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  • On Jan 15, 2012
    Elizabeth from OK 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 will be taking my 6 year old daughter, who is on the autism spectrum, on our first Disney trip. When is the best time to visit if you are trying to avoid crowds? We want this to be a positive experience for her AND need to be conservative on cost.

    Hi Elizabeth!!!

    I can totally understand your concern for making your daughter's first Walt Disney World Vacation a positive experience.  Coupled with the fact that she is autistic makes this an even more important decision!

    Luckily for you the lowest times for crowds are usually also the lowest for resort prices.  I would say the best times to go crowd wise are mid to late January into mid-February (up until President's Week.)  I would also say a good time to go is in the month of September up until mid-November.  

    I hope this helps guide you in the right direction to plan your daughter's first Walt Disney World Vacation!  If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask again!!

    Wishing you a magical trip,

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Meet the Panelist: Scott, Georgia

Hi. My name is Scott and I am from North Georgia. I have been married for over 10 years and have 1 son. I am a middle school Assistant Principal. I am excited to be a Dad on the WDW Moms Panel and can't wait to help you in your Disney Vacation Planning! Learn More About Scott

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