I am going to the World the week after Thanksgiving. Everything is saying that this is a low crowds week. I have seen people mentioning that it is best to dine at off-peak times to avoid large rushes. Is this tip also helpful during low crowd levels?
I don’t mind eating at 11am but if my touring plan can’t accommodate that, how much more of a rush will I be in if I have to plan to eat at 12 or 12:30 so that I don’t have to backtrack all the way across a park to eat at the restaurant of my choice?
That’s the week we went in 2014. We LOVED it. The parks still felt like there were a lot of people in them but we never waited more than 20 minutes for anything. as for dining times for TS don’t worry about it. We still like to because generally the restaurant is a little quieter but it was no big deal at any time.
For QS regardless of the time of year it’s always going to be busiest at standard dining times so you could find yourself waiting an extended time at noon even on slower weeks. it’s not mandatory but it will save you some time.
your touring plan will always take your dining into account. We actually prefer as a whole to dine a bit “off peak”. We’ll have lunch a bit earlier and dinner a bit earlier as people get hungry fast on vacation. We’ll usually eat lunch at 11:30 and dinner at 5 or 5:30. Sometimes that is the only times we could get - others not. My son and I were able to get 9 dragons at 12 noon when I made a reservation that morning - so it all depends (yeah I know 9 Dragons - but he wanted to go there and loved it)
Sounds good. We plan to be at least in line for meals by 11:30 for lunch and by 5:30 for dinner for QS. Most of the anticipated TS meals are before 6pm.