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Old 06-18-2018, 09:50 AM   #1
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Question Memorial Day weekend

Ok, so my daughter has decided for her senior trip she now doesn't want to miss any school for a November trip and she does not want to go over Spring Break. Now she wants to go right after graduation. She will graduate May 17th, so we are looking at leaving either Sunday May 19th or Monday May 20th and staying through Saturday, May 25th. I am curious how bad the crowds are on that Sunday and on Memorial Day in case we decide we want to stay past Saturday. How does it compare to other holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter?
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I can’t compare to the other holidays, but we’ve been many times over the Memorial Day weekend, and I haven’t seen any difference in the other times of the year that we have visited, namely mid-October and mid-March/Spring Break. Crowds at Memorial Day are sizable, but we’ve managed just fine. Honestly, other than maybe Christmas and New Year, which are probably the biggest crowds, it seems these days that WDW always has a lot of visitors.

I’d say if you want to stay past Saturday, choose a park for Sunday that has a manageable crowd level and go for it. It always seems our parks are level 7 or higher, and we’re just used to it, I guess.
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That's the week I am planning to go for next year's trip too- May 19th- May 25th

My son & I just got back from a trip that went from May 17th to May 23rd- and it was warm, a bit rainy, but the crowds weren't crazy. I always like going around that part of May.

If you want to stay past Saturday, I would do what Joelsmom suggested! I would think the weekends might be a bit more crowded.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:01 PM   #4
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I can’t compare to the other holidays, but we’ve been many times over the Memorial Day weekend, and I haven’t seen any difference in the other times of the year that we have visited, namely mid-October and mid-March/Spring Break. Crowds at Memorial Day are sizable, but we’ve managed just fine. Honestly, other than maybe Christmas and New Year, which are probably the biggest crowds, it seems these days that WDW always has a lot of visitors.

I’d say if you want to stay past Saturday, choose a park for Sunday that has a manageable crowd level and go for it. It always seems our parks are level 7 or higher, and we’re just used to it, I guess.
I agree, there are no "slow" times at Disney any more. Your ideas sounds good.

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That's the week I am planning to go for next year's trip too- May 19th- May 25th

My son & I just got back from a trip that went from May 17th to May 23rd- and it was warm, a bit rainy, but the crowds weren't crazy. I always like going around that part of May.

If you want to stay past Saturday, I would do what Joelsmom suggested! I would think the weekends might be a bit more crowded.
I have always wanted to go during F&GF. Good to know about crowds. I think I would rather add the Sunday before and go ahead and leave Saturday. Then I would still have 2 days to recoup before going back to work.
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I am in agreement with that decision..... lol
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