• On Mar 20, 2013
    Cheryl 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 2nd trip to WDW, our 1st trip was the 1st week in May and it was much to hot and humit for us. What months have the coolest weather and when are the crowds the lightest?

    Hi, Cheryl!

    If you’re looking for a time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort when temperatures are cooler and crowds are lighter, I suggest the second week of January (after all of the holiday season travelers have headed home) through mid-February (avoiding the Presidents' Day holiday that brings more visitors). Daytime temperatures during this time will be in the high 60s to low 70s. You’ll probably need a sweater and/or lightweight jacket for the chilly mornings and evenings, but it sounds like this mild weather will be a welcome change compared to the warmer weather you experienced during your last visit.

    October is another great time to visit Walt Disney World because of the calm weather and fun seasonal events and extras. Crowd levels will still be moderate but tend to be lower than during the summertime and winter holiday season, so you can enjoy many attractions with shorter wait times than during the peak season. There are several special events in October, including Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Expect mild to moderate heat during the day, but cooler nights when you visit the resort in October. There are also hotel, park ticket and dining specials or promotions typically offered during this month.

    I hope this helps, Cheryl. Please feel free to ask me any other questions you may have as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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