Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 8, 2011
    Denise from GA 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 would be the best time of year to visit the parks if you are taking some children (various ages) for the first time?

    Hi Denise.  Let me start off by saying a lot of people may not agree with my suggestion!  My family loves to visit our second "Home" during the hot months of June and July.  Yes, it's busy and crowded.  Yes, it's hot.  Yes, we love to be in the mix! But there is a secret to our madness - early mornings.  We make sure we are at the Parks at opening and we usually leave out by noon.  We then retreat to the Resort for swimming, lunch and/or nap (especially with the little ones).  If you are really adventurous, then you could head back to the Parks to enjoy the evening festivities.  This is usually our touring plan when we are on vacation. 

    Now, if you are the total opposite from me, then I would suggest the month of May. It is usually not too hot or crowded.  Actually, the weather was perfect when we visited in May 2009.  And to be quite honest, there really isn't a bad time to visit Walt Disney World if you know how to tour the Parks. If you have additional questions, please ask away!  We are here for you!

    I hope you have a magical day!


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Meet the Panelist: Ca'Sandra, Georgia

I am a Disney freak and a true southern princess!  I live in Peachtree City with my beloved husband and two small children.  Family and friends know that our vacations consist of trips to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Ca'Sandra

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