Last updated on March 6th, 2019
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Disneyland on Thanksgiving? Awesome idea or run far, far away?
As some of you may know, I spent Thanksgiving in Disneyland this year! I have been to Disneyland quite a few times in my life, though never during the holiday season. I assumed it would be busy, but then again, when is it not?
Even when we visited in the off seasons, we still bumped shoulders with people as we made our way through the crowds, and our toes were run over by numerous cement-truck-sized strollers.
How much worse can it be?
Naturally, I turned to Google hoping to find a good blog about what it’s like at Disneyland over the Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, all I came up with were so-called “Disney Expert” websites, (non-afilliated, of course,) telling me to, in their words, “Forget About It.”
Apparently it would be so busy that any attempt at a good time would be a total bust. I turned to forums next, and got equally unhelpful advice. The commenters basically told me to just forfeit the trip because it was going suck anyway. I know nobody likes to wait in lines, but I couldn’t believe the negativity.
Because of my boyfriend’s work schedule, Thanksgiving weekend was the only time we were able to go, and we were determined to make the best of it. Contrary to what some forum commenters believe about holiday-Disneyland-goers, we are not masochistic idiots out to self-destruct. We appreciate any help and useful advice we can get, and that was severely lacking online.