• On Jun 3, 2019
    Linda from GA 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 are trying to plan our next trip, and are thinking Jan 18-25, 2020. We do want to avoid high(er) crowds. Is this a good time, with no races, cheer camps, etc? Planning on staying at the Wilderness Lodge - there will be 6 of us total. Thank you!

    Hi, Linda! We're so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! 

    Although any time is a great time to visit Walt Disney World Resort, January brings lower crowds and mild temperatures, making this an ideal time of year for your vacation. The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend takes place on January 8-12, 2020, and the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team National Championship is from January 17-19, 2020. It looks like you've picked the perfect week, Linda! Crowds may be slightly higher on January 18-20, due to MLK weekend, but the rest of the week looks to be smooth sailing. 

    So let's talk about Disney's Wilderness Lodge! This resort ranks high on many Guest's lists for good reason. Themed to look like a Pacific Northwest National Park Lodge, the Wilderness Lodge's lobby is wow-inducing. Make sure to spend some quality time hanging out next to the 82-foot tall Grand Canyon Fireplace. While you're there, notice the details in the totem poles and the unique Disney touches. For some "R and R" time away from the Parks, the food Geyser Point Bar & Grill hits the spot, and it is nestled on the shores of Bay Lake. I've also heard rave reviews of the new character dining experience at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. I was lucky to sample the menu last fall, and the Winter Squash Bisque was delicious!

    I hope you have a magical trip, Linda! Please stop back if we can help you again.

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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