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Which park should I go to on each day

by Fernanda

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I’m Brazilian and i’m going to Orlando on January (from 07 to 15).

I’m trying hard to figure out the best day to go to each park, regarding the crowd calendar, but as much as I find this kind of calendar, the more confused I get, because each website or blog give me a different information… Who can I trust, could you give me any help?”

Probably the Biggest Challenge

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And you’ve identified one of the biggest challenges to planning the Perfect Walt Disney World vacation.

Which park to go to on each day. There’s good news and bad news here. The bad news is it’s hard to find just the right day.

The good news is you don’t have to find “just the right day”, because you’re GOING TO DISNEY WORLD. You’ll be in a great place and at a good time when the crowds aren’t crazy so there’s not a horrible choice. Any park should work on any day.

Too Many Variables

One of the reasons I only do an overall crowd calendar is there are just so many different variables that go into choosing a park. There are some basics “rules”, but even those don’t always pan out to be true.

For years people have said choose the park the day after morning Extra Magic Hours it will be the least busy. But I don’t see a lot of evidence that’s true.

I’ve put together an article about the best day to visit the Magic Kingdom that might help.

Dad’s Best Day of the Week to Visit Magic Kingdom page

And I did the same thing for the other parks.

Dad’s Best Day of the Week to Visit EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom page

But even those are just basic guidelines.

Some more Help

When it comes to choosing when to go to WDW, I use They gather lots of information and put together predictions of which park the crowds will be in each day. It does cost a little for a subscription, but they have some great tools and it’s well worth it.

Dad’s Touringplans page

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Dad’s Bottom Line

The good news is early January is a good time to visit. The Christmas decorations will still be up and the crowds won’t be bad. You should have a great trip no matter which park you choose for each day.

Go and have a good time!


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