Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 6, 2012
    Tammy from AB 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 next trip to WDW and can go anytime of year. When would the parks be least busy?


    Planning a trip to WDW with a wide open calendar:  priceless!  

    The basic rule of thumb is that if you can visit WDW when schools are in session you'll likely have lighter crowds.  For example, the weeks that follow Labor Day Weekend are times when the park crowds are much lighter, but it can still be quite hot then.  

    If I could pick a time, I'd opt for the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas because I adore the holiday decorations throughout the parks and resorts.  It really has an extra dose of magic! You can also opt to attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party for even more holiday fun.

    If you'd like the lighter crowds and more bonus opportunities, September and October are a nice match and have both Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

    And finally as long as you avoid MLK Weekend, Presidents Weekend, and the Disney Marathons (1/10/13 - 1/13/13; 2/22/13 - 2/24/13), January and February are also nice times to visit, too. 

    Happy planning!  Please let us know if we can help again. 
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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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