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  1. Kathy
    February 20, 2018

    Which would be less crowded? Dec 25-29,2018 or march 12ish 2019 (spring break)

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    • Dave
      February 22, 2018

      Kathy, your March dates will be better, as nothing is as bad as the week between Xmas and New Years

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  2. graham bean
    January 15, 2018

    I am from the UK and want to buy a 4 or 5 day ticket for Disney are these available in the USA ,these are not available in the UK.
    many thanks

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    • Dave
      January 15, 2018

      Graham, yes you can.

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  3. MH
    November 17, 2017

    Thank you – very helpful!!

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    • Dave
      November 17, 2017

      Glad to help, MH!

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  4. Jackie Smithnosky
    October 10, 2017

    What do the holiday season crowds look like?

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  5. Claire
    October 8, 2017

    Wow, thanks for the detailed overview! Unfortunately we’re already locked into our trip to Orlando 3/12-3/17 – it was the only week that would accommodate both my work schedule and my family’s school schedules. We are 6 adults and it’s been a while since any of us have visited the parks. We’ll be staying onsite and I’ve already got pretty detailed FastPass/touring plans worked up. Any more advice on how to avoid the worst of the crowds? My sister went the exact same week in March 5 years ago and said the crowds then were fine. Is it just different holiday timing that would affect the crowds?

    Thanks for all your insights. Love the site!

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    • Dave
      October 9, 2017

      Hi Claire, and thanks!! The general rule of thumb is that good plans, well-executed, beat high crowds most of the time most of the year, so you should be OK. Crowds were high that week in 2012, so I can’t really comment on your sister’s experience.

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  6. Steve
    August 30, 2017

    Thank you for compiling all that data (must have taken you ages) and making it so easily understandable! Especially as someone from outside the US who has no idea what or when Spring Breaks are and just wants to know when in April it’ll be less crowded this year.

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    • Dave
      August 31, 2017

      Thanks Steve, yes this is a remarkable pain. My niece helps wm with the data collection…

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  7. Patrick
    August 22, 2017

    As I said on another comment, thank you for taking the time to sample this! I was beginning to question my dates of March 4-9. Hopefully the crowds will be relatively low and not scare my partner off of enjoying Disney.

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  8. Pam
    August 15, 2017

    So excited that we have a 2nd week of April break!!! Do you think prices will drop for that week at all, or will deals be released closer to the date? We are doing a package and staying at Pop Century.

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    • Dave
      August 15, 2017

      Pam see this for April pricing. A deal for ~15% off may come late this year or in early 2018 for then.

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  9. L
    July 17, 2017

    Wow! Thinking of changing my last-week-of-April trip to the week of April 9th…I had wanted to get to WDW earlier anyway. Thanks for all of the work that went into this!

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    • Dave
      July 19, 2017

      Thanks L!!

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