Disney World parks after Christmas
HI DAD, My husband and I are active young mid 60's. My 45 year old son and 13 year old granddaughter are staying at the MARRIOTT GRANDE VISTA RESORT,ONE MILE FROM SEAWORLD. OUR ARRIVAL IS DEC.29TH,2010 THRU JAN.5TH,2011.
What is your advice on the best time to visit the Disney World Parks after Christmas. Which ones first and where and when to do this.
Dad's later is better Answer
You didn't say it, but I'm assuming since they are staying near SeaWorld, that your family isn't planning to visit Disney World every day.
Disney World parks after Christmas are packed. This year will be no different. The longer you wait to visit Disney, the smaller the crowds will be.
December 31 will there will be almost gridlock in all of the parks except Animal Kingdom because of the fireworks shows that night.
The Christmas decorations will still be up until Sunday, January 7. The only thing you miss by waiting until after the first of the year to go to Disney World is the Candlelight Processional
in Epcot. If you want to see that, I'd sneak in the first night you were there and see it. Make sure to book a Candlelight Processional Dinner package
. It's the best way to see the show.
As for the rest of the week, check out my buddies at Touringplans.com
. They have great plans and can tell you day by day how crowded each park will be.
Dad's Bottom Line
Visiting Disney World parks after Christmas is wonderful and painful. There are lots of extras that happen, but crowds are huge. If you want to see shows you'll be in heaven. If you want to ride rides, that's a little more problematic. Follow Dad's tips for avoiding Disney World Crowds and you'll be fine.