• On Dec 6, 2017
    Stephanie from ON 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.

    This will be our first time going to Disney but we are limited when we can visit- March Break or at the end of August. Just wondering when might be the better time.

    Hi, Stephanie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, my fellow Ontarian friend!

    Being a teacher here in Ontario, my availability looks a lot like yours when it comes to planning my Walt Disney World Resort vacations! Having experienced both of those time periods, I will give you my (brief) reflections of both to help you make a more informed decision, I hope that is helpful!

    March Break
    -Great weather! Not too warm, not too cold and it isn’t hurricane season!
    - Because “Spring Break” tends to vary from region to region, we found it to be less crowded than we had expected.
    -Flights out of Ontario can be pricey as it is a peak travel season.
    -There can be some Walt Disney World Resort Special Offers. 
    -The 2018 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will be in full bloom! There are beautiful topiaries and yummy outdoor kitchens!

    End of August
    -Lower crowds because many schools have already started back up!
    -There are often many great Special Offers on Disney Dining, Disney Resort hotel rooms and more!
    -Lots of RAIN. It is hurricane season.
    -Very, very, very HOT. Plan on taking many breaks and asking for water at Quick Service restaurants to stay hydrated!
    -Flights can be more affordable.

    Here is the summary of my personal opinion: if budget is most important, then go with end of August! If comfort is more important, go with March Break! Either way, you will have a magical time! 

    I hope this helps you make your decision and please come and visit us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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