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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.

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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 2, 2023 at 10:16 p.m. Julia Says...

Why is Feb 16-18 bad? I saw info about races in late Feb but Feb 16-18??

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Feb 3, 2023 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia!

It's accounting for Presidents Day, which can bring in crowds for the long weekend.

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Feb 2, 2023 at 7:58 a.m. Jason Says...

What might we expect if going to Animal Kingdom on a 6/10 crowd size day? I understand that means it's an average crowd size day, but I don't know exactly what that means. How long are lines for the rides? Thanks for the info!

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Feb 2, 2023 at 3:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason!

Expect long lines for popular rides but smaller rides would still have lower waits.

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Feb 1, 2023 at 11:52 a.m. Tessa Says...

We're visiting from April 2nd-April 9th 2023. I've just been using your crowd calendar to make park reservations.

We're a little worried about how the opening of Tron will affect crowd levels at MK. Is it likely to be busy on the days following opening still?

Many thanks :)

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Feb 1, 2023 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tessa!

We would still be prepared for high crowds, as it's a highly anticipated ride and its debut is happening during spring break season. But have no fear — if you set expectations beforehand and utilize these tips to maximize your time (plus follow our spring break tips!), you can still have a great trip!

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Jan 30, 2023 at 6:23 p.m. Jamie Says...

If my husband wants to run the 10 miler if the Springtime Surprise race in April 21 2024, from a crowd perspective would it be better to have our vacation April 14-21 or April 20-28? What park would be the best to visit or avoid on the actual day of the race?

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Jan 30, 2023 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

There shouldn't be too much of a difference in crowds, as both would overlap with the race weekend. It could depend on if your husband would want to start your vacation with the race, or end your trip with the race. Most races are at EPCOT, so you may see slightly higher crowds in that park on race days. There will also be several cheer/dance competitions going on from April 19 to April 30.

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Jan 26, 2023 at 2:33 p.m. Meg Says...

We have plans to visit over our Oregon spreak- March 23-30. We had planned Magic Kingdom the 24th, but see it is highlighted as "recommended" on the 29th. How big of a difference do you have between the 24th/29th? It's not NOT recommended the 24th...so just trying to see if we could make it work. Have "After Hours" at Hollywood the 29th, so would make for a LONG day but we'd do it if we won't feel as pinched with crowds!!! Thank you!

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Jan 30, 2023 at 4:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meg!

With spring break season underway, there likely won't be much of a significant difference between the two days, so go with whichever fits your schedule the best.

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Jan 21, 2023 at 3:03 p.m. Heather Says...

Went last year the week of Christmas and had an absolute blast even with my crowd anxiety. How do crowds and weather look around the 20-27 of April as am planning a return trip home

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Jan 23, 2023 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

The second half of April will be a great time to visit. Crowds from the spring break season should decrease after the week following Easter. It will certainly be less crowded than the week of Christmas! One thing to keep in mind is that there will be some cheer competitions going on. The events typically take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports or Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, so while they're going on, the parks may not be impacted as much. But you may see the parks get busier in the evenings during free time or as teams get eliminated. As for the weather, expect warmer weather that could possibly get into the mid- to high 80s (but it won't be as hot and humid as summer weather).

Keep hopping!

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Jan 21, 2023 at 9:11 a.m. Paula Says...

Hi, I am wondering if I should go to Disney World on April 16-26 or Apr 23-May 3. I am looking to go for less crowded parks (4 Disney and Universal + Island) but also a not so hot temperature that would allow us (my 6YO and me) to walk well in parks and get into the hotel pool in the afternoon. Any suggestions for the best timeframe to combine less crowd and nice temperature? Thank you so much!

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Jan 24, 2023 at 4:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paula!

There isn't a huge difference between the two, so either could work. There will be some dance/cheer competitions going on at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort during both timeframes, which could draw in some crowds during the evenings when the teams have more free time. But overall, crowd levels are expected to be moderate. As for the weather, again, there isn't much of a difference, but it tends to get hotter as it gets closer to summer.

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Jan 20, 2023 at 7:59 p.m. Todd Says...

Is April 24th - 28th a good time to visit. Less crowds.

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Jan 20, 2023 at 3:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Todd!

Yes! Mid-April will be a great time to visit once the spring break crowds start to wind down after Easter. With one caveat, there will be a couple cheer/dance competitions going on mid-April at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Since the events take place during the day, you'll likely see more crowds in the evenings. You could also run into crowds at the hotels and Disney Springs. Overall though, we'd still expect the first half of the month to be more impactful with higher crowd levels.

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Jan 20, 2023 at 7:18 p.m. Spencer Says...

We are going January 29th (Universal on a Sunday) to February 3rd (4 Disney days). This won't be too bad, right?

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Jan 25, 2023 at 8:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Spencer!

Have a frogtastic time! It's one of our recommended times to visit — crowd levels are expected to be moderate.

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Jan 19, 2023 at 11:25 p.m. Ray Says...

Headed to WDW arriving April 16 and leaving April 26.....should the crowd be a lot less than the week leading up to Easter on April 9??

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Jan 20, 2023 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

Generally, the spring break season ends the week following Easter and crowds start to lessen. Though you may also want to note that the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend ends April 16, so depending on when you arrive (if you have time to hit the parks at all), it may be busy that day. Additionally, there will be some cheer competitions going on from April 19-24. Despite these going on, we'd still expect spring break crowds to be more impactful. During the day, the athletes should be at their events, so the evenings tend to be more crowded once they have free time.

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Jan 19, 2023 at 6:01 p.m. Norma Wilcox Says...

Why is it a bad idea to visit Disney in January 13th 2024

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Jan 19, 2023 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Norma!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on Jan. 15 in 2024, and typically, the long weekend can draw in larger crowds.

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Jan 9, 2023 at 3:51 a.m. Renee Says...

Hello! Great info. I’m looking at going November 2024. Would week before or after Thanksgiving be best for least amount of crowds?

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Jan 13, 2023 at 1:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee!

Both pre- and post-Thanksgiving weeks usually have about the same level of moderate crowds, so we'd pick whichever works best with your schedule.

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Jan 4, 2023 at 5:31 a.m. Sarah Says...

Why are weekends in May a bad time to visit next year? Thanks!

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Jan 10, 2023 at 5:45 p.m. Jeremy Says...

Hey wondering where your data comes from regarding crowds. I have looked at 4 other sites and all say every week in April is orange-red as in busy busy don’t go, But you call out 17-30th as a good time to go and a 4-5 on your scale.. little help?

Thanks

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Jan 12, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeremy!

We use a combination of past data (i.e., wait times) and also look at things like school spring breaks and holidays for the coming years to make our projections. For this year, most school breaks across the country are done as of April 14ish, which means we're expecting the second half of the month to be slower than the first. Hope this helps!

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Jan 4, 2023 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

It depends on the sporting schedules, but cheer/dance competitions can take place around this time (for instance, there will be the D2 Summit - All Star Championship from May 5-7, 2023). At the end of the month, there's Memorial Day weekend, which draws in the most crowds of the month.

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Jan 4, 2023 at 1:25 a.m. Sarah Says...

Just how bad are the parks during marathons? We just picked our first family vacation to Disney in January 2024 and it will be the 5th to the 13th. Would be better off to wait and go in the summer instead?!

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Jan 5, 2023 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

With the marathon weekend, some of the biggest things to consider are transportation/traffic, hotels and restaurants. Roads get blocked off for the races (which all take place in the morning), so you may experience more traffic then (especially if you're trying to rope drop) so you'd need to allot extra time for transportation whether you're driving yourself or taking Disney transportation. Hotels will get booked up quickly so book your room as far in advance as possible. Restaurants, especially at the hotels and Disney Springs, may also be very busy with runners. For crowds inside the parks, even though you'd have to deal with traffic, we still recommend rope dropping or taking advantage of Early Entry if you're Disney hotel guests since many runners will likely not be inside the parks until later in the afternoons when crowds increase. The big event — the marathon — takes place on Sunday and ends at EPCOT, so you may want to avoid going there on that day.

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Jan 3, 2023 at 11:16 p.m. Jimbo Says...

Is actual *past* crowd data published anywhere? Im interested in finding the trends...

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Jan 3, 2023 at 6:28 p.m. Jenna Mancanello Says...

Hello! Do we know when 2024 dates will be open to book? Thank you!

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Jan 6, 2023 at 2:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenna!

At this moment, we do not know when 2024 tickets and vacation packages will become available, so our best advice is to check back later.

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Jan 9, 2023 at 4:40 p.m. Heather W Says...

I assume we can't buy 2024 park tickets yet since you can't book the park? I see June of the current year is typically when the next year is available. Is my understanding correct that I likely wont be able to do that until at least June?! Thanks!

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Jan 9, 2023 at 4:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

Correct! 2024 tickets are not on sale yet, and park reservations cannot be booked until you have your tickets. While we cannot confirm this timeframe for sure, June is historically around the time that next year's vacation packages and tickets go on sale.

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Jan 3, 2023 at 6:07 p.m. Kimberly Lawson Says...

Planning on taking my graduating high school senior and her 2 friends for a graduation trip May 26 - 30, 2023. How busy will it be?

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Jan 3, 2023 at 1:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly!

We'd expect high crowd levels due to Memorial Day weekend.

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Jan 3, 2023 at 2:18 a.m. Andrea Says...

Is march 11-17 a bad time to visit 2023

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Jan 3, 2023 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

Those dates will fall during one of the busiest times to visit in 2023 due to spring break season (and that week in particular is when local schools are out). However, if it's the only time you can visit, then we'd suggest checking out our best spring break tips so you can prepare and set expectations.

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Dec 12, 2022 at 10:48 p.m. Molly Says...

Hello! We are planning a big trip in 2024. On the worst times to visit that year it says in February that it’s through the 28th. I understand the marathon is the weekend prior but why would the 27th/28th be considered a worst time? Is it because it’s expected to have people still going from the race? Hope this makes sense :)

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Dec 15, 2022 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Molly!

Yes, we've grouped Monday and Tuesday in with the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend, as some participants may stay a couple of extra days to experience the parks.

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Dec 6, 2022 at 6:10 p.m. Jorge Says...

Anytime of year is great to visit.

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Dec 5, 2022 at 11:24 p.m. Roycene Perry Says...

Definitely Christmas!! It's busy but there is nothing like the energy and christmas spirit!!

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Dec 5, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. Teresa G. Says...

Thanks for all the great information. This definitely helps with planning for our next trip.

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Dec 5, 2022 at 9:58 p.m. Wells Says...

Happy Holidays Undercover Tourist!

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Dec 4, 2022 at 3:54 a.m. Sherry Says...

Hi there, thanks for all the great info! We will be there end of January into February, we were going to MK 1/31 however after I made our reservations they announced they are closing at 4:30 that day. I hear that is the perfect time to go because many people will change their reservations and go on a day they aren't closing early. What are your thoughts? This will be my daughters first trip so I want to make it as magical as possible! I already changed our reservations but now I'm considering changing them back.

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Dec 6, 2022 at 3:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sherry!

It is true that Magic Kingdom can have lighter crowds on days that it closes early. But if you wish to experience the fireworks, we'd recommend going on a different day, unless you can park hop!

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Nov 25, 2022 at 10:18 p.m. chelsea Says...

I've already booked for my husband and myself for Sept 15th - Sept 21st 2023, my question is, how bad will the weather be? Now I am from south texas so I'm used to the heat and humidity and the bipolar rain, just nervous as I hear so many bad things about florida weather lol!

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Jan 4, 2023 at 8:54 p.m. Becky C Says...

My husband and I went this past Sept 16-24th and we did have occasional showers but nothing that stopped our run or ruined our trip. The week after we left, there was a hurricane that hit that closed the parks for a couple of days though. The crowd levels were low and our longest wait time was 45 minutes for the Kilamajaro Safari ride. We had a great time!

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Nov 28, 2022 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chelsea!

September still falls during Florida's rainy season, so you should continue to expect regular afternoon/evening storms that pass through fairly quickly. With that, we recommend carrying around ponchos and extra pairs of socks. For more tips on what to pack, hop over to our Orlando weather guide.

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Nov 24, 2022 at 10:28 a.m. Chelsea Says...

Hey :) we are booked for 17th April - 3rd May 2023 but 12 out of 16 nights we are there the cheerleading comps are on and we are staying onsite at Disney. This has put us off after reading reviews and crowds etc. Thinking to change to May (can be anytime up until 25th). Would you recommend this change? Any other times (except September) would you recommend?

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Nov 28, 2022 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chelsea!

Yes! If you wish to avoid the cheer and dance crowds, we'd suggest moving to first half of May if you're looking to go around a similar timeframe. Otherwise, we suggest mid-January to early February or the second half of August (though keep in mind the heat).

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Nov 23, 2022 at 2:32 p.m. Linda Says...

Although We’ve been to Disney many times and our personal favorite is visiting in Sept., it’s just not possible this year. The only time our family can all get together is the first week of June. We’ve never been in June, what can we expect?

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Nov 23, 2022 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

Usually, Memorial Day indicates the very beginning of the summer vacation season, so that weekend in particular will be very busy. After then, crowds may subside a little bit but the parks will still remain quite busy. We think the first week of June is the best time you could go during the month. While many school districts are out by then, some school districts across the country don't end until mid-June, which is why we usually see June get steadily busier as the month goes on. As for the weather, expect hot & humid temperatures, as well as rain.

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Nov 3, 2022 at 2:48 p.m. Amber Says...

Hi we are thinking of taking a trip to Disney the month of March. What is the best week for less crowds and should all of the rides be open that month? Thank you!!

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Nov 3, 2022 at 12:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber!

We'd suggest the first week of March! Avoid March 11-19 (that's when local schools are on spring break). However, the rest of March is still subject to spring break crowds since dates vary at school districts across the country. The majority of rides should be open, though always subject to change. You can check our Refurbishments post, which we update weekly.

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Oct 28, 2022 at 6:29 p.m. Emma Says...

We were booked to visit Oct 22, cancelled due to ill health. When is the best time for lowest crowds but good weather from Dec to April. Thanks

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Nov 1, 2022 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emma!

During that timeframe, some of the best times to visit would be: 1) weekdays during the first two weeks of December, 2) Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 3) March 1-10 and 4) April 17-30. For the best weather out of those options, we'd go with March 1-10.

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Oct 25, 2022 at 9:37 a.m. Terri Says...

Hi, I'm really really struggling to choose when to travel. I've decided on hotel and airline but cannot decide when is ultimately best. I've never been to florida and I'll be travelling as a single parent with twins aged 11 so we really want to maximise our holiday and make the most of our time.

I've considered end of Jan 2023 for the crowds but we really want to have sunny pool days too.

I've considered last 2wks of August as from what I've read these dates can be lower crowds, however friends have said it's been extremely hot and absolutely rammed at this time in 2022.

So, I'm now thinking 14th May 2023 for 14nts, please could you advise, what are typical crowds like during this time, is there anything to avoid, I want it to be hot enough for us to have pool days but ideally not too hot especially if we have to deal with queues..

Any help would be hugely appreciated, thank you x

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Oct 27, 2022 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terri!

We would consider all three of those timeframes as good times to visit (though if you could do the first half of May, that would be even better), so it just depends on other factors such as weather. For the end of January, the weather can vary greatly. Sometimes winter in Florida can be really warm (as high as the low 80s F) so pool days could certainly still be a thing to do — but if a cold front passes through, then it can get really cold (usually 50s during the day but can get as low as the 30s F). Because it's a slower time, there are usually shorter park hours and ride refurbishments. For the last two weeks of August, the weather will be the biggest drawback as not only is it the hottest month of the year but it's also during the rainy season so expect daily thunderstorms in the afternoons/evenings. Weekdays in the beginning of May would probably be your best option out of the ones mentioned, as it's after spring break season but before summer vacations begin. The weather can get still quite hot, but it's not as bad as in late summer, and it's right before the official start of rainy season (which usually starts mid-May).

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Oct 17, 2022 at 4:20 p.m. Chrystel Says...

Heya! Great advice. We have just been to Disneyland in Anaheim and were disappointed with how things are after covid. Lack of staffing, lines 3 hours long and the staff look miserable so we’ve decided to try Disney world next year instead!

Can you please let me know the pros/cons of Aug/Sep versus Sep/Oct?

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Oct 18, 2022 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chrystel!

For Aug./Sept., the biggest pro would be low crowds (with the exception of Labor Day weekend), as most kids are back in school by mid-August. The biggest con is the weather — August can be one of the hottest months of the year, plus it's still rainy season with daily afternoon storms (this year, we saw the rainy summer patterns continue through the end of September).

For Sept./Oct., September has low crowds (especially the first half), but October can get busy due to some schools across the country with fall breaks. You'd also want to avoid Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day, as it's a holiday weekend. The weather is slightly better, but you still may likely encounter storms and high temperatures (particularly in September). October may be cooler in the early mornings and evenings.

During either timeframe, you'll be able to experience both EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and Halloween festivities & fall decor, as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party usually starts mid-August (though more special Halloween treats may be available at more dining locations during October).

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Oct 14, 2022 at 1:41 p.m. Beth Says...

We are wanting to visit all parks at Disney with our 3.5 and 2 year old. We are not sure when to visit. Initially we were looking to come end of march beginning of April for our sons 4th birthday, you have highlighted that this would be a bad time to visit. Should we look at another time? Where would be good to stay? Ideally wanted something with a little more space rather than all in one single room for 10 days to 2 weeks. Also unsure what parks would be best for little ones. Struggling to come up with a plan :(

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Oct 18, 2022 at 8:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

The end of March and beginning of April falls during the spring break season, so that's why we have it listed as one of the busier times of the year. Are you wanting to stay on-site? There are family suites at Disney's Art of Animation and Disney's All-Star Music Resort — both are Value Resorts, offering some of the lowest rates for family suites on property. We have a post about choosing which Disney parks to visit here.

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Oct 12, 2022 at noon Jane Says...

Hi,

We will be visiting from Ireland, planning to go to Universal & Disney and are looking at Oct 13th - Oct 27th 2023 - do you think crowd levels will be high on these dates? Thank you.

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Oct 13, 2022 at 2:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane!

Overall, October crowds are generally moderate, with weekends being more crowded than weekdays. You can get a better sense of October crowd levels on our Crowd Calendar (it currently shows 2022, but 2023 would be similar).

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Oct 12, 2022 at 3:30 a.m. Liz Says...

Hello! Thanks so much for all your helpful info. We are planning to go to Disney World early February to hopefully have less crowds. When we last went to Disney World 6 years ago we were able to get the Canadian Resident discount, and it really helped with the cost! I've been searching and see it's no longer offered. I've been waiting and watching to see if it'll come back before we buy our tickets. Do you think there's any chance Disney will bring back the Canadian discount soon, or should we just stop waiting and purchase our tickets right away? Thanks!

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Oct 18, 2022 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz!

We're not toadally sure about if/when the Canadian discount could come back — though we always encourage to purchase tickets the earlier, the better once you've nailed down your dates.

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Oct 4, 2022 at 3:43 a.m. Tara Says...

We are planning to book from November 7th -14th 2022 to cover both Disney and universal. Is it still the hurricane season around that time? TIA

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Oct 3, 2022 at 2:01 a.m. Anne Says...

Hello,

We are planning a trip first week in Feb. I am worried about weather, though the crowds sound good them. Also, my dad is 76 years old with some mobility issues. Do you think the parks are too much for him to join us?

Thank you,

Anne

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Oct 3, 2022 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne!

While we can't speak to his individual capabilities, we will say there is a lot of walking (and standing) involved at the theme parks, so generally speaking, we'd recommend renting a wheelchair or ECV. Without one, it could potentially be too much for someone with mobility issues.

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Oct 1, 2022 at 5:16 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi, we are visiting December 14-19th 2022 and have a 4 day hopper plus planning on one Mickey Christmas party night. What days would you suggest for less crowds at each park (we want to visit all 4)? We are staying at Pop in a standard room, is there any section you prefer that we could request (close to skyliner and lobby)?

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Oct 4, 2022 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar here! Midweek should be less crowded than the weekend. As for Pop Century, the preferred rooms are scattered around the '50s, '60s, and '70s Buildings (see map here). For a standard room that is still relatively close to Classic Hall and the bus stops (though a bit more of a walk to Skyliner), we'd suggest the '80s section (9101-9472).

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Oct 1, 2022 at 7:52 a.m. Jess Says...

We have no choice but to visit approx 15-22 June. Do you still think its worth it.. even with a 5yo??

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Oct 5, 2022 at 9:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess!

We believe you can have a magical visit to Walt Disney World no matter the circumstance or crowd level! While, of course, summer is a busier time of the year, we do have some tips for visiting during this time. With a five-year-old in tow, you'll want to consider the weather as well. June can be hot, so we recommend taking lots of short breaks throughout the day (even potentially a longer break midday to go back to the hotel and nap) to keep everyone hoppy.

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Sep 22, 2022 at 7:25 p.m. Tom Says...

Why is February 18-27 one of the worst?

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Sep 23, 2022 at 12:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom!

The second half of February can draw crowds due to Presidents Day weekend (Feb. 18-20) and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Feb. 23-26). Mardi Gras can also play a minor factor, so with all three going on, there can be elevated crowds during that timeframe.

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Sep 22, 2022 at 2:59 a.m. Stacy Says...

Hi there, our schedule is completely open now that we have both retired. I have never been to Disney world and want as full experience as possible. I would like to know the best time to go for weather in the 70s and 80s, little or no rain and fewer crowds. Also, I would like the rides to be open and not in the middle of refurbishment or special events at the park that may close off areas. Much appreciated!

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Sep 22, 2022 at 1:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy!

We think your best bet would be mid-November or the first week of December. Holiday festivities should be in full swing by mid-November so there's less of a chance for ride refurbishments. By then, the weather has started to cool off (may even experience the first cold front around this time, so keep an eye out for the weather forecast so one doesn't sneak up on you). There's still a chance of rain, but the rainy season patterns should settle down by then. As for crowds, it won't be the absolute lowest levels (that would be end of August/September, which is still hot and rainy), but it will be the lowest during the holiday season. End of January/early February could also be an option (these are months with the lowest average rainfall of the year), but there's more chance of a cold front, as well as shorter park hours and possibilities of ride refurbishments. (We consider March and April the best for "ideal" weather, but then you would deal with spring break crowds.)

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Sep 21, 2022 at 7:47 p.m. Rose Says...

Hi Guys my 1st time going to Disney world.

i am thinking of attending the Mickeys Christmas. i wonder what less crowded day/week is better either NOV 14 or Nov 11?

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Sep 22, 2022 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose!

We would go with Nov. 14, as Nov. 11 is a holiday (Veterans Day).

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Sep 17, 2022 at 3:58 a.m. Jeff Says...

Would Jan 17th, 2023 be more busy than Jan 18th and the rest of that week? I know that Mon, Jan 16th is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Do you think the weekends towards the end of January would be much busier than the weekdays? We're planning a trip around this time. Thanks!

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Sep 21, 2022 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff!

The end of January is typically a good time to go. Weekends in general are busier than weekdays, but during this time, they're only busier by a crowd level or two (see our Crowd Calendar here!). EPCOT in particular is usually busier on the weekends due to locals going to the Festival of the Arts.

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Sep 12, 2022 at 1:27 a.m. Jenn Says...

Trying to decide which week would be better to visit feb28th-March 7th or March 27th-April 3rd. We would like the weather to be warm enough to swim we plan on doing a water park and possibly 2 rest days around the pool, but also not wanting to go when crowds are super busy having 2 small children .. which week would you suggest, thank you !!

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Sep 12, 2022 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn!

If avoiding crowds is more important, then we'd go with Feb. 28 through March 7 so you can avoid the middle of spring break season! As long as a cold front doesn't come through, it should be warm enough (though at this time, the weather can still be a bit unpredictable).

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Sep 11, 2022 at 8:49 p.m. Joy Dee Says...

I would like to take my family of four and would need to be budget friendly and was wondering what month would u recommend going? Weather not to hot but warm haha

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Sep 13, 2022 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joy Dee!

We'd suggest September (aside from Labor Day weekend) in terms of crowds — weather can still be quite hot, but it would likely be the most budget-friendly. If you wish for it to cool down, then November is a good time to go (aside from Thanksgiving week and Veterans Day, particularly if the latter falls on/near the weekend).

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Sep 11, 2022 at 5:11 p.m. DINI Says...

Helloooo... a leap greetings from Germany! My husband and I have only one day to visit Walt Disney World Resort. Which is the best parks to see for adults? We would like to visit two parks. He is not into kiddy stuffs while I definitely want to see Disney's Hollywood Studios. Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Stay Frogglicious! ;)

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Sep 12, 2022 at 2:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dini!

We'd go with EPCOT and Hollywood Studios! It's easy to hop between these two parks since they're close to each other. You could take Disney Skyliner, a Friendship boat or even walk (all via the International Gateway entrance)!

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Sep 11, 2022 at 4:42 p.m. Dini Says...

Which is the best parks for adults at Walt Disney World?

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Sep 12, 2022 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dini!

We love them all but if narrowing it down, we'd say have to say EPCOT, for sure — mainly for the food, drinks and attractions. Animal Kingdom would be a good choice if you want a more relaxed day and love animals, and Hollywood Studios if you like thrill rides such as Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror (plus Galaxy's Edge — Oga's Cantina is a must!).

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Sep 9, 2022 at 9:01 p.m. Michelle Says...

Thank you so much for this great info. Am planning a trip first week of November 2022. Is it a bad time to go during the week of Wine and Dine Half marathon weekend? What kind of park closures/inconveniences can I expect?

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Sep 14, 2022 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

The actual races take place early in the morning (with 5 a.m. start times), so they all should be completed by park opening. They mainly take place near/in EPCOT, though the Half Marathon goes to Magic Kingdom and back. Just be aware of the early morning road closures, which may only affect you if you're trying to rope drop. Crowd levels shouldn't be hugely impacted, though it may feel more crowded at EPCOT. And if you haven't booked a hotel yet, we'd suggest hopping right on it!

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Sep 4, 2022 at 10:21 p.m. Jeanine Says...

Which is better, early May or late August? It looks like crowds and pricing are better in August, but not weather. Not sure how long and heavy rain showers might be, and whether it's worth it for lighter crowds.

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Sep 7, 2022 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeanine!

If weather is an important factor for you, we'd go with May. Otherwise, you can expect almost daily storms, which can bring heavy rain (particularly in the afternoon/evening) but they usually aren't long-lasting.

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Sep 4, 2022 at 1:02 p.m. Jennifer A Says...

Taking my daughter who will be almost 5 in early February. Can you recommend the best hotel and parks to visit?

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Sep 6, 2022 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

Our favorite hotels for toddlers would have to be any of the Value Resorts, which have some of the best "quintessential Disney" theming. We toadally recommend Magic Kingdom as a must-do! As for the others, it may depend on her preferences — Animal Kingdom is a great choice particularly if she loves animals. Hollywood Studios has the most thrill rides which are likely too big for her, but if she likes Toy Story or Disney Junior Pals, it may still be worth a visit. During February, the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts would be taking place, which is one of our favorite festivals for kids.

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Sep 4, 2022 at 12:52 p.m. Tillie Robery-smith Says...

Im looking to visit in september or october 2023, is there any dates to avoid or any weeks you recommend? We travel for 14 nights from UK

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Sep 6, 2022 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tillie!

In September and October, we'd recommend staying away from Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-4) and Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 7-9).

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