• On Apr 14, 2019
    Kim from OH 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.

    What month is the best to book to get max discount for resorts and ticket purchase? When is it considered peak season?

    Hi Kim,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We're so glad that you stopped by for help with planning a magical Disney vacation!

    While ANY time is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, you are correct that there are some seasons that are more popular than others. Generally speaking, holidays and seasons when most U.S. schools are on break tend to be the most popular times to visit. The period between Christmas and New Years will attract many visitors, as will Thanksgiving, spring break, and summer break. While you'll find numerous crowd calendars online from people speculating what the attendance levels will be like each day, Disney also offers some insight as to what it suspects crowd levels to be like. Last fall, date-based pricing was introduced, so when you look through ticket options, you'll notice that some days cost less than others. The lower the cost of the date, the smaller the anticipated crowd.

    As for when to book your Disney Resort hotel and purchase your theme park tickets, I believe that the earlier you purchase, the better. You'll lock in current prices and won't have to be concerned about price increases, plus if a better deal is announced, you'll be able to apply the discount to your current reservation, as long as it fits within the terms of the deal.

    I hope this helps, Kim. Please feel free to come back and see us again if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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