Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Mar 28, 2009
    Jay from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    what is the best time to go with a 4YO - want to take advantage of lowest room rates and best weather, least crowds.

    Hi, Jay!  Typically, the two best times of year to find low crowds and lower rates are September and January.  September, right after school is back in session, is traditionally a good time to go as most families hesitate to take kids out of school right at the beginning, but you will find that summer is still in full swing in September in Orlando, and you may find it hot and humid.  Another thing to consider for this coming September is the free dining promotion, which may bring in larger crowds than you would otherwise typically find.

    January, again right after the holidays when kids go back to school, is also a great time to be at Walt Disney World.  The weather can be cold, but is typically beautiful, with temperatures in the low 70s.  You just have to keep an eye on the weather, because the first year I lived in Orlando, we had record lows and rarely got out of the 50s much of the month of January! 

    Another good time to go is after spring break is over, during the early part of May.  The weather is starting to get warmer and more humid, but the crowds are lower, and you should find the temperatures bearable.

    Have a great time, whenever you go!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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