Thanksgiving vs. Christmas

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by cathynmichigan, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. cathynmichigan

    cathynmichigan Earning My Ears

    Dec 5, 2009
    Trying to plan a trip for the end of this year and working around our DS schedules. One in college and one in high school. That being said, are both of those holidays equally busy? Thanksgiving we would go wed - Sunday and Christmas would be the 18th-23rd. Any suggestions?
  2. Lisa0620

    Lisa0620 Mouseketeer

    Apr 11, 2009
    We're hoping to go Thanksgiving because according to it's not as busy as Christmas and when I price it out it seems quite a bit cheaper.
  3. softballmom3

    softballmom3 DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2010
    I can't speak for Christmas but we went Thanksgiving week 2011 (friday before thanksgiving until friday after) and one of the CM's told me it was the busiest Thanksgiving that she can remember. The weather was beautiful so that could have been one reason.

    The Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Thanksgiving were very doable and not crowded much. That being said from Monday on it got more and more crowded. Thanksgiving day wasn't too bad--we went to AK-- however by early afternoon it was packed. The Friday after Thanksgiving was very busy also.

    I believe Christmas is probably much busier but I can only speak from my experience.

    Would I go again at that time? You bet! Just be prepared and get there for rope drops and you will be fine :).
  4. danceintherain

    danceintherain DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2007
    Christmas is busier. You can usually determine with fairly decent accuracy the level of crowdedness at WDW by how much they are charging to stay at their hotels during that time.

    Christmas is more expensive than Thanksgiving, so you can reasonably expect more crowds.

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