• On Jul 13, 2017
    Dawn from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    what is the best time of year to go to Disney World?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Dawn!

    I can answer your question in a few words: anytime is a great time to visit Walt Disney World Resort! However, I am sure that you came to visit us for a more detailed response! If you are looking for the best time in terms of weather, I can tell you that June-September tends to be a lot wetter (and hotter) and you may even encounter a hurricane as it is the season. Having traveled during a tropical storm myself, I can tell you that I still had a magical time! Crowds have fluctuated from yEAR to yEAR but around major holidays is when the Disney Theme Parks and Disney Resort hotels seem to swell with excited Guests. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day seems to be one of the busiest each yEAR. However, with FastPass+ and Advanced Dining Reservations, even the busiest times are an amazing time to visit! 

    In addition, you can take a look at the seasonal Special Events that happen throughout the yEAR and go when something sparks your interest. Here are just some of the events:

    -Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
    -Epcot International Festival of the Arts
    -Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 
    -Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
    -Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    Might I also suggest viewing the online planning video which will help you with planning your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    Please come and visit us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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