• On Mar 28, 2017
    Lori from VA 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 it better to go late july or late october

    Hi Lori,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I firmly believe that the best time to visit Walt Disney World is when it makes sense for you and your family! There may be restrictions on when a party can travel given school, work, or other factors. That said, and all things being equal, if I was choosing between late July and late October to visit Walt Disney World, I would choose October. Let me share with you why.

    The first factor is the weather. It can get very hot in Florida in July. In October, it is still typically warm enough to wear shorts and really enjoy the pools; however, it is cooler and less humid than in the summer. My second reason is the number of people visiting. The summer tends to be busier at Walt Disney World since many children have summer vacation from school, so many families will travel in the summer. While there will still be people at Walt Disney World in October, it should be less crowded.

    Finally, I really enjoy some of the fall events at Walt Disney World. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a great opportunity to sample food and drink from around the world in a festive setting. I also enjoy the jovial setting at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a chance to trick-or-treat and enjoy great holiday entertainment select nights at Magic Kingdom. Both of these events occur in October.

    This is just my opinion of when I would visit Walt Disney World. I am sure that you will have fun whenever you go, Lori! Please keep visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any further Disney planning questions you may have.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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