Week before Thanksgiving Crowds in 2019
"You said the week before Thanksgiving is the best week for 2019. Now Touring Plans just recently increased their crowd predictions to be very heavy then. Do you know why?"
Yes, I do know why Touringplans just increased their crowd levels that week. It the same reason I did.
When Disney rolled out the new ticket pricing where they price each day on the predicted crowds, the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving had higher than expected prices.
The Friday before Thanksgiving, which is usual a light to moderate crowd day, was the same price as Christmas day. It was way out of line with what you would expect.
There is only one explanation for why Disney is expecting HUGE, bigger than Thanksgiving day crowds the week before Thanksgiving. It has to be when Galaxy's Edge is going to open.
As soon as I saw that I knew (and have been saying) that the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge "land" will open on Friday, November 22nd.
Dad's Bottom Line
Brad, the new Disney ticket pricing tells us that something big is going to happen the week before Thanksgiving. Galaxy's Edge opening is the thing that makes the most sense.