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Old 12-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Question Can anyone tell me what Labor Day week/end was like this year?

Hi everyone,

We are considering moving our tentative April DL trip to August 28th this year due to what I have been hearing about April weather. It sounds like it isn't very warm at that time, and possibly rainy, and we want some heat! Can anyone tell me what the crowds were like this year during the week before Labor Day and the weekend? What would we be in store for? Would it be more crowded than the end of April (24-28)? Any advice would be appreciated. This will be our first trip to DL, having been to WDW many times!
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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We were there over the Labor Day weekend this year for the DL Half Marathon. The parks were fairly busy on the days we were there (Fri, Sat and Sun).
Dates for the 2013 DL Half Marathon haven't been announced yet, but it's a good bet that it will be the Labor Day weekend again.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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...Can anyone tell me what the crowds were like this year during the week before Labor Day and the weekend? What would we be in store for? Would it be more crowded than the end of April (24-28)? Any advice would be appreciated. This will be our first trip to DL, having been to WDW many times!
It will certainly be more crowded in late August. Some APs are blocked most of the Summer until mid-August, which also adds to crowds.

The half marathon is Labor day weekend, which adds crowds and can slightly disrupt morning schedules. This year, MM/EMH was cancelled both Saturday and Sunday. The crowds seemed more "fit" than usual, with a noticeably smaller number of motorized scooters

Late August is still full Summer schedules, with nighttime shows (Fantasmic, fireworks, parades) everynight. During April, these would only be Fri-Sun.

Even with the larger crowds in August, the longer hours and warmer weather make it a better choice
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