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  • On Sep 6, 2009
    Amy from FL 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.

    I have been to WDW 13 times, most of them in late Jan/ early Feb. I have also been once in early December, and once in mid-June. I'm from FL, & I can handle the heat. My question is, what is the BEST time of year to visit, in terms of crowds?

    Hi, Amy!  In my experience, the best times to go are right after kids go back to school after a break.  I have always found late August into early September a good time to go, as long as you avoid the Labor Day weekend traffic.  You can usually find lighter crowds in January, just after the holidays.

    Another good time to go is early May.  By then, most schools are finished with spring break, and most of them are not yet getting done for the summer.

    If you can handle the heat, I'd say late August is one of the least crowded times we have ever visited.  Most of the southern schools and colleges are back in session, and some of us northerners are afraid we'll melt in the Florida sunshine in August!  It's been a good time for us to come down and get one last fling before school starts.

    Thanks so much for your question!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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