• On Apr 3, 2016
    Jessica from WI 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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    We are looking to plan a trip to WDW in October 2016, probably the first or second week of the month. We will be taking our kids, 5 and 2 years old. Any insight into the crowds during this time? (especially with younger kids along) Thanks!

    Hi Jessica!

    Like you, I am always trying to figure out the best time to visit Walt Disney World and how busy the crowds will be at different times of year. It's always tough to predict. Things sometimes do seem to slow down a bit during the times when kids are in school. Weekends, holidays and summer vacations are among the busiest times to visit. That said, my family has been to Walt Disney World oodles of times and our favorite month to be there is October. The summer heat has somewhat subsided and Fall is in the air. We love Mickey's-Not-So-Scary-Halloween-Party which runs select days in October, as well.

    One suggestion of how to make the most of your time without having to rely on the size of the crowds is to stay at a Disney Resort, if possible. Disney Resort Guests are given access to a few extra hours at one Park per day--called Extra Magic Hours. This is a great way to have a little bit of time at the Parks when crowds are lower.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Mom's Panel. Here's hoping your Walt Disney World vacation is filled with happy memories and lots of pixie dust! Have a wonderful day.

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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