Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by EnchantedPiglet, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. EnchantedPiglet

    EnchantedPiglet DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2008
    I will be visiting Walt Disney World from December 11th-19th and I was wondering just how busy you all think it will be. I was the one in my family who was pushing to go around this time of the year (it was either December or April) and I would feel so guilty if it was jammed packed with crowds.

    Thank you so very much.

  2. UrsulasShadow

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    Mar 15, 2005
    It will be progressively more crowded as you approach Christmas, and the land portion of Mousefest will be at the beginning of your stay, so that will boost the crowds somewhat.

    It used to be a slower time of year, but it does get a bit hectic later in the day, so plan on doing your heavy-duty park touring in the mornings at opening, and save the afternoons for more relaxing endeavors.
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  4. WaltD4Me

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

    Apr 22, 2003
    One thing for sure, it will be less crowded than April.

    I went the 2nd week of December in 2004 and the crowds were VERY managable. We didn't wait more than 10 minutes I don't think for anything. It HAS gotten busier this time of year, but it is still a slower time. I'd say you are good the 11th to the 15th or so and then you will start to see more crowds, but still not packed. You'll be fine in the guilt department.
  5. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

    Jun 27, 2005
    I wouldn't worry about it at all. While it may be slightly crowded, it is not anywhere near as bad as the week OF Christmas.
  6. CinderellasSister

    CinderellasSister DIS Veteran

    Jul 16, 2006
    I'm hoping the crowds won't be too bad. We'll be there the 10th - 17th.
  7. TheTXTaylors5

    TheTXTaylors5 He's the Mickey to my Minnie

    Sep 14, 2006
    :thumbsup2 Between April and the second week in December, you definitely picked the right one. Since Easter was so late this year, WDW was full of Spring Breakers the whole month of April. Easter is on April 12th for 2009. So it is safe to say, WDW will be busy once again the month of April and early May this year.

    You should be fine crowd-wise the beginning of your trip. It may get busier toward the end of your trip. As people are arriving to celebrate Christmas at WDW. So, make sure to get all the major attractions out of the way at the beginning of your trip.

    Here are some events that are happening while you are at WDW:

    Pop Warner (WWoS)
    December 7-13

    Mousefest 2008
    4 Night Wonder Cruise December 7-11; December 11-15 Land Events; December 13 MegaMouseMeet

    The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (DHS)
    November 28, 2008 - January 4, 2009

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MK)
    December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18,19

    Candlelight Processional (Epcot)
    December 1-30

    Have a magical trip! :wizard:

    - Jennifer
  8. datadoc5

    datadoc5 Earning My Ears

    Mar 9, 2005
    We went last year during that week and parks were crowded but not holiday crowded. We love being at WDW during the Christmas holidays. We will be there this year from Dec 6th - 19th.

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