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Pop Warner Will Begin December 7 2013, not December 1

By Dave Shute


Spurred by crack commenter Chasity, I asked my spies on Friday to see if Pop Warner dates for 2013 had, in fact, been confirmed.

The last time I wrote about this, in mid-November, the word was as follows:

“Both Disney and Pop Warner have told my sources that there is as yet no contract for Pop Warner to be at Disney World in 2013, and that therefore there simply are no official dates for 2013.

Pop Warner went on to tell my source that “it is always that first week in December and it will probably be the same next year.””

Well, yesterday my friends discovered that Chasity was right. After “changing and re-negotiating 2013 dates” the word now is that Pop Warner 2013 dates are confirmed for December 7-14, and that these are the “final” dates.

This means that my two top ranked 2013 weeks will swap places, because the crowd ratings for the respective weeks will also flip.

I’ve made the fixes…and Chasity, thanks again!

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1 beth s. { 01.13.13 at 10:29 am }

I love this site. Asked my travel agent about possible pop warner dates for 2013 and she acted like she had no clue about anything. My choice is clear to leave my vacation for the first week of December thanks to your sire’s breaking news. I had put off selecting my vacation at work till I found out about pop warner. Thanks so much for all your leg work to help poor planners such ss myself!!!

2 Dave { 01.13.13 at 10:50 am }

Thanks, Beth!! You’re a sweetey…

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3 Kristiiina { 11.09.13 at 10:47 pm }

I seriously am just now finding out about Pop Warner week. I booked my trip, 9-15 to WDW 6 MONTHS AGO!, expecting to be away from crowds and teenagers because they were going to be in school. Why me? How does this happen?

4 Dave { 11.10.13 at 8:30 am }

Kirtiina, Pop Warner is not that big a deal…

5 Sherrill Schier { 02.19.14 at 1:26 pm }

I am a Disney travel agent and usually head to Disney the second week in December to avoid the Pop Warner week and to research the parks for anything new. I missed last year due to illness (thank goodness as the Pop Warner week had changed) but always plan my trip in February and March because I am a planner. Do we have any inkling as to Pop Warner week for 2014 yet? Makes me nervous that they made a change last year and don’t want to get caught up in that this year.

6 Dave { 02.20.14 at 8:36 am }

Hi Sherrill, I don’t have 2014 confirmation, but do now know the logic they use– it’s the “first full week of December”–starting Sunday. So unless they change their date approach–this has held for 11 years now–Pop week will be the week beginning Sunday 12/7 in 2014.

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