Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 24, 2012
    Heather from AR 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.

    When would be the least crowded time to go during the summer months to go to Disney World? I have 2 school age boys. I thought about going during July 4th because my youngers son will turn 9 on the 3rd and it would be extra special for him. Thanks

    Hi there Heather!  A trip to Walt Disney World for your boys will surely be the highlight of their entire summer vacation!

    The 4th of July can be a truly magical time to visit, especially with the fantastic patriotic fireworks displays typically offered at Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. However, you will likely experience higher crowd patterns during the days before and after this holiday. I would recommend a trip in August, nearer to the start of school for your family. There are some wonderful special offers available right now for resort discounts most nights from August 15th- September 27, 2012 that would give you extra spending money for celebrating your soon-to-be 9 year old's birthday. Also, having previously visited Mickey Mouse and Pals in August with my family, I can tell you that the closer to the start of school you make your trip, the shorter the queue lines will be for attractions!

    A great unofficial resource for evaluating the best time of year to visit the theme parks based on attendance levels is: This website can help you make a final decision on your travel dates and even offers suggestions on making the most out of your time spent touring the parks once you arrive.

    Thanks so much for visiting us here at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel! Feel free to send more questions my way in the days leading up to your family's summer birthday vacation!
thumbnail image for Kim

Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.