Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 19, 2012
    Krista 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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    My family is planning our 5th Disney World vacation. We always seem to end up going when the parks are very crowded for holiday events. We want to come when the crowds are smaller and rates are lower so is it better to go mid Feb, late Sept or early Nov?

    Hi Krista,

    For years, we traveled when the crowds were extremely low. Now that our son is in middle school, we've been traveling at busier times. I perfectly understand your desire to plan around the crowds!

    February is great except for around President's Day. Some schools have off that week and the crowds are extremely high. This year, I would avoid February 17-25th to avoid high crowd levels.

    Early November isn't terribly crowded but it does bring in guests due to the beginning of holiday festivities.

    Late September would likely yield the best discounts and lowest crowds. I was there this past year at the end of September and it was very nice. Crowd levels are much lower as there are no major  holidays and thus, discounts are often released to entice guests to travel at this time.

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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