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The Very Best Times to Visit Disney World in 2024 and 2025

by Leap on February 29, 2024 3838 Orlando   Video

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It's a playground full of magic kingdoms, future worlds and galaxies far, far away. There is so much to do at Walt Disney World! The only question is ... when do you visit? 2024 and 2025 at the Most Magical Place on Earth are nothing short of exciting! With TRON Lightcycle / Run now welcoming programmers to the grid, a new nighttime spectacular illuminating EPCOT and Tiana's Bayou Adventure splashing into summer 2024, and more, the magic (and fun) is definitely calling! Understandably, some of you may be wondering: "When is the best time to visit Disney World?"

Best Time to Visit Disney World - Cinderella Castle

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, unfortunately. What we can say, and what has always been true, is this:

You can have a magical visit to Walt Disney World no matter the circumstance or crowd level.

For over 20 years, Undercover Tourist has been helping families plan toadally magical vacations — and along the way, we've also gained some insight into the hows and whys of crowds. That historical knowledge, coupled with our Crowd Calendar, makes up our recommendations on when to visit each year. But in the past few years, typical rules of thumb have stopped applying as often — things tend to ebb and flow a little less "by the old rules" these days, and that's OK! Plus, more and more families are looking at seasons or timeframes versus specific days to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Around the pond, we've decided to organize this post a little differently so that no matter which criteria you're taking into account for your next trip, we can help! Maybe you're flying solo or with a small group of adults who can adjust their schedules based on the least crowded time to visit. Maybe you and your family really want to experience the twinkling magic of the holidays at Disney World (complete with hot cocoa and cookies!). Maybe you've always wanted to see the character topiaries at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, or take your mom to EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. Maybe you're a frugal frog like us and want to know the cheapest days to go to Disney World. No matter the reason or the season, the frogs are here to help!

Determining the Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2024 and 2025

It should come as no surprise that the best time to go to Disney World has historically fallen along with school schedules, which is to say, the best time to visit is generally when the kids are in school.

Generally, any time there is a school holiday, there will be bigger crowds at Disney World.

Check out Undercover Tourist's #1 ranked Crowd Calendar to see projected crowd levels, park hours, event dates and weather all in one place!

When planning the best time to go to Disney World, we recommend you check our Crowd Calendar. The yearly, monthly and daily crowd levels are right there for you to see, along with individual park recommendations, Disney World hours and even events that are taking place. Park hours are important and should be factored in when deciding when to visit Orlando. This is because when crowd levels are lowest, park hours are the shortest. When crowd levels are highest, the parks generally open earlier and close later, and key entertainment might have two showtimes each evening.

Our recommendations take into account historical trends (and wait times), plus factors we believe will draw in more people, including ride openings, school schedules across the nation, runDisney events, sports competitions, special events, refurbishments, weather and more to come up with a holistic look at each timeframe. We get so many great questions from you about why certain dates are green, yellow or red, so we hope peeling back the curtain gives you a little more insight to make the best decision for your family. (But we're still all ears — drop us a comment if you have questions!) Since saving you some green is kind of our thing, we also wanted to call out the dates with the cheapest tickets (and now that tickets are available through October 2025, we've got deets for 2025 visits too!)

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Tiana's Bayou Adventure

New rides, attractions and lands — major openings — can also impact crowds. In 2023, TRON Lightcycle / Run was the big attraction opening at Magic Kingdom in the spring, as well as the return of a reimagined version of the "Happily Ever After" nighttime spectacular. Even Figment drew quite a crowd when his new meet and greet debuted! This means the biggest draw will be Tiana's Bayou Adventure in summer 2024.

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Infographic

Just looking for the TLDR? Check out the infographic above for a cheat sheet of the least busy times to visit Disney World in 2024. Now, let's hop into the fun stuff!

Spring — February, March, April

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Fesitval of the Arts signage at EPCOT

Spring is in the air!

Say hello to warmer weather, rainbows, flowers, bunnies and spring breakers. Two gorgeous EPCOT festivals take place in the spring, and of course, these months also hold Easter and spring break.

Highlights

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts continues into February, bringing colorful displays, live art installations and the incredible Disney on Broadway Concert Series, with real Broadway performers showcasing their talent. Blossoming shortly thereafter is EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, kicking off Feb. 28, 2024, and running through May 27, 2024. Snap a selfie with intricate and impressive horticultural displays (including some of your favorite characters) or catch a Garden Rocks concert.

@undercovertourist From Hook to Tiana, these topiaries are absolutely flowertastic! 🌸 Catch them from now until July in EPCOT! Which one is your fav? #epcot #epcotflowerandgarden #epcotflowerandgardenfestival #disneyworld #waltdisneyworld #wdw ♬ original sound - Undercover Tourist

While Easter and spring break are busy times, they are also unique opportunities to catch the Easter Bunny in the parks, participate in an egg hunt, check out huge confectionery egg displays or celebrate St. Patrick's Day from the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Things to Consider

The biggest variable for spring is when Easter falls. When it's earlier, you can expect a shorter, more intense "spring break" season — and therefore, more crowds at Disney World. When it's later, there is generally a longer but less intense season as school districts vary more on when they let kids out. In 2024, Easter falls on March 31, and in 2025, it will fall on April 20. Because it's a more condensed period, 2024's spring break season will feel busier than in 2025. You'll see these noted on our Crowd Calendar, as well.

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Princess Half Marathon Runner

February brings a three-day weekend for Presidents Day (Feb. 19, 2024), and a runDisney event (Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend - Feb. 22-26, 2024). Many school districts have the entire week of Presidents Day off, so expect elevated crowds even after the holiday officially ends. The runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend will follow April 18-21, 2024.

Our Overall Pick: We think there are two great options here, largely depending on which EPCOT Festival you'd like to see. If you'd like to see Flower and Garden, we recommend the first week of March, before spring break largely happens across the U.S. Plus, the weather is still fresh and breezy, with an average high of 79 and a low of 57. Bask in that Florida sunshine, but pack a light sweatshirt for the cooler evenings. If you'd prefer Festival of the Arts, we recommend the first half of February, just before the holiday weekend; the averages in February are a bit cooler, with expected highs of 75 and lows of 54.

Least Busy

  • Feb. 5-8, 26-29, 2024
  • March 4-8, 2024
  • April 23 and 30, 2024

Most Busy

  • Feb. 2-4, 9-12, 14-25, 2024
  • March 9-31, 2024
  • April 1-10, 18-22, 24-29, 2024

Cheapest

  • Feb. 1-4, 2024
  • March 1-9, 2024
  • April 25-30, 2024
  • Feb. 26-28, 2025
  • March 1-4, 2025
  • April 28-30, 2025

*prices based on a 4-day base ticket from Undercover Tourist and are subject to change

Summer — May, June, July

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Food and Wine Pickle Milkshake

School's out for summer!

The summer months are pretty consistently well-attended, as the final school bell rings. Orlando weather is also pretty consistent in these months — expect higher temps and afternoon showers. There is plenty of summer fun to go around, including pool parties, After Hours events and more. Let's dive in!

Highlights

It's been announced that Tiana's Bayou Adventure will debut in summer 2024! We don't have an exact date yet, but we'll keep you updated.

Over the past couple of years, EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival has taken over for Flower and Garden in July (but with Flower & Garden ending May 27 this year, we'll see if Food & Wine continues the July start date pattern). Sample bites and vino from around the world, plus a hoppin' concert series (Joey Fatone and Friends is Mommy Frog's 90s dream come true each year!).

That summer sunshine also means peak pool weather, making it an amazing time to visit the Disney World water park, Typhoon Lagoon (Blizzard Beach is often undergoing refurbishment in the summertime). In past years, this is also one of our favorite times to attend Disney After Hours events to capitalize on the cooler nighttime temps. There's even an After Hours event AT the water park, with specialty food and beverages, glowing dance parties and more.

Fourth of July is generally a busier time around Walt Disney World — but as with other busy times, there are also some really fun activities going on! Catch special Fourth of July fireworks on July 3 and 4 at Magic Kingdom, and a special presentation of "Heartbeat of Freedom" at EPCOT on July 4, plus red, white and blue treats and specialty entertainment around the resort.

Things to Consider

In the month of May, things stay fairly quiet until Memorial Day (May 27, 2024). Most schools are out across the nation by the second week of June, meaning that things will ramp up and stay consistently busy until school is back in session in mid-August. Fourth of July is typically an extra busy time — but again, there are special foods, fireworks shows and more to celebrate Independence Day.

The main consideration during this timeframe is the weather. Park hours are a little longer, but the heat and rain in Orlando are in their element. Pack your ponchos, fans and extra socks and think through your park strategy for the day to incorporate AC, water breaks and rest and you'll be sitting pretty. Note that in 2023, summer months saw some sparser periods due to record-breaking temperatures.

Best Times to Visit Disney World - H2O Glow

Our Overall Pick: This timeframe offers up some consistent weather patterns, crowds and events. Either weekdays in the first half of May or the first half of June are equitable in our eyes, though May is slightly cooler than June, with an average high of 88 versus 91, with fewer rainy days overall.

Least Busy

  • M-Th in the first half of May
  • First week of June

Busiest

  • Weekends in May, especially around Memorial Day (May 27, 2024, and May 26, 2025)
  • Elevated crowds June + July, especially around July 4

Cheapest

  • May 2-7, 31, 2024
  • June 14-20, 2024
  • July 21-23, 2024
  • May 2-6, 30-31, 2025
  • June 1-4, 2025
  • July 21-25, 29-31, 2025

*prices based on a 4-day base ticket from Undercover Tourist and are subject to change

Fall — August, September, October

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Train Station Lit up for Halloween

You may be saying to yourself, "August? Why is August lumped in with fall?"

Well, at Disney World, the spooky season gets into full swing in mid-August as Mickey pumpkin lantern wreaths adorn the lampposts in Magic Kingdom and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party begins. Mid-August, most of the nation sees tadpoles hoppin' back to school, making the end of August a particularly good time if you're looking for low crowds. Along that same line, expect things to be busier around holidays — in this timeframe, that's Labor Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Highlights

Pumpkin spice and Halloween mice! Fall is such a fun time at Disney World. You'll find seasonal decor and frighteningly fun foodie finds. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (a separately ticketed event) gives families the chance to trick or treat around Magic Kingdom and enjoy exclusive entertainment offerings, including character meet and greets, fireworks and a parade that aren't available to daytime guests. Plus, EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is still in full swing, giving you even more opportunities ... to eat.

Things to Consider

If you won't be attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, know that Magic Kingdom closes early to park guests — 6 p.m. You'll want to plan to hop to another park before 4 p.m. (as party guests begin to be admitted to the park) if you have a park hopper ticket, or will want to plan to spend that day in a different park. You can see exactly which days are party days on our Crowd Calendar to plan accordingly. (And don't froget that we've got discount Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets!)

Fall in Orlando can still be pretty warm, and August and September make up the tail end of Orlando's rainy season. Be sure to check the weather before you visit ... and pack those fans and ponchos! If you'll be in costume, be sure to take the heat and rain into consideration when planning. (Looking for our best rainy day tips? We've got you!)

While long fall breaks are prevalent on the West Coast, the East Coast also sees some shorter spurts of crowds in the fall, most on the week of Indigenous Peoples' Day — which means we expect slightly elevated crowds that week, even after the official holiday ends. Halloween crowds increase around the holidays and grow leading up to Halloween.

Unlike Halloween Time at Disneyland, Disney World's Halloween decor and festivities are mostly concentrated in Magic Kingdom.

Our Overall Pick: When it comes to fall, September is our favorite time to visit Disney World. The weather is slightly cooler than August, crowds are lighter and you get to enjoy those fall feels in the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Least Busy

  • The second half of August
  • Most days in September (minus the days around Labor Day)
  • Most weekdays in October (minus the days around Indigenous Peoples' Day)

Busiest

  • Days around Labor Day (Sept. 2, 2024, and Sept. 1, 2025)
  • Days around Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct. 14, 2024, and Oct. 13, 2025)

Cheapest

  • Aug. 20-23, 2024
  • Sept. 10-13, 2024
  • Oct. 1-2, 27-31, 2024
  • Aug. 19-22, 2025
  • Sept. 2-5, 11-15, 2025
  • Oct. 1-4, 2025

*prices based on a 4-day base ticket from Undercover Tourist and are subject to change

Winter — November, December, January

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Mickey on holiday parade float down Main Street

Practically overnight, Disney World transforms from a pumpkin patch to a winter wonderland in November.

Orlando typically follows suit, with cooler weather moving in (aaaahhh). If you're looking to take a dip in the Disney World pools, don't worry — they're heated. This time period also sees some of the busiest times of the year — Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. It's also stuffed with special events.

Highlights

Unlike Halloween, you'll find the entire Walt Disney World Resort decks its halls for the season. In 2024, you can expect decor at all four theme parks, Disney Springs and the Disney World Resort hotels beginning in early November. No matter the year, the holidays at Disney World wrap up on Dec. 31, with some epic New Year's Eve festivities, including the opportunity to ring in the new year around the world (and plenty of opportunities to toast to the new year).

  • Jan. 9, 2024: Both a highlight and a consideration — you no longer need to make a Theme Park Reservation if you have date-based tickets. Plus, all-day park hopping returns!
  • Jan. 12, 2024: EPCOT International Festival of the Arts typically begins mid-January, celebrating creativity in all of its incredible forms — the culinary, performing, visual and more. It's the shortest EPCOT festival but one of our very favorites to attend. 
  • Select nights in November and December: Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is another separately ticketed event at Magic Kingdom, with free cookies and cocoa as you take in the glimmering holiday festivities (my suitcase is usually full of gingerbread when I head home — don't judge). In 2023, there was a new "Frozen"-themed castle show!
  • Select nights in November and December (*if returning): In 2023, an all-new separately ticketed event joined the lineup — Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios! It offered party-exclusive entertainment, special character greetings, short ride lines and tons of holiday dining options. We'll keep you updated if the event becomes a tradition in 2024!
  • Daily in November and December: Typically the day after Thanksgiving, Festival of the Holidays begins. Enjoy holiday food and traditions around the world and maybe even catch a Celebrity Narrator such as Jordan Fisher or Neil Patrick Harris retelling the story of Christmas with a live orchestra and choir in the Candlelight Processional. (And EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, like all of the EPCOT Festivals, is not a separately ticketed event — your general admission is all you need to access the delicious food and festivities!)
  • Dec. 30-31, 2024: New Year's Eve celebrations are in full swing, with special fireworks presentations on both Dec. 30 and 31 at both Magic Kingdom at EPCOT. On New Year's Eve, you'll find beach parties at the Bay Lake resorts (one year we even spied Chip 'n' Dale in tuxedos!), as well as special DJs in each pavilion of World Showcase, allowing you to celebrate the new year in each country in real-time. 

Things to Consider

The weather is beautiful, holiday celebrations are in full swing and kiddos are out of school — which means that the week of Thanksgiving and the weeks of Christmas and the new year see a lot of visitors. These are the busiest weeks of the year around Disney World ... but there are still some sweet spots to get a visit in!

If you won't be attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, know that Magic Kingdom closes early to park guests — 6 p.m. You'll want to plan to hop to another park before 4 p.m. (as party guests begin to be admitted to the park) if you have a park hopper ticket, or will want to plan to spend that day in a different park. You can see exactly which days are party days on our Crowd Calendar to plan accordingly. Jollywood Nights will impact crowds when mix-in begins from party guests at 7 p.m., and the park closes only an hour early to daytime ticketed guests.

There are also a few holidays and events that draw in larger crowds during the season, including:

  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend - Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2024
  • Veterans Day - falling on a Monday in 2024
  • Thanksgiving - Nov. 28, 2024, and Nov. 27, 2025
  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - Jan. 8-12, 2025
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 20, 2025

The Walt Disney World Marathon is the biggest runDisney event that takes place. Know that there may be longer waits for transportation, as well, as certain roads and routes are closed to make way for runners.

Much like other seasons and EPCOT festivals, there are a few weeks between festivals when EPCOT is in its true evergreen form. Trust us when we say you'll still find an incredible array of food and entertainment! But if you'd like your trip to include Food & Wine, Festival of the Holidays or Festival of the Arts, keep an eye on run dates.

Beginning mid-January, a few water rides close for refurbishments, and you may notice that park hours are reduced until things heat up again in the spring.

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Our Overall Pick: Holiday decorations are typically taken down in January before the marathon — so if you're in it for the holiday hoopla, our best recommendation is to visit early to mid-December, before schools let out (noted in our recs below), or the week before Thanksgiving. Mid to late January is another great time to visit if the holiday decorations aren't on your wish list!

Least Busy

  • Weekdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Weekdays in December (minus the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Eve)

Busiest

  • Veterans Day — Nov. 11
  • The week of Thanksgiving
  • The week of Christmas through the week of New Year
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day -  Jan. 20, 2025

Cheapest

  • Nov. 1-3, 2024; 2025 pricing not available yet
  • Dec. 10-12, 2024; 2025 pricing not available yet
  • Jan. 5-7, 2024; 2025 pricing not available yet

*prices based on a 4-day base ticket from Undercover Tourist and are subject to change

I'm Going During a Busy Time — Now What?

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Batuu

Don't panic!

In our book, it's always a good time to visit Disney World. And let's be real: The best time to visit Disney World is when you can go! We've visited during every season and have found we can manage crowds just fine by following our own tips and park plans at the theme parks (which we've continued to update, taking Genie+ into account). The key is going in with realistic expectations and a solid plan for your days.

If it's going to be hot, plan donut days. Take a break at the hottest times of the day, whether that's kicking your feet up and enjoying the AC at a table-service restaurant or heading back to the hotel for a nap or splash in the pool.

If you're going during the winter months when hours are reduced, plan for more park time and take your downtime in the evenings around the hotels. There are plenty of fun activities to take in — piano sing-alongs with Yeehaw Bob, gingerbread house hopping at the Grand Floridian and monorail resorts, woodworking at Fort Wilderness, Sangria University at Coronado Springs — and that's just scratching the surface!

During busier times, consider Genie+ and make sure to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry if you're staying on-site (and if you aren't, be sure to arrive at the parks before they open to get a head start!). You've got this — and we can't wait to hear all about your magical trip!

And if you want even more froggy insight planning your next Disney World vacay, we're more than hoppy to help! We know there's a lot to consider when planning a Disney World vacation, so we've created a Jump Start guide so everything you need to know is all in one place.

Well, there you have it — the best times to visit Disney World in 2024 and 2025. Let us know your favorite time of year to visit Disney World in the 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 in our Jump Start guide.

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Feb 14, 2024 at 9 p.m. jj skiddy Says...

well we went last week of Jan to start of Feb.....according to crowd calendar was a low crowd time....NOPE>...time to redo the crowds...was so crowded at Epcot we left early.....so will try again for next winter diff time see if that might work.....

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Feb 22, 2024 at 2:27 p.m. mark Says...

You are so right, we arrives 21st jan 24, the crowds for the resort buses are insane, M.K for instance the guest services had to call 3 busses in a row, and one of those was a double stretch bus, why , we came 23 & 22, both were easily manageable, but not now

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Feb 15, 2024 at 2:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JJ!

What were the dates of your visit? We can take a peek!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 3, 2024 at 2:42 a.m. jj skiddy Says...

hi ,,,so we stayed at French Qtr from Sunday Jan,28 thru Saturday February 3rd....More baby carriages in Epcot that ive ever seen in my life....Packed....trying for next jan or feb or march 2025...any ideas???

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Mar 29, 2024 at 5:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JJ!

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We also observed that this January and February saw higher crowds than usual. It's hard to predict with certainty if this will become more a trend in the future or just an unusual experience for this time of year. Based on historic trends, we would still maintain that the end of January & early February (after MLK Jr. Day weekend and before Presidents Day weekend) or the week following the Disney Princess Half-Marathon Weekend into the first week of March would be good times to go to avoid the highest crowds. Also, one other factor to keep an eye on would be any cheer, dance or sports competitions, but none have been scheduled yet.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 10, 2024 at 8:45 p.m. Deval Patel Says...

What the heck is Indigenous Peoples Day?

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Dec 7, 2023 at 11:52 p.m. Lisa Johnson Says...

I like to visit during the last week of May to celebrate my birthday. There's not that full summer heat or out-of-school vacation crowds to deal with.

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Dec 7, 2023 at 10:55 p.m. CK Says...

Hoping for Christmastime some day!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 10:13 p.m. Jessica Mast Says...

Great tips! Never been to Walt Disney World and would love to take my kiddos!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 9:34 p.m. Marge Morgan Says...

When I had a young daughter we’d be at the park before it opened and stay until she faded. Nap and then back to the park until I faded.

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Dec 7, 2023 at 8:47 p.m. Chelsea Sparaco Says...

I swear by this site! The crowd calendar and discounts are a game changer!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 8:34 p.m. Christine Stanton Says...

Great article! Thanks for the reservation system information!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 7:41 p.m. Yvette Smith Says...

Great tips

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Dec 7, 2023 at 7:41 p.m. Yvette Smith Says...

Love all the tips

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Dec 7, 2023 at 7:20 p.m. Susan Palmer Says...

I like Veterans Day. The holiday is crowded, but the days around it are okay.

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Dec 7, 2023 at 6:58 p.m. Stephany Says...

I love this blog and how detailed it is.

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Dec 7, 2023 at 6:43 p.m. Shiryl Says...

Spring is magical! Warmer whether, less crowds!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Melissa Says...

The best day is any day you can get there! There always fun stuff to do and see! Even if its watching others have there best days ever! We like the early spring and fall

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Dec 7, 2023 at 6:23 p.m. Sabina Traulich Says...

My husband and I want to take our adult children and the spouses and the grandkids. A total of 18 of us. We are paying for the airfare and parks they choose. We have a limit of 2 parks per person. I know it’ll be expensive, but my sister and her husband did this with her kids, spouses, and grandkids a few years back… & they still talk about it as if they just went a week ago! We want to go in March!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 6:11 p.m. Laura Says...

We're hoping to go Holiday Season 2025!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 6:04 p.m. Kim Spencer Says...

I love going around holidays before it gets busy and all kids are out of school.

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Dec 7, 2023 at 5:53 p.m. Nikki Fahey Says...

I would love to go for the holidays

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Dec 7, 2023 at 5:31 p.m. Vicki southall Says...

We have never been but is a dream of my autistic son to go someday

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Dec 7, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Suzanne Sanders Says...

We generally go first week of May, and it has been fabulous! Great weather and low crowds. I don’t think it’s ever rained on us.

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Dec 7, 2023 at 1:32 p.m. Riley Says...

Kids would love this

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Dec 7, 2023 at 12:56 p.m. Donna Says...

October is the best time to go for us!

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Dec 7, 2023 at 12:55 p.m. Donna Rooks Says...

October seems to be the best time for us.

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Dec 6, 2023 at 5:09 a.m. Sandy DiLullo Says...

Hoping to go in 2024!

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Dec 5, 2023 at 10:02 p.m. Linda R Says...

nice outline

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Dec 5, 2023 at 3:39 p.m. Malinda Andrew Says...

Such great tips. I can’t wait to go again. I’ve only been once. We went in March and I felt like crowds were low.

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Dec 5, 2023 at 12:14 p.m. laura moon Says...

we stayed in disney for christmas last year beautiful

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Dec 5, 2023 at 11:01 a.m. TravelingwithAshleyb Says...

Good advice! (Most) any day at Disney is better than a day at home!!

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Dec 5, 2023 at 5 a.m. Cari Vordtriede Says...

So much great information! Thank you!

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Dec 5, 2023 at 1:01 a.m. Timtam Says...

I'm hoping to be able to visit Orlando between January - March 2024, hoping for cooler weather, less crowds, and maybe less expensive tickets too. Thank you for the helpful info!

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Dec 5, 2023 at 12:23 a.m. Crystal Says...

We are going at the end of April and can't wait!

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Dec 4, 2023 at 11:41 p.m. Scotti Says...

Great info!

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Dec 4, 2023 at 11:21 p.m. Eralda Jesku-Rubel Says...

February

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Dec 4, 2023 at 10:44 p.m. Emily Says...

Very nice!

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Dec 4, 2023 at 10:14 p.m. Emily Bickings Says...

Great info!!

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Dec 4, 2023 at 9:48 p.m. Deborah Hubbs Says...

Excited to plan a winter trip with the grandchildren!

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Dec 4, 2023 at 9:24 p.m. Clint koepnick Says...

So many great tips and things you might normally miss. I LOVE this site and all the fun blogs they post.

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Dec 4, 2023 at 9:14 p.m. Jorge Arevalo Says...

Anytime is a good time

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Dec 4, 2023 at 4:11 p.m. BritneySerrano Says...

The most magical place during the most magical time of the year!l

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Dec 4, 2023 at 3:55 p.m. Justine Says...

We typically travel during "low crowds," though covid seems to have skewed the traditional crowd waves. Heading down for a short trip the last week of April 2024- should be good!!

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Oct 11, 2023 at 3:39 p.m. Iz Says...

Is the pop warner cheer competition a factor when it comes to crowds in parks?? we were considering going December 4-11

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Oct 11, 2023 at 4:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Iz!

The Pop Warner competition used to impact Disney World crowds a lot more in past years when it was hosted at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, but it has since switched locations. For the past couple of years, Universal hosted teams at its hotels, and this year, SeaWorld is the 2023 theme park partner. Not to say you won't see any teams show up at Disney World (as some may visit during their free time), but it's not a major factor as it has previously been.

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Oct 8, 2023 at 9:41 p.m. Matt Says...

Hi there. Just curious as to why you list Jan 12-15 as a busy time to visit. I know the marathon is the first week of January, but what's happening that weekend?

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Oct 9, 2023 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt!

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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Oct 7, 2023 at 8:27 a.m. Olivia Says...

We were thinking of visiting the park sometime between 1st and 7th of April next year. We live in Europe, so the concept of spring break isn't as familiar to us. Our main plan is to visit Magic Kingdom. How crowded is it? Is it as busy as during the summer? Is spring break primarily for college students, or are there also younger children? (Cause I'm thinking if maybe Magic Kingdom is not as popular for slightly older visitors?) Sorry for so many questions. Thank you for your help. :)

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Oct 9, 2023 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Olivia!

Always hoppy to help! Spring break is one of the busiest times of the year, and the tricky part is that the timing varies by school districts all over the country (ranging from elementary schools to universities). It's not a set week that happens every year, but more so a season — and the length of the season usually depends on when Easter falls. When it's earlier, you can expect a shorter, more intense "spring break" season. In 2024, Easter falls on March 31, so more crowds will be concentrated from about March 9 through April 7, which is reflected on our Crowd Calendar.

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Sep 13, 2023 at 3:33 p.m. Kate Balmir Says...

Hi!! My biggest concern is to avoid crowds!! What do you think of March 3-9 2024???

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Sep 19, 2023 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

We think it's a good time to visit! Usually the first week of March has the lowest crowds of the month before it really picks up for spring break and Easter crowds for the remainder of March. You can check out our Crowd Calendar for specific expected crowd levels.

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Dec 8, 2023 at 12:24 a.m. Vee Says...

I guess we are going to brave the crowd, we’ll be there on March 21-27. Is there a stroller rental in the Parks? Or it’s better to buy an umbrella stroller in case my toddler gets tired? Thanks

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Dec 8, 2023 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vee!

Yes, there are stroller rentals available near the front of each park. We have more info in our Using a Stroller at Disney World post.

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Sep 10, 2023 at 1:33 a.m. Melissa Says...

Trying to book the Dolphin for 10/12/23 - AND the price had tripled in the past 3 days!! Help . Will they come down ??? Thanks

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Aug 29, 2023 at 5:04 p.m. Jordan Says...

Hi! Trying to plan a family trip in early Feb (thinking Friday 2nd - Tues 6th) and I'm curious on how busy the parks are over the weekends? Thanks!

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Sep 5, 2023 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordan!

Early February is generally a good time to go, overall! We'd expect moderate crowds over the weekend.

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Aug 10, 2023 at 8:13 p.m. Jenn Says...

Hi there

Looking for some advice, currently have February 5–14, 2024 booked but now I see Mardi Gras week starts February 12. Would it be better to change my dates to February 27-March 7, 2024 instead for crowds? Thank you!

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Aug 22, 2023 at 12:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn!

We think both are good times to visit. Though Mardi Gras can affect crowd levels, usually it's more noticeable when it overlaps with Presidents Day weekend and the Princess Half Marathon Race weekend. Since it falls right at the end of your trip, we think it would be manageable if you decide to stick with the original dates. But Feb. 27 through March 7 is also a good time to visit, so if you want to avoid Mardi Gras entirely, it wouldn't hurt to switch either.

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Aug 4, 2023 at 12:32 a.m. Sam Says...

Please advise as to why Feb 15th- 26th are busier times? Is this a school break time? I was considering this time? Thank you

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Aug 4, 2023 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam!

In 2024, Feb. 17-19 is Presidents Day weekend and Feb. 22-26 is the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, so those days in particular (and the days around them) usually see an increase in crowds.

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Jul 27, 2023 at 4:56 p.m. Leslie Says...

Looking at a visit the first week of October, worried about hurricanes. Good time to visit?

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Aug 4, 2023 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leslie!

Aside from Columbus Day weekend, early October is generally a good time to visit (especially weekdays) for crowds. While October does fall during hurricane season and is something to consider as a factor, Orlando is landlocked in Central Florida so the impacts of a hurricane wouldn't be a direct hit when a hurricane is at its strongest. The theme parks can close due to inclement weather, but it does not happen often.

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Jul 23, 2023 at 1:51 p.m. Lorna Says...

It has been noted that the second half of June isn't a good time to visit Orlando ut I cannot see a reason why? I've booked to go 6th - 20th with my daughter and grandchildren so hoping we've made a good choice! Thank you.

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Jul 24, 2023 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lorna!

This timeframe is during one of the busier times at Disney World because it's summer. Since it's at the start of the summer vacation season, early- and mid-June can see average to high crowds, and it typically builds up to peak crowds around Fourth of July.

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