• On Feb 20, 2012
    Rebecca from AL 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.

    Hi Wes! Just how crowded are the parks the 5 days leading up 2 Thanksgiving? Is that a good time to see WDW dressed up for Christmas? And what kind of weather should we expect? Thanks & have a magical day!!!

    Hello Rebecca!

    Experiencing the sights and sounds of Christmas at Walt Disney World is absolutely MAGICAL!!!!  I have vacationed at Walt Disney World at all different times of the year, and I would say my trip in November was my all-time favorite!

    I will tell you the five days leading up to Thanksgiving is VERY busy.  I don't know if this would work into your schedule, but our family went the week BEFORE Thanksgiving week.  The crowds were minimal, and the weather was perfect!!  The temperature averaged about 75 degrees during the day.  At night, the temperature averaged around 60 degrees.  We just packed our light jackets in the backpack, and we were ready for the whole day. 

    For planning purposes, Walt Disney World typically begins decorating for Christmas during the first week of November.  They work like little elves through the night, putting up decorations all throughout the Disney Parks and resorts.  By the second week in November, many of the decorations are up and ready to WOW all guests, young and old!

    I hope this information helps!  If you have other questions, please let me know!

    Have a MAGICAL day as well!!


thumbnail image for Wes

Meet the Panelist: Wes, Texas

Woo Hoo!  I am so excited to help plan your next Disney vacation! Since I have experienced Disney in all stages of family life (I have FIVE Tigger-ific kids), in all times of the year, and on a tight budget, I have learned to create Disney magic every trip! Learn More About Wes

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.