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  • On Sep 9, 2010
    Samantha from Kent 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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    I'm thinking of visiting Disney next year and was wondering what the best time of year would be. I have 3 children aged from 1 - 6

    Hi Samantha,

    Love that you're planning your trip already! Can you come now? September is traditionally a great month to visit with the exception of Labor Day weekend because most of the schools here are back in session.

    You may be limited in travel dates because of your children being in school. If their schedules are flexible, January - mid-February is also a good time to visit. Crowds calm down after classes resume following the Christmas/New Year's break. You will want to avoid MLK holiday (1-17-2011), the WDW Marathon Weekend scheduled for Jan. 6th - 9th, 2011, President's Day (2-21-2011) & the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend scheduled for Feb 25th - 27th, 2011.

    Spring breakers usually start coming early March - mid-April & you should expect huge crowds the week before and after Easter. The beginning of May isn't usually so bad but gets more crowded as the month goes on. Expect a lot of people during Star Wars Weekends & Memorial Day weekend.

    The crowds come at the beginning of June when school is out - the heat also comes. If heat is an issue with any of your family members - avoid the summer months (June - August).

    Crowds thin out the third week of August up until the week before Thanksgiving. The exception you may find is at Epcot during the International Food & Wine Festival. Its a super fun event & its popularity grows each year. The first two weeks of December is usually a great time to visit.

    Whenever you plan, keep in mind that any time during a holiday is going to be more crowded. Also check the calendar for special events being held as well - crowds will be higher during those times.

    Remember, as you are planning your trip, we're here for you! Wishing you many magical memories  :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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