We're going 12/14-12/21, staying at AofA. I was just looking at tours as a way to mitigate the crowds. We did the same week in 2018 and crowds really built by the end of the week. I expect that level from the start this year due to SWGE.Happy Easter! So is anyone going over Christmas/ New Year's thinking about doing a tour? I thought it would be a good way to be in a park but not be worrying about lines and crowds so much lol. I'm doing the Up Close with Rhinos tour in about 10 days and may book it again for the family in Dec. or the Caring for Giants as well as Behind the Seeds at Epcot. My 13 year old is interested and won't start be annoying since these are only an hour
OMG that upgrade was amazing!! Completely unexpected and something I'm sure will never happen again lol. Very thankful for it!!We're going 12/14-12/21, staying at AofA. I was just looking at tours as a way to mitigate the crowds. We did the same week in 2018 and crowds really built by the end of the week. I expect that level from the start this year due to SWGE.
BTW - loved your Roy Disney suite TR! That's the dream upgrade.
I like her thinking DH and I often discuss trying V&A's but so far have not!No tours for us, but we were thinking of doing V&A's for my twins 21st birthday. According to my daughter, they're only 21 once!
We are officially going Dec 20-27th.. We are staying at BW Villas for 3 nights and Copper Creek for 4. We have been at this time of year before. We have even been over NYE once and crowds do not scare us. We just do what we want and get out. LOL.. We have spent the evening at Epcot on NYE if anyone has any questions. We love it during this time of year.
We are planning on spending NYE at Epcot. How crowded do you think it will be on that evening? I've been to New York City during the holidays so I'm used to crowds. Planning on leaving right after they ring in the New Year. We would like to view the fireworks in WS somewhere close to IG. I'm just concerned that my DD11 will enjoy the entertainment.
It was very crowded but doable. We loved how each country celebrated with different types of dance parties. I will admit we left around 11pm to watch the fireworks from Beach Club beach. I didn't want to be in the mass of people trying to leave that point. We were staying at Beach club so it was nice to be "home" before the fireworks. The atmosphere was so festive and fun. Even at Beach Club there were tons of people around on the beach and just walking around. It was so much fun.
BTW I have been to NYC on NYE before too. Crowds do not bother me as long as I still have room to move. I felt I could still move around in Epcot. I will say the bathroom lines were long though.
We arrived in Epcot about 6-7 if I remember correctly and they were already going on.We're staying at CBR. We're planning on using the Skyliner to get back from Epcot. I never thought of watching from our hotel. That might be another option if we get tired. Do you remember about what time they started the dance parties at WS?
I don’t have experience staying at the Pop Warner hotels, but we have travelled during that week before and it was not noticeable at all in the parks. Hope it works out ok for you!I wish I could do the same...but we have a college student schedule to contend with. I'm so sad because I have discovered I have booked during Pop Warner.
I haven’t booked ADR’s at such a busy time for years but I always suggest book your most popular ones first, for example if you want Be Our Guest, Ohana’s etc. If you are going for some in hotels like Grand Floridian cafe or not as popular ones such as Plaza in MK you can be a bit more flexible there I think.Hello! This is our first trip over the new year. We are arriving 12/29 and leaving 1/2. We have been the week after Thanksgiving (during free dining) a few times. My question is what is it like getting ADR’s around the new year time? I am always well-planned and get up to do them at 6:00 for 180+. I just also know that’s a super busy time...in anyone’s experience, has that make ADR’s ridiculous as well?