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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

    Jan 13, 2006
    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

    May 26, 2012
    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

    Aug 14, 2005
    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

    Jun 27, 2005
    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

    Apr 22, 2003
    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

    Apr 3, 2008
    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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