December 8th or 15th?

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  1. dana278

    dana278 Mouseketeer

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    I've never been to DL during the holidays, so I want to make a quick trip this year to do it. I obviously know either weekend will be packed, but is there one I should pick over the other?

    For some reason the resort hotels list the 15th as being cheaper than any other Saturday during the holiday period. (Both AP and regular rates.) And TouringPlans.com lists that weekend as being a few levels lighter. Is there something I'm not aware of that is (or isn't, rather) happening then?
     
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  3. Tootsie62

    Tootsie62 Earning My Ears

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    We are going on the 8th, but our park tickets start Sunday the 9th, so I'm curious if it will be crowded at that time as well.
     
  4. ttig34

    ttig34 Mouseketeer

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    We were there on the Saturday comparable to the 8th last year and thought it was super crowded. I remember the POC line went all the way to the Golden Horseshoe.
     
  5. Sherry E

    Sherry E Currently tag-less... Moderator

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    I answered this over in the Christmas thread - I see no reason why the 15th should be cheaper than any other Saturday preceding it in December. Beyond the 15th it will only get more crowded and more expensive, but the dates before the 15th should be cheaper as well.

    The "good" AP rates will not appear on the hotel calendar for a while - if at all. What is showing right now for December are just the 10% discounted rates, not the good ones.

    I would have chosen December 8th for (hopefully) lower crowds, but if December 15th is cheaper and you want a cheaper rate, go with that date!
     
  6. dana278

    dana278 Mouseketeer

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    Ugh, I'm one of those people that has to have a reason for everything, so I'm convinced something is happening to make that weekend cheaper! Would they close early for a private party on a Saturday so close to Christmas?

    My first thought was to go on the 8th for lower crowds, but when I also saw Touring Plans predicting a lower crowd on the 15th (even just a level) I became convinced they know something we don't. LOL Then I remembered to take their site with a grain of salt, so now I'm just stuck.
     

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