THANKSGIVING 2019 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Thanksgiving week at Walt Disney World is busy–particularly Wednesday through Saturday.
It represents the first major long holiday period in 2019 after the August partial opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, so likely will be even more crowded than past years.
WALT DISNEY WORLD 2019 THANKSGIVING WEEK ITINERARY
This site’s Higher Crowd Itinerary mostly works for Thanksgiving Week, with one possible change and one however.
- The possible change comes from the fact that the itinerary puts you in Magic Kingdom on Thanksgiving. Traditionally, the two crowdest parks on Thanksgiving are Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and the least crowded is Disney’s Animal Kingdom. So you will be best off if you swap Thursday and First Sunday in both the itinerary and its To-Do List.
- The “however” is that the parks may open an hour earlier than it indicates many days Thanksgiving week, and may also have morning Extra Magic Hours added as well–making the day start one or even two hours earlier than indicated on the itineraries. These may not be added until a month before–or even the day before. So you’ll need to stay in touch with schedules–even on the night before–to make sure when you need to arrive to beat park openings.
Doing First Sunday on Thursday puts you in Tusker House for Thanksgiving dinner. If you are looking for alternatives–or not even paying attention to my itineraries–recent Disney World Thanksgiving meals are here.
SEEING EPCOT’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving 2019, Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays begins. My itinerary has you in Epcot that day.
UPDATED PARK SCHEDULES
You can get updated park operating hours when you arrive at Walt Disney World. If you want to know what’s up before then, check the park calendars in mid-October and also a day or so before you depart for Florida on the My Disney Experience website, and while you are there as well.