Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 11, 2008
    Lisa from SK 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.

    What is the best time of the year to hit the lightest crowds and get the best deals at the resort hotels?

    Disney's room rates change from season to season, and I'm not talking about your typical winter, spring, summer, and fall seasons.  Their nightly rates are the lowest during "value" season.  Generally speaking, value season coincides with periods that see lower crowd levels.  January, for example, is a nice time to visit (as long as you avoid the first week of the month) because you'll see fewer guests in the parks and a lower total on your hotel bill.  The first two weeks of February are also a safe bet usually.  If you don't mind higher temperatures and the likelihood of afternoon thunderstorms, you might also plan to visit during August, or September.  Or, if you'd like to be sure to catch a glimpse of the magnificent holiday decorations, the first two weeks of December are a great option.  Hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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