Disney in late May?

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Registered: 10-09-2007
Disney in late May?
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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 10:53am

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Disney before Memorial Day and what the crowds are like? I am looking into airfare today and dates. I have a little wiggle room with the dates- if we do go it would be like the Wed before Memorial Day thru that Saturday. My sons will be 8 months and almost 2 years. I really want to make it before DS #1 turns 3 in August. Thanks!

Also when do you make ADRs for May?



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 1:02pm

We've been to Disney over Mother's Day week (with Mother's Day being at the beginning of our trip) three times now. It is our favorite time of year to go. I don't know about crowds for Memorial Day week, but I know that when we went, the crowds were very low. Much lower than June, September and October!

The weather is great in May too...warm days, cooler nights, not much rain.

Enjoy!

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Registered: 06-26-2002
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 2:58pm
We have been during Memorial week 4 times, we typically arrive the Sat before Memorial and stay thru the following Sat. The crowds are bigger during the weekend and memorial day but not awful. We try to go out early in the morning, stay til lunch then head back for a swim and nap before heading out again for the evening, mostly because it is HOT that week. We always have rode everything we want, using fastpasses for the more popular rides. The week leading up to Memorial day is much quieter and less crowded so you should be fine!
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Registered: 03-24-2005
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 7:35pm
You can make your ADR's 180 days in advance, so for May you are already within that window and can make them as soon as you book your dates.

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Registered: 09-15-2005
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 11:20pm
We were at WDW over Memorial Day weekend back in '05 and it wasn't as bad as I anticipated.

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