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  1. briar d smith
    September 22, 2019

    I am going to Disney for the Christmas Party. Do you think crowds will be less on Friday 12/13 or Sunday 12/15?


    • Dave
      September 23, 2019

      Hey, the rule of thumb is that school nights are better, as you will see fewer local families then. So 12/15 would be my vote.


  2. Amy
    May 20, 2019

    Hi Dave, thanks so much for the great resources on this website! Which party date would you pick? 12/5, 12/6, or 12/8? Or possibly 12/10, although that is our last night. Thanks!


    • Dave
      May 21, 2019

      Hi Amy, and thanks!

      The best move is to avoid nights that are not school nights, as that way fewer locals come. So that would eliminate 12/6.

      Between 12/8 and 12/5, I’d have a slight preference for 12/5, but they should be similar.

      Tuesdays tend to be the least crowded day, so 12/10 would work as well. There’s a bit of an argument to not doing it your last day, as you may be too exhausted to fully benefit–if you can’t stay up late enough to skip the first parade (doing rides instead) and see the second one instead, then the value of the party goes down…


  3. Kelly
    April 29, 2019

    We will be making our Disney trip November 9-16 this year. Thoughts on what day we should do the MVMCP? I was thinking Tuesday the 12th but of course our entire week hasn’t been planned out yet since the hours of the parks have not been released yet. Tentatively I was thinking:

    11/10 – MK
    11/11 – HS
    11/12 – MVMCP
    11/13 – no park
    11/14 – EP
    11/15 – AK


    • Dave
      April 30, 2019

      Hi Kelly, I’m not keen on Epcot 11/14, and would swap your AK and EP dates (I am using the preliminary calendar here for this judgment). The key to MVMCP is to make it on a school night, so it could work your dates either Sunday or Tuesday or Thursday. I don’t see a lot of difference between these, although over time Tuesday has been the best choice.


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