Jersey Week at Walt Disney World

Jersey Week at Walt Disney World

I have been reading alot about increased crowds and busy parks because of "Jersey Week". We will be in Disney during the first week of November. We chose that week because we thought it was a less busy time. Does this "Jersey Week" really cause one of the busiest weeks of the year? Thanks for your answer Dad. Love your site!!!

Dad's in their dreams Answer


Yes, Jersey Week does exist. According to some websites all 200,000 people that still live in Jersey flock to Disney World the first week of November because the all of the kids are out of school on Thursday and Friday for teacher workdays. This causes crowds that overrun Disney World so badly that you can't even breathe in the parks.

(Say it ain't so, Dad ...)

It ain't so.

Yes, crowds will be up just a tad during Jersey Week, and yes, if you get to the parks after lunch you might see a few people there. BUT IT WON'T BE AS BAD AS A MODERATE SUMMER DAY, and it certainly isn't as busy as a Spring Break day where guests from all over the world descend on Disney World because they have a whole week off. (Some people need to get a life.)

Yep, Dad's ranting again.

(To see more of Dad's rant check out Dad's Blog - Disney World crowd rant

Dad's Bottom Line


Don't worry too much about New Jersey Week unless you have problems with people from New Jersey. A couple will be there. Yes, it's not the slowest week of the year, but I knew about New Jersey Week and I still made a prediction of light crowds.

Dad's November Disney World Crowd Calendar page



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Nov 13, 2017
Jersey Week
by: MickeyChris

I just returned from six days at WDW 11/5/17-11/12/17 and would say it was definitely crowded at the parks and the resorts we visited (Poly and Saratoga). Pools were busy, rides had long waits, parks were busiest at MK and Animal Kingdom. I wont blame it on one state in particular but will probably try to avoid going during Jersey week again if given the option. Nice people and all, Disney is just nicer with less crowds. Buses were often packed full, and even the monorail once we had to wait 4 monorails to get on. The best time in the park was extra magic hours at MK stayed open until 2:00 a.m. that's when we did all the rides we wanted with no waiting but it took until about midnight before the crowds really thinned even that night.

Nov 08, 2017
November crowds don't seem so moderate
by: Anonymous

I went to Magic Kingdom yesterday with my family, expecting low crowds, but was disappointed. Had to wait 30 minutes minimum on most rides and 1-2 hours on the most popular rides. Would this be considered light crowds at Magical Kingdom nowadays? I remember going there with my family years ago and it was a lot less crowded.

Dad Responds


Crowds are up this week there is no doubt. Some of the line problem in the Magic Kingdom is Splash Mountain being closed. That's making other lines longer, but the crowds are definitely bigger than expected.

Some of this could be due to people from hurricane Irma rebooking, but bigger crowds during slow periods is becoming more of the norm.

Sep 08, 2017
Jersey week
by: Anonymous

Jersey week'17 for me will be Nov 3 - Nov 12.

We're teachers and we have kids so....

We go about 2-3 times a year and Nov break is just moderate packed. Don't stress it.

May 05, 2016
I have been doing a lot of reading too...
by: Anonymous

I have been doing a lot of reading too...Jersey week can be the first or second week of November and I seen it is the second week of November for 2016..I also read it is not that bad even if it is the week you are going. We are going the first week and I am not going to worry about it. ;)

Apr 10, 2015
Jersery Week
by: Amy

I saw on another blog that Jersery week is the second week of Nov. Just wanted clarification on what week it is. Not that we have anything against New Jersery but we would like to go the slowest time possible. Thank you!

Dad's Answer

Amy. I was there last year and trust me, it's the first week of November.

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