• On Aug 19, 2009
    Stacy 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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    Hi! We are trying to decide when to take a wonderful vacation to DW.We are trying to plan at a time when the crowds are light.The dates we have to choose from are March 1-5 or May 1-5. Can someone tell me which week the crowds would be lightest. Thanks S.


    Generally, either of those dates would see only moderate crowd levels at WDW, as they are both far enough from the very busy week between Palm Sunday and Easter that anchors the Spring Break season.  However, this year, our family went the second week of March and the crowds were thicker than I would have thought.  Disney's 4 nights for the price of 7 promotion, I feel, lifted attendance.

    If a wonderful vacation for you means lighter crowds, either week will do.  If you're looking for milder weather, I'd go with the March dates.  If you want to have enough heat to really enjoy the pools, go with May!

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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