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  • On May 7, 2011
    Candice from TX 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.

    Hey ladies and gents! Planning first WDW vacation. We are wanting to go in the first half of 2012 and stay in the Bay Lake Tower resort. Any recommendations on a month when the rates are down and the park is not so croweded??

    Hi Candice:

    Congrats on your first vacation. Bay Lake Tower is a wonderful Resort.

    Rates and crowds are typically lower when schools are in session. So if you are planning on vacationing during the first half of the year, that typically means that January or February should be your best bets, particularly January. Early May also may present fewer crowds. If you book in January, the first weekend may have higher crowds due to the Disney World Marathon weekend. Also, Martin Luther King Holiday may attract higher crowds for a few days. So, you may want to plan around those two weekends.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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