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  • On Mar 12, 2013
    James 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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    Hi, we are planning a Disney World Vacation for this coming August 2013. Our weeks are somewhat flexible. We are wondering if there is a difference going either Aug 6th to 13th OR August 13 to 20th. Are there big differences in crowds/pricing? Thanks!

    Hi James! I'm always searching for the least crowded and cheapest times to visit Walt Disney World too. While the summer is a popular time for Disney vacations, some weeks are less crowded than others. The later in August you can go, the less crowded the parks will be, since many children begin returning to school in mid-August. For this reason, I'd choose the August 13 - 20 week over the prior one; attendance levels in the park will be lower for the latter part of that week. (If you could visit during the last week of August, you'd face even less crowds.)

    Disney often releases Special Offers during periods of lower attendance and traditionally late August and early September travelers have gotten some great deals on Disney vacations. Thus, the later in August you visit Disney, the better chance you'll have of being able to take advantage of a discounted room rate or vacation package.  Furthermore, value season (when the prices are lower) begins in early August at many of the resorts, and the value season rates at many of the deluxe resorts dip even a little lower later in August, so you'll likely find better resort rates at the end of August.

    Wishing you a magical vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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