The week after Thanksgiving in 2017?
"We are planning to come the day after Thanksgiving for a week based on your crowd calendar. Just say you picked another week in December to come instead. What do us recommend is the best time to come to Disney World during Christmas season?"
The Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian is a must see - Photo by Cliff Wang
I do love Christmas time at Walt Disney World.
Yes, Kim, I just put out the best times to visit Disney in 2018. Since I started doing the best weeks to visit Disney World, my number one week has always been the week after Thanksgiving.
For 2018, I changed. That's right. I changed. I changed it up because last year, 2016, there was a little spike in crowds the week after Thanksgiving.
I'm not sure how real the spike was. A lot of people talking about how big the crowds were the week after Thanksgiving. But from some other observations it seems the crowds weren't quite as big as a lot of people made them out to be.They were a little bigger than they've been in the past, but not as crazy as reported.
Anyway, this year, I decided I'd just pick another week. I just wanted to give a little variety. Sometimes I like to throw in a little variety.
For 2018's best weeks to visit, I chose the week I'm going to be there. The second week in December, December 9th through 15th I think it was. That's the week I'm going to be there, so hey, everybody if you want to see Dad. That's the week you should go.
Now is that a better week to go than the week after Thanksgiving? Maybe, maybe not. I expect the crowds are going to be about the same.
Now, I will say that Christmas starts a little later this year, 2017, because the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is not until November 9th. It's a little later this year, Christmas will be starting a little later this year.
So what would be the best week to go? That week after Thanksgiving is still going to be a good week to be there. Anytime from the Sunday after Thanksgiving until about the 20th of December, from Veteran's Day to the Saturday before Thanksgiving, should be pretty good to visit.
Dad's Bottom Line
Dad's Bottom Line, of course anytime you can go to Disney World is a good time to go. If you can go to Walt Disney World during the Christmas season, you should. It's the best time of the year to visit Disney.