Is Jan a good time to go?


#1

I am looking at booking a 3 night stay at Disney starting Jan. 2 or 3 for 3 nights and wanted to know if this time is a crazy busy time or will it have slowed down from the holidays by then?


#2

I’ve been there twice during that time and the crowds have really thinned by then. You wouldn’t believe how many people leave on the 1st and 2nd! You should have a great time!


#3

We went on the 4th once for a few days and had a great time. The crowds have really slowed down by that time and sometimes the Christmas stuff is still lingering so it still sort of feels like Christmas.


#4

I agree with others, nice time to go, low crowd levels, a little cooler.


#5

We went this year the second week of January and just loved it.


#6

Can you wait and leave on the 3rd? That may be a huge difference in crowds. The do start to drop off after New year’s day, but why take the chance. I guess it would depend which day New Year’s is on this year and if I’m not mistaken it’s near the weekend…you may get some holiday stragglers.


#7

I’ve been there a few times in January, but the earliest I’ve been is the 7th. Light crowds for the most part.


#8

I think it really depends on when Christmas and the resulting Christmas breaks fall. We went in Jan. 2008 from Jan. 2-9 because we were off school until the 7th. (I think Christmas was on a Sun. or Mon., so schools didn’t get out until like the 23rd and then we were off until the 7th). Anyway, my point is, I think a lot of school districts had the same arrangement because it was packed that week. It did gradually drop off as the week went on, but I didn’t feel like it was emptying out until the last couple of days we were there (8th & 9th). This year I have a feeling a lot of schools go back on the 4th, so things should empty out a lot after the 3rd.


#9

january is a great time to go. the crowds are small, the wait time is minimal for the rides and the weather is comfortable. bring a light jacket for the night time, or in case it rains while you’re there.


#10

Is there really a bad time to go? I think any of us would go any time we could…LOL


#11

I have been as early as January 4th and the place was empty. I only go in January now (around the marathon weekend). If not doing one of the races on marathon weekend try to stay away as there is a noticible increase in the crowds.