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  • On Sep 10, 2014
    Tracy from LA 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.

    Would Mardi Gras, Easter, or early June be the least of all evils for a family traveling in 2015 and limited to school holidays? I was planning on Mardi Gras, but it coincides with Presidents Day. This will be our first and only Disney trip.

    Hi Tracy,

    I like that you were thinking Mardi Gras as this would be a good time. However, if it is over Presidents' Day, you should skip this week. Schools in certain areas give off the entire week and the Walt Disney World Resorts is a popular place to spend that week.

    I would go with the beginning of June. You will not see it as crowded as July/August. If you have a Star Wars fan, you might be able to enjoy Star Wars Weekend in Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

    My second choice would be Easter. You would see it crowded over Easter weekend. However, the crowds will thin as you enter the next week. The weather is not as humid as June.

    Please come back and ask us additional questions as you beginning planning your first (and hopefully not your last) trip!

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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