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  • On Jul 13, 2013
    Danielle Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning our 2nd trip to Disney January 2014!!! Can you give me the best dates for a week vacation. I know there is the Marathon as well as MLK day but not sure if there is a better time to go of the two weekends? We have to overlap one of these.

    Hi Danielle!

    I've had the pleasure of visiting Walt Disney World in January and it was quite an experience. When I was there, it was the week after New Year's and the crowds were virtually nonexistent. So, we had the opportunity to experience so many attractions with little or no wait times. It was like having a FASTPASS for everything!

    Great question about the timing of your upcoming vacation. In the past few years, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend has pumped up the overall theme park attendance compared to years prior. However, from what I've heard, the crowds during that weekend still might be a bit thinner than the following weekend with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Either way, you'll still be visiting during a pretty quiet time of the year.

    Here's a little tip from your buddy Derek:

    I'm sure you'll already have this under control...but I thought I should say something in the off chance it could help. The weather in central Florida during January can be funny. The last time I was there in January, I didn't pay close enough attention to the forecast right before I left (which was when I packed my clothes).

    You can probably guess where this is going, right?  

    Yep, I packed too many warm weather clothes! Luckily, the gift shops around Walt Disney World had an ample selection of clothes for me to buy that were much more appropriate for the cold snap that I wasn't adequately prepared for. (Oh well, it gave me an excuse to update my wardrobe!)

    I hope that helps! If you should have any other questions, please feel free to write back and I'll be happy to help in any way that I can.

    Enjoy your vacation!

    Best regards,
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Meet the Panelist: Derek, Virginia

Whether you're traveling with infants or preschoolers, planning a family reunion, taking a romantic trip for two, or even traveling solo - I've been in your shoes.  I'd love to help you make the most out of your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Derek

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