Mom And Son On Run
  • On Nov 6, 2008
    Krista from ON 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.

    Went to Disneyworld in the middle of September (free dining). There were very little to no wait for most rides. I would like to go again. What other time of the year would be very similar to this even if there was not free dining.

    Hi Krista,

    I like to go by the research that Disney World does to find out which dates historically have the lowest,  moderate and highest attendance trends throughout the year (keep in mind that special events and promotions may influence Theme Park attendance). According to Walt Disney World's website (in the frequently asked questions section), the following dates list the best and worst times to travel to WDW if you are looking to beat the crowds:
    Lowest Attendance: January (except New Year's Day) until just prior to Presidents' week in February
    The week following Labor Day until just prior to Thanksgiving week
    The week following Thanksgiving until the week prior to Christmas
    Moderate Attendance: After Presidents' week in February through early March
    Late April through early June (except Memorial Day weekend)
    The first part of Thanksgiving week
    Highest Attendance: Presidents' week in February
    Mid-March through Late April ("Spring Break")
    Memorial Day weekend
    Mid-June through Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day and weekend
    Christmas week through New Year's Day
    During regular attendance periods the Theme Parks tend to be the busiest on the following days:
    Magic Kingdom: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
    Epcot: Tuesday and Friday
    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Sunday and Wednesday
    Disney's Animal Kingdom: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    So, follow the guidelines above for the "Lowest Attendance" and I am sure you will find a comparable trip to the one you had in the middle of September with lower crowd levels. 
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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