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  • On Jan 1, 2012
    Vicki from LA 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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    what time of year is the best to go to walt disney in orlando, a time where the crowds are less?

    Hi Vicki,

    Generally, the best time to visit is when schools are in session.  When schools have breaks are when the crowds become larger.  I also think that visiting when the weather is more mild makes the trips more enjoyable.  My favorite time to visit is over the holidays when the parks and resorts are extra-magical with their holiday decorations.  Lighter crowds can be found the week that follows Thanksgiving through the first few weeks of December. 

    If the heat doesn't bother you, the week following Labor Day Weekend can also be a great time to visit for small crowds.  During September and October, you can also possibly participate in Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival.

    I also find that May can be another time to visit with smaller crowds since spring breaks have wrapped up, and most schools are still in session.  Another bonus of visiting then is the chance to explore Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival.

    Please let us know if we can help again; thank you for your question.
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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