• On Oct 29, 2010
    Jennifer Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We are planning a 2011 WDW vacation with warm enough weather for swimming but not too hot, less park crowds and more daylight into evening. What is best time: our choice is 1st week of March? What about late Sept or October? Thanks!


    The first week of March is unpredictable for both crowds and swimming weather, in my opinion... I've been the last week of February (last year) and it was bitter cold. I went the second week of March two years ago and it was pleasant but the crowds were on par with what I'd imagine summer would bring due to the arrival of those on Spring Break.

    I've been the last week of September three times and thought it was almost perfect: warm enough for the pools and shorts, but I didn't have to bring two wardrobes for night-time weather like I've had to do in October. The crowds are much more manageable than March and October, and its designation as Value season by Disney backs up the lower crowds. October at Epcot, with it's Food & Wine festival, can simply be a mad house, especially on weekends.

    You won't "mess up" by visiting in March or October, but considering the things you're looking for, that last week of September is best.

    If you have more questions, feel free to come back to the Mom's Panel!
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My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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