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  • On Jul 21, 2012
    Dana from MI 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.

    We're trying to pick which week to visit Disney next year. Which would be the least crowded to go in 2013 - the week of 4/21, 4/28, or 5/5? Also, are there any days that are better to arrive and/or leave? We'd be staying at Pop Century for a week.

    Hi Dana!  Congratulations on your 2013 Walt Disney World Vacation!  You are going to love staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort!  You are very smart to take into consideration crowd levels when choosing a vacation week to visit the "Happiest Place on Earth!" Although it can be somewhat difficult to predict these things with 100% certainty, I have found specific times of the year like Spring Break and the week between Christmas and New Year's to be more crowded than other times of the year. The unofficial website offers a Historical Attendance Levels chart based on past crowd levels. According to the Historical Attendance Levels Chart found on this particular website, Mid-March through Late April is listed as "Highest Attendance" due to Spring Break Holidays. Late April through early June (except Memorial Day Weekend) is listed as "Moderate Attendance."  I have visited during all three times you have inquired about and I would recommend visiting the week of May 5th based on my own personal experience. We found the weather to be very comfortable and the crowd levels minimal. We have arrived and departed on various days of the week through the years and I would say based on my own experience that you would traditionally see more guests arriving on Thursday and Friday and departing on Sunday due to guests that are able to travel for a long weekend. With that being said, I don't know that I have ever really noticed any major difference in crowds based on what day of the week we arrived or departed on. I hope this information helps! Please don't hesitate to write back with any additional questions. Best wishes for a Magical "crowd free" Trip, Dana!
    Happy Planning,

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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

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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