Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 15, 2009
    Jami Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is planning our first trip ever to WDW June 8-15. I keep reading about how crowded it is this time of year. I was wondering if we should push back our trip by a few months. I want to make sure my kids enjoy themselves.

    Hi, Jami!  I can tell you with no uncertainty that my kids have a great time at Walt Disney World no matter when we go, so I don't think it will matter much to the children when you visit.  There is so much to see and do, and if it's the first time, I don't know that they would notice much about crowds!

    The early part of June is when the parks start getting busy for the summer.  The schools in the south start ending their school year in late May and early June, so while the week you have chosen is not the busiest, you will find the lines starting to grow.

    If you have an option to move your plans to the even of August, I find that the last week in August is a pretty good time to vacation at Walt Disney World.  It is definitely hot, but most college kids and many southern schools are back in session by then, so it seems the crowds have started to diminish by then.  Early September is another great time to go in terms of crowd levels, but if your kids are in school, that may not be an option.

    Have a great time, no matter when you go!  And don't forget to stop by Guest Services and get a button to celebrate your First Visit!
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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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