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I'm heading off to DHS (Disney's Hollywood Studios) on November 1.
Besides the fact that it's All Saints Day, the last day of MNSSHP, and what not, it lies squarely on what is called "Jersey Week." As a former New Jerseyan myself, I had been out of state to see Mickey before moving to my current home in Tampa. I traveled nearly a thousand miles to get there. I even went on a car trip there!
But in between the times I have been born in NJ and the time I moved to Florida, I had not been to WDW on that week or weekend in the first week of November when schools close for the convention hosted by the state's Educational Association. For 2010, the dates of when it's held are November 4 and 5.
But many New Jerseyans take it to the max and high-tail it to the parks even on the days preceding and a day following the convention (that is, Oct. 30-Nov. 6). The influx of out-of-state people can spell out moderately high to even high crowds, especially dead on convention dates.
So, if you had traveled to WDW for Jersey Week or not intentionally knowing that it was, can you share your stories or experiences regarding this time of the year? If you are a New Jerseyan, mention it!
Well, learn something new every day, I guess.
Mike in Jersey
So what is Jersey Week? That's what I would like to know!
Well, it would be a different story if I were to go this weekend, the days of the convention!
Being a native “Garden Stater”, now living in Indiana, I was surprised by the number NJ residents. There seemed to be a large representation of Police and Firefighters.
The crowds were larger than anticipated, but the East Coasters know how to wait in line and not cause a ruckus. Plus, there are not as many scooters - my major pain point.
Of nearly equal representation were guest from Great Britain. This made for an interesting combination of accents.
HP was crowded (and a disappointment) with both NJ and UK guests.
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