"Hey, Dad - We are going to WDW Memorial Day Weekenf 2018, (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). I've noticed your calendar says these will be Moderate days. I thought it would be busier. What's the deal?"
Getting a history lesson from the Muppets would be a great thing for Memorial Day - Photo by Brett Svenson
Steven, yep. That's the way it is. Memorial Day is not a busy holiday for the most part. It was a little busier this year because of the opening of Pandora, but for the most part, Memorial Day holiday is a moderate to just on the border of heavy crowds. The weekends can get heavy, if the weathers nice, with the locals coming out. But for the most part, Memorial Day is a moderate type of crowd holiday.
Now, why is that? Well, the main thing is it's prime school time. This is the time where a lot of schools are having final exams or are getting ready for graduations. In Oklahoma, that's about the time we get out, but I know in a lot of states - Florida being one of them ... Florida schools get out in mid-June schools aren't out yet. A lot of people won't take a vacation with two weeks left to go in school.