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  • On Jul 6, 2011
    Susan from MA 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.

    We are planning our first trip to WDW with our 3 boys, ages 7,5, and 2. We are looking at August 18-24 or November 17-21. Can you give me your opinion on which is a better time, we are looking for the least busy time. Thanks

    Hi Susan:

    Although Disney World tends to attract crowds pretty much all year long, you'll likely find that Disney World is less crowded when schools are in session.  My best guess is that the November dates you propose should be the better time to go (plus a lot cooler).  You'll find the Parks get crowded during Thanksgiving week, however your vacation starts the prior week.  You may find that crowds will start to trickle in during the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, but the Parks tend not to get "Thanksgiving crowded" until the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving.  The summer months at Disney World tend to be crowded, with crowds tending to ease starting the last week of August when schools and school sports programs start to resume.  Given that, and traveling with young boys who may be affected by the summer heat, I would lean towards the November dates.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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