• On Sep 27, 2016
    Melissa from OH 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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    hello! I was wondering when the least busy time of year is to visit Walt Disney World in FL. We did Feb. a few years back and it was great. We were looking at maybe March. I am also looking for the most affordable time to visit too. Thanks!

    Hi Melissa!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am like you, I prefer to travel when the crowds are lighter at Walt Disney World Resort.  As a general rule, when crowds are lighter, the prices are usually lower.  The busiest seasons are considered "peak" and have the highest rates for rooms/tickets.

    It makes sense that whenever schools are out, the crowds will be higher.  Traveling in months that don't involve breaks (spring break, summer break, fall break) is your best bet.  Long weekend holidays, like President's Day, are also busier than normal.

    Early March would be OK, but spring break season begins in March and can be very crowded.

    I like to use the website Touringplans.com to view a crowd prediction calendar.  They use a ton of data to predict what the crowd levels will be like.  It's just a prediction, but it is usually very accurate.  It's a great tool for planning your trip.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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