• On Aug 21, 2012
    Jaime from NH 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.

    Just returned home from a fun-filled 10 day Disney World vacation. Already thinking about a return trip. This one was HOT, crowded, and expensive! When is the best time of year to go factoring in weather, crowds, and deals?

    Hi there, Jaime!

    My absolute favorite time to visit Disney is from mid-January through mid-February - from just after Marathon Weekend until just before President's Day weekend starts.

    With most children back in school just after Winter Breaks, crowds are much lighter than average and the weather is picture-perfect. The average low temperature is around 50F, while the highs tend to top out, on average, at around 70F.

    That time of the year is considered "Value Season" at Walt Disney World, and Resort rooms can be had at great discounts. The free Disney Dining Plan is occasionally offered in January (2011 and 2012 saw that promotion made available to Guests!), and that, combined with lower room rates, can make for a very tempting vacation time. Watch the Disney Parks Blog for the most up-to-date information on those specials!

    If I can be of any help as you consider a 2013 winter trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth, please let me know!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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