Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 10, 2012
    Shannon from NS 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.

    First trip to Disney with my 5yo son. We are hoping to travel there at the end of 09/12, beginning of 10/12, staying at a Disney Resort. Wondering if you could advise how busy park may be at that time of year, is this good time to visit?

    Welcome to the Mom's Panel, Shannon!  We're glad you're hEAR!  Your son is the perfect age to experience all the "Magic" that a Disney Vacation has to offer!  I have traveled to Walt Disney World during the last weekend of September, as well as, the first full week of October and definitely thought it was a great time to visit!  We found the crowds to be minimal and the parks very manageable. The unofficial website lists the Historical Attendance Levels at Disney as "lowest attendance" for the weeks after Labor Day until the week prior to Thanksgiving. I definitely think late September/early October will be less crowded than Spring Break, the Holiday Seasons, and when the schools are out for summer. The weather is usually very comfortable for park touring during the fall months. I hope this information helps! Please let me know if you have any other specific questions regarding resort choices, park planning, or would like dining suggestions! I would love to help make your son's first trip to Walt Disney World extra magical!! 
    :-) Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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