Help on Jan 2012: 500+ day dance


#1

Not sure if turning on the counter is exciting or plain depressing! No trip in 2011 is the bad news. I do get to plan a trip in Jan of 2012.

I have been in January a few tiimes so I know the weather is cooler but wondering if anybody has ever gone on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd of Jan.

Jan 1, 2012 is a Sunday. I am thinking of flying in on the 1st and going to the parks on 2,3,4. Will there be hold over crowds on January 2nd? Will the crowds be lighter if I wait another day?

Thanks for the help!


#2

Never been that early in January and yes the weather can be cool especially if it is anything like last winter. I would think January 1 would be quite crowded and with it being on a weekend it should be even more crowded. One good thing, maybe the New Year’s Eve revelers will sleep late that day.


#3

We got there on the 3rd a couple of years ago and the crowds were non-existent!


#4

I have been as early as the 5th and was almost alone in the parks. Hoping that if I fly on the first the parks will be slower on the 2nd and all gone on the third.

Thanks for sharing.


#5

We went Jan. 2-5 this year and it was FREEZING. I mean to the bone freezing. We had scarfs on wrapping around our face. I will not go in January again.


#6

[QUOTE=SDuncan;1042381]I have been as early as the 5th and was almost alone in the parks. Hoping that if I fly on the first the parks will be slower on the 2nd and all gone on the third.

Thanks for sharing.[/QUOTE]

The parks were slow in the begining of our trip,then they got busier when we left.


#7

I have been down for the Marathon weekend for the past 4 years. Usually the weather is terrific and crowds light. Last year was by far the coldest. I actually got to sit in the snow, sleet, and rain waiting for the run to begin. The other years it was in the 70’s at 3:00 am in the Epcot Parking lot. I hope to get in after the holiday crowd leaves and before the marathon crowd arrives.


#8

We arrived at WDW last Christmas Day. Until January 1, the crowds were horrendous. On January 2, the MK was deserted. Maybe it was a combination of recovering from New Year’s and the terrible weather. However, from January 2 on the crowds got lighter and lighter. That was the good part. The bad part was that the weather was freezing! Hopefully, you’ll have the light crowds and better weather.


#9

Thanks for the help! I think I will try to fly on 1/1 and try the parks on the 2nd instead of flying on the 2nd and parks on the 3rd. One day closer!

Thanks again