• On Sep 12, 2021
    Renee from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When is the best time to visit disney? We are looking for good weather and not too crowded

    Welcome to planDisney Renee, where we are happier than Cinderella in her pumpkin carriage to help you plan a Magical vacation.

    Renee, making the decision of WHEN to visit the Walt Disney World Resort depends on quite a few personal factors and there is no “perfect time” that fits every family, but let me offer up a few suggestions in the hopes it helps make your decision.

    Since you’re looking for lower crowds, I would encourage you to avoid major holidays AND holiday weekends. In my experience, weeks when kids are typically in school have lower crowds than weeks when schools might not be in session on Fridays or Mondays. For example, if my family were to visit in April 2022 we would avoid the weeks immediately before and following Easter. I’ve also noticed that times immediately following a long school break (such as the last week in August and the first week in January) tend to be lower crowds.

    Now, while Florida is known as the home of Mickey Mouse, it’s also known for excessive heat! If you’d like to avoid the hottest part of the year but also have days warm enough to take advantage of the Disney Resorts Collection hotel pools, I recommend spring. You’ll find warm summer-like days but without the peak heat of July and August. You’re also more likely (this isn’t guaranteed) to avoid the sometimes-daily downpours that seem to happen during hurricane season.

    Sometimes, Renee, I like to prioritize our wish list when making a decision about time of the year. For example, if our goal is to visit as many attractions as possible, that might be easier when he weather is at its coolest. However, if seeing the parks decorated for Halloween is a must, obviously we would want to visit in September or October. I encourage you to think about the suggestions above and then your vacation goals while picking dates. And, as a guest who has visited the Walt Disney World Resort during every season, I can promise there is Magic to be had all year long.

    Renee, I’ll be wishing on a star that you land on the perfect dates for your family! If you have questions about booking a vacation package, dining around the Walt Disney World Resort or need recommendations for selecting a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, please come on back to planDisney. We are always thrilled to practice our Fairy Godmother skills!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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