Are you planning on visiting Disney this thanksgiving? While the crowds can be a little larger during this time, they’re not completely out of control like they are through the festive season. So, it could be a great choice, but you do need to plan a trip like this the right way. Here are our best recommendations.
Our first recommendation is that you do consider staying off-site if you are visiting Disney this Thanksgiving. As with other holidays, the prices for Disney hotels go through the roof during the Thanksgiving Holiday. This could be worth it if you’re spending Christmas at Disney because the hotels will be beautifully decorated. However, at Thanksgiving, there isn’t that much of a difference. Instead, the Halloween decor is probably still going to be up and you might be all spooked out by this time. There are some great places to stay around the outskirts of Disney. Doing so also provides you with the opportunity to checkout Universal while you’re here too.
Prepare Your Own Food
We are certainly not suggesting that Disney food is anything other than fantastic. If you head to the right restaurants and eateries, you’ll find that there are some delightful and delicious treats on the menu. However, if you’re planning on visiting Disney for a week or two, you will find that your palette gets tired of the sugary treats available around Disney. That’s why you might want to think about something different for the big day and a home-cooked meal could be the perfect option. You can find a great turkey recipe online as well as other guides on how to cook some delightful options for the whole family.
This is advice that you should take on board, regardless of when you are planning on visiting Disney World. You need to make sure that you do arrive when the park opens. You also need to avoid whichever park is having extra early magic hours that day. This can send the crowd levels through the roof and mean that you are greeted with queues long before you walk through the gates. Getting there early provides you with a way to ride a few of the attractions before the crowds start to build up. You can then head back to wherever you are staying during the afternoon and potentially come back out in the evening for a show or even more rides.
Get Some Merch
Finally, you definitely should make sure that you are exploring the different merchandise options that might be available when you are wandering around Disney World. You’re sure to find some great possibilities if you look and these do tend to be exclusive for particular seasonal events. Of course, this could also be the time to check out the Christmas shop and get some new decorations as we move towards the next big festive event of the year.
We hope this helps you plan your own thanksgiving trip to Disney the right way and ensures that you do get the most out of this trip.