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  • On Oct 9, 2019
    Moriah from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We would like to visit Disney in April 2020, but the prices are higher than other times of the year. We would like to go when crowds aren’t at their peak, as we want to spend most of our time in Magic Kingdom. When is the best time to go next year?

    Hi, Moriah! April is definitely going to be a busy month, with Easter falling towards the middle of it. Many school districts base their Spring Break on the date of Easter, but many stick with a set week anytime between the middle of March and the middle of April. Since the theme parks tend to be a bit busy anytime there is a school holiday, this does mean Walt Disney World Resort is a popular destination during that time period and as such, Disney Theme Park Ticket and Disney Resort Hotel prices will be higher due to the demand.

    Know that the best way to figure out times to visit that will fit your schedule and budget is with the interactive Disney Theme Park Ticket calendar! Just head on over to the calendar and choose the ticket length you would like to purchase. The calendar will then populate the price of the ticket per day based on the start date of it. You can flip through the months to see how the ticket price will go up or down and choose a start date that looks practically perfect for your family. In my experience, lower priced dates are a helpful hint that expected crowds may be a bit lower.

    I have visited Walt Disney World Resort during each month of the year and I have picked out a few time periods that are really great times to visit. These include:
    *The second full week of January (after the Walt Disney World Marathon) through the first part of February. Crowds and prices pick up with Presidents Day mid-February. 
    *The first two to three weeks of May (pricing is moderate but the crowds are usually great. Less chance of parents taking their kids out of school right before the end of the school year!)
    *Late August and most of September
    *Mid-November through mid-December, except for Thanksgiving week

    Magic Kingdom Park tends to be a place that always seems crowded to me during the middle part of the day, no matter the overall crowd level. The best way to work around this is to have a great plan and start your day as early as possible. If you would like some tips on how to best tour this park and make great FastPass+ selections, stop by again and let's chat some more!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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