Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 9, 2012
    Rebekah from MO 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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    In your opinion, what is a more important factor when planning your vacation - weather or crowd level? My 3 sisters and our families are trying to schedule a vacation and can't decide between late Jan (low crowds) or late Mar (warmer weather).

    I would prioritize visiting when crowds were low, Rebekah.  I've been to Walt Disney World in January and I can tell you that the weather was actually quite pleasant.  Of course, the weather during your January visit is up to the whim of Mother Nature, but I wouldn't be too worried about dipping temperatures if I was doing the planning.  On the contrary, higher crowd levels can really put a damper on a vacation.  We visited during Christmas week one time and found that we couldn't get near the mileage out of that trip as we can our visits during the far less crowded September time frame.  And since you don't seem to be limited by school calendars, I would definitely take advantage of that flexibility and opt for a January trip.  Just dress in layers and you should do well.  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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