Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 8, 2015
    Ginger from OR 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.

    Is January a good time to go to disney world?

    Hi Ginger!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!  When choosing a date to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, I consider both the crowd levels and weather. My husband and I have visited several times in January to attend Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Although the weather can be challenging to predict in January, the average high temperature in Orlando is usually in the low 70s with an average low temperature in the upper 40s. Regarding crowd levels, the parks are traditionally less crowded when schools are in session. After New Year's Day, you can expect the crowds to start thinning, which will make navigating the parks much easier. Even when visiting during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, we didn't find the parks to be overly crowded. 

    Based on my own personal experience, I would highly recommend visiting Walt Disney World in January. I hope this information is helpful. Please don't hesitate to visit us again if you have any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical trip, Ginger!

    Happy Planning,
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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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