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  • On Jul 22, 2009
    Andrea from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What month is the best time to go to wdw?

    Andrea:

    WOW!  That question could probably get a LOT of different answers, depending on who you ask!

    Because you didn't mention what you had in mind when you say "best".....here are a few thoughts:

    • For low crowds:  September or January.  School's in, so most kids are out of the parks!
    • For good weather:  late-October to mid- April.  To me, good weather means I can visit the parks without wearing a pony tail under a ball cap, not to mention low humidity and minimal sweat!  Even in December and January, I can get by without a light jacket for most of the day. 
    • For seasonal decorations:  mid-September through early November brings fun Harvest and Halloween decorations throughout the parks; in late November through the first week of January Christmas decor, including festooned trees fill not only the parks, but also the resorts!
    • For best rates: Few realize that Disney can be done on even a strict budget!  Value season runs roughly from mid-January to mid-February; mid-August through September; and then from mid-November through mid-December, excluding some holiday weekends here and there.
    • Best all-around: Although I'm a sucker for Fort Wilderness in October with its smell of pine, pleasant weather and festively-decorated campsites, early December brings even cooler, dry weather, Christmas decorations, more moderate crowds--and all at a great rate!
    Hope one of these fits the bill--and your schedule! 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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