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Watch Out "WORLD" the Scrappers are coming - Thanksgiving 2013!

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  1. Sarah <3 Disney

    Sarah <3 Disney DIS Veteran

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    Each day leading up to Thanksgiving gets noticeably busier for that week. Then it drops off again in the beginning of December until around... the 15thish? Somewhere in there!
     
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  3. tyniknate

    tyniknate DIS Veteran

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    We traditionally arrive on black friday and the weekend is pretty busy. We notice that on Sunday the parks seem to thin out and by Tuesday the park are pretty easy to maneuver. Crowd levels on Monday and Tuesday are predicted at a 5. Easily manageable.

    I've never been there the week of Thanksgiving, but I have heard it is very busy. I think crowd levels are at an 8 by Monday and Tuesday and by Wednesday and Thursday they are at 9.
     
  4. rlovew

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    Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before Thanksgiving aren't too bad- the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving day, and the Staurday and Sunday after are always completely packed. My understanding is the crowds die down after that again. So it is really the weekend of Thanksgiving (starting on Wed) that is really crowded- before and after that the crowds are good. We have only stayed After Wednesday 1 time and won't do it again- it is not worth the DVC points and going to the parks with the crowds.
     
  5. 1craftymama

    1craftymama Countdown til our next family trip!

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    Sounds like fun! I am thinking of taking my family either early October or early December. Still debating, but am ready to see Mickey again. lol
     
  6. DisneyBarlans

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    We'll be there! Been going Thanksgiving week since 2007 and it's great!:)
     
  7. AlexWyattMommy

    AlexWyattMommy <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high

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    Hmmm, my parents bought a place in Winter Haven. Cute little double wide in a community that all the houses are on canals that lead to 14 different lakes for fishing. It is 5 minutes from Legoland and he says it is about 40 minutes to WDW. Not that he has gone so he could really time it. :rotfl:

    We are going there this year for Thanksgiving as it will be their first major holiday in the new place. If it goes well, we may do it again. It would be every other year to keep some holidays with my in-laws.

    That means 2013 would be a year I was there. :yay: I could possibly meet up with you all for a meal that is out of the park or if you go to DTD. I couldn't afford a single or two day pass for all of us and there is no way my kids would let me go to a park without them. :rotfl:

    Anyway, put me in for now. :)
     
  8. tyniknate

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    Yeah.....Ann is a definite maybe! :lmao: We would certainly be able to schedule a dinner at DTD to meet up with you. This will be so much fun!

    Who said looking two years into the future was crazy? :yay:
     
  9. morgansmom2000

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    We've done Thanksgiving two years and I love it! We're actually doing it again this year (it's a secret from Morgan!), so I maaaaaay be able to swing this. We generally fly in the Friday before TG and leave the day after (because as Rebecca says, it gets mental). This year I was able to get really good flights for Thursday (the 17th) to Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) so that's when we'll be there this year ;)

    I'm a possible maybe.
     
  10. AlexWyattMommy

    AlexWyattMommy <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high

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    If you and Morgan want to do Legoland one of those days, let me know. We are tentative for Sunday to Saturday if we drive.
     
  11. morgansmom2000

    morgansmom2000 DIS Veteran

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    This year? :cheer2: (Can we just send the DH's with the kids? I'm not a Lego fan, but they are :) We can find something else to do ;)).
     
  12. AlexWyattMommy

    AlexWyattMommy <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high

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    Yup. :)

    I won't have a car to use if DH is taking the boys to Legoland. :( I don't think there is much else to do in Winter Haven. :rotfl: Legoland does have a roller coaster, a water show and I think they kept the gardens intact.

    We can figure out something when it gets closer. Like meet outside of Legoland and let the boys go in our car and they take Morgan and your DH in and we go off in yours and meet back up when they are done.
     
  13. morgansmom2000

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    We won't have a car. If you come over our direction though...I'd love to meetcha :)
     
  14. AlexWyattMommy

    AlexWyattMommy <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high

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    Ah, I see a DTD shopping trip in my future. :teeth:
     
  15. morgansmom2000

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    Gotta do some Christmas shopping, right? :santa:
     
  16. jacksmomma

    jacksmomma WWMD?~ What Would Mickey Do?

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    I like this Friday to Friday plan. Sounds like a great way to enjoy the season without so much of the choas.

    Now here is a question...what does a vegetarian eat for Thanksgiving while at Mickey's house? lol
     
  17. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Alrighty, I stuck this.
    You do realize Nov 24, 2013 is my 40th birthday right?!?!? Cough cough, hint hint........
     
  18. disney-akj

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    Then Buffy you have to go! What better way to celebrate your birthday!

    I am really keeping my fingers crossed about this because I would love to go when the Christmas decorations are up. I assume most Christmas decorations would be up during this time? I like the Friday to Friday idea too (I would only have to miss two days of work that way too?? Hmmmm...... Wonder what my principal would think?? :confused3 I rarely miss work and it is Disney after all!!) Sorry- I am thinking out loud.
     
  19. morgansmom2000

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    The Christmas decorations are up. The Christmas party is almost always the Friday before Thanksgiving (and other times too).

    As for vegetarian...We have reservations for Turkey Day at Le Cellier, so that's no help. How about fish? Coral Reef is incredible!
     
  20. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Nancy and I have been toying with the idea of doing my 40th at the World, just trying to decide if kids would be in the mix. They probably need to be there with me since it is Turkey day.
     
  21. rlovew

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    Most Christmas decorations are up for Thanksgiving. There are a few things that go up at Epcot on Thanksgiving Day. Epcot begins their full Christmas celebration the day after Thanksgiving but all the other Christmas celebrations are in full swing by the week before Thanksgiving.
     

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