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Hello, and thank you for visiting easyWDW. This website is currently under heavy construction and I am trying my best to fill it with content. If you have a question, comment, or have anything else you would like to contact me about, you can reach me at josh@easywdw.com. Feel free to send me an email about anything and I’ll be sure to get back to you. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your stay.

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Angela May 24, 2014 at 5:40 am

Hi Josh. LOVE your website. I already have my trip planned for this year in September, but my brother-in-law wants to take his family in early December. Of course, your crowd calculator is my first stop. It looks like this is one of the more common questions, but, when is your Dec. 2014 crowd calculator going to be ready? I’ve told my brother-in-law that we have to get his dining reservations 180 days out, which will be very soon for early Dec., but everything hinges on his trip dates and the crowds/activities in each park. Thanks! Angela

Dom May 24, 2014 at 6:30 am

Hello,
Incredibly valuable resource you have here in this website. Thank you. My family and I are planning a stay at WDW in February, 2015. We think we would like to stay in one of the resorts on site and was wondering if you can point us in the direction of a Disney travel specialist.

Thank you in advance,
Dom

Brittany May 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

Hi! Love your website. It has saved our trip many times! When will your December 2014 Crowd Calendar be posted?

Tim May 29, 2014 at 5:33 am

With the World Cup playing out from mid-June to mid-July in Brazil, do you think crowd levels will be affected with South Americans staying home to cheer on their home nations?

gemma ferguson May 31, 2014 at 11:57 am

hi,just wanted to say how helpful and easy to navigate the website is – we are going in 2015 and just doing some early research – traveling from Ireland and want to have best plan we can! thanks a lot for such excellent advice – waiting for some stuff on the new fastpass system!!!

Chanda Williams May 31, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I was looking for your October 2013 crowd calendar to research for our trip, we’ve gone the past four Octobers and I want to compare differences between each year to help plan our next trip. Thanks!

Stuart June 1, 2014 at 8:26 am

Thank you! An amazing resource.
Visiting (from England) in early August for 2 weeks. Rope drop: is it quicker to take the Railroad to the fantasyland or walk? Plus with SDMT now open would you recommend skipping that (1 smaller child and a wife who won’t be up for the crush) and FP+ it later? Will it really be a few minutes in a FP queue???

Roger Rieckers June 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Looking to stay at this resort in December 2014 my daughter is handicaped. Are your ADA rooms located near the lobby or spread throughout the complex it would be most convenient if they were near the front thanks Roger

Breian June 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Can you please tell me if there is anywhere in Disneyworld to buy Hockey jerseys?

Lori June 3, 2014 at 5:40 am

Love your site. Very easy to navigate. We are going to Food and Wine Festival in September and they sell gift cards on bungees. Very convenient for those without Magic Bands. Can’t find any information if they sell these at other times for teens who don’t want to be attached at the hip to mom and dad. Do you know if they exist? Or if you can get them at festival and use them again later? Our daughter is going next May with her high school music department and that would be perfect! Thanks!

Shaunay Rademacher June 3, 2014 at 10:48 am

Hi Josh,

I have been to Disney many many times and just found your website and have thoroughly enjoyed your website and humor. I see that you have released a book and would love to purchase it! Could you email me the title or post something on your site with a link? I’m sure many others would like to buy your book as well!

Thanks again for your tips and humorous delivery of all things Disney!

Shaunay

Kathryn Freeman June 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Hello–
Love the site; thank you so much for all of the information. I have a quick question regarding the Crowd Calendar…all of the months are for 2014, except December, which still shows as 12 December 2013. I realize they are based on past attendance, but have to ask anyway–Is there more updated information coming for December, or is it just a typo?

Thank you so much!
Kathryn Freeman
#obsessedwithbeingtherewhenitsnotsocrowded:)

Corinne June 7, 2014 at 6:39 am

Hi Josh! You’re doing a great job on this website. My fiance and I are planning our trip right now for the summer and appreciate the detailed explanation of why you put what on each day (for the crowd calendar) and where we should head to first / when. Thank you!

Eric June 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Thanks so much for all the info you have on your site. It was more helpful than anything else I came across, especially the color-coated maps. It was great the way you explain things as anytime attractions. That set me up for success on my whole trip.
I had one huge problem that I wanted to let you know about where you could save other people from the same fate. Fantasmic was a disaster for me. The first show was at 9pm and I got in the standby line at 8:00pm. I opted to not wait for the second show because I didn’t think my 5 year-old could make it that late. Disney immediately started making announcements over their speaker system that Fantasmic was “sold out” and would be standing room only. I was toward the front of standby, one of the first 100. We were admitted at 10 minutes before showtime. The situation was very dangerous and scary with a stampeding crowd. There was pushing, running, and people making their way off of the sidewalk and through bushes and whatnot. When we made it to our spot, the seats were the worst imaginable. The public service announcement had stated that small children may have their views obstructed, but I’m 6’1″ and couldn’t see a damn thing. The seats were at the very back, but unlike the other bleachers, these seats were not stadium seating, but flat. I could see about 20% of what happened. Couldn’t see the water or boats in it, could only see Mickey and the mountain stuff when characters were halfway up. I was shocked that Disney put us into the dangerous situation they did with the hundreds of people waiting almost an hour to be seated, then turned loose to jockey to be the first ones in. I was surprised that Disney would even have that type of seating where you’re only there to hear the soundtrack. I tried to figure out what happened and the best I came up with is that those with FastPasses and dining plans were enough to fill the entire arena. The standby section was different than what I had seen previously on various websites. It was at the extreme back and was not elevated in any way. What most of the people did in my section was stand on top of the bleachers and put children on top of their shoulders. When the show was done, I asked my son if he liked the dragon and his reply was “what dragon?”

Melanie June 13, 2014 at 5:09 am

I was wondering if you knew if my son has a fast pass + but he’s 3 can I go with him without a fast pass? Also any suggestions would be helpful!

Thanks!

Josh Rogers June 13, 2014 at 10:35 am

Hi! I wanted to ask about the February crowds. You mention there are more crowds around the President’s Day Weekend. My wife is interested in running the Disney Princess half-marathon, which is the Sunday after President’s Day, and my son’s Winter Break is that weak prior (16-20 Feb). So, is this a bad time to go? We have gone the 3 previous years for the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend and the week after. Not awful crowds, but not sparse either. As you mentioned, lots of South American tourists. Just looking for some advice since we need to finalize everything soon. Thanks so much, Josh.

Matthew June 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Hi,
First want to start off by saying how much I absolutely love your site (and ESPECIALLY the crowd calendars) and how much it has inspired me.
A friend and I are looking to start a fan site (similar to this) devoted to Disney.
I understand if you cannot or don’t want to offer any advise – but I was hoping since you are one of our favorites you may could throw us a tip or two.
We aren’t aiming to rival you by any means, and will in fact mention on our blogs and reviews of people whom have helped us along the way and our favorite sites (yours included!)
Our biggest question is – do you need to get any kind of permission from Disney to write about them, review restaurants at WDW, take pictures and use them on our blog, etc?
Did you guys have any costs associated with that?

I appreciate ANY help you are willing to give.
Hope your day is magical and God bless!

Carl June 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

Hey Josh –
I will be traveling to WDW for our 25th wedding anniversary Dec15-26. I have all my ADRs and parks selected for each day of the trip. If I forwarded you my schedule, would you ever look it over and advise the best FP+ options for each day? I just thought I would ask. Thanks for the great site!

Amanda June 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Hello! If I am trying to see Anna/Else and break away from crowd in A.M. what direction would I take to get there faster? Also, with Animal Kingdom you did not suggest Lion King Festival or the other show, are they not that crowded at planned time?

Lo June 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

We are planning on hitting the water parks during our next visit, but I see no cheat sheets from you and feel like I’m heading into uncharted territory…
I guess that this just proves how addicted I am to your site – I know that I can plan the perfect vacation for my family based on your resources… I have – several times now.

Marie July 1, 2014 at 8:52 am

Hi Josh,

Have been reading your website for years with lots of great tips previously used. Today was the opening day for FP+ selections for my upcoming trip beginning 8/30/14. After made my selection, My Disney Experience came back with 3 or 4 options for the set. Did I do this correctly? For some reason I was under the impression that I would be able to choose one at a time ( muliple time frames listed for each individually???)

Nicole Turley July 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

How do you think the new Frozen events are going to affect crowd levels on Aug 31? I just booked the premium package for that day and am hoping the crowds won’t increase to nightmarish proportions because of this but it is the next to the last day of the event-unless Disney choses to extend it!

Robin July 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Josh,
Do you happen to have the attendance numbers for Magic Kingdom this past July 4th? It was our first time to go on the 4th and I’d like to know how the crowds compared to previous years. I didn’t hear of any phased closures, were there any?
Do cast members make a habit of exaggerating wait times close to closing time to discourage people from getting in line? We went to the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train at 12:30am and the posted wait time was 75 minutes. The cast member was telling everyone it would be at least 60-75 minutes. We went in and from the time we entered stand by and exited the ride it was 24 minutes!

Sue July 12, 2014 at 4:02 am

Hi,
I’m wondering if anyone could tell me if there will be a discounted room rate promotion for November particularly the week of 11/16? Thank you

Kevin July 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Don’t know if you have given this consideration or not, but you should really consider placing this information in a mobile app. It’s really useful.

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