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  • [Question] Need Help-1st DL Trip

    I am a WDW veteran making my first trip to DL next January. I can travel any week during January, but can only visit Monday through Thursday. I am trying to decide which week to go.

    The first week would allow for possibly more shows and parades, but will also mean more crowds. Later on the crowds go way down but so do the hours and entertainment. There's also the problem of many attractions being down for maintenance and removal of holiday overlay. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful. I want to book my airfare in the next couple of days. I am using Delta frequent flyer miles and booking now allows me to avoid their new surcharge on point redemptions that kicks in on the 15th. Thanks!

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    Re: Need Help-1st DL Trip

    Well, if you want the attractions to be open along with the shows, you're going to be going right after new years when the crowds are still big and before all the rides go down for removal of holiday overlays and refurbs hit. This means probably the first week or 2nd (at the extreme latest) week of Jan.

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      Re: Need Help-1st DL Trip

      Yeah, if you go the first week, you'll still have a Christmas Fantasy, Haunted Mansion & Small World Holiday, Believe in Holiday Magic, etc. 2nd & 3rd week will probably not have parades or fireworks, and definitely not Small World & Haunted. Last week will give you Parade of Dreams, Remember Dreams Come True, as well as normal Haunted & Small World.

      I suggest the first...

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        Re: Need Help-1st DL Trip

        Originally posted by Luke Manning View Post
        Yeah, if you go the first week, you'll still have a Christmas Fantasy, Haunted Mansion & Small World Holiday, Believe in Holiday Magic, etc. 2nd & 3rd week will probably not have parades or fireworks, and definitely not Small World & Haunted. Last week will give you Parade of Dreams, Remember Dreams Come True, as well as normal Haunted & Small World.

        I suggest the first...
        I'm used to hitting WDW when crowds are lightest. How bad are the crowds the first full week of January (for me that would be Tues-Thurs, Jan 6-8)?

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          Re: Need Help-1st DL Trip

          Originally posted by Tiggerguy View Post
          I'm used to hitting WDW when crowds are lightest. How bad are the crowds the first full week of January (for me that would be Tues-Thurs, Jan 6-8)?
          Shouldn't be that bad, cuz most schools will be back session by then.

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          • #6
            Re: Need Help-1st DL Trip

            Originally posted by Tiggerguy View Post
            The first week would allow for possibly more shows and parades,
            You also have to factor in weather with respect to parades and shows. The climate in January in Southern California is notoriously unpredictable. There's been everything from freak heatwaves, to high winds, to major rain.
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