Close Banner
frog

Both Disney© Resort Theme Parks

more savings
GET MY TICKETS

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

by Leap on February 29, 2024 3838 Orlando   Video

Inside This Post Inside This Post

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.

@undercovertourist Who’s feeling ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛’ good headed into 2023?! 3️⃣✌️☝️…HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Frog Family at Undercover Tourist! 🎉 🎊 🎈 #EPCOT #undercovertourist #wdw #waltdisneyworld #magickingdom #disneylove #happynewyear #newyearseve #disneyworld #disneymagic ♬ suara asli - Ægoes EDM🔂⏪⏸▶⏩🔀

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.

Keep hopping!

Keep hopping, Leap!
View Comments
<<  Newer Posts | Older Posts  >>
1651–1700 of 2689 comments
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:34 p.m. EffieV Says...

I know it’s busy almost all the time theses days, but this is great info for avoiding the highest crowds!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:31 p.m. Lindsay Brown Says...

The holidays are always a super magical time to visit for me!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:29 p.m. Marie Says...

Thank you, Undercover Tourist! We plan to visit right after January 9, 2024. Sounds like there will be BIG CHANGES taking place (Genie+, Lightning Lanes, etc), so we will definitely be checking your website often to know what to expect!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:28 p.m. Jamie B Says...

Fall is my favorite time of year. We are Halloween people, so we love to trick-or-treat at Disney.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:21 p.m. Kelly G Says...

I visited in late April and i agree, perfect time!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:21 p.m. Marci Says...

We went on Super Bowl Sunday last year and it was the slowest we have seen the parks. It was great! Looking forward to trying other times too.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:18 p.m. Rachelle Says...

Always good to go when less busy!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:18 p.m. Kristi Says...

We love going over Thanksgiving!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:17 p.m. Itzayana Gonzalez Says...

Is July 24-July 30 a bad week to visit WDW theme parks?

Reply
Jun 16, 2023 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Itzayana!

Our Crowd Calendar is predicting that time period to be about 6 out of 10 (yellow) - so elevated crowds but manageable. Have fun!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:15 p.m. LisaK Says...

WDW is too far for me. Good read though.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5:06 p.m. Jenny E Says...

We love visiting the parks in late September & early October! We get to experience all the Fall/Halloween without the usual crowds.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 5 p.m. Caroline Says...

Christmas and fall are my favorite time to go!!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:59 p.m. Whitney T Says...

Thanks to this post, my husband and I are taking our first trip to WDW end of this year/January! We are so stinking excited!!!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:58 p.m. Angela Tregembo Says...

Crowd calendars help a lot in planning.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:56 p.m. Deborahm Says...

Great post!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:56 p.m. Brittney Blackett Says...

I’ve always wanted to go for Christmas! We just got back and I can’t wait to be back!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:52 p.m. Ashley B Says...

Wish I was able to make it in 2023!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:52 p.m. CHEZZ Says...

We always go first week of Feb. It’s warm for us being from Canada!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:51 p.m. Aubs Says...

Hallowwen is best hands down! Love the spooky vibes! ????????

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:50 p.m. TRF Says...

We are returning to WDW in November, looking forward to it so much!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:47 p.m. Cayla Washburn Says...

MY husband and I have been to all the festival except for Festival of the Arts! So this blog is pretty helpful with crowd levels during that time. But we love going in November. the weather is fantastic and it isn't too busy.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:47 p.m. Jessica B. Says...

We enjoy February or September for lower crowds.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:44 p.m. Jillian Warner Says...

Going April school vacation next year for my 30th birthday and hoping for a miracle ????

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:43 p.m. Morgan B. Says...

Such a good thing to add in the runDisney dates. These can sneak up on people, certainly has on me, and make you wonder why the parks are so busy in early November!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:34 p.m. Lauren S. Says...

We love going early Feb! The weather is great and the crowds are low!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:32 p.m. Natalie Stover Says...

I really appreciate the detail that has gone into writing this post because you really do have to know your stuff. This would be helpful to literally anyone planning a vacation. This is the number one thing that stresses me out the most because I feel as if Disney is just super busy all of the time now & it can be hard to get it right. So thank you!!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:28 p.m. Ashley Says...

Thanks for the info!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:19 p.m. Rachel Bond-Naglak Says...

Love these tips!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. WDWGaga Says...

The best time to go is whenever you find the time. I prefer the escape from winter weather up north.

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:11 p.m. Kathleen shipley Says...

Can’t wait to visit!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:09 p.m. Amanda O’Connor Says...

Super helpful tips on best and worst times to visit!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:06 p.m. Kelly T Says...

So nice to have these somewhere to refer to! Also love that you tell what the HC is for parks based on days!

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 4:03 p.m. Amber Gonzalez Says...

Can’t wait to go

Reply
Jun 12, 2023 at 3:18 p.m. katiemyfriend Says...

Ive always wanted to go during Christmas time. Maybe we'll try for weekdays in November.

Reply
Jun 3, 2023 at 12:27 p.m. Lola Says...

We have a trip planned for Sept 8-17. I'm pretty sure the crowd calendar originally showed 3s and 4s during the week but now it's showing 6s with 7-8 on the weekends. The next week the numbers are lower. Is D23 expected to affect crowds that week? I was wondering why the change in crowd forecast. Trying to decide if we should bump our trip by a week, but the resort would be about $1000 more the next week, which makes me think Disney expects when we are going to be less busy since it's cheaper? Not sure what to do!

Reply
Jun 5, 2023 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lola!

Sept. 8-17 is a great time to visit and you should just keep it as planned! Gay Days got moved to Sept. 22-24, so you won’t have to worry about the extra crowds from this "unofficial" event during your visit. We upped our Crowd Calendar because there are sometimes summer tickets for California residents that have to be used by mid-September. That means people may start booking up reservations as the last day to use those tickets approaches. But generally, early Sept. is one of our favorite times to visit!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Jun 8, 2023 at 2:23 a.m. Lola Says...

I think the info you are mentioning is for Disneyland though, not Disney World? Our trip is for Disney World.

Reply
Jun 8, 2023 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lola!

Our mistake — sorry about that! For Disney World, yes, we bumped crowd levels a little bit to account for D23 and Rosh Haashanah (especially when it falls on a weekend) — though weekdays should be OK!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 30, 2023 at 9:10 p.m. Daniel Says...

Hi,

quick question concerning 16th January. Martin Luther King Day is on the 15th. Why do you recommend to go to WDW on the 17th? Is the 16th still crowded?

Thank you so much for you help ???? this page is great!

All the best,

Daniel

Reply
May 2, 2023 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel!

We would avoid Jan. 12-15. Jan. 16 may have leftover crowds from the holiday weekend, but not as high. Hop over to our Crowd Calendar for expected crowd levels.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 24, 2023 at 7:37 p.m. Mel Thomas Says...

Hello I am planning a solo trip to WDW hopefully in Sept! Is that a good time to visit weather wise and do you have any advice as a solo hopper?..

Reply
Apr 25, 2023 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mel!

We have a couple of separate posts on weather and solo traveling that you can check out for more info and tips!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 23, 2023 at 10:08 p.m. jj skiddy Says...

hi...so looking to return to Disney maybe end of January....calendar seems to show lower crowds....Question i have is any idea when Epcot will finally finish construction>>> seems its been years and years.....want to be there for finished time...thanks...

Reply
Apr 24, 2023 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JJ!

We don't have an exact date just yet, but Disney announced that construction at EPCOT will be complete in late 2023. We'll keep you posted as we hear more!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 19, 2023 at 3:07 p.m. Suri Says...

Hi, im in a dilemna as to when best go Disney World for first time. In the uk our holidays in 2024 are Feb 19-23, March 25th - 5th April, May 25th - 31st but all 3 periods clash with busy periods. We are looking at 10/11 days therefore will take.kids out of school for 3/4 days but cant really decide between these 3 dates weighing up bearable weather and crowds. Can you help? What is 1st week of June like?

Reply
Apr 20, 2023 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Suri!

If cooler weather is just as important as crowds, then we'd suggest going with Feb. 19-23, which sits between Presidents Day and the Disney Princess Half-Marathon Weekend. March 25 to April 5 would likely be the crowdest of these options due to spring break/Easter. The end of May would draw in crowds for Memorial Day Weekend, but the first week of June may have moderate to high crowds, as not all schools are out yet. (Usually, June gets gradually busier as the month goes on.) However, the weather at the end of May and early June would be hot. Expect the average high temperatures to be in the high 80s (Fahrenheit). You can check crowd levels on our Crowd Calendar as well!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Apr 4, 2023 at 5:38 p.m. GB Says...

Taking your suggestion and planning for February 26th through March 2nd. Haven’t been in years, we stay at Shades of Green. Looking forward to our trip and some Disney time.

Reply
Apr 4, 2023 at 1:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

So hoppy to hear it, GB! We hope you have a frogtastic trip (and if you have any questions in the meantime, just give us a shout)!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 29, 2023 at 12:36 p.m. Osho Says...

Hello, Am a Nigerian planning to attend Disney come year 2024 with my family is there any help for the visa processing? I have three kids, me and my wife. I will appreciate your reply. Thank you

Reply
Mar 29, 2023 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Osho!

We'd start off by looking at the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria website. From there, you may be able to find the visa information that you need.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 20, 2023 at 4:32 p.m. Laura Says...

For April 2024 our kid’s school will be closed for spring break the week of April 22nd. Seems like this is a lot later then when you’re projecting for the height of the spring break crowds. I guess schools in most places don’t prioritize Passover when planning when break is? Do you think if we go that week we could get the benefit of it being a school break without typical school break crowds and prices?

Reply
Mar 21, 2023 at 2:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

We're predicting most spring break crowds will have lightened by then :) That doesn't mean there will be NO crowds, but it should be lighter than the weeks prior - we're showing 5s and 6s on the weekdays, busier on the weekend. Enjoy!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 13, 2023 at 2:18 a.m. Nikki Says...

Does the Sunday after Thanksgiving still typically have high holiday crowds? We booked our Disney trip arriving the Saturday after Thanksgiving leaving the following Friday. We are doing the parks Tuesday - Thursday but are considering doing an additional park day on the Sunday- possibly Animal Kingdom.

Reply
Mar 13, 2023 at 12:17 a.m. Sheila brooks Says...

I would love to go. It’s been a long time coming. This helps with planning.

Reply
Mar 8, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Shannon Ford Says...

Love the beginning of February. Low crowds, great weather

Reply
Mar 8, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Amanda V. Says...

Best time to go to Disney World is in the Spring not to hot.

Reply
Mar 5, 2023 at 7:44 p.m. Michele Says...

I've noticed Disney World hotels seem to be booking up quickly from Dec 4-7. We were planning on visiting that week. Is there an event going on?

Reply
Mar 7, 2023 at 4:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele!

There haven't been any Disney events or happenings announced for that timeframe yet, but it's possible that there are private conferences bringing people in. For instance, we're seeing a HEALTHTAC Food & Beverage event scheduled at the Grand Floridian for Dec. 3-5, 2023. The Pop Warner football and cheer/dance competitions used to take place at Disney around the first week of December (and now Universal hotels host the teams), but it's possible that families might still be booking at Disney as well. Otherwise, people may just be starting to plan their holiday trips in advance.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Mar 5, 2023 at 6:49 p.m. Steve Says...

Dear Leap,

I’m coming to Orlando from August 27th to September 24th inclusive? Do you think I’ll experience the lowest crowds of the year?

N.B - I’m hoping for a relaxed/quiet trip with minimal wait times.

Regards,

Stephen 05.03

Reply
Mar 6, 2023 at 2:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

We think late August/early September is one of the best times to go since tadpoles have just gone back to school, so it is considered one of the slower times of the year!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Feb 26, 2023 at 6:22 p.m. Jen Says...

Hi... I am looking ahead to 2024 to book our family WDW trip. My daughter finished University exams April 19, 2024 and we can book anytime after that. Looking at your insight, I see a run event on April 17-19. Do you feel that the parks would be busy the following week? or should we book for April 27 - May 5?

Reply
Mar 9, 2023 at 12:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

April overall should be a relatively good time to visit, as Easter is earlier in the year (March 31). The spring break season tends to align with the timing of Easter (if it's early, the season is shorter but crowds may be heavier — whereas if it's later, the season is longer but crowds are a little more spread out). The runDisney event may bring in some crowds for that weekend, but tend to lessen during the following week. The only other factor we'd consider is that March through May is usually cheerleading season, so there may be competitions around that time. The 2024 schedule is not out yet, but if you want to get an idea, you can look at the event schedule for the current 2023 season here.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Feb 13, 2023 at 6:55 p.m. ana saquicaray Says...

Hi,

Good afternoon! i was looking to book atrip for spring break but as i read some comments below it is a crowed time :( ! i have the following options which are : any week around may or i can wait for september ? what days in those months would you reccomend is less crowed? And do you help with tips on what packaged i should do or if it worth staying in the disney hotels or hotels near Disney world? its my first trip so i am looking for tips or anything that can help ( saving $)

Reply
Feb 13, 2023 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ana!

Yes, spring break season can be busy, but we have an entire post about our tips for navigating this busy season. However, if you want to push back your trip for a less crowded time, we'd recommend either early May (the first two weeks are usually less crowded than the last couple of weeks, particularly around Memorial Day weekend) or anytime in September, especially the first half after Labor Day weekend. However, if the weather plays any factor, we'd recommend May over September. Since it's your first time going to Disney World, check out our beginner's guide, which should help with your planning! For hotel tips, there are advantages and benefits to staying on-site, but we have tips for staying off-site as well.

Let us know if you have any more questions along the way!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Feb 26, 2023 at 3:20 p.m. Tracy Labella Says...

Coming to Orlando in April with a group of 19 any suggestions on where to find the the cheapest tickets for Magic Kingdom

Reply
Feb 27, 2023 at 10:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracy!

You can find our current deals here, and all of our Disney World discount ticket offerings here!

Keep hopping!

Leap

Reply
Leave a comment
About Us
About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more.

Sign up for our newsletter!