Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On Jan 31, 2023
    Carolyn from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    what time of year has the least crowds

    Hi there, Carolyn! Welcome to planDisney! 

    As a Walt Disney World Resort "local," I've experienced the theme parks during every season. There are definitely times of the year that feel less crowded than others; however, in my opinion, there is no bad time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    To avoid peak attendance, I strongly recommend visiting during weekdays (Monday-Friday) that are not too close to a holiday. Special events at Walt Disney World Resort can sometimes draw in more Guests as well, such as runDisney race weekends. You can check out the upcoming races here. (Side note: If you're up for the challenge, those weekends are a ton of fun. In that case, the more, the merrier!) 

    On the flip side, sometimes those special events can make the theme parks seem less crowded. You may find that queues for attractions are shorter on days that the theme parks close earlier for separately ticketed events like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park or Disney After Hours events at any of the theme parks. And if you really want to skip the attractions' standby queues, use the Disney Genie+ Service and/or the Individual Lightning Lane option. You can purchase these through the My Disney Experience app on each day of your visit. 

    Overall, my family's favorite times to visit are in February during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, in May right before Memorial Day weekend, and in mid-November when the weather is a bit cooler. 

    Whenever you visit, I hope that you find the magic while being in the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy. Come back to visit us here at planDisney with any further questions! 

    Magic always, 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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