Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 3, 2012
    Darla from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have been to Disneyworld a lot of different times of the year and always is crowded, I know there never is a time to go when it isnt crowded, but I have heard the week before the Christmas Holidays are the best, is this true? Thank You

    HI Darla,

    In general, the rule of thumb is that the crowds are lowest when the most kids are in school session. One of the very least crowded times is the second week of September. Everyone is in school then, and not many people want to pull their kids out for vacation that early in the year. Other good times to visit are early October, early November, the first week of December, and the last week of August.

    For more detail, I'm going to point you to the "Crowd Calendar." The Crowd Calendar is a tool from an independent website called touringplans.com.  Full disclosure: I am a contributor to the touringplans blog, but I was big fan of the Crowd Calendar long before I started writing for them.

    The folks at touringplans are statisticians, math geeks, and crazy Disney fans. They track historical crowd data, special events in the parks, and school vacation calendars, and come up with highly accurate projections of park crowd levels. If you want to know EXACTLY when the least crowded time will be, you may be interested in looking at their service (there is a small fee). 

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions. 


     
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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