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Old 02-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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When will you go then? Seems slow times are a thing of the past.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #3
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My favorite time of the year - the week after Thanksgiving.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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same here bella i leave in 14 days and hoping for the same things....
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:52 AM   #7
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When will you go then? Seems slow times are a thing of the past.
I'd say; The last 2 weeks of April, the first 2 weeks of May, the last 2 weeks of October, the first 2 weeks of November and the first 2 weeks in December are not bad. I'd also try to stick to week days, avoid weekends and hit the parks early.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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I'd say; The last 2 weeks of April, the first 2 weeks of May, the last 2 weeks of October, the first 2 weeks of November and the first 2 weeks in December are not bad. I'd also try to stick to week days, avoid weekends and hit the parks early.
We went may 3-13 in 2012 and it was way more crowded than when we went feb 1-9 2013. September is by far the least crowded.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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We went may 3-13 in 2012 and it was way more crowded than when we went feb 1-9 2013. September is by far the least crowded.
Early September anyway.

The first week of September seems to be the one true slow week left. That's because a larger number of schools start the day after Labor Day and most parents, even those who will take kids out for a week, are hesitant to do so the very first week of a new year.

By late September, kids are settled, and F/W is starting, MNSSHP is going on, and crowds are picking up.
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Early September anyway.

The first week of September seems to be the one true slow week left. That's because a larger number of schools start the day after Labor Day and most parents, even those who will take kids out for a week, are hesitant to do so the very first week of a new year.

By late September, kids are settled, and F/W is starting, MNSSHP is going on, and crowds are picking up.
I agree. DW and I went for our 10 year anniversary in 2007. We arrived the Thursday before Labor day. There was a noticeable drop off in crowd level after Labor Day.

We then went again in 2009 but this time in mid September and we were surprised with the crowd sizes. It wasn't ridiculous by any means, just not what we were expecting.
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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..
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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Unfortunately there are seemingly no slow times anymore..
we were there 1/31 thru 2/8 and found it really quiet.
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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.

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

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


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Old 02-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #14
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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 with all the winter breaks up here in the Northeast and New Englad.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #15
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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.
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