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  • On Aug 16, 2014
    Desiree from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning to take my 17 and 13 year olds at the end of February, this will be their first time there. Am I choosing a good time of year?

    Desiree:

    I always tell folks that even a bad day at Disney cannot be beat by a good day at the office. And I bet for your kids, they'd say that about a good day at school...

    The word "good" means different things to different people. But, yes, I think February is a good time to visit. First, you'll find that the price is less than summer or the holidays: always a plus. February also brings mild weather in comparison to the humidity and heat of summer. As a southerner, I can appreciate the fact that I can enjoy Disney a lot more from October to May than in the dog days of summer. You'll be amazed how much longer you can stay in the parks or the amount of real estate you can cover when you're not hampered by the exhaustion from high temperatures. The third "pro" that makes February pleasant is the lower crowd levels. Again, finding a time when most students are in school, typically brings shorter wait times for attractions.

    A trip in February won't allow you to enjoy the parks decorated like they do for fall or Christmas but there's something to be said about experiencing the parks as they were originally intended, especially for your first trip. Also, February may bring colder weather that isn't the best to enjoy your resort's pool or the water parks. But again, if this is your first trip, there is so much to see at the theme parks that you may not feel you can allow time in your schedule for a dip in the pool anyway. So, go with full confidence that lower crowds, milder weather and cheaper prices make February a great time to visit. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

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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