Walt Disney World - Valentine's Day week

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Walt Disney World - Valentine's Day week

My best friend and her family went to Walt Disney World in April of this year during her son's spring break. They are planning a return trip in 2017. The way the dates fall spring break won't work for them so they are looking at winter break which falls the week of Valentine's Day. She is concerned about the crowds based on things she has read. Has anyone been that week? How are the crowds?

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We went that week for Blondie's birthday a couple years ago. I don't remember it being crazy packed but it is President's Day time also and most schools are out.

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I went last year for Princess Half weekend which was President's Day week and I didn't think it was too bad.

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Not sure about the 2017 calendar and how the special events will fall, but in 2016, valentines day falls on Presidents' Day weekend. That same weekend there are two national gymnastics invitationals being held in Orlando, one at wide world of sports. The weekend before is Disney's cheer competiton and the weekend after is princess half. I'm anticipating massive crowds in 2016. I'll be there this year, so I'll be able to give you a first hand report, but I'm not sure how similar that will be to next year.

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Valentine's day falls the week before President's day and princess in 2017.

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So if Princess is on President's Day weekend next year, Valentines week will probably not be too super crowded. You'll still have the sporting events to contend with, but I suspect that the traffic will be more spread out over mid February in 2017.

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I was thinking that too.

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I guess I will be finding out for myself. I'm going with them. Smile

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JoAnn C wrote:
I guess I will be finding out for myself. I'm going with them. Smile

Whoop whoop! yay

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Sweet!

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JoAnn C wrote:
I guess I will be finding out for myself. I'm going with them. Smile

Wonderful!

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