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  • On Sep 3, 2015
    Rhonda from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    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 WDW? I am looking for less crowds and discount pricing!

    Hi, Rhonda!  Traditionally, there are a couple of times during the year where you may find crowds to be a bit lighter and prices a little bit lower.  Because many schools are back in session by the end of August or early September, you are going to find pricing is usually lower during that time frame.  With the exception of Labor Day weekend, you will usually encounter lower crowds through much of September.

    Another great time to visit is right after the holidays.  When the new year rolls around, and the holiday crowds die down, you may find some great deals to travel to Walt Disney World and lighter crowds when you get there.  It's another time when kids are just going back to school after holiday breaks, and many families are hesitant to take their children out of school during that time period.  

    There's another time frame when crowds are a bit lighter, but it varies from year.  Usually between the end of Easter and spring breaks and the middle of May, you'll find crowds are slightly lower.  It's final exam period for college kids and getting close to the end of the school year for other kids, so people don't travel as much.

    I hope you find a time that works perfectly for you!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

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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