Don’t know if this is the proper way to do this, my apologies if this would belong better in another format:
My wife and I have booked a trip August 16th through the 22nd to visit the World. We specifically chose this week because my wife is a teacher and this is one of the few times of the year that a teacher from the Northeast can visit Walt Disney World without paying an arm and a leg. We were also particularly attracted to the lower attraction wait times based on historical crowd levels for this third week of August. However, upon reviewing the crowd times on the Touringplans.com website for our coming trip, I’ve noticed an increase in crowd levels this third week of August compared to last year’s third week of August. I cannot find a concrete reason to explain this discrepancy: the kids are back in school throughout Florida and many other states, people have already taken their summer vacation at this point, it is value season at the resort, and I see no special events occurring during this time that would have any meaningful effect on the crowd calendar. Regardless, Touring Plans is still showing 9’s, 8’s, and 7’s for most of the parks throughout the week. Is this a discrepancy? Or a sign of things to come? I have two small children ages 3-1/2 and 1… should I take any special actions when following my touring plan during this week if it turns out to be hot AND crowded??
Sincerely, Pat from Moonachie