January 2012 crowds
My family is currently in the midst of planning a trip to Walt Disney World in January 2012. The plan is to head down for 7 days in the first week of January. January 2012 is a little interesting - December 31 is a Saturday, January 1 is Sunday and January 2 is the observed holiday. My question is this: do you think crowds in January 2012 will be bearable that first week?
Assuming we can head down on Sunday, we know Sunday and Monday would be busy but do you think it will calm down for the rest of the week or do you think more people will take advantage of the 4 day week, meaning heavy crowds all week? Thanks!
Dad's sounds like you have a good handle on it Answer
January 2012 Disney World crowds should probably follow a fairly normal pattern, but ...
You are very correct that 2012 will be different from this year and last. Schools probably won't start on Monday or Tuesday, so crowds will probably be a little larger, longer than most years.
The crowds will probably be out of control over the weekend and on Monday (it will be next summer before I finish the calendar). On Tuesday and Wednesday, I'd guess they would still be very, very heavy decreasing dramatically every day through the next weekend.
In plain English, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, crowds will be huge, Wednesday will be very busy, Thursday and Friday will be moderate to small. It's amazing just how quickly the crowds will go away.