• On Jul 5, 2018
    Kristin from WI 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 a family of 5 - kids age 18 to 6. We are looking for a time to book a Disney World vacation staying on site when crowds are lower. Can you suggest a resort for a family of 5 and times from Nov to Feb when crowds are less? Thanks!

    Hiya, Kristin!

    Of course, I think any time is a great time to visit Walt Disney World, but for lighter than normal crowds, I always say it's best to go right after a school holiday. In your time frame, I'd be looking at the week before Thanksgiving or just after, and then again early to mid-January (just after Christmas and New Year's). Always keep an eye on the runDisney events, which can impact part of January, and avoid school holidays like Martin Luther King Day or President's Day Weekend.

    As far as accommodations for a family of five, you have a ton of options. Disney's Art of Animation Resort has family suites that sleep up to six, including a separate bedroom for mom and dad. With a kitchenette, you can prep and serve quick meals or snacks from the microwave.

    You'll find comfortable accommodations for five at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, with two double beds and a pull out single. With stately mansions and rustic cottages, you'll find yourself on the bayou, just across from a breakfast of beignets and Mardi Gras.

    All of the deluxe resorts will accommodate a family of your size. My girls would say their favorite is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can book a savanna view room, but even if you don't, you'll have access to view some of the most majestic African animals, enjoy incredible food, and see one of the largest collections of African art outside of the African continent. 

    Enjoy planning for your upcoming vacation magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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