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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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Sep 27, 2021 at 2:14 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Hi, I'm booked to go 14th-21st Jan 2022, why is this in the worst dares to go please? US and UK kids are in school as I understand it and there's no major events other than 50th anniversary. Thanks

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Sep 27, 2021 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day falls on Jan. 17, 2022. Generally, it's not as busy as the holidays, but any time there is a national holiday, crowds tend to increase over the long weekend.

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Sep 20, 2021 at 9:08 p.m. Caroline Says...

Hey! My friend and I are struggling to decide between going for the first weekend in December or waiting until late January/early Feb. to go... Obviously there is something special about going during Christmastime and since I'm such a fan of the holiday, I'm worried that going in February will leave something to be desired. However, I'm afraid this December will be extra crowded due to "revenge travel" and the 50th anniversary- making it less enjoyable. Do you think the possibility of lower crowds early February makes it worth the consideration? I'm really having a hard time getting my brain off of Christmas at Disney, but there is something nice about having a trip planned during the depressing wintery month of February. Have you been during this time and what are your thoughts?

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Sep 21, 2021 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caroline!

It ultimately depends on what you prefer more — Christmas festivities or lower crowds! We've been to the parks during time periods, and late January/early February is one of the best times to go during the year in terms of crowds. In previous years though, early December has been one of the best times to go during the holiday season, as it's right after Thanksgiving but before Christmas vacations begin. While it is toadally possible that it may be busier than usual due to the 50th anniversary, we could still say the same thing in late Jan./early Feb. since the celebration lasts 18 months. If you've got your heart set on Christmas at Disney, we'd say go for it!

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Sep 20, 2021 at 12:47 p.m. Kristin Richardson Says...

Our family of 14 has already started planning our trip to WDW from February 12-20, but I’m concerned about the dates falling near the worst time to go. It would be difficult to get everyone to change their vacation days at work, but I’d ask them to do it if this is a bad week to be there. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!

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Sep 20, 2021 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

You'll likely see higher crowds toward the end of your trip because of Presidents Day Weekend, and that is usually the busiest time during February. However, the week before should see moderate crowds, as the first half of February is generally a great time to visit. We'd stick with your original dates, especially considering your large group (and how difficult it would be to change vacation days)!

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Sep 18, 2021 at 8:08 p.m. Sara Says...

You list Jan 5-13 as being one of the best days to visit in 2022. Will the marathon not impact crowds? And I noticed that October is still listed as a great time to visit in 2021. Worries about crowds then too?!

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Sep 20, 2021 at 7:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara!

Great catch - thank you for bringing the Marathon to our attention! It definitely will impact crowds, and as such, our recommended dates have shifted in 2022 to Jan. 10-14. As for October, while we think that the beginning and towards Halloween will be busy, we still expect weekdays to be pretty manageable (albeit busier than a usual October). Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

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Sep 9, 2021 at 8:39 p.m. Ellie Says...

I’m looking to come down either a few days at the beginning of March or the end of March into April. 2022. Probably only 2 park days, during the week. Which timeframe is most likely less busy?

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Sep 10, 2021 at 12:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ellie!

We'd go with the week of Feb. 28 to March 4 (if that's what you had in mind!). Those dates will fall right before the spring breaks for colleges (March 7-11) and public schools (March 14-18) in the area. Generally, the spring break season is from the beginning of March to the week following Easter, so any week could have potential for crowds. But the most crowded times during the spring break season are usually when local schools are out and the weeks before and after Easter, which will be later in April.

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Aug 22, 2021 at 10:42 p.m. PegP Says...

Any week in October 2021 won't be the best time to visit unless you like crowds. Disney's 50th Anniversary party starts on Oct 1st & most resorts are already booked to capacity. It's going to be crazy at Disney in October!

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Aug 20, 2021 at 10:42 a.m. Laura Says...

It's a way off yet but I'm looking to take my two little ones, they will be aged 4&3 in 2023 but I'm struggling to work out when the best time of year is to go, we want decent weather so we can go to the waterparks but nothing to hot so it doesn't have to be summertime but we don't want it to be to busy. Any suggestions?

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Aug 23, 2021 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

Early March or late April would be our recommendation in 2023 - it may still be a bit chilly at night, but overall, the weather should be enjoyable. Have fun!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 19, 2021 at 6:34 p.m. Marco Says...

Hello! My wife and i are planning a trip this year and visiting the 4 parks from Nov 7th-10th. I have been to Disney a few times and this will be her first time visiting the parks. I'd hope she really enjoys the time there and i hope this isn't too busy of a time for us to go. Any suggestions about these days?

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Aug 23, 2021 at 10:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marco!

Those should be good dates to go, but there may be higher crowds on Sunday/Monday as the Wine & Dine Marathon wind down. You can see a breakdown by day on our Crowd Calendar. Have a great time!

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Aug 12, 2021 at 7:33 p.m. Becky Says...

Hello!! We plan to visit Disney World the 1st week of March next year and wanted to know when should I purchase park tickets? Thanks!

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Aug 13, 2021 at 1:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky!

At this time, the Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar is showing open availability for all four theme parks that week, so you don't have to worry about jumping on it right now. But do keep in mind that the first week of March usually marks the start of the spring break season, so it wouldn't hurt to get your tickets at the earliest you're able to, as you cannot make theme park reservations until you have your tickets.

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Aug 9, 2021 at 9:35 p.m. Bradley Says...

Hi,

Me and my partner were looking to visit Coronado Springs for 10 days in May 2022. The two dates we were looking at were the 11th May to the 21st, and the 15th May to the 25th.

Which would be the best to go with the least crowds?

Many thanks,

Brad

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Aug 9, 2021 at 5:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad!

Either is fine! May in general is a great time to go since it's between spring break and summer vacations. If we had to choose, we'd go with May 11 to 21, as some families schedule around Memorial Day Weekend with extra days before and after the holiday weekend, which may affect the last couple days of your trip.

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Aug 9, 2021 at 7:26 p.m. Liane Layman Says...

Will Magic Kingdoms Halloween show go back to normal hours in 2023?

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Aug 9, 2021 at 2:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liane!

We're still not toadally sure, but we certainly hope that Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be back by then!

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Aug 9, 2021 at 7:20 p.m. Liane Layman Says...

We will be at Universal Studios on Oct. 10. 2022 but not for the Halloween show and Islands of Adventure on Columbus Day. Are the crowds OK? And the rest of the week until Friday we will be at Disney. Is that OK?

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Aug 9, 2021 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liane!

We'd suggest switching the days for Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios to maximize your time. Universal Studios would close early (5 p.m.) on Sunday for HHN but since Islands of Adventure is not affected, it usually stays open longer for daytime guests on HHN nights. Columbus Day Weekend is busy since it's a holiday weekend, but the rest of the week usually has moderate crowds.

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Aug 9, 2021 at 1:47 p.m. DisneySpirit Says...

Hi! I’m planning a trip that is now just one month away! I’ve been hesitant to travel past year + and booked reservations after becoming vaccinated and seeing vaccinations increased. Now I’m wondering… will park hours and attractions diminish again? Is there a chance of parks shutting down? Will crowds be impacted by recent Covid changes and Disney mask mandates being reinstated? Do the frogs have any ideas?

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Aug 12, 2021 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DisneySpirit!

Since the Disney Parks have reopened, Disney has kept a close eye on CDC recommendations and continues to update their policies accordingly in an effort to keep both guests and cast members safe and healthy. We unfortunately can't predict operational changes in the parks, but we do anticipate that guests will continue to visit, especially as we reach 2022. Our best advice is to plan a vacation that YOU are comfortable with - and know that your ticket never loses its value in case you'd like to be flexible with your plans :) Of course, if you have any questions related to a purchase, please give us a call at 1 (800) 846-1302 - we're hoppy to help!

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Aug 4, 2021 at 9:20 p.m. Kate Says...

I could use some advice on when to go for 2022. I’ve been all over the place in my head with plans. My husband and I don’t want the kids (ages 11 and twin 7 year olds) to miss an entire week of school so we were just going to plan for June or July of 2022. But the more I thought about the heat (my kids don’t handle extreme heat well) I have been thinking Spring break. Problem is our Spring break is the week leading up to Easter, so probably a crazy busy time. What would your advice be to my indecisiveness? Thanks!!!!

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Aug 5, 2021 at 12:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

We think it depends on which will bother you more: crowds or heat. April would be cooler, but since you'd be going right before Easter, it would likely be more crowded than summer, which is still busy but crowds are more spread out. If you decide on a summer trip, then we'd suggest June (early June is best, if possible) over July. We have tips to help you beat the heat or manage spring break crowds.

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Aug 6, 2021 at 4:06 p.m. Kate Says...

Thank you! But now I have a whole new set of dates in mind (like I said, I’m all over the place). So how would May 25- June 1 be as far as heat and crowds? It would have Memorial Day weekend right in the middle. Any advice very much appreciated!!!

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Aug 9, 2021 at 1:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

The weekdays before Memorial Day Weekend would likely have the least amount of crowds, considering all of your other options (spring break right before Easter or June/July). But Memorial Day Weekend will be busy with higher level crowds. However, if heat is ultimately your deciding factor, we'd still stick to April.

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Oct 13, 2021 at 1:20 a.m. Ricky Says...

Kate, I promise you your kids will be fine if they miss one week of school.

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Jul 31, 2021 at 6:47 p.m. Aaron Says...

We haven’t been to Disney in 6+ years as it’s a very expensive experience so only go once in a blue moon. So I’m trying to plan a trip that has a bit of the best of everything (like nice sunny weather, longer extended park hours, good events/decorations to do and see) but obviously would prefer low crowds so we can make the most of getting on as many rides as possible. I know we can’t have it all but I’m looking to book a 7-9 day trip. When would be ideal? Traveling with kids ages 10,7,5. Thanks for all the advice it’s a game changer!!!

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Aug 2, 2021 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aaron!

It's tough to have it all, but early September is one of the least crowded times of the year. It will still be hot and potentially rainy in the afternoons as it's during the wet season, but there would be fun events going on, including Halloween decor and parties (it's Disney Boo Bash After Hours this year) and EPCOT's Food and Wine Festival. (If you are planning for 2022, Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration would still be going on — it starts Oct. 2021 and will last for 18 months.) We'd also suggest the last week of April/early May, which is sandwiched between the spring break and summer seasons. The weather may be nicer (there's a less chance of rain), and you'd be going during EPCOT's Flower and Garden Festival (and the 50th Anniversary Celebration, if in 2022). Hope this helps!

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Jul 26, 2021 at 9:16 p.m. Amy C Says...

Hi! I was wondering if you could expand more on why you say Feb 19-27 will be one of the worst times in 2022? We were hoping to go in that time frame for my birthday. I know President's day weekend is the start of that, but why through to the 27th? And is President's day really THAT huge a factor, or is there something else at play too? Thanks!

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Jul 26, 2021 at 4:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

It is mainly for the Presidents Day weekend (you'll see the biggest crowds during the long weekend), but some families stay for a few extra days during the week. Also, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is scheduled for Feb. 24-27.

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Jul 22, 2021 at 2:01 p.m. Christina Says...

For best times in 2022, you have Jan 25-Feb. 11 and then Feb. 22-March 5. Why is Feb 12-19th not included in the "best times"? Will President's Day affect that date?

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Jul 22, 2021 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina!

Yes, you're exactly right! Presidents Day Weekend is typically the busiest weekend in February, and it can affect the week leading up to it and a few days afterwards (though the weekend in particular can bring in the largest crowds).

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Jul 17, 2021 at 3:26 p.m. Karen Says...

Hi! Thank you for all your great information! I noticed you mentioned that parks are often operating on more limited hours in January. I was wondering how limited? Will places like the magic kingdom still be open from 9am-7pm or will their hours of operation be even shorter? Thanks!

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Jul 19, 2021 at 12:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

Thanks for hopping by! When we were there late January 2021, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios operated from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., EPCOT 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Animal Kingdom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This can differ slightly from year to year, but hopefully it gives you a good idea of what to expect :)

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Jul 13, 2021 at 7:16 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hello! Thank you for the awesome site! We had to cancel our December 2020 trip and have rebooked for Jan 10-21st! I was able to use your calendar to switch around our park reservations (thank you for including Universal Studios too since we’ll be going there as well!) We’ll be staying at Pop Century the entire time. I’m sad to miss the Christmas decorations but SO excited to escape reality for a bit! We have three boys ages 7-11 (and will also be bringing along our Moms). Just wondering what other tips you might have for this particular time of year? (We’re from Northern MN so still hoping it feels warm for us!)

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Jul 13, 2021 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Thank YOU for hopping by! Winter in Florida will most likely feel warmer to you, especially since you're coming from Minnesota! However, the weather in January can be very unpredictable. The average high temps are in the high-60s/low-70s and the average low temps are in the 50s, and all you need is a lighter jacket or sweater for early mornings and evenings. We'd recommend layers that you can easily take off during the day when it gets warmer. But if you happen to be here when a cold front passes through, it can reach high temps in the 50s and low temps in the 30s, which may require more layers. Hope this helps!

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Jul 13, 2021 at 3:45 a.m. SHAWN Says...

HI WE ARE LOOKING AT DOING A DISNEY WORLD/UNIVERSAL TRIP NEVER BEEN. EITHER MAY 31-JUNE9 OR JULY 6TH THUR JULY 14 OF 2022.

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Jul 13, 2021 at 10:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shawn!

There really isn't too much of a difference, in terms of crowds at least. The May/June option might be slightly less busier since it's right at the start of summer vacations for families, but both are around holidays (Memorial Day/Fourth of July) which can affect crowd levels a few days before and after. In terms of weather, once again, both options are relatively the same, but May/June might have a slight edge due to it being a little earlier in the wet season — though you may still run into summer thunderstorms and hot & humid temperatures. Hope this helps you narrow it down!

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Jul 9, 2021 at 8:48 a.m. Diane Says...

We are planning to go the first week of September but I’m concerned about the weather. How to manage the heat and humidity?

Transportation from with buses from on property accommodations - is it convenient and timely?

Thank you in advance, Diane

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Jul 9, 2021 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diane!

We have a post about staying cool at Disney World that may help you beat the heat! Disney transportation is easy and convenient but not always the most reliable. We definitely recommend factoring in plenty of transportation time into your day. Though you are going at a less crowded time, so you may not have to wait as long as you would during a peak time.

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Jul 8, 2021 at 8:37 p.m. Shannon Says...

I am booked the week of January 16-22nd, 2022 Why is that marked as not a good week? This will be our first and probably only WDW trip. Thank you

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Jul 8, 2021 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

Since there is a long weekend with Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the 17, crowds will likely be elevated. Hope this helps!

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Jul 5, 2021 at 11:30 p.m. Alicia Says...

We are planning a Disney trip for 2022. We would like to go when there are less crowds but still be able to go swimming. Should we go the first week of May or the first week October or would there be a better time to go? Thank you for your help!

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Jul 6, 2021 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia!

We think that either option would work just fine. In terms of crowds, they're pretty similar. We also like to consider the weather and any events hoppening. In terms of weather, May would be better as mid-October marks the end of the wet season in Florida, but for events, October has the advantage with fun Halloween decor and festivities. Both will fall during the 50th Anniversary Celebration though, so you won't miss out on that! Ultimately, the final decision comes down to your preferences, but we hope this helps you weigh the two options!

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Jun 30, 2021 at 9:29 p.m. Patricia Says...

Hello! My partner and i are looking into going from the 5th to the 13th of November. We are planning on going to the parks from the 6th to the 9th. How busy would you think the parks would be. I understand that the weekend would be a bit busy but what about that Monday and Tuesday? Thank you so much for your help!

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Jul 1, 2021 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patricia!

As you mentioned, weekends will be busier than weekdays, but overall, it looks like a great time to visit (mostly 4s and 5s! You can see a day-by-day prediction on our Crowd Calendar. Have a great time!

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Jun 29, 2021 at 3:33 a.m. Aimee Says...

Hi!

We are planning a trip to Disney World with a group of ten at the beginning of January 2022. I recently read that Disney has unofficially set dates for the Disney Run during the time we have reservations. Instead of just one weekend, like in the past, the run is scheduled for a whole week. My concern is that it’s going to be crowded and not as enjoyable. All of us want to enjoy time at the parks and at the resort. Do you think we should reschedule for the end of January when there will be fewer crowds? Or isn't there a big difference from the beginning of January during the Disney Run and the end of January? Thank you for your thoughts on this.

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Jun 29, 2021 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aimee!

The Disney Marathon weekend does bring some elevated crowds than perhaps other weekends in January, but you would likely see the impact more with hotel reservations, dining reservations and transportation (particularly in the mornings), rather than inside the parks. Some are there solely to run, while others do stick around. The races themselves start very early in the morning, so most of the running events do not have a large impact during park hours, except for Epcot (where the full marathon ends) and transportation in the mornings if you want to rope drop. If you want to avoid altogether, we do recommend the last weekend in January. But since it hasn't been officially announced yet, we'd suggest waiting to make any changes until it's confirmed.

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Jun 27, 2021 at midnight Lana Says...

Thanks so much for the information. We have booked our first Disney trip for February 20-24 since our daughter is out of school that week. I noticed that this is a busy time and just wondering if April would be more or less crowded. Thanks

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Jun 28, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lana!

Most of April will be busy due to the spring break season, especially since Easter will fall on April 17 (and generally the week following Easter is a popular break time). However, because the spring break season will be longer (versus if Easter fell during late March/early April), the spring break crowds are generally more spread out. So, depending on when in April you'd visit, you could hit a less crowded week during the spring break season (most likely, the first week of April), but we'd avoid the week immediately before and after Easter.

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Jun 24, 2021 at 8:26 p.m. Barbara Says...

We are booking for November 7th thru the 11th 2022. I have never seen Disney with Holiday Decorations. Is this a good time to go. I worry about the crowds being high & it being difficult for my disabled husband & his service dog. As a side note we usually Go the week of Mothers day are the crowds similar?

Thank you for all of the wonderful information you provide

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Jun 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barbara!

Early November is generally a good time to go! There may be some crowds around Veterans Day at the end of your trip. It's right about the same as Mother's Day — you can use our Crowd Calendar to compare expected crowd levels. Hope this helps!

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Jun 22, 2021 at 7:40 p.m. Marco Lopez Says...

I'm wife and i are looking to go for October since we both have not been able to take any vacation since the pandemic due to working in hospitals. We are looking to avoid October 1st since the celebration of the 50th starts on that day. What would your opinion on going to Disney the week of the 3rd? Article is a great read and thank you for your response.

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Jun 23, 2021 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marco!

While Oct. 1 will definitely be busy, we'd expect that some leftover crowds could easily spill into the next week. There is a lot hoppening, due to 50th Anniversary Celebration festivities being spread out in all four theme parks. Also, the dates for Boo Bash, which is hoppening simultaneously, during that week have sold out, giving some indication of potential crowds. You may want to consider the third week in October, if possible, to avoid the initial week of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the Columbus Day holiday weekend. Early November should also be a good time, if you're able to wait until then. Hope this helps!

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Jun 16, 2021 at 2:45 p.m. Narendra Umbrajkar Says...

Good Evening !!! Hi, I am Narendra, writing from India, Pune City Maharashtra. Can you please inform me when we would like to visit Disney Magic world. Is it open for Indians if not when it will be opened, so that the US Tour can be arranged and finalised accordingly from Pune. With Best Regards, Narendra Umbrajkar

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Jun 16, 2021 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Narendra,

Currently, there are still travel restrictions in effect for international visitors from certain countries, including India. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline for when the restrictions will be lifted.

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Jun 15, 2021 at 2:49 a.m. MJ Says...

Love all of your information!! Trying to determine the best time to visit 1/30/22 to 2/5/22, ... 2/6 to 2/12 or 2/27 to 3/5. It looks like in terms of crowd levels, 1/30 to 2/5 would be our best bet? How much affect does Mardi Gras have on Disney crowds? (I've read some very differing opinions on this - some say little affect, others say southern schools are out and crowds increase dramatically). Is there anything going on during the first week that would make it more crowded? And why are February 7 and 8 high in crowd prediction? Thank you so much!

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Jun 15, 2021 at 3:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi MJ!

Thanks for hopping by! From our experience, Mardi Gras typically doesn't have a huge effect on crowds, so any of those options would be great. We've been there during the last weekend of January and crowds were low. While you would avoid Presidents Day weekend, sometimes the weekends directly before and after see some crowds as well, but they aren't usually as busy. runDisney events haven't been scheduled in 2022 yet, but keep in mind of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (though usually it's mid-January) and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (usually mid/late February).

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Jun 13, 2021 at 3:24 a.m. Candace Says...

Hi,

We have a reservation from Feb 6-16, 2022 and Will it be crowded in your opinion and I wonder how many WDW days of tickets we should get-given that we may skip a day or two, but maybe not. First day we can go to a WDW park is the 7th. Thank you.

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Jun 14, 2021 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace,

Since Presidents Day falls on Feb. 21 (Presidents Day weekend is usually the busiest time of the month), the parks shouldn't be too crowded while you're there, particularly during the week! This should give you flexibility to space out your trip if you wish to skip a day or two. Ultimately, the decision is all up to you, but we think having at least a day off over the weekend would give you time to recharge in the middle of your vacation.

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Jun 8, 2021 at 2:46 p.m. Claire-Louise lewis Says...

We have booked for 7th April 2022 for week in Disney week on universal, I’m thinking of changing to October 21st 2022 as I’ve read loads of reviews that it will be really busy for n April what’s does every one suggest keep at April or change to October

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Jun 8, 2021 at 2:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire-Louise!

Those April dates would be in the middle of the spring break season. Since Easter is much later in April (it'll fall on April 17), that typically means a longer, but less busy spring break season (due to crowds being spread over a longer period of time). Also, keep in mind that some schools will coordinate their spring breaks with the week following Easter, so you may still run into those crowds. In October, it can get more crowded on weekends (especially as it gets closer to Halloween) but most weekdays have average crowds. Take a peek at our Crowd Calendar to compare expected crowd levels (Oct. 2022 isn't on there yet, but you can get an idea from Oct. 2021).

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Jun 6, 2021 at 3:14 p.m. Sean Says...

We’re thinking of rebooking our August 2021 holiday to April 12th 2022 (2 weeks at hotel on International Drive) to avoid the heat and humidity as the kids kids have struggled in the British sun!. Will this clash with Spring break

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Jun 6, 2021 at 9:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sean!

Easter will fall on April 17 next year, so you will likely catch the end of the spring break season. Since Easter is much later in April, that typically means a longer, but less busy spring break season (due to crowds being spread over a longer period of time). Also, keep in mind that some schools will coordinate their spring breaks with the week following Easter, so you may run into those crowds. We would agree that the weather is better in April though. Hope this helps!

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Jun 4, 2021 at 3:15 p.m. Keli Says...

Hi I’m planning a Disney trip for 2022. Looking at January 29-February 4 or February 26- March 4. Any suggestions on which is better crowd wise. We went 2021 first week of March and crowds were great but I see Mardi Gras is first week of March 2022.

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Jun 4, 2021 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keli!

Crowd-wise, we'd suggest Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 2022, because spring break for colleges & universities in Florida can start as early as the first week of March. Mardi Gras at Universal (Disney World typically doesn't celebrate it other than special treats that may pop up) usually doesn't start until the first or second week of February, so you'll likely miss those crowds.

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Jun 2, 2021 at 6:32 p.m. Amy Says...

The dates were just released for the Halloween Party. Looks like mostly Tuesdays and Fridays. We won’t be attending. We are thinking to avoid the Magic Kingdom on those days, assuming it will be more crowded, but would like your opinion. Thanks!

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Jun 2, 2021 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

BOO BASH guests will be able to enter the park by 7 p.m. during normal operating hours, so we'd expect more crowds at the end of the night. This is slightly different from previous years with Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, during which all event guests could enter as early as 4 p.m. There still may be guests who stay during both day and night at Magic Kingdom, so it may be safe to avoid Tuesdays and Fridays. But we don't expect as large of an impact on crowds, compared to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Jun 2, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. Bryan Says...

We are planning a trip for April, 2022 and hoping to stay in a deluxe villa but it looks like nothing is available on Disney World's resort website at this time. Could all deluxe villas really already be booked or will more bookings open up in the coming months??

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Jun 2, 2021 at 3:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bryan,

Most of the Disney Deluxe Villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resorts, with only a limited number of rooms available for non-DVC members. If you're not a DVC member, that is likely why you are not seeing any availability, as those limited number of rooms may be booked. It wouldn't hurt to keep checking!

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Jun 1, 2021 at 9:01 p.m. Larissa Ferreira Says...

Why weekends on May are ao crowded? And all of them? Thank you!

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Jun 1, 2021 at 4:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Larissa!

There isn't a specific reason, but crowds start to pick up on the weekends during May, particularly in the second half of the month. (Generally, weekends are more popular than weekdays!) Most colleges and universities in Florida start summer breaks by the first weekend in May, so grad visits may be a small factor as well.

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May 30, 2021 at 10:59 a.m. Traci Says...

We're at the beginning stages of planning a Disney World trip sometime in the first two weeks of May 2022. Most of our trip will be made up of weekdays, but there will be one weekend in there. Out of curiosity, do you happen to know why weekends in May are considered some of the worst times to go? Is it due to local residents attending Flower and Garden? Just wondered - sometimes specific reasons for crowd levels factor into our planning.

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Jun 1, 2021 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Traci,

There isn't a specific reason — it just starts picking up in general, and weekends are always more popular than weekdays, particularly in the second half of the month. Grad visits may be a small factor too, as most of the Florida colleges & universities are out for the summer by the first weekend of May.

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May 27, 2021 at 11:17 p.m. Amanda Says...

How are the crowds in early November (1st-10th) and the weather?

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May 28, 2021 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Some people who visit during Halloween may stay until they see the Christmas decor, resulting in some crowds. It may also get busy around Veterans Day. However, overall crowds are just about medium average, especially weekdays. It's right at the end of Florida's rainy season, so it may still be hot and humid during the day, but it may also start to get cooler at night.

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May 25, 2021 at 9:17 p.m. Michelle brown Says...

Oh no! Slightly panicking as we can only really go 26th may- 12th June because of school exams. Will this be awful with crowds?

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May 26, 2021 at 8:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Are you visiting currently, or in 2022? Either way, we maintain that the best time to visit is when you're able! Things will be busy, but they should be manageable with some planning. Have a great time!

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May 25, 2021 at 11:41 a.m. Siobhan Says...

I'm from the UK and looking to rebook our first Disney trip the third and hopefully final time. We have two options for dates in 2022: 24th April - 8th May or 13th October - 27th October. Any advice on which would be the better option weather and crowd wise?

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May 25, 2021 at 8:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Siobhan,

Both are good options! April has a slight edge over October in terms of weather and crowds. It's right before the rainy season starts (while mid-October would be at the tail-end) and it would fall a week after Easter, which is when the spring break season would end in 2022. But if you're a fan of Halloween, then the special events and decor in October is also something to consider. (If not, we'd suggest April!)

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May 20, 2021 at 5:53 p.m. Becky Says...

Hi! This will be our first Disney trip with friends and family. We want to go next year 2022. We have have a couple of options when we can go. 2nd week or 3rd week of March or any time after June 9th for the summer. We have split opinions of when we should go. What are some pros and cons on those time frames? BTW, I love your website, great information for a first timer!

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May 20, 2021 at 6:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky!

Thanks so much for hopping by, and we're so glad to help, especially as a first-timer! As far as crowds go, both options will see heavier crowds, as those are popular times for families to be at Disney World during spring break or summer vacation. How late into the summer would you be able to go? If you're able to wait until the end of August, local schools will be starting the school year by mid-August, so crowds may start to lessen by the second half of the month.

Another big consideration is the weather. March generally has nicer weather than summer. While the weather is more unpredictable in March (can vary with low, moderate and high temperatures), summer is right in the middle of Florida's wet season and temperatures are high all of the time. If we were to decide solely based on the weather, we'd choose March over June, July or August.

Lastly, we would suggest considering any special events. The springtime has the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, while the summer has the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival (in the past, it has started in late August, but last year, it began in July ... and this year, it is starting July 15). Regardless of your choice, you'll be visiting during the 50th Anniversary Celebration, so expect special surprises during whichever time you decide on.

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May 9, 2021 at 6:36 a.m. Esy Says...

I am planning to visit the Parks between April 20 - 26, 2022. Do you thin that will be significative very complicated before April 24?

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May 10, 2021 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Esy,

The Easter crowds usually stick around for the week following the holiday, so it's likely that you may run into higher crowds through April 24. Since Easter falls later in 2022, the spring break season lasts longer (starting the first week of March) but crowds may be more spread out.

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May 2, 2021 at 10:03 a.m. Michael P Bradley Says...

Thinking of going end of January early February. How is the weather and crowd's at that time?

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May 2, 2021 at 9:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

We definitely think it's one of the better times to go! Crowds are generally low (except for MLK Jr. Day and Presidents' Day weekends). The weather can be more unpredictable, as we've experienced days as low as in the 40s and as high as in the 70s. Ultimately, it depends on if a cold front comes through, which is when the temperature can really dip. Another thing to keep in mind is that because it is the slower season, park hours may be shorter and some rides typically undergo annual refurbishment during this time.

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Apr 24, 2021 at 1:49 a.m. Jenn Says...

Hi! We are going to Disney on aug 20-27. This is our first time going with our 11 and 9 yr old. We were only able to get those dates to work. How is the weather that time. I'm freaking out because everyone says we are crazy for going then.

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Apr 25, 2021 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn!

We have been during that time, and the key is just to be prepared! We fully believe that any Disney trip, no matter the time of year, can be a great one - sometimes we just have to go when our schedules allow it, right? August is going to be hot and rainy (it's the rainiest month of the year), so be sure to pack ponchos that are easy to slip on and off (we like the ones without full sleeves in the summer). You'll want to pack extra socks (in case you wade through post-rain puddles), extra masks and your swimsuits. Afternoon rainshowers tend to happen like clockwork, so be sure to have a weather radar pulled up to check the status quickly. Our best advice is to plan your day with lots of breaks in the AC, both for heat and some shelter from the rain; if you can, plan out a lunch that is inside and know where the parks' Mask Relaxation Areas are. We have a full list of inside rides too. Depending on the hours and how long you'd like to be in the park, it may also be a good option to head into the parks in the morning and leave for a while around lunchtime to take a dip in the pool, take a nap or eat at the hotel to keep you out of the sun in the hottest parts of the day; then, you can head back as things start to cool off again in the evening. Be sure to drink lots of water too - bringing your own water bottles helps as a reminder! Have a great time!

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Apr 22, 2021 at 11:40 p.m. Stacie Says...

Why is Feb. 19-27 the worst time to visit Disney World in 2022? The crowd calendar has decent numbers for the back half of that week. Thats exactly when we were looking at going because of a school break :(

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Apr 23, 2021 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacie!

We expect increased crowds due to Presidents Day weekend - many schools have a break that week, too, so you'll find elevated crowds as more people head to the parks while they're out of school. Like you mentioned, we are projecting the lowest crowd level that week at a 6 for the Thursday, Friday and Sunday after Presidents Day weekend, with the remainder of that time frame at a level 7 or 8. Hope this helps!

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Apr 18, 2021 at 10:03 p.m. Petey Says...

We prepaid 2020 and of course it was cancelled, we are now booked May 26 to June 6, 2021. Unfortunately this cannot be changed as many like us were locked into a timeframe to “use it or lose it” with our reservations. Any advice on planning would be helpful.

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Apr 19, 2021 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Petey!

Your theme park tickets should not lose their value, so if you're looking at them expiring but don't see yourself using them within that timeframe, feel free to give us or Disney (depending on who you purchased through) a call — the value of those tickets can be applied towards future use, as long as you haven't entered the parks. Hotel reservations should also have a cancellation window where you are able to cancel without penalty :) If you're still planning on hopping into the parks in late May, try to plan your non-park days over Memorial Day weekend - head to Disney Springs, swim, shop, etc. so that you can really soak up the least crowded times in the parks. Expect weekdays to be more manageable than weekends. Have a great time!

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Apr 18, 2021 at 3:33 a.m. Karen Says...

I'm really enjoying this website - what a great resource! My family and I (two adult kids, two little kids, and my husband and me) are thinking of going to WDW, but unfortunately, the best time for all of us is right before and through Christmas week. Do you think that going at such a traditionally crowded time will be a bad experience - bad enough that we shouldn't go?

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Apr 19, 2021 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

We love spending time at Disney World during the holidays! As you said though, it's historically one of the busiest times of the year. We do have a separate guide about tips for navigating those holiday crowds so that may help with setting expectations. Since we're coming out of an unusual time, it's hard to say exactly what protocols will be in place by then and if there will be increased capacity (if you're planning on going this year). But in general, if the large crowds wouldn't be a huge issue, you'll find lots of holiday magic to enjoy, as there are special treats, entertainment and decor! However, if you're not a fan of crowds, it may not be worth it for you.

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Apr 16, 2021 at 1:22 a.m. Minta Lambrecht Says...

My husband and I are looking at the 1st full week in October, just Monday through Thursday. It's just after the big 50th Anniversary intro weekend, but before Columbus Day weekend/week. Do you think the crowds from October 1st will spill over into the week? Or do you think we might still be able to look forward to low crowd levels?

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Apr 16, 2021 at 4:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Minta!

We do think there will be more crowds in that week than in past years, but we still think it should be manageable. Have fun!

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Apr 14, 2021 at 3:20 p.m. Amy Says...

We are thinking of going to WDW next july as it's the only holidays work can give us. Are we crazy travelling then, will it be super busy. Tks

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Apr 15, 2021 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

We toadally understand - sometimes the best time to go is just when your schedule allows it! Summers tend to be a busy time, with the Fourth of July an especially busy time. If you can avoid the Fourth, you'll be in better shape :) That time can also be hot and rainy, so you'll want to plan ahead accordingly by packing umbrellas or ponchos and planning some breaks in the AC during the hottest periods of the day. Have a great trip!

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