Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s supposed to be one of the more relaxing holidays of the year, except for all the poor souls who are charged with cooking or cleaning up the kitchen.
Spending Thanksgiving Day at Disney World might sound like a good idea. It can be, if you are ready with some key information to plan ahead.
Let’s look at four tips to help you get the most of your Thanksgiving visit to Disney World.
1 – Be Ready For Crowds
The crowds on Thanksgiving Day and the day after are huge. The folks at Touring Plans peg the crowd levels as 8 out of 10. This means that not only will the lines for attractions be long, but so will the lines for the restrooms and the lines for food. You will wait in a long line just to get a drink. Brace yourself for lots of people and plenty of waiting. The parks will generally be open early, usually 8:00 or 9:00, and will be open late – perhaps as late as 1:00am for the Magic Kingdom. Plan to arrive early, take a mid-day break, and stay late. Most of all, prepare yourself mentally.
2 – Make Your Meal Plans In Advance
Be sure to call for an Advanced Dining Reservation so that you won’t have to wait too long for a meal. These reservations often book up 180 days in advance, so call as early as you can. Instead of a sit down meal at dinner time, when the nicer restaurants are busiest, you might consider having your big meal a noon.
When Thanksgiving rolls around, all of Disney World will be decked out for Christmas. Consider strolling along Main Street USA to enjoy the Victorian decorations. Visit Epcot to see how countries all around the world celebrate Christmas. At Hollywood Studios you can visit the Osborne Family Lights, and at Disney’s Animal Kingdom you can check out the general Christmas decorations.
Thanksgiving – Disney Style
Winter time is a great time to visit Disney World. While you will encounter big crowds at Thanksgiving time, with a little planning you, can have a great trip.
Would you like to visit Disney World on Thanksgiving Day?