Keep me posted! It would be interesting to see how things are NOW compared to when those first 2 weeks were slow and manageable!We are going in the first half of December this year, but I’m not sure last years numbers will hold true this year. Still a lot of COVID influence last year plus a lot of overseas travellers from the Southern Hemisphere could not travel (their holidays start earlier in December).
I’m expecting it to be busy but willing to put up with that for the Christmas vibe
we were there November 30 2021 to December 8 2021. I always wanted to see Disney at Christmas. First off the weather was perfect!! Not one day of rain. The crowds were heavy to me with average wait times. We did not use Genie+ I did not want to waste money on something so new. Even without using Genie+ we got on everything we wanted to see including swrr and Remy.Hey Friends! I am looking for anyone that went to WDW during the first 2 weeks of December 2021!
How were the crowds?
How were the wait times?
Did you use GENIE+?
ANY information that you can give would be appreciated!
The week of Christmas is always high crowds...so just be prepared! I have read too that if using DAS then Genie+ is not needed and a waste of money! I find it interesting that the parks are crowded, but Disney 'CLAIMS' that it is not a full capacity, BUT Disney won't release their attendance #'s! Something is not right about that! I think they ARE AT CAPACITY, but not saying so that when things pick up either #1 Guests will be use to the heavy crowds of #2 they will try to shove more guests inside the berm!I'm going Dec 17-24 this year so I'm finding this thread to be very interesting. I'm expecting really high crowds for the holidays. My family is going to be utilizing the DAS service so I'm not too worried about Genie+. We are going more for the holiday atmosphere this time anyway and will probably take our time and enjoy the scenery and seasonal offerings. But I am a little worried that the parks will be so overly crowded it'll be annoying and uncomfortable. But I've been to WDW plenty of times where that's been the case and I still have a lot of fun.
Thanks! II never thought about just using the Genie+ at MK! We are going to Animal Kingdom as well, wonder if it would pay to use Genie+ there?We always go after Thanksgiving and before the primary schools let out for Christmas break. So we were there from November 28th until the 9th in 2021. Still had masks on indoors but not outside. Last year was better than 2020, but still pretty bleak with the low staffing levels (fewer resort decorations, shows, and dining/food availability). We only used Genie+ at Magic Kingdom as the ride density is the only place that its really effective based on the crowd level. Zero ILL's. Travel bans were lifted on November 8th so there were international visitors... more European than Latin Americas, unusual for that time of year.
Thanks! II never thought about just using the Genie+ at MK! We are going to Animal Kingdom as well, wonder if it would pay to use Genie+ there?
A lot of countries still restricted their citizens travel across November and December, so even though the USA had opened it’s borders it would have been reduced numbers arriving. I fully expect December 2022 to be very different to December 2021. I think we will see far more Latin and South Americans as an example.Travel bans were lifted on November 8th so there were international visitors... more European than Latin Americas, unusual for that time of year.
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