Should I change my trip because of Galaxy's Edge?
by David and Brittany Johnson
(Houston, Texas )
Thanks for your help! We have a trip booked at the Polynesian, with the free dining, September 8-13th. We have been so excited, but now with Galaxy’s Edge opening right before we come, we are worried about crowds. :(
We specifically picked September because we wanted low crowds.
We are throwing around the idea of rescheduling our trip and trying to go before GE opens...but, we don’t want to have similar or worse crowd levels to what we may have in September where we have the Polynesian and free dining booked already.
Are all the parks going to be crazy? What would you do? :) Thank you!
Dave and Brittany Johnson"
You're Going to Disney World!
Dave and Brittany,
YOU'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!
Now line up and wait, and wait, and wait...
No, I'm kidding it's not going to be that bad.
Ghost Town to ???
The truth about September is we really don't know exactly what's going to happen. Will it be busier than normal, yes. But normal for that time in September is ghost town.
What we don't know yet (I don't care what anyone says) is will it go from ghost town to Christmas crazy crowds, or ghost town to summer moderate crowds, or even ghost town to after spring break nice and gentle crowds?
My guess is it will be somewhere between nice and gentle and moderate.
Even though Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will have just opened, I don't think the crowds will be totally crazy. Yes, I made up a crowd calendar with heavy crowds all month but that was tongue in cheek. It won't be that busy.
September is the slowest month in the year. Yes, it will be busier, but even Darth Vader can't revoke the school calendar.
Lose Free Dining
It is going to cost you a lot of money to reschedule. First you will lose your Free Dining. It's not being offered right now. Also, ticket prices have gone up since you booked. Oh, and I think this last weekend hotel prices went up too.
My guess is it will cost you at least $1,000 to change dates. That's a lot of money to lose.
Dad's Bottom Line
Yes, I know it's going to be busier than we expected in September, but I don't think it's going to be crazy busy except at Galaxy's Edge. I think I would stick with my original plan.