• On Apr 18, 2017
    Kaitlin from PA 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.

    If you can not go to disney world during summer or holiday vacations, when is the best time of year to take a child who is in middle school? Testing is in April. Weather is not important but low crowds would be ideal.

    Hello, Kaitlin,

    Thank you for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  As a middle school teacher, my initials thoughts are that it is best to visit during the beginning of a grading period as that would give your child ample time to make up work.  Then I'd try to combine those times with the seasons where you are likely to find lower crowds:

    -January/February (avoid holiday weekends)
    -Mid-July to the first part of September (not Labor Day weekend)
    -September (post-Labor Day Weekend)
    -Mid-October to before Thanksgiving

    Since there are a lot of different summer breaks throughout the United States (our first day is August 14!), I included some summer months.  As a teacher, I always appreciate knowing in advance that I will have a student gone.  When policy permits, I can even give the child some work beforehand, so that lightens the amount of make-up work s/he must do when s/he comes back.

    As you continue planning your Walt Disney World trip, please let us know how we can help.  Wishing you a Delightfully Disney Day!  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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