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  • On Oct 17, 2011
    Darcy 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.

    Planning a trip to disney, when is the best time to go. Also when is the cheapest time to go between April and end of July thanks.

    Hi there, Darcy!

    In my opinion, the best time to go to Disney is when the weather is pleasant and the crowds are light: that convergence happens from early January to mid-February. The other fairly low-attendance time is mid-September through mid-November, but the weather is still pretty warm here.

    April and May are still beautiful in terms of weather, but the crowd levels are on the rise. After Presidents' Day weekend in February, Disney attendance does see an uptick. School calendars often start spring breaks in early March and roll through late April, and Spring Breakers (and their families) do love to spend time at Disney during vacation!

    Late April through early June is moderate; once summer vacations begin, the crowd levels do spike. Consider going in the earlier part of your projected range.

    As far as pricing goes, Disney does have a number of "seasons" in terms of its rates. During your projected dates, you'll be looking at - and these are approximations - the Regular pricing season (May 1 - June 2), the Summer Season (June 3 - June 30), and Peak Season (July 4 - August 30).

    Your best bet for finding discounts is likely in the Regular season. You'll also find the crowds to be comparatively lighter, and the weather reasonably pleasant.

    Happy planning - it's great you are starting in advance!

    See you later, celebrator!
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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