Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 18, 2013
    Brooke 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.

    I'm trying to decide on when I should plan my next vacation. It needs to be when school is out, but I don't want it to be too busy of a time of year. Do you have a recommendation?

    Hi Brooke!

    The timing of your Walt Disney World vacation is a tough decision because balancing school schedules, time of year, weather, crowds and special events all come into play.

    The absolute best time of year to visit is September because the crowds are low, the weather is great and if you time it right, you can catch Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! 

    However, this time of year is also when most kids go back to school, so it may be difficult to compete with school and sports schedules. The weekend of Labor Day is great and you can time it to where your child will only miss a few days of school. 

    School schedules vary, so try scheduling your vacation at the very beginning or very end of your childs summer vacation depending on if his/her school gets out early or late. Some schools get out in late May, and this can be a great time of year to visit.

    I hope you have a magical visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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