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Old 11-18-2018, 06:27 PM   #1
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Planning Park Days

We have not been to Disney in four years. We are planning a trip in May of 2019. I’m realizing a lot has changed in four years!! In the past, I always planned which day to visit each park by using the crowd calendar at easywdw.com. However, those are no longer available to my dismay, and I’m finding that I need to decide which park and which day on my own and it is stressing me out!

So, how do you plan which park you are going to go to each day? .

Thanks for any insight!
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I've never really worried about crowd calendars. These days the parks are pretty busy all over, although there is variation. Some steer clear of the parks with EMH. Or, if you have park hoppers, go to the EMH, then move to another park late morning as the crowds build up. You can access some good crowd calendars at Touring Plans, but to get them that far out, you need to join for a fee. It really isn't very expensive, about $15 for a year's membership. I think you can do just fine without the crowd calendars, though, if you are willing to just trust your instincts.
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I agree with Pris that crowd calendars aren’t nearly as helpful as they once were.

For instance, a crowd calendar for this past week wouldn’t have been a good predictor because of Mickey’s 90th birthday today. The parks became noticeably more crowded near the weekend, significantly more than usual for this week in prior years.

There are also special events practically every other day, it seems like.

Go, enjoy, and wing it when what you wanted to do becomes unworkable is the best plan these days if you dislike or can’t afford ParkHoppers.
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I'm another who doesn't think crowd calendars are that much help these days either. I tend to find the parks always seem to be busy. Sadly I don't think there's a "quiet" time of year. As others have said, either avoid EMH or get there to enjoy them, then get out and make the most of your Fastpass+ choices.
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Thank you all for your advice. I think I will just focus on having a good touring plan and trying to get FP+ for must do rides and if not we will do the EMH in hope of gettingbon them before it gets too crazy. Thanks again!
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