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Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2015 - Undercover Tourist

by Leap on January 6, 2015

best time to visit Disney World in 2015

Before we get the new year too far behind us, we wanted to take a moment to discuss one of the biggest vacation-planning topics out there — the best time to visit Disney World in 2015!

Now, in our book, it's always a good time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. We've been to visit in every season and have found we could manage crowds just fine — by following our own solid touring advice. That is getting to the park at opening, taking breaks in the afternoon when the parks are busiest and making use of wait-time apps. Now guests can follow our FastPass+ tips as another means of skipping the lines. Believe it or not, if you take our advice, you will find crowds can be manageable even during the busiest times!

That said, there are still better times to visit Disney World, and by extension Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando, than others. It should come as no surprise that the best time to visit Disney World in 2015 generally falls along school schedules, which is to say, when the kids are in school. Generally anytime there is a holiday where kids will be out of school, there will be crowds at Disney World. Now, we have a no-judgment policy over here for you parents who want to pull your kids out of school for a Disney vacation (we have done it ourselves), but here are some things to consider.

Best time to visit Disney World in 2015 - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Determining the Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2015

When planning the best time to visit Disney World in 2015, we recommend you check out our crowd calendar. The weekly and daily crowd levels for the whole year are right there for you to see, along with individual park recommendations and park hours. Park hours are important and should be factored in when deciding when to visit Orlando. Because during the times when crowd levels are lowest, park hours are shortest. When crowd levels are highest, the parks generally open earlier and close later.

Special events should also be a consideration in deciding the best time to visit, and they are also displayed on the crowd calendar. Disney World offers some spectacular events, and you just might decide you want to plan your visit during one or more of them.

So what's the best time to visit Disney World in 2015? If we're going purely from the predicted crowd levels, the very best times to visit Disney World in 2015 are ...

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    The weeks of Jan. 4-10, 25-31
  • The week of Feb. 1-7
  • The second half of August
  • All of September
  • Most weekdays and the last week in October
  • Weekdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Weekdays in December (minus the week of Christmas and New Year's Eve)

Historically, September has been the best very best of the month of the year to visit Disney World in terms of crowd levels, and it remains the case for 2015 as well. With the kids just returning to school parents are loath to take the kids out for vacation. Also working in its favor, September has some of the very best events of the entire season, including Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Halloween Horror Nights at the Universal Orlando Resort and Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Lest you think September is the perfect month, keep in mind that it is also the height of Orlando's rainy season. You should prepare for daily afternoon thunderstorms and possibly more rain than that.

The days after Thanksgiving leading up to the week of Christmas are also a good time to visit Disney World, although perhaps not as good as they used to be. With the popularity of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, which is held on select nights in November and December, those days are getting busier, which brings us to ...

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The very worst times to visit Disney World in 2015. They are ...

  • The first week of January
  • The week of Feb. 15-21
  • March 8-April 11
  • Weekends in May starting May 16
  • June
  • July
  • August until the 17th
  • The week of Thanksgiving
  • The week of Christmas through the week of New Year

With Easter falling later in the season this year, it means that the "spring break season" will be longer. Crowds will be spread from the second week of March through the entire week of Easter, which will be close to the peak crowds you see around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Best Holidays to Visit Disney World in 2015

Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2015 - Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

I want to take a moment to look at the holidays, because these are a popular time for families to make trips to Disney World. And rightly so. The Christmas holiday season especially, which runs from mid-November through the first of the new year at Disney World, is a wonderful time to visit because the parks are decorated and there are many fun special events. Many families love the atmosphere around the holidays, even with the extra crowds. The parks are most crowded around the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter - April 5
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving - Nov. 26
  • Christmas
  • New Year's Eve

If you're thinking of visiting during these times, be sure to check out our survival guides for Spring BreakThanksgiving and Christmas. The other holidays also see an increase in crowds, although they are less pronounced than the ones above. The least busy holidays for 2015 are:

  • Labor Day - Sept. 7
  • Columbus Day - Oct. 13

Well, there you have it — the best times to visit Disney World in 2015. Let us know your favorite time of year to visit Disney World in comments below! Curious how busy Disney World will be when you plan to visit? Check out our Crowd Calendar. You'll find more resources to help you plan your Disney World vacation inside our Orlando Planning Guide

Hoppy Disney planning!

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Akajako Feb 20, 2014 at 4:25 p.m.

Oh Man....my WDW vacation is book for September 14 - 24....

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Beth Feb 20, 2014 at 5:44 p.m.

Planning on going the first week of September. We know its around Labor Day but hoping it will be very lean compared to the rest of the year.

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Judianne May 19, 2015 at 3:41 p.m.

We went that week last year- be prepared it.was.scorching hot!!

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Mary Feb 20, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.

We used to go early September and it was great. This year we are limited to our dates so for the first time we are going in March for Spring Break. I am already having anxiety about it!

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Cowboy Davy Sep 27, 2014 at 6:48 p.m.

We have gone at Spring Break at both Disneyland and Disney World and we have had good weather and smaller crowds. Just check to see which rides or attractions are closed so there are no suprizes. Many times the rides are down for upgrades or repairs. Just make sure you dress in layers and pack a pair of long pants, a sweatshirt and a light jacket.

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Kristi gaarling Jan 27, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Mary was the crowds bad during spring break?

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Brenda May 1, 2015 at 4:27 p.m.

We had 2 to 3 hour waits !!

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Brittany Feb 12, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.

I took my kids during Spring Break '14 and it was actually fine. WE experienced some very slow lines, but for the most part, the lines moved extremely quickly. To be honest, the only lines that were rough were the waits to see characters. We had to wait over an hour to meet Jasmine and Aladdin and at Princess Hall (or whatever) the wait would have been even longer. If you have a child who has BTDT with the characters (or if it's just adults) there is literally nothing bad about this time. The waits aren't even bad because it's not that hot yet.

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Erin Mar 10, 2015 at 3:44 p.m.

Hi. My family and I are planning to go to Disney World in September. You said you have gone before in this month. Did you have weather or hurricanes to worry about at that time of the year or are they further enough inland to not have to really worry about hurricanes?

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Jenny Mar 16, 2015 at 3:28 p.m.

I have been there in Sept. and I believe they are to far inland to make much of a difference. I have seen some damage but never at Disneyworld.

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Nikki Apr 6, 2015 at 5:19 p.m.

I've been in September. There was a period of rain that would come almost like clockwork, you could see it coming in time to take cover, and would pass through in about 30 minutes. In my mind, totally workable!

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Katie Feb 20, 2014 at 7:50 p.m.

Just did Jan 19-24 2014! It was great! We saw an influx of people Mon-Tues for those that had done a long weekend with the MLK holiday. But otherwise it wasn't crazy! We followed tips from here and we were able to get around pretty good and didn't wait long for much of anything. Saw lots of characters too!

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beth Feb 21, 2014 at 12:19 a.m.

We are going 1st week of May, we did the same week last year and even though it was rainy we had NO WAIT in lines at the Magic Kingdom we literally got off space mountain and walked around and got back on! it was great!

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Kira Mar 13, 2015 at 9:47 p.m.

We are going 1st 2 weeks in May also, that's made me feel much better. Being from Australia I don't think we ever experience anything like the crowds at disney land. :)

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Meagan Apr 4, 2015 at 5:16 p.m.

We are going the first week of May as well and I have only heard good things about this time of year at Disney. My kids have been going diligently to school this year and not missing so they can be out this week. Think it's worth missing the crowds!

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Scott Apr 12, 2015 at 6:17 p.m.

We are going to Disney the 1st week of May, and have never been that early in the season. Does anyone know if the typical afternoon showers usually pop up that early like they do during the Summer months?

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Erin Apr 17, 2015 at 6:37 p.m.

I have been to Disney a few times in May and haven't experienced the afternoon rain showers that are so prevalent later in the summer. I was there the first week in May 2 years ago and the weather was perfect, but Magic Kingdom and Epcot were both packed.. and it was during the week. I'm guessing it had a lot to do with New Fantasyland opening, but still, lines in MK were pretty crazy. Hopefully it'll be good for you guys this year.

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Kristin Feb 21, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

I have to say Although Christmas is THE WORST for Crowds....ITs truly a magical time of year. Really makes you remember all thats special about Christmas....FAMILY! I also cant believe how absolutely amazing the decorations are.

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Sue Oct 9, 2014 at 9:15 p.m.

The very best time to do Holiday Disney is the week after Thanksgiving to the week before Christmas. Everything is decorated. All the shows and parades are up but the crowds have either been there over Thanksgiving or are waiting for Christmas week.

I've been in early December a couple times with no complaints, although once I got caught in a cold snap, so be prepared for that possibility

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Lori Nov 19, 2014 at 6:10 p.m.

I'm with you. It's very crowded but we are going again. It's so beautiful.

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Brad Apr 8, 2015 at 6:10 p.m.

We have gone 2 times in the past 3 years for Christmas in the beginning of December. What was once a low crowd time, now has become a moderate to heavy (on the weekends) time. But the Christmas season has that extra magic that makes you keep coming back.

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Kim McQueen Feb 21, 2014 at 1:33 a.m.

We went over the week of thanksgiving 2013 and the crowds were fairly large but with fast pass and spending two days at magic kingdom and Epcot, we had a great time with very little waiting. Pace yourself and do the early in-ready in the middle and stay late plan and it will be very enjoyable for you. Can't wait to go back!

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Steph D Feb 21, 2014 at 4:11 a.m.

We've been in or around the end of April the last two years and are heading back in a few months, and each time we can't believe how quiet the parks are at that time. Avoid the Easter weeks and you'll be in great shape. Both in Disney and Universal parks, we barely had any line-ups anywhere, and most of the 'line-up' time was spent walking through empty rope paths to finally get to the front!

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caryn Aug 29, 2014 at 7:37 p.m.

Hello , I was reading your post im trying to plan my first trip to WDW how was the weather when you went , Im just trying to gather info I have no idea when a good time to go if u have any info u like to share would be great thanks

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Patricia Lynch Feb 22, 2014 at 2:36 p.m.

We have gone the first week of May several years now and I feel it is the best time. Weather is warm to hot but not yet humid, and the crowds are quite low. Second favorite time to go is mid-late October. I would love to go in January or February but Splash Mountain is usually down for maintenance then and there is NO way I will go without getting my Splash Mountain fix!

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Marcos Feb 4, 2015 at 12:53 p.m.

Agreed! Disney World and Disneyland are dead to me in January, because the Splash Mountain refurbishment..

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Daryl Apr 3, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

We used you guys last year to plan our trip. We went the week after labor day and it was fantastic! This year we are planning on going Sept 7th-13th! So far our planning is perfect!

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FrogBlog Apr 3, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.

Hi Daryl,

So glad we could help!

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Danny Apr 15, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

I've been to WDW about a million times and found that the first and second weeks of September and December were the best for crowds but December is extra special because the parks are decorated for the holidays.

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Tom Sep 21, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

First timers. Looking at October or December of 2015. Would love to talk to you.

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Jacqui Dec 26, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.

Hi there I am reading all the comments on recommendations and because of work commitments and school holidays the only time we can go in 2015 will be at Christmas! Although we are very excited we are very apprehensive about booking and welcome ANY advice as this will be our first time. Would you recommend villa or hotel??

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FrogBlog Dec 29, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.

Hi Jacqui,

Christmas is absolutely spectacular in the parks. It is just very busy, so it helps to know what to expect going in. You did not mention how many people will be in your party and how long you are going, so that would be a factor in the villa vs. hotel debate. If you have a larger group and will be staying longer, the villas might be the better option.

Best,

Leap

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Stacey Feb 18, 2015 at 2:46 p.m.

Thinking of May 22-25

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Kelly Apr 15, 2015 at 4:39 p.m.

Stacey, Keep in mind that weekend is Memorial Day therefore a lot of kids will be out of school. May 22nd is the BIG 24 hour celebration as well. They will close Magic Kingdom is the crowd is too much. Happened twice when I was there and I live here in Florida.

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Linda Feb 17, 2015 at 6:50 p.m.

We rent a house about 5 miles from disney worked out perfect.My whole family went 6 adult 3 kids would do that again have stayed at contemporary and carribean and all sports.Like the house sure saved us a bundle!

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Kathy Feb 13, 2015 at 12:38 a.m.

Oct would be better in terms of crowds and weather. We went this past year in early December and could not believe how crowded and chilly at night it was. We have been many times in October and would definitely prefer that month.

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Darren Mar 2, 2015 at 9:05 p.m.

i am planning the first week oct I hope your right :)

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Melissa Mar 9, 2015 at 1:54 a.m.

Keep in mind on certain nights the park closes for Mickey's not do scary Halloween, you have to purchase tickets for this event.

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carol Apr 5, 2015 at 2:48 a.m.

Is it too cold in October to enjoy water rides. I am a first timer. Personally for me heat and crowds don't mix.....so avoiding summer months however so many people comment on September.

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FrogBlog Apr 7, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.

Hi Carol,

October should be fine still for water rides, and the pools are heated.

Keep hopping!

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Kathy T. Jun 1, 2014 at 5:31 a.m.

Oh dear, sounds like this might be bad timing for our trip.! We are going to be there in July. My brother and I decided to take a sibling trip to WDW for 5 days, following my birthday celebration with family in Panama City, FL. He and I are in the Senior Citizen category, but when we get together, we act like a couple of kids! Looking forward to a fun time.

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FrogBlog Jun 2, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

Hi Kathy,

Sounds like a lot of fun! Get to the park ahead of opening, and you will have a few hours of touring when crowds are at their lowest. Take a break in the afternoons and then come back in the evening.

Best,

Leap

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patty Oct 25, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

Was wondering how the parks are after christmas

And before new year?

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rebecca Jul 15, 2014 at 1:08 a.m.

What do you think crowds will be like from September 25 - 28?

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Tony Sep 14, 2014 at 12:40 a.m.

Have been there the last 6 straight years. Seems to me that the first or second week of December is just perfect for low crowds and great weather. See you in 3 months!

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Gail Marcantonio Sep 14, 2014 at 10:54 p.m.

Comments about the crowds to be expected December 7th through December 10th?

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FrogBlog Sep 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

Hi Gail,

Crowds should be veery good during your visit!

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Craig Sep 16, 2014 at 1:45 a.m.

We're going Nov 20-25. Crowds should be okay, correct?

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Katelyn Sep 21, 2014 at 9:31 p.m.

We are thinking of going November 11-16, thoughts on crowds?

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Anna Sep 21, 2014 at 9:52 p.m.

I just got back today from a four day trip starting on the 18th. It seemed overly busy for this time of year. MK was...wow. The food and wine festival at Epcot really brought in a lot of people, and Hollywood studios was busy too. I've been before in September, but the 9th - 16th, and remember the crowds being really low. I planned this trip thinking it would be the same. I used fastpass, which helped a lot. I am wanting to go back in the beginning if December for a couple of days, but just don't know which week will be the best. Any suggestions would help!

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Yuya Sep 22, 2014 at 3:11 a.m.

I went Aug. 25-27 and it was great. Compared to May 12-14 that I also went. I believe it was because of the back to school week. All parks were good to walk and the longest time we wait was 30 min. compared to other date when you can wait for up two 2 hours. Of course, we got fast passes for the most popular rides such as the Seven Dwarfs Mine and Buzzlighter in Hollywood Studios( I don't recall the name of the ride). We had a got time this August. We are planning to repeat one week before Thanksgiving or the second of December before Christmas season gets crazy.

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sue Sep 22, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

I was thinking of going in 2015. When is the best time...Not too croweded..and the heat!!!

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Hollie Sep 22, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.

Traveling with kids ages 2 years and 1 year old we can go any time trying to pick the dates with less crowds and good hotel prices what do you think about jan2015

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Dennis Sep 26, 2014 at 9:36 p.m.

We are at the parks right now. Been here sept. 24,25,26.... seems overly crowded, more than other years we have come in sept. Maybe its because the teacher planning days squeezed in between this week. We will try coming back early Dec. Hopefully its not as crowded.

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Dan Oct 10, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

Just got back from 5 day visit to WDW in the first week of October. Crowds were hectic, made for a lot of work with 3 kids. All popular rides were long waits (45-60min) Thank goodness for fast pass and Disney app was helpful. Never again will I go in October. Will do more careful research next time.

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Margie Oct 14, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.

We went September 27th -Oct 3, 2014. Crowds were extremely high. I was disappointed because I had done soooo much research to avoid this. Fastpasses were a lifesaver. It also rained everyday except Oct 3 for hours on end. None of the 1 hour then gone rain. It stuck around. Worse trip unfort so far to Disney. I think I may go back to going in January. Any thoughts?

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Tammy Nov 9, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.

On our way home today from a 7 day stay (first timers). Beautiful weather! The Fast Pass was a lifesaver- if we had not done that, we may not have been able to ride anything! It was very crowded, especially if you needed to navigate a stroller (we took our 3-year-old). The Very Merry Mickey Party was awesome and well worth the $. Take their advice- go early! And the Magic Bands are so convenient! All in all, it was a great experience, however, don't expect to go and ride most of the rides - unless you are only going to one park the entire time- you need time to get throughout the crowds to get to your destinations. The breakfast with the characters at Tusker House Restaurant was awesome (buffet was delicious). Also- if you can swing it- rent a stroller instead of packing it- kingdom strollers was great and each park has rentals too! One final thought- the Memory Maker is well worth the $ as well. Happy travels!

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FrogBlog Nov 10, 2014 at 7:55 a.m.

Tammy,

Thanks for all of the advice and so glad you had a great time!

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Burt Ward Dec 3, 2014 at 6:18 p.m.

We visited DW as hosted guests (friend is in upper management). He suggested we visit the last week of May. It turned out great. Lines were short, restaurants were not jammed, you didn't have the log jam of endless baby prams, and the monorail was half full for nearly all transfers between the parks. It was the funnest time I had ever had there.

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Marianne Dec 9, 2014 at 1:47 a.m.

My husband and I and my 73 year old mother want to come 2015. Is April the week of the 19th a good low crowd time. Is the weather warm them? What a bout the 1st week in May?

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FrogBlog Dec 10, 2014 at 2:12 p.m.

Hi Marianne,

You will have just missed the spring break crowds, and we expect them to be medium during this time. The weather will be warm, but not too hot. We offer more details on weather and crowds in our month-by-month guide to Disney World. The link is here.

Best,

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sara Dec 10, 2014 at 12:35 a.m.

hi from canada wondering what the weather is like in nov and jan ?

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FrogBlog Dec 10, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

Hi Sara,

You can find information about the weather in our month-by-month guide Disney World. Links on this page.

Best,

Leap

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Adam McKinney Dec 14, 2014 at 8:43 p.m.

My wife and I went Oct 16th-21st in 2000 and we never waited more than 15 minutes for rides that we didn't have fast pass.

Now... 15 years later... We want to take our 3 boys there. We were thinking the same time frame of the 3rd week in October.

I've read all the comments. I seen the 1st week is horrible in October. But is the 3rd week still as fantastic as it was 15 years ago?

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FrogBlog Dec 15, 2014 at 7:12 a.m.

Hi Adam,

From comments I have read from others you may find that it feels more crowded than it did the last time you were there. Please check out the crowd calendar for your specific dates. September is generally better than October for crowds, although you have more rain chances.

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shenandoah Dec 18, 2014 at 8:17 p.m.

We are planning to be at Disney DEC 28th thru the 1st. What are the crowds like ?

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FrogBlog Dec 19, 2014 at 8:41 a.m.

Hi Shenandoah,

Our Crowd Calendar is the best guide to crowd levels, but we probably don't have to tell you that it is going to be packed! Merry, but packed! Here are some tips for navigating the parks during the busy holiday season.

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Rochelle Tatnell Jan 6, 2015 at 10:39 p.m.

The best time to visit is Halloween. Love all the sweets at sea - world and Mickeys not so scary Halloween party.

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Rodrigo Jan 8, 2015 at 3:20 p.m.

Hi Frogs!

I am planning a 15 days visit to both Disney Parks and Universal...

My daughters birthday is on 23th Sep, and I wanna be there by that date...but the question is...crowd-wise... Is it better to go beginning of Sep and ending by 23th....or beginning by around 23th and ending in October?

Thanks and best regards

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FrogBlog Jan 8, 2015 at 9:53 a.m.

Hi Rodrigo,

What a terrific birthday present for your daughter! I am sure she is going to love it :) Crowds wise, it is better to end your trip on the 23rd than start it on the 23rd.

Best,

Leap

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Molly Jan 9, 2015 at 4:28 a.m.

Why is February.15-21 one of the worst weeks to visit? We are planning on going that week.

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FrogBlog Jan 11, 2015 at 3:34 p.m.

Hi Molly,

You have President's Day on one end and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, which both bring in additional crowds. We've got some tips for handling similar crowds in this post!

Best,

Leap

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Joxty Jan 10, 2015 at 11:39 p.m.

We have just booked two weeks from the 17th August 2015, based on the information from this super helpful site. Can we expect the crowds to be considerably lower than they are in the first two weeks of August? Does anyone have any experience of the last two weeks in August?

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FrogBlog Jan 11, 2015 at 3:26 p.m.

Hi Joxty,

This is a terrific time to visit, and crowds should be much lower than the first two weeks of August.

Best,

Leap

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Melissa Jan 16, 2015 at 3:29 a.m.

Soooooooo excited we will be visiting Jan 23rd thru the 30th. Was hoping for this to be a good time and it appars that it will be:)

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Liz Jan 18, 2015 at 11:18 p.m.

We are planning to go for the first week of December and we are a family of 6. My kids ages are 11,9,7,and 6; we are trying to pay everything in advance. What parks would be good to visit for their age range? What hotel should I look into? This is our first vacation and I wanted to be a memorable one. Thanks

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FrogBlog Jan 20, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.

Hi Liz,

All of the Disney parks are geared for your children's age ranges, and I would recommend you plan on visiting each of the parks at least once. For the hotels, I would definitely recommend staying on site. Which hotel depends on how much time you plan to spend at the hotel, what amenities you are looking for and, of course, your budget. Given the size of your party and the ages of your children, I think you'd like Disney's Art of Animation. It's the newest resort property, and its family suites sleep up to 6. I especially love the Cars section, but there are family suites themed to Finding Nemo and The Lion King too.

Best,

Leap

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Milagros Jan 31, 2015 at 4:38 a.m.

We are going to Disney from March 25 to April 1. We didn't realize that those dates were the worst we can choose!! We are on panic now! What did you recommend?

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FrogBlog Feb 2, 2015 at 7:36 a.m.

Hi Milagros,

These aren't the worst days you could choose, but there are better days. That said, don't panic! You can still have a great trip. Here are some tips for handling the spring break crowds. The single best thing you can do is arrive ahead of park opening each day and ride the most popular rides with the shortest durations first.

Keep hopping!

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louis Feb 3, 2015 at 10:32 a.m.

We went January 6th 2015 thinking it would be empty. The Magic Kingdom and Hotel were packed! Once we got the hang of fast pass and got to know the park it was still smooth sailing.

We are going again the end of March. Even though im sure it will be crowded it should go good now that we're a little experienced

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Leanne wareham Feb 3, 2015 at 11:28 a.m.

I agree with rochelle above, halloween is fabulous. We went for last 2 weeks in October in 2013 and it was fantastic. Really low crowds, just walked through lots of empty zig zag queuing pens to get straight on rides, and weather was amazing, hot (90s every day) but not too humid and no rain at all. Parks were all decked out for Halloween and mickey's not so scary Halloween party was awesome

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Glenda Feb 3, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.

Hi there, we are planning our very first family vacation for Easter 2016. Our children will be 8, 6 and 3 we will be travelling from Northern Ireland. we were wondering which would b best?7 days,10 days or 14 days? And could you perhaps recommend an hotel to cater for 5 of us?

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FrogBlog Feb 5, 2015 at 10:18 a.m.

Hi Glenda,

How wonderful for you and your family. The longer your visit, the more time you have to explore the parks not to mention enjoy the resort activities, and visit the other theme parks and Florida attractions. You will also see your pay day ticket costs go down the longer you stay, but ultimately that is your call about what will work best for your family.

With your length of stay, I would suggest staying at a moderate or deluxe Disney hotel, which will offer more resort activities than the values. All of the hotels offer different theming, so without knowing more specifics about your needs/wants, it's hard to narrow down the choices from there.

Keep hopping!

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adri Feb 4, 2015 at 9:51 p.m.

Do you think the week of june 1st will be bad. Everyone is pretty much still in school. Any thoughts?

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FrogBlog Feb 5, 2015 at 9:41 a.m.

Hi Adri,

It is still expected to be pretty crowded. Check out the Crowd Calendar.

Keep hopping!

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Leah Feb 8, 2015 at 11:38 p.m.

I think this year will be our 12th time to visit Orlando from Ireland from 2001 & we have always travelled in late August/Sept/October timeframe. Thankfully we have been quite lucky with the weather & the crowd levels, I now realise, have been amazing. With a sensible use of the old fastpass we rarely would've had to queue longer than 10 mins for anything. We would've always done the MK stressfree in under a day. Last year we got cheap flights & changed our usual routine & visited during which we thought would be a quiet time, March 8th for 19 nights. It turns out our "quiet time" was smack bang in the middle of Spring Break & OMG it was horrific (dramatic I know but bear in mind my comment above about previously rarely having to wait longer than 10 mins for anything!!!!). Lines for absolutely everything (even parking/monorails/restaurants/shops & don't get me started on the fastpass+ booths (at the time we had no option to book in advance online as we weren't staying on Disney property)) & crowds everywhere (there were times I felt more like I was in a cattle herd than the happiest place on earth). To sum it up, we went to the magic kingdom on 4 separate days & didn't even get close to finishing it (bear in mind that we were travelling with a 3 (her 3rd visit) & 2 (her 2nd visit) year old & a 9 month old so their needs slowed things down a little too :-) ). Anyhow sorry for the rant but the bottom line is stick with September/October all the way. This year we have flights booked to go back in very late October thru 13th November (our edest is now in school so we have to take her holidays into account) & I am hoping that November is good too??

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Steven Corriveau Feb 9, 2015 at 7:22 p.m.

My fiancee and I are getting married on September 19th and our honeymoon will be from September 22th to October 1st at Walt Disney World and Sea World.

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FrogBlog Feb 10, 2015 at 8:20 a.m.

Best wishes! What a terrific way to spend a honeymoon.

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Jamie Feb 12, 2015 at 9:52 p.m.

I have booked for our first trip to WDW Oct 10-16 at the Bonnet Creek Resort. How is this time of year? Is any water activities open? My son is 10 years old is there anything I should prepare for before then? Thank you

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FrogBlog Feb 13, 2015 at 6:29 a.m.

Hi Jamie,

Bonnet Creek is a terrific location. October is generally very nice, and your son will be able to enjoy plenty of water activities. It might get cooler in the evenings, but daytime will be plenty warm, and the pools are heated anyway. You might consider adding on a night at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. If it's a first visit for you all, I'd make sure you are doing at least one day at Magic Kingdom and then add on the party. It's one of the Frog Family's favorite events, and a lot of fun, but you'd want to experience all of the party highlights and you'd want another full day to experience the rides.

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Tiffany Feb 13, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.

Geez I wish I would have found this site earlier!! :) I'm a first time Disney Go-er. Visiting May 26-30, 2015 with my Husband and 4 children (ages 1,5,7,8). I see that I chose a HORRIBLE time to go based on the chart and info provided here. Are there any tips, guidance that anyone could provide that could make this trip as fun, but as painless as possible? Especially with what will be large, busy crowds. Planning to stay at one of the Value resorts.

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FrogBlog Feb 16, 2015 at 10:26 a.m.

Hi Tiffany,

This post is just for you! You can still have a great trip, it's just important to have realistic expectations about the crowds and follow our tips! The values are a good choice for first-time visitors who are planning on spending most of their time in the parks.

We'd love to hear back from you after the trip!

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Erin Apr 17, 2015 at 6:49 p.m.

Yes, Memorial Day weekend/week is busy, but don't worry, you guys will still have a blast! Just pace yourselves.. especially with the little ones. All the resorts have great pools (and other kid-friendly activities) so enjoy some down-time there in the afternoons. Allow enough time to get around, whether you're driving or taking Disney transport. I'm not a big believer in the Extra Magic Hours, but I'm sure people would debate me on that. Try to plan a few must-do's, but then just have fun! You can't PLAN everything, it takes away from the fun. Just be sure you stay for the Magic Kingdom fireworks... they really are magical. :)

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Albious Latior Feb 15, 2015 at 6:04 p.m.

What is the weather during March (spring break?) in Disney World? This will be our first vacation to Disney World.

Thanks

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FrogBlog Feb 16, 2015 at 10:07 a.m.

Hi Albious,

Expect the highs to be in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s/low60s. Definitely pack a sweatshirt and poncho for rain, but don't forget the swimsuits. The pools are open and heated!

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Darren Feb 16, 2015 at 1:11 p.m.

We have recently got back from our trip to Disney. We stayed 26th Jan '15 - 10 Feb '15 and specifically used the undercover tourist crowd calendar to choose one of the emptiest periods in the year. According to the calendar it was pretty much GREEN every day and let's remember this is supposed to mean pretty much empty with lines that are straight on or around 5 mins.

Oh my.... how we were disappointed!

Magic Kingdom was the worst by far. We went on 3 separate days (all supposed to be green) and it was RAMMED! The "7 Dwarfs Mine Cart" was at worst 2 hours long and at best 45 mins (not taking into account the first 20 mins of the park opening). Average for everything was around 30 - 45 mins. Walking around was a pain too, shuffling through shops was awful and being bustled all the time.

Epcot was better with most things being 5-10 mins but Soarin' was always over an hour and Test Track hovering around 45-60 mins.

Hollywood Studios was similar with all the good stuff 30-45 mins and the best ride (Toy Story) being well over an hour. Some bits were 10-15 mins.

Animal Kingdom, same again. Good stuff (Expedition Everest & Safari) being 45 mins+ and other bits 10-20mins+.

Now, for the majority of rides those times are not actually too bad. But far far from the stated GREEN periods which we had based the whole holiday around.

What went so horribly wrong? The only thing that seemed consistent was that there were thousands of Brazilians/Argentinians and hordes of Cheerleader/Twirler groups. Is this now a school holiday for those countries?

The only saving grace for us was that due to my son's Autism we get Accessibility Passes; Universal's version is brilliant because if the line is less that 30 minutes you can go straight on. Coupling the power of that with the existing FastPass+ system and being a bit savy about getting there early and following "how to avoid the queues" we got pretty much everything done. It was however, far from the empty experience I was expecting.

Is Magic Kingdom just permanently busy?

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FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 3:09 p.m.

Hi Darren,

Thank you for sharing your feedback. It’s not your imagination, the parks are getting busier, and Magic Kingdom receives the lion’s share of visitors. Disney has stated that they are letting more people in the parks because of My Disney Experience and FastPass+, so there are more people on a crowd level 4 now vs. a 4 in the past.

That said, we were in the parks two weeks before you arrived, and it was the least crowded time we have ever experienced, with same-day FastPass+ availability for big attractions (Anna & Elsa, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster). Waits were lower than busier times, but there were still waits for stand-by guests.

Green days are the best days to visit, but it’s good to keep in mind that even on green days, the parks are not empty.

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Joni Feb 17, 2015 at 8:08 p.m.

Hello, we have a trip coming up for Tuesday after Memorial Day thru the following Monday. Compared to other crowded times , can anyone tell me how this will stack up. We have been many times to Disney; April, June , July and October. July was the absolute busiest out of those visits and Fall Break Oct 2014 was busier than we expected and April was the best. Just want to make sure we are not going to be wall-to-wall.

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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Hi Joni,

It is expected to be crowded during your visit, but not quite as busy as June and July.

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Sally Feb 17, 2015 at 9:14 p.m.

We are going the first week of March. Please tell me that is a good time. We are taking are little girl for her birthday. Plus at the Magic Kingdom where is the best places that don't cost so much.

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FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 11:28 a.m.

Sally,

What a great way to celebrate! The first week of March should be a pleasant time to visit with medium crowds. Are you looking for dining recommendations in Magic Kingdom? The quick-service options would be more affordable than the table-service restaurants.

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Rosemary Feb 19, 2015 at 2:34 p.m.

My husband and I want to visit for the Xmas decorations and Mickey party but the week we originally were thinking of seems to be predicted for Pop Warner week... Can anyone tell me if we should be looking at a different time to visit. We are interested in lower park crowds and can be flexible on when we travel. Thanks!

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Nazaret Feb 20, 2015 at 9:17 p.m.

What is like to go on the first week of March? (2 - 9 of March exactly)

Thanks. :)

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FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.

Hi Nazaret,

It should not be too crowded at the start of your trip as spring break will not have started for most schools, although it will get much busier toward the end.

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Anna Feb 22, 2015 at 6:10 a.m.

I would like some help me and my kid's went to go these year but they never flight. And also we're can I get the best deal for flight and hotels and sea world,university studio, Disney world.

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FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 7:47 a.m.

Hi Anna,

You can search our Orlando ticket page for the best deals on tickets.

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Shawn Lawson Feb 23, 2015 at 10:21 p.m.

Why is mar 8 a bad time that's when we are going?

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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.

Hi Shawn,

It is the start of Spring Break.

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virginia Feb 24, 2015 at 4:52 p.m.

We went feb14th-19th and it was NIGHTMARE. SO this article is spot on with those dates. It was so crowded there were workers directing people where and how to walk there were soooo many people.

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Shaifali Feb 24, 2015 at 6:04 p.m.

We are planning to go April 13 - 17 - any input on how crowds will be like ? I was told this should be ok as spring break crowds leave around 12th.

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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 7:50 a.m.

Hi Shaifali,

You are correct. The spring break crowds should be gone by then, and medium crowds are expected. Have fun! Write back and let us know how the trip goes!

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Michelle Feb 24, 2015 at 6:35 p.m.

Trying to finalize dates for our trip to Disney with 7 year old and 2 year old. We are looking at Nov29-Dec3, The week of December 5 (Pop WarnerWeek?), or the week of April 26-30. Suggestions for lowest crowds, best weather?

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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.

Hi Michelle,

Dec. 5 should be the best week, followed by Nov. 29-Dec. 3. Weather should be nice then, although most definitely cooler than April. The pools are open and heated year-round, but on some of the colder winter days us grownup frogs prefer the hot tub :)

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Nicola Mar 2, 2015 at 11:19 p.m.

Hi we're going on the 12 of May to the 26 of May what will the crowds be like then as this is are first time to florida x x

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FrogBlog Mar 6, 2015 at 12:57 p.m.

Hi Nicola,

This is a pretty good time to visit! If you look at our Crowd Calendar, you will see a mixture of green and yellow days.

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Chayna Mar 6, 2015 at 10:01 p.m.

Planning an East Coast USA holiday from Australia with 2 kids (13 & 11). In Orlando for a week from 23rd June which l see is a terrible time, wanting to do both Harry Potter parks with a 3 day pass. Was in Disneyland a couple years ago during Halloween party time, l assume l should expect even bigger crowds then that? Should l add express passes?

Your page has been invaluable thank you.

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FrogBlog Mar 9, 2015 at 2:46 p.m.

Hi Chayna,

You have to make the call on Express Passes, but yes, during peak travel season is the right time to consider purchasing them :)

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Chayna Mar 14, 2015 at 10:27 p.m.

Thanks, have now booked at Cabana Bay so can access extra hour entry. Will now purchase the 2 day with 1 free Universal park to park tickets as this looks like the best deal. Especially going for Harry Potter attractions and many are listed as not having express lines available so may not buy express passes & just try to make the most of the 3 early day entry hours. One last question, l am buying 3 passes ( myself & 11 / 13 year old) as husband not into theme parks & will explore Orlando. If after 2 days l have had enough can l send him with kids on 3rd day ticket?

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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2015 at 6:44 a.m.

Hi Chayna,

Sounds like a plan! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, you cannot. Each ticket can only be used by one person.

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Dean Mar 8, 2015 at 1:31 a.m.

Staying at camp grounds May3-9 . Is this a good time ? We have 2 special needs kids,both 13

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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.

Hi Dean,

This should be a good time to go with medium crowds! Have fun!

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Christy Mar 8, 2015 at 3:36 a.m.

We were supposed to have gone the last week of February. Unfortunately we hadt reschedule everything. The next best date we could settle on was May 30 - June 6. I hope its not to horribly crowed. Its my husband and girls ( 7 and 11) first trip.

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Crystal Mar 11, 2015 at 1:38 a.m.

I was raised in the Tampa Bay area. ..so we went to WDW a few times a year. I got married a few years back and have two great step kids (17&11) & one wonderful husband. Also we have a 2year old & 7 month old. It blows my mind that none of them have been. I'm trying to make sure the 1st trip is amazing as the ones I remember as a child. Any tips on dates or other things to do special. I have not been to WDW since 2001. Thanks for the help

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Mike Mar 12, 2015 at 11:11 p.m.

No mention of Memorial Day period. I guess I should expect it to be busy Memorial Weekend, but how about the week following Memorial Day? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Mar 14, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.

Hi Mike,

It is expected to be fairly busy. Check out our Crowd Calendar, which means you need to get to the parks early, make sure to use FastPass+ and follow a plan so that you visit the most popular rides with the shortest durations first.

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Natalie Dee Mar 13, 2015 at 2:08 a.m.

Hi,

Currently wanting to know the best dates inbetween August the 15th until start September?

thanks!!

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FrogBlog Mar 14, 2015 at 8:13 a.m.

Hi Natalie,

I suggest you check out our Crowd Calendar so you can see the best dates, but overall that is a great time to visit!

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TPK Mar 17, 2015 at 2:13 a.m.

Hello!

I am planning a Disney World trip on May 10-12. We are staying on site and visiting Animal Kingdom on Sunday and Magic Kingdom on Monday. I noticed that it was red for Magic Kingdom on that Monday. I would have assumed during the week it wouldn't be as crowded. Now I'm wondering if I should change Magic Kingdom to Sunday? Any advice would be great! Thanks!

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FrogBlog Mar 17, 2015 at 7:54 a.m.

Hello!

Sunday and Tuesday are both better days for Magic Kingdom on those dates. If you're schedule is flexible, then I would consider switching to one of those days.

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TpK Mar 18, 2015 at 1:05 a.m.

Thank so much for your feedback! We are flexible and will be changing.

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Love Disney Mar 17, 2015 at 2:31 p.m.

We ABSOLUTELY love Disney World. We visit during the month of June and it is very crowded and hot. Although that is so, we still enjoy ourselves and have a great time. We will be visiting this June as well. Looking forward to another Magical Experience.

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Angie Mar 23, 2015 at 3:07 p.m.

We want to take our large family (me, my husband, and our 5 kids) to WDW in October. My vacation budget is $11000. We'll be driving down. Is this budget do-able? Where should we stay? We have a variety of ages-- 3 to 13. Any tips?

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FrogBlog Mar 23, 2015 at 10:58 a.m.

Hi Angie,

You did not mention how long you are staying that is a factor that impacts budget. You should be fine to stay at any of the resorts, and I would look at one of the monorail resorts for the ultimate experience. You can't go wrong with Disney's Grand Floridian, but I would also consider Disney's Polynesian, as the new pool complex should be open, and we hear it's going to be fabulous :)

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Renee braun Mar 23, 2015 at 7:46 p.m.

My family of 6. mom dad and 4 adult kids 21 to 27 are vising Florida WDW and universal for the first time. May 5 to 11th. We are staying off site at our time share. The kids are split on how many days to spend at which resort. my husband wants to go to Epcot. will tag along with daughters to Harry Potters [big Hogwarts fans]. but he is not interested in Disney since we have been many times to Disneyland. but one son loves Disney and wants to get the three day pass.

1. are there better days to see which park?

2. what would be the best day to visit Epcot?

3. 3 of one 2 at the other? visa versa? help calm the family drama.

which way will they be able to see the most?

we are planning on the being there before it opens option. but always staying to the last. but i'm not much a fan of park hopping or how it can add much besides cost.

we are there to see family also. so some time away from parks [ha ha says my son}. the 5 of us will spend most the time together once we can agree on which days at which parks. daughter wants to start to make the reservations for meals and fast passes. help.

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FrogBlog Mar 24, 2015 at 9:34 a.m.

Hi Renee,

Sounds like a fun trip. There are better days to see certain parks. I recommend you check out our Crowd Calendar for specific park recommendations by day. Wednesday and Thursday are better days to visit Epcot, and 3-2 sounds like a good split to me. You did not mention whether you all have visited Disney World before, but assuming you only do three days at Disney and do not park hop, you will need to skip at least one WDW park (Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios would be my recommendation).

Let us know what you decide to do!

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Crystal Mar 28, 2015 at 11:16 p.m.

I am planning our families first trip to Disney World for Dec 24th- Dec 28th. Followed by Universal from Dec 29th- Dec 31st and possibly a day at Aquatica on Dec 23rd. We have a little girl who will turn 5 on the 28th and our son who is 12. We are planning on a stroller as our daughter has pain issues so we feel its better for everyone if she gets a ride but how hard will it be to navigate with her and are we fine if we park our stroller in a parking area for a while and navigate without it when the crowds get to bad. Also how likely is it to get a good weather day to do Aquatica that late in Dec. Thank you guys for all your tricks its so nice to have advice from seasoned pros I have already started getting things together. Any first time tricks would be greatly appreciated

Thanks So Much

Crystal

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FrogBlog Mar 31, 2015 at 7:58 a.m.

Hi Crystal,

Sounds like you've got a good plan in place! Taking a stroller will not be a problem, just know that you will be visiting during the very busiest time of the year, and it will be very crowded! So navigating the most congested areas will be slow and go at times, but so will walking. Leaving your stroller will be fine, just follow the advice on this stroller post Mommy Frog put together. Most of the really cold days happen in January and February, so you may luck out in December. We're so excited for you and your family's first trip! Please don't forget about us when you get back and let us know how it goes.

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michelleH Apr 17, 2015 at 4:40 p.m.

Hi. leaving end of april to may5th 2015. wondering abt the weather in Florida? thank you very much!!!

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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 7:43 a.m.

Hi Michelle,

You are looking at mostly clear days with highs in the upper 80s.

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Ladybenz Apr 17, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.

Hi, going last week of Nov 30 - Dec 6. Would it be less crowed? and will the resort have a cheaper price?

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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 7:34 a.m.

Hi there,

You can see from our crowd calendar, that week is expected to be pretty good as far as crowds go, and it's possible you will find some discounts on the resort hotels if you check with Disney.

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Cindy Apr 19, 2015 at 10:16 p.m.

We are planning on our first trip to WDW the week of July 15. I teach so it's difficult to go during the least busy times. Will it be absolutely miserable, crowd wise during this time?

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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 7:14 a.m.

Hi Cindy,

It will be very, very busy, but we've been in the middle of July and you can make it more manageable.

1. Pick a recommended park based on our crowd calendar.

2. Arrive ahead of park opening, so you can tour when waits are at their lowest. (This is the single most important tip you can follow!)

3. Use FastPass+ in the late morning/afternoon and then get additional passes.

4. Follow a touring plan so that you ride the most popular rides with the shortest durations first.

5. Use our wait times app so you can find the rides with the shortest waits near you in the park.

6. Take a break in the afternoons when waits are at their highest.

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bekah Apr 20, 2015 at 5:51 a.m.

I thought I had my dates set but now im not so sure. We can either go the last week of september or october 18-25. Now im not so sure as they both have busy days. Any input? Not sure if there is school break or busy due to mickey not so scary.

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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 6:49 a.m.

Hi Bekah,

The last week of September is slightly better than those dates in October, but both look pretty good!

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Jenny Apr 22, 2015 at 9:12 a.m.

Hi All, we are hoping to book a trip in 2016 and wondered if you would have any advice for the best time to go that far in advance? Thank you

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FrogBlog Apr 22, 2015 at 11:44 a.m.

Hi Jenny,

You can see some of the 2016 dates already in our crowd calendar. The same principles hold true year to year. Avoid the holidays and times when kids are out of school.

About when are you thinking of going?

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Kristy Apr 29, 2015 at 3:49 a.m.

Party of 7 (grandma, mom, dad and 4 young kids) are heading to WDW this winter. The choice being the week of Nov 15th or the week of Nov 30th. Any thoughts on which would be the best week? 2 most important things are - low crowds and Christmas experiences (without doing the Christmas Party). Looks like there are still many Christmas lights in mid November. Anything we would be missing by going in Mid November rather than waiting until week after Thanksgiving?

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FrogBlog Apr 29, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.

Hi Kristy,

Nov. 15 is a better week for crowds, but you would miss out on the Epcot Holidays Around the World and Candlelight Processional, which begins the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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Lee-Anne Apr 29, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.

Hi, we are hoping to stay at either Coronado Springs or Caribbean Beach resort in 2016. My husband would like to go last week June through 1st week in July, but I am really worried about crowd level, wait times the heat!!! only other time would be to take our son out of school in May. Any tips for which would be best would be great.

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FrogBlog Apr 29, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.

Hi Lee-Anne,

Crowd levels are better in May, but there are also some higher crowd level days in May too, so check the crowd calendar. Of course, you can still have a wonderful trip no matter when you go. I suggest you check out this post on tips for using FastPass+ in summer. Both of those resorts are a lot of fun. Lily and Tad especially loved the fortress pool at Caribbean Beach (sounds more scary than it actually is), and the beachy theme was a big hit with them. Let us know what you decide to do!

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Anita May 5, 2015 at 7:23 p.m.

Hi there, planning trip - I had originally hoped to go early May but had to postpone. I can now go anytime from 18th May. I plan to go for two weeks with a 4 year old. Question I have is do I go for the 18th or a bit later and give myself more time to plan.

Thanks

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FrogBlog May 8, 2015 at 9:44 a.m.

Hi Anita,

The later you wait, the more crowded the parks get. Check out our Crowd Calendar.

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Jen May 7, 2015 at 4:55 p.m.

We are going November 5-11th. Any tips on that time about weather, crowds??? When do they decorate for Christmas?

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FrogBlog May 15, 2015 at 9:51 a.m.

Hi Jen,

Highs are generally in the high 70s and lows near 60. You can see crowd predictions here. The decorations start going up in early November, but it takes several weeks before everything is in place.

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violet May 7, 2015 at 10:02 p.m.

Me and my boyfriend are going to be going from May 11th to May 17th 2016. How do you think the crowds and weather will be at that time of the year?

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FrogBlog May 8, 2015 at 3:19 p.m.

Hi Violet,

We expect medium crowds most of this time, although the weekends will be busier Check out our Crowd Calendar!

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Kerri May 10, 2015 at 11:23 a.m.

We are coming to Florida in October. 18th october - 1st November. We are staying in a villa in Kissimmee. I have been before but not for 17years. Can you help me with idea of what the weather would be like & que times for rides please?

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FrogBlog May 15, 2015 at 9:46 a.m.

Hi Kerri,

The weather is quite good in October and November, with less rain, highs in the 80s and lows near 60. Ride times are also good during this time, but keep in mind that Disney World is never empty even during the least-busy times.

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richard May 18, 2015 at 4:50 p.m.

how bad will it be on may 22 the 24 hr day

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FrogBlog May 19, 2015 at 6:43 a.m.

Richard,

It will easily be the busiest day of the year. Doesn't mean you shouldn't do it — it will be an amazing experience I am sure, especially with the new nighttime parade and projection mapping show — but you should expect super crowds. The parking garage will open at 10 p.m. the night before, and people will begin lining up to get in at 6 a.m.

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Katherine May 19, 2015 at 4:35 p.m.

Went to WDW last year from Sept 2nd to 9th and crowds were amazingly low, weather was nice, and I had a great time. Booked a bounceback for Sept 2015 for Sept 1st to 8th, but I just realized that this year Labour Day falls right in my dates (last year's Labour Day was early on and we arrived after the holiday was over). Will this affect crowd levels? Thanks !

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FrogBlog May 19, 2015 at 1:25 p.m.

Hi Katherine,

Labor Day should not have a huge impact on crowds as most families are just getting back in the swing of things with school.

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