Mom And Son Safari
  • On Dec 30, 2009
    Natalie 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.

    Have any of you taken your children out of school to go to Disney? I have a 1st grader and a 3 year old and really need a time of year that is less busy. I don't think my 3 year old can wait for too long. Any advice?

    Hi Natalie
    Yes I have taken my son out of school to go to Walt Disney World when he was in 3rd grade but I have chosen not to take him out of school on the next few trips because of the amount of make-up school work required to get him caught back up. It is easier for a child to catch up on missed school work in the younger grades than in Middle or High School. You will have to talk with your child's teacher ahead of time and arrange to receive the make-up school work and then the hardest part is getting your child to do it either before or after your vacation. Schools generally do not look to kindly when parents take their children out of school for vacation but it ultimately is the parent's decision.

    As far as the times for the lightest crowds and less wait time in lines at Walt Disney World the best times to go are during the Value Seasons which are generally:

    In January starting the week after New Year's Day to mid February
    In April starting the week after Easter to the third week of May
    The last week of August until the first week of October
    In November on the week after Thanksgiving until the third week of December

    I hope that this information will help you plan a magical vacation for your family!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
    Marc Lorenzo
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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