- Mar 30, 2018
It'll be my BFs and his sons 1st trip this year too. He is also not a fan of Disney. I booked our stay in September to be sure we beat SWGE opening for the same reasons you mentioned. Packed, wall to wall people would turn him off of Disney forever. Can you reschedule your dates either much earlier or may be hold off until next year?I'm REALLY scared of the SWGE crowds! I've been planning a trip in Dec 2019 (probably very early in the month) with my boyfriend. This will be his first time at Disney and he's not exactly a Disney person - it's taken some time to convince him and I'm so scared he'll be traumatized and never want to go back! I'm afraid it'll be wall to wall bodies all over WDW for the first few months What do you guys think?
Even if we skip DHS (honestly, I'd like to avoid having to do that because I'm a Star Wars fan too!) I'm scared the other parks, buses and the resorts will be just so completely full of people.
I'm actually thinking this might be what we end up doing. Fall is hard for me to take off from work, but maybe I'll try to move up my trip by a few months to before SW:GE opens. I think that'll make a huge difference in the crowds.Can you move it earlier in the year? You can always hedge your bets and wait to see when they announce an opening date and try to move your reservation to before then.
Disney obviously thinks so with all the discounts they are doing for the summer and early fall.I'm actually thinking this might be what we end up doing. Fall is hard for me to take off from work, but maybe I'll try to move up my trip by a few months to before SW:GE opens. I think that'll make a huge difference in the crowds.
I noticed that week all of a sudden being more crowded as well on TP. With that said, the week after Thanksgiving is still slated as low. I would imagine if it was because of the opening the rest of the dates would also be adjusted.We planned on going the 18-24 with probably 5 park days. According to almost every crowd calendar it was one of the best weeks to go in 2019 since Thanksgiving was later this year. Disney Dad has it ranked as his #1 week to go. Touring Plans has it as a low crowd just recently and now it shows it being very crowded that week. It has to be because of Star Wars opening either then or just before right?
Yes, this is exactly what I meant! Thank you for understandingTo those whose only helpful advice is "if you're really terrified it may not be for you", come on...it's a mix of hyperbole and a genuine concern that her BF, who is not a Disney person to begin with, will be put off and not want to return again.
This is part of why we were motivated to pull the trigger on a 2019 August trip instead of 2020. Between SW:GE, 90th anniversary celebrations, and other new rides opening I expect higher than normal crowds for a couple of years. We will probably avoid WDW for long trips until 2021 and just hop in for festival weekends here and there
Not to scare anyone or stir the pot, but SW:GE is just the beginning of a lot of big things that are going to make WDW busy for the next few years. After SW:GE, Magic Kingdom's 50th is 2021 and EPCOT will be 40 in 2022.I just realized it’s also DHS 30th Anniversary in 2019.