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  • On Jun 3, 2009
    Karlie from LA 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 would like to know the peek times and the slow times at Walt Disney World?

    Hi Karlie,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  I am an off-peak traveler, and highly recommend it to anyone!  The actual dates in regards to the rates vary a little bit each year, but you could use the following as a general guideline:

    The "peak" times at Walt Disney World based on crowd levels:
    • December 24 through the first of the year - This is the busiest time of the year. 
    • Mid February through Mid April - It's spring break season for schools.
    • U.S.Thanksgiving Week in November.
    • Summer - End of June through beginning of August.
    • Long holiday weekends - Such as Presidents Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day.

    The "off-peak" times at Walt Disney World based on crowd levels:

    • January - Just after the new year
    • September - once the kids are back in school the crowd levels drop significantly. 
    • December - The first couple of weeks have always been considered "off peak" however this time of year has increasingly become more popular.   
    • Early May - The Flower and Garden Festival is during this time, so popularity is increasing.

    Keep in mind that often during "off-peak" times other events are scheduled such as cheerleader competitions, festivals and conventions.  These things can affect the crowd levels even in "off-peak" season.

    Hope this helps, happy planning!

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