• On Oct 23, 2011
    Christa from UT 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.

    Hello, I am trying to figure out when would be best to visit. The first week of November (before Vetrans Day), or the first week of December. Low crowds, cooler weather are important to us. Park hours, not really that big of a deal. Help?

    Hi Christa!

    Between those two, I would go with the first week of December.  Both are low in terms of expected crowds and both are cooler, especially when compared to the hot and humid summer months.  However, the first week of December has the advantage of being during the holidays.  Walt Disney World Resort will be fabulously decorated in December; that includes both the theme parks and the resort hotels.  The first two weeks of December are really my favorite time of the year to visit, though its something we haven't been able to do in years because my children are in school at that time.

    If you go in December, be sure to consider going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  It's a fun event on select nights in the Magic Kingdom.  It's definitely a "must do" if you've never done it before!

    Good luck with your decision and write back if you have any more questions!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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