Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 30, 2010
    Licia from MS 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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    We are debating about what would be the best time to go to WDW. March 26 - April 1st(spring break), May 21st - May 27th(schools out), or Oct. not sure what date in Oct. yet. We have triplets who are eleven. I do not want to take them out of school. Help


    "Best" to me means good weather (not too hot), low crowds, and reasonable room rates.

    I would go ahead and mark Spring Break off your list because it only meets one of the "best" criteria: weather. The crowds are just too thick for my liking and you'll be paying some of the highest rates of the year if you stay on property. Your May dates are very doable, but keep in mind that Florida weather in May can start to get pretty hot and you'll begin to see afternoon thunder showers. The crowds are certainly lower than your Spring Break dates and you'll pay regular rates.

    October happens to be one of my family's favorite times of the year to visit. You'll pay the same rate as you would in May, typically, unless you go over Columbus Day weekend. The weather is pleasant and crowds are similar to May. What makes it our favorite time? Fall decorations are up, adding a twist to our favorite Disney parks. If your family enjoys dressing up, think about including Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party in your vacation. To me, I'd go with October, but if you're worried at all about school, your May dates will provide a magical time, too!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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