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  • On May 9, 2012
    Sherry 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 going to WDW Nov 18-24, staying at OKW. Which park would be best for Thanksgiving. We want to avoid some of the crowds. Would Downtown Disney be a better option. Thanks

    Sherry, Thanksgiving is a popular time at Walt Disney World. The weather, however, is beautiful and tends to be sunny and warm without the heat and high humidity of the summer. Plus the parks and resorts will be in full holiday mode complete with fabulous Christmas decorations.

    I have found that Thanksgiving Day is perhaps not as crowded as the day before or the weekend after. People tend to leave the parks late afternoon for a traditional feast. You might want to consider Friday or Wednesday as your Downtown Disney day and visit a park on Thanksgiving. The Magic Kingdom is typically the busiest of the four theme parks. Try the non Disney website touring plans for a quite thorough analysis of crowds and lines.

    One of our family's favorite Thanksgiving meals ever was when we ate turkey, dressing, and the works from room service at Disney's Fort Wilderness Lodge. I hope your family also creates some magical memories on your holiday visit to Walt Disney World.
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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

Ready for a visit to Mickey? I'm here to help. I've experienced Walt Disney World with my four children from their stroller years to young adulthood. I've sailed on every Pirates of the Caribbean on the planet, consumed countless Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and believe the Electric Water Pageant music is the catchiest around. I'm excited to help you plan your Disney adventure. Learn More About Elisabeth

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