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CHIPSTER 02-11-2013 12:20 PM

Never Again in February
 
Just got back - 2/1 thru 2/10 trip - never will go in February. Couldn't believe the crowds - especially on Saturday. Couldn't move. And the "15" groups from South America were untolerable. I use a scooter and was trying to get on a bus at EPCOT when 4 groups converged and started chanting and they wouldn't let me get to the ramp to the bus. They were so rude! Cheerleaders were there on the weekends but they were well behaved. Downtown Disney was a zoo especially with only 1 bus stop. Any questions I'd be happy to answer. Weather was great though.

pl4bby 02-11-2013 12:22 PM

When will you go then? Seems slow times are a thing of the past.

CHIPSTER 02-11-2013 12:26 PM

My favorite time of the year - the week after Thanksgiving.

Psav74 02-11-2013 12:34 PM

I just got back from a 1/26 to 2/2 trip and it was nuts. People everywhere, tour groups creating huge lines everywhere. Food prices are high for the quality you get.

This was our 6th year in a row we have gone and I think we need a break from Disney.

davedmaine 02-11-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by CHIPSTER (Post 47473569)
Just got back - 2/1 thru 2/10 trip - never will go in February. Couldn't believe the crowds - especially on Saturday. Couldn't move. And the "15" groups from South America were untolerable. I use a scooter and was trying to get on a bus at EPCOT when 4 groups converged and started chanting and they wouldn't let me get to the ramp to the bus. They were so rude! Cheerleaders were there on the weekends but they were well behaved. Downtown Disney was a zoo especially with only 1 bus stop. Any questions I'd be happy to answer. Weather was great though.

Unfortunately there are seemingly no slow times anymore..

2012bella13 02-11-2013 12:41 PM

We leave in 12 days, I hope there is not alot of tour groups there then.
I picked this week because of low crowds, lower prices & cooler weather!

stinkpickle 02-11-2013 12:43 PM

This doesn't sound encouraging. Hopefully, it's just a fluke.

babygirlamg 02-11-2013 12:44 PM

same here bella i leave in 14 days and hoping for the same things....

quandrea 02-11-2013 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by davedmaine (Post 47473840)
Unfortunately there are seemingly no slow times anymore..

we were there 1/31 thru 2/8 and found it really quiet.

mariethecat 02-11-2013 12:54 PM

I was at WDW from Jan 26 to Feb 3rd and didn't have any problems with large tour groups. I actually thought it was my best trip as far as having to deal with rude people. Most days the parks we went to were not that busy.
On Jan 31st I was at MK and most rides I did had a wait time of 5 to 10 minutes. We never waited more than 10 or 15 minutes for buses even after the parks were closing.
We were able to get good seats at Fantasmic within 20 minutes of the show and I got a very good view of Illuminations just 5 minutes prior to the show.
The weather was really nice most days (no rain) and we were in the pools lots.
Overall I thought it was my best trip and just wish it had been longer.

Time Traveler 02-11-2013 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by quandrea (Post 47473926)
we were there 1/31 thru 2/8 and found it really quiet.

Yeah....this isn't adding up. Josh at EasyWDW hasn't been reporting anything about higher crowds than usual; from what he's posted, it seems pretty slow.

2/5:
http://www.easywdw.com/reports7/iujhgansdas92.jpg
http://www.easywdw.com/reports7/iujhgansdas45.jpg

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...sandwich-2513/

Maybe some of you just got unlucky with the tour groups?


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edit:
From Late January:
http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...-crowded-here/

http://www.easywdw.com/reports7/iukjyasdas91.jpg
http://www.easywdw.com/reports7/iukjyasdas90.jpg
http://www.easywdw.com/reports7/iukjyasdas93.jpg
http://www.easywdw.com/reports7/iukjyasdas99.jpg
http://www.easywdw.com/reports7/iukjyasdas122.jpg

MINNEMUMMUM 02-11-2013 01:36 PM

We are also arriving on the 25th of Feb. Staying at OKW. Will hope for the best. DH made ADR's last week and got what we wanted. Sooooo I guess we all will see what happens. This coming week should be CRAZY :lmao: with all the winter breaks up here in the Northeast and New Englad.

CHIPSTER 02-11-2013 01:43 PM

On Saturday 2/9 the wait times were 75 minutes for Buzz, 90 for space mountain, 120 for under the sea which I thought was very cheesy, 90 for Big thunder mountain and about 45+ for Haunted Mansion. The weekdays were manageable in MK. On 2/2 it also was very crowded - we had to activate our passes at guest relations and the lines were unbelievable. Cast members were not expecting the crowds to be that large.

pigletto 02-11-2013 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CHIPSTER (Post 47474562)
On Saturday 2/9 the wait times were 75 minutes for Buzz, 90 for space mountain, 120 for under the sea which I thought was very cheesy, 90 for Big thunder mountain and about 45+ for Haunted Mansion. The weekdays were manageable in MK. On 2/2 it also was very crowded - we had to activate our passes at guest relations and the lines were unbelievable. Cast members were not expecting the crowds to be that large.

Ok but Saturday 2/9 was listed as a 7 on Touring Plans, was a weekend and the park to avoid on both easywdw and TouringPlans. Those wait times are congruent with a not recommended park at a 7 and my guess is they were at peak times. Nothing surprising there.

FrostedSteph 02-11-2013 01:48 PM

We were there from 2/1-2/9 and the crowds were DEFINITELY higher than we have seen them during years previous. I haven't ever had to wait longer than 40 minutes (and that was for TSM) but we did have quite a few 90, 120 minute waits posted. I am used to the tour groups being there, what I was not prepared for were the cheerleaders and dancers that were there for a competition.


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