Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 8, 2012
    Elizabeth from GA 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 a trip for early 2013. We are pretty flexible, but want to go at the best time as far as crowds, avoiding big events, etc. What are the best times for January or february? Times to avoid? Thank you!

    Hi Elizabeth!

    This is a great question.  I suggest visiting the independent website  Touring Plans is the website for the research team behind the tour book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd levels in the parks on various days.  They have done a lot of math and have years of data to make their various recommendations.  As an engineer, I am a huge fan of their work.  Gaining access to their site requires a small subscription fee, but I think it is a great bargain.  That will also give you access to Lines, their mobile wait time application.

    That said, the only really busy times in January and February are the first few days after the new year, Marathon Weekend in January, Martin Luther King Junior Weekend in January, and President's Day Weekend in February.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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