• On Jul 1, 2021
    Vickie from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, when is the cheapest time, least rain and less crowded time to visit Walt Disney. I want to bring my 78 yrs old mother and my 62 yrs old sister. Neither of them has had any memorial experiences in their life. I need to do this for them.

    Hi there Vickie, and welcome to planDisney

    What a wonderful thing you are looking to do for your family. You're like their very own Fairy Godmother! I'm happy to share some ideas to make your vacation as memorable, sunny, and budget-friendly as possible.

    It sounds like you're looking to avoid peak season for Walt Disney World travel. By traveling when most children are in school, you'll experience the lowest crowds and the best prices. While the Sunshine State sees plenty of afternoon thunderstorms, all-day showers are rare, so as long as you pack ponchos and umbrellas, a little bit of rain won't spoil your fun. 

    If your family enjoys Christmas, then my first recommendation is to plan your trip for sometime between Thanksgiving and mid-December. This is my absolute favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World. December is one of the driest months of the year in Florida, and by traveling in between holidays, you'll experience the festive atmosphere and incredible decorations in the theme parks, but avoid the busiest weeks of the season. 

    Another great window for lower crowds and sunny, but cool weather is late January through early February. As long as you don't stay over a holiday weekend or runDisney event that brings extra visitors to the area, I think you'll find the theme parks to be quite pleasant this time of year. You might also be lucky enough to catch the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, so if you decide to plan a winter getaway, stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for updates on this annual event.

    I hope this helps get the planning process started for you, Vickie. If you're looking for ways to save money on your Walt Disney World visit, check out these tips from my fellow panelists, Jonathan and Allyn. Best wishes for a magical vacation, and if there's anything else we can do to help, be sure to reach out again. 

    Have a bibbidi bobbidi beautiful day!
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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