Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 7, 2010
    Michelle from PA 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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    Hi Doug..debating between a trip this October (3rd/4th week) or 1st week in December? Which time of year do you prefer/why?? I too LOVE planning (sometimes I think more than vacation itself! lol) Thanks so much!


    Oooohhhh, that's a tough one!

    And yes, planning is often more fun that the vacation itself for me too!

    Consideration 1: Park Crowds
    The park crowds are very low during all three proposed weeks. Perhaps a shade lighter in December, but pretty low in all cases. Not much of a helper in deciding when to go.

    Consideration 2: Decor

    So in December there is that wonderfully festive Holiday decor. But in October you have the fun Halloween vibe. I would give the edge to December, but again a close call.

    Consideration 3: Weather
    I have been in December when it was PERFECT, but have been there when it was cold and not so nice. The edge goes to October here, with the sooner the better for slightly warmer temperatures.

    With a very close race, I would go for a trip in this order;

    • 3rd week of October
    • 4th week of October
    • 1st week of December

    But honestly, they are all great times to go!

    Have a magical vacation!

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