• On Jul 29, 2010
    Erin from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    DH worries MK on Sat. 10/9 + EP Sun. 10/10 will be crowded 'cuz Columbs wknd & Food/Wine fest. TouringPlans say crowds be @5-6 level. Already booked ADRs. Should I rearrange r schedule? Arrive 10/8@3 w/ DS7&5 - 10/15 @11AM. Wanted to be @MK first f

    Hi Erin!

    We've been many times over the Columbus Day weekend the past several years, and there IS a crowd increase, but not HUGE crowds (of course I'm comparing it to the Christmas crowd levels).  If you aren't wanting to deal with crowds at all, I'd steer clear of Epcot in the evenings on the 9th and the 10th.  World Showcase gets quite busy ( I said, manageable).  Magic Kingdom will be busier, but again manageable.  If staying on property, take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours in the morning, then head over to another park (if you have park hoppers).  I would definitely do Magic Kingdom first thing on Friday though--for me seeing the castle tells me our vacation has finally begun!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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