Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 12, 2011
    Jacqueline from IN 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.

    What time of year is the cheapest and has the shortest lines? How is the weather during that time period? I dont need it to be hot!

    HI Jacqueline! 

    You just described the nEARly perfect Walt Disney World vacation!

    Now, a vacation in Walt Disney World may not be "cheap", but it is always a tremendous VALUE.  If you plan to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort, you not only have the opportunity to choose from a variety of Value Resorts, but also Value Seasons.  Value Season is now divided into Value 1 and Value 2 Season, with slightly different pricing for each.  If you would like to see some of the offerings in this category, click on this link, here, to get started.

    As for shortest lines, I have found, based upon my personal experience, that certain months have lower crowd levels.  We enjoy going during January, February, September, and November.  Crowd levels tend to pick up during the holidays, special events (such as races, EPCOT's International Food & Wine Festival, and also during the months of spring and summer breaks for the schools.

    As for weather, Florida can get REALLY hot during the summer, so that is probably not the best time for you!  Again, we love it during November, January and February, for the weather AND the low crowd levels most days.  However, please be advised that special events (and holidays) are scheduled during these months, so you will need to check the calendar for those, which could affect crowd levels.  And a heat wave can happen in Florida at any time of the year!  Thankfully, even if you visit during the hottest months, there are so many air conditioned attractions throughout the parks that you'll find plenty of opportunities to cool off.

    I hope your vacation turns out to be the perfect balance of Disney Magic for you.  But, you know, the PERFECT Disney Vacation is ANY Disney Vacation!  Have a magical time!
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Meet the Panelist: Teronya, Tennessee

I'm Teronya from Tennessee, but friends call me "Tron!" From experience with Disney Vacation Club, Disney Dining, special diets, Grand Gatherings and more, it would be an honor to help you create your own Walt Disney World vacation magical memories! Learn More About Teronya

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