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Would Opening Weekend Be a Mistake?

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by camdensmom, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. camdensmom

    camdensmom DIS Veteran

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    Hi All,
    I wasn't sure I should post this so I figured I would go straight to the experts. ;)

    My twins' preschool is closed on December 10th and 11th. I personally prefer going to Disney when it's not Christmastime because I love the park to look like the park and I like hearing all the Disney music as opposed to Christmas music, etc. so I wouldn't want to do a weeklong trip around the holidays. BUT...we have a 7 year old and 3 year old twins and I would love for them to experience Disney at Christmas (especially this year since all 3 are into the holidays and my son doesn't yet question Santa so it's all still magical).

    Since I need to take personal days on those dates anyhow, I have been working on convincing myself to make a quick long weekend trip to Disney. I was just about to book it when I noticed the Fantasyland expansion is scheduled to open to the public that weekend.

    Would it be a huge mistake to go then? I was planning to stay at the POLY and spend most of the time at MK (maybe a day at EPCOT).

    I would love to hear your opinions.

    If it matters we are coming from MA so we would need to fly. I was planning on doing Saturday morning through Tuesday afternoon. So we would be at MK Sunday and Monday.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. mowatm

    mowatm Earning My Ears

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    That is still one of the slowest times at Disney/one of the most recommended visiting times. So maybe if there is an extra "push" of people, it will equate to average park attendance? I say go for it!
     
  4. disprincessatheart

    disprincessatheart I was a Disney Bride 4.29.08

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    It will be crowded but I think it will still be worth going. Monday might be less busy in mk than Sunday because of locals that might want to get a look on the weekend.
     
  5. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    I'd go in with the mindset that it has the potential to be VERY crowded. Disney has been marketing things for quite some time now so I anticipate the crowd levels to be significantly higher than normal. If this is something that you are okay with, go for it. :)
     
  6. WaltD4Me

    WaltD4Me <font color=royalblue>PS...I tried asking for wate

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    This. ^ I think it's going to be crowded, although I do think it depends a little if Disney makes a big thing about a "Grand Opening" like Carsland...they might tone the opening down some, even though they are heavily marketing the new stuff. A totally clueless friend of mine bought tickets for MVMCP for Dec. 4th, the actual opening day...it's his daughter's first trip to Disney, I think he's going to regret going that day.
     
  7. disneydad78

    disneydad78 <font color=red>DDC #106<br><font color=purple>Mor

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    Thats up to you. With the New Test Track and Fantasyland opening, I think people will be SHOCKED at the crowd levels. If you have the time, then GO. If you dont like the decorations and christmas music , heck I would hold off for another time.
     

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