Carlene!
    Happy Planning,
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