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  • On Nov 21, 2012
    Wendy from OH 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.

    Going to WDW 1/1 - 1/7. When do the holiday crowds start to die down? We fly in the a.m. of 1/1 and want to hit the parks asap. Are the crowds on 1/1 as bad as on Christmas when you might not get into the parks if you aren't there before noonish?

    Hi Wendy,

    The crowds on New Year's Day will be heavy, but probably not at heavy as Christmas Day or New Years Day as some folks will be taking it easy after a late night celebrating New Year's Eve. While it is possible that crowd control admission procedures will come into play, this is somewhat unlikely.

    According to the Crowd Calendar at the independent website The expected crowd levels (on a scale of 1-10) for your visit are:

    1/1 - 10
    1/2 - 9
    1/3 - 6
    1/4 - 7
    1/5 - 6
    1/6 - 4
    1/7 - 5

    Basically, once you get past the second day of your trip, things will seem much calmer.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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