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Busy Travel Season Begins

We are quickly approaching Thanksgiving week, which means that the Theme Parks are about to get pretty busy. With COVID-19 canceling many holiday plans previously, many want to go all out this year. We will see some high travel days coming through Orlando International Airport.

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According to News 6, these are the numbers that they are expecting to see: 

November 20th: 149,400

November 27h: 154,400

November 28th: 149,700

November 29th: 146,800

Reservations are fully booked on November 20th and November 22nd through 26th. Thanksgiving week is always a very busy week as children are off from school and many people have the holidays off. If someone lets go of their Theme Park reservation, it becomes available, so make sure to keep checking if you were hoping to go.


Also, everyone in your party is required to have their own reservation. Walt Disney World is very strict on this policy, and just because one member of your party has one doesn’t mean everyone is included in that.

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There are still safety guidelines in place at Walt Disney World. Face coverings are required indoors at all times and make sure to continue to use hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently.


If you were thinking about visiting the Parks around this time but want to avoid the crowds, the first three weeks of December might be better for you.

Surprisingly there are still spots available for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Christmas, so if you were planning to spend Christmas at Disney, you might want to grab your spot soon. Most likely, December 25th will also reach capacity.

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This is a great time to visit Walt Disney World Resort. The holiday decorations are up in full force, and all the Parks and Resorts have decorations to see.


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About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Tours and has ridden over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers. If Tricia is not at the parks she's out playing drums or with her dog Yoda.