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The Very Best Times to Visit Disney World in 2023 and 2024

by Leap on November 17, 2022 2055 Orlando

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Summary

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? 2023 is gearing up to be another exciting year at the Most Magical Place on Earth! With the continuation of the World's Most Magical Celebration, the opening of TRON Lightcycle / Run, and more, the magic (and fun) is definitely calling! Understandably, some of you are wondering: "When is the best time to visit Disney World?"

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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.

Visiting when the crowds are low (or lower) is still one of the best ways to ensure a great trip. But there are other factors, such as Disney World weather, special events, park hours and, of course, your family's availability, that factor into the right time to make your magical trip.

Keep in mind that Disney is requiring that guests book reservations for park visits through January 2024. If you have not bought tickets or made your Disney Park Pass reservations, you should do so as soon as you know you want to go, especially if that's during one of the peak periods listed below, such as spring break, summer or Christmas.

In our book, it's always a good time to visit Disney World. 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 (including taking Genie+ into account). If you take our advice, you will find crowds can be manageable even during the busiest times!

Best Time to Visit Disney World - 50th anniversary banner in front of Tree of Life

Determining the Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2023 and 2024

Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2023 - Dates by Season

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. The decision to take kids out of school, even virtual school, for Disney is toadally personal, and we frogs have a no-judgment policy. It may also come as no surprise that many families are ready to travel again; we expect that 2023 will see elevated crowds throughout the year.

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 and Disney World hours. 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. Also, key shows, such as Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom, aren't always shown daily when crowd levels are lowest. When crowd levels are highest, the parks generally open earlier and close later, and key entertainment might have two showtimes each evening.

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Special events should also be a consideration in deciding the best time to visit Disney World, and they are also displayed on the Crowd Calendar. Disney World offers some spectacular events, such as the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. You just might decide you want to plan your visit during one or more of them! Disney World's 50th-anniversary celebration is in full swing, and the event will continue until March 31, 2023. In our special events guide, you can see a full list of all of the events hoppening at Disney World in 2023 and 2024.

New rides, attractions and lands — major openings — can also impact crowds. We've seen this in recent years with the openings of Avatar: Flight of Passage, Slinky Dog Dash, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. All of these rides continue to see higher wait times and demand. With Slinky Dog and Rise of the Resistance inside one park — Disney's Hollywood Studios — this is another reason it is important to make your reservations as soon as you buy your Disney World tickets!

In 2023, TRON Lightcycle / Run will be the big attraction opening at Magic Kingdom in the spring, as well as the return of a reimagined version of "Happily Ever After" nighttime spectacular. EPCOT will also unveil several new additions, including  Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana, a new nighttime spectacular and the Dreamers Point area. Tiana's Bayou Adventure will open in late 2024, and as such, Splash Mountain will begin its refurbishment Jan. 23, 2023.

So When Is the Best Time to Go to Disney World in 2023 and 2024?

The very best times to visit Disney World in 2023 are ...

  • Jan. 18 – Feb. 15
  • March 1-10
  • April 17-30
  • Weekdays in the first half of May
  • The second half of August
  • Most days in September (minus the days around Labor Day)
  • Most weekdays in October (minus the days around Columbus Day)
  • Weekdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Weekdays in December (minus the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Eve)

The very best times to visit Disney World in 2024 are ...

  • Jan. 17 – Feb. 16
  • March 1-8
  • April 15-30
  • Weekdays in the first half of May
  • The second half of August
  • Most days in September (minus the days around Labor Day)
  • Most weekdays in October (minus the days around Columbus Day)
  • Weekdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Weekdays in December (minus the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Eve)

Historically, September has been the very best month of the year to visit Disney World in terms of crowds because the kids have just returned to school. It is still our pick for the best month to visit, but it has become a more popular month to visit, most likely because of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyHalloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Do keep in mind the Disney World weather. September is the height of Orlando's rainy season. You should prepare for daily afternoon thunderstorms and possibly even more rain. Pack those ponchos and extra socks!

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

Some days in January, and some in February, are also great times to visit. The least crowded time we have ever experienced was in January, the week after the Walt Disney World Marathon. The big drawback to visiting at this time is reduced park hours and often scaled-back entertainment. While there isn't much rain, there are cold fronts that can make swimming chilly (but still doable most of the time, especially since Disney World Resort hotel pools are heated). Finally, this is when many rides go through refurbishment, including Kali River Rapids.

The Worst Times to Go to Disney World in 2023 and 2024

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The very worst times to visit Disney World in 2023 are ...

  • Jan. 1-8, Jan. 13-17
  • Feb. 16-27
  • March 11 - April 16*
  • Weekends in May
  • June
  • July
  • The first half of August
  • The week of Thanksgiving
  • The week of Christmas through the week of New Year

The very worst times to visit Disney World in 2024 are ...

  • Jan. 1-9, Jan. 13-16
  • Feb. 17-28
  • March 9 - April 14*
  • Weekends in May
  • June
  • July
  • The first half of August
  • The week of Thanksgiving
  • The week of Christmas through the week of New Year

*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 2023, Easter falls on April 9, making it a slightly longer season than in 2024, when it falls on March 31. Because it's a more condensed period, 2024's spring break season will feel slightly busier than 2023. You'll see these noted on our Crowd Calendar, as well.

Best and Worst Holidays to Visit Disney World in 2023 and 2024

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

  • New Year's Day - Jan. 1
  • Easter - April 9, 2023, and March 31, 2024
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Thanksgiving - Nov. 23, 2023, and Nov. 28, 2024
  • Christmas Eve - Dec. 24
  • Christmas - Dec. 25
  • New Year's Eve - Dec. 31

If you're thinking of visiting during these times, be sure to check out our tips and tricks for visiting during spring breakThanksgiving and Christmas. These holidays also see an increase in crowds, although they are less pronounced than the ones above.

  • Veterans Day (and Veterans Day Observed) - Nov. 11
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 16, 2023, and Jan. 15, 2024
  • Presidents Day - Feb. 20, 2023, and Feb. 19, 2024
  • Labor Day - Sept. 4, 2023, and Sept. 2, 2024
  • Columbus Day - Oct. 9, 2023, and Oct. 14, 2024

Upcoming runDisney Events

Best Time to Go to Disney World - RunDisney Finish Line

runDisney events also have an impact on traffic, hotel bookings and crowds, bringing both spectators and runners to the parks before and after their races — especially the headlining Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in early January, which we take into consideration when making our predictions for the year.

Races will take place on the following dates in 2023:

  • Jan. 4-8: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
  • Feb. 23-26: Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
  • April 13-16: runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend
  • Nov. 2-5: Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Races will take place on the following dates in 2024:

  • Jan. 3-7:Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
  • Feb. 22-25: Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
  • April 18-21: runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend
  • Nov (TBD): Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Well, there you have it — the best times to visit Disney World in 2023 and 2024. 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 on our When to Visit Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Guide.

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Feb 28, 2021 at 7:39 p.m. Denise Says...

Great article, thanks! We just returned from an early February 2021 trip. Crowds were definitely there (even lots of kids), but it was doable and weather was great! Trying to plan for next year and your article was helpful. Maybe we can do my birthday week in January! :)

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Mar 1, 2021 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks Denise! We are so glad you enjoyed this trip - and we hope you get to head back for your birthday! (Birthday trips are the best!)

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Feb 27, 2021 at 11:23 p.m. Holly Simonton Says...

We have a trip booked for 4/13/21 - 4/15/21. We’ll only have 3 days at the parks and plan to do MK twice and HS once (first trip with a toddler so gearing it towards his interests). We originally planned for MK on Monday, then HS Tuesday, and MK again Wednesday but we’ve always heard to avoid MK on Mondays. Should we switch MK and HS so that HS is on Monday? Or is HS a park to avoid on Mondays as well now that it has so many popular new rides? Thank you!!

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Mar 2, 2021 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly!

It looks like 4/13 is a Tuesday - but we agree with you! We'd put Hollywood Studios on a Monday if that's the case. If your trip does start on that Tuesday, we'd suggest MK, HS, MK instead. Hope this helps!

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Feb 27, 2021 at 1:14 a.m. Wendy Says...

I was thinking april 4-9 in 2022... easter isn't until april 17th

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Feb 25, 2021 at 4:26 p.m. Steph Says...

Was thinking of going next year April 18-25. Since it’s after Easter and later in the month- do you think it’ll still be really busy

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Feb 26, 2021 at 2:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steph,

Typically when you have a later Easter (like next year), there is a longer, but overall less crowded, spring break season, compared to when Easter is earlier in the year. Since you'll be arriving after the holiday, crowds should start to settle down, but there still may be schools that will schedule their breaks around Easter and the week after.

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Feb 25, 2021 at 12:25 p.m. Tillie Says...

When are the spring break dates to avoid? looking at moving my holiday to May 7th-21st but looking for good crown levels is this a good time to go?

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Feb 25, 2021 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tillie!

March and April is when you'll run into spring break crowds, so weekdays in May (especially pre-Memorial Day, which your dates fall under) are good picks :)

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Feb 24, 2021 at 6:42 p.m. K Andre Says...

Does anyone know what week they change over from Halloween to Christmas?

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Feb 24, 2021 at 1:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi K Andre!

This varies by year, but generally, the few days after the last Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the parks (especially Magic Kingdom) magically transform overnight! In 2020, the holiday season kicked off Nov. 6, and decorations were in place; most were already up Nov. 5. Hope this helps!

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Feb 24, 2021 at 7:26 a.m. Susan Says...

In the UK my husband has been shielding for a year as he is deemed extremely clinically vulnerable. We were booked to go for a month to Florida in November. Because of my husband we are reluctant to go this year because of this and we do not know whether the vaccination in the USA will be far enough given to make us feel safe. We were planning on transferring the holiday to 2022 and, as we are older, 60s, don’t know whether to book for November 2022 or earlier. We’ve been many times to Florida and don’t want to go when it’s really busy and too hot. It’s probably going to be our last time because of health issues so we want our holiday to be as lovely as it has been over the years. We will, we are kids at heart, want to go to all the theme parks. What do you think please? Thank you

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Mar 2, 2021 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan!

It is so hard to forecast what things will be like right now in November, so we toadally understand your hesitation! Our best advice would be to stay flexible, if your reservations allow it; if you’re able, we’d suggest waiting until closer to November to see how things are going stateside. As things progress, you’ll have a better idea of what things are like and whether or not you’re ready to make the jump — at which point you can reschedule for 2022 if you’d prefer. We know this is not exactly a firm answer, but that is how we’ve approached trips this year — a little bit tentative to make sure we’re all comfortable, especially since most airline, hotel and ticket policies are fairly flexible right now. Another timeframe to keep in mind is January and February. The weather is a little chillier (but Florida chilly 😉 ) and crowds tend to be low outside of the holiday weekends and the marathon (which you can easily work around). We will keep our posts up-to-date with new information as it is released so that you’ve always got the latest information! 😊 Sending you frog hugs from across the pond!

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Jun 25, 2021 at 2:31 p.m. Marco Says...

Thank you for the advice! We were both hesitant on it and the reassurance what very helpful! We are looking into going on Nov. 6th through 9th so we hope it won't be too bad. We expect the weekend to be a bit busy but hopefully not that Monday and Tuesday. Thank you again!

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Jun 25, 2021 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Glad we could help, Marco! You may even catch some early holiday decorations then :) Have fun!

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Feb 23, 2021 at 3:10 p.m. Dana Says...

We know Labor Day will be busy but would 9/5-9/12 be a good time to visit? We visited several years back in October and had a blast, but thought this might be a little less busy.

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Feb 24, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dana!

You are spot on - Labor Day is a holiday where we see more crowds the weekend before/day of; so past the 6th, it should be smooth sailing!

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Feb 23, 2021 at 10:11 a.m. Tillie Says...

I am looking at moving my trip to April/May 2022.

Would you say 7th-21st May is good for crowds? I am coming from the UK or 16th-30th April?

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Feb 23, 2021 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tillie!

That April timeframe will bring more Easter crowds, as well as potential spring break crowds so we'd personally pick May!

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Feb 21, 2021 at 7:29 p.m. Renee Says...

What are your thoughts for a trip Feb.17-25, 2022? I noticed on your site that you mentioned that this was one of the worst times to attend.

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Feb 22, 2021 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee!

Since those dates will overlap with Presidents' Day weekend, you can expect higher crowds. Hope this helps!

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Feb 20, 2021 at 2:21 p.m. Melissa Pena Says...

I was trying to decide to go to Orlando and Disney World September 18 through the 26th of this year or October 29 through November 6. Which do you suggest is better? I have heard a lot about hurricane season in September but I’ve had my heart set at the time in September. Just looking for pros and cons for those two weeks. Thank you.

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Feb 22, 2021 at 2:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

September will still be part of the rainy season, but crowds will be much lighter as kiddos head back to school. The temperature will be about the same both months (maybe a little cooler in October, though this varies every year). You can expect higher crowds during that time in October. If it were us, we'd pack a poncho and plan for September - but we know others that would rather face the crowds than the rain, so it just depends on your personal preference! :) Have a great time!

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Feb 12, 2021 at 3:49 p.m. Sam Says...

We've got a trip booked for November, really hoping that the crowds will be low while we're there!

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Feb 9, 2021 at 11:16 p.m. Chris Says...

Hi there!

We are planning on a March or April 2022 visit and stay at Polynesian Village. Do you know when university, and others, have spring breaks in 2022? Also, which month has better weather? Thanks so much for your input!

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Feb 10, 2021 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

Spring breaks for Florida universities are usually the first (sometimes second) week of March (UCF will have spring break from March 6 to 13 in 2022). Orange County Public Schools & Osceola County Public Schools will have spring break from March 14 to 18, 2022. This, of course, doesn't account for families across the country who may hop to Disney World during their spring breaks - but that covers local spring breaks! We'd expect to run into spring breakers most of March and April — very early March and very late April (after Easter) would be your best bets. Weather-wise, both months are very similar – March might be a little more unpredictable with fluctuating temps (particularly in the mornings/evenings) and April might be more consistently warm (potentially hotter toward the end of the month) – but you can expect warm (but not extremely hot) weather in both. Hope this helps!

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Feb 9, 2021 at 3:29 a.m. gregory mcdermott Says...

Was debating a quick trip this March...8-11.....was wondering if you thought it would be typical spring break busy or if schools were even still having spring break? Any thoughts or opinions on how crazy or not crazy it may be would be awesome:)

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Feb 9, 2021 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gregory!

We DO still think that spring breaks will be happening during that time this year! However, since capacity is still limited, it won't be as busy as a typical year. Weekdays will be even better than weekends, so those dates are currently forecast to be a 6/10, according to our Crowd Calendar :) Hope this helps!

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Feb 7, 2021 at 10:18 p.m. ANdrea Luther Says...

Thinking of going the last week of August this year (2021) Do you guys have any predictions on crowds, and if things will be back to normal or something like it will they notify you to make fast pass selections?

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Feb 8, 2021 at 8:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

At this time, we don't know when FastPasses are set to return, but we DO anticipate having a heads up before they are reinstated! We do expect things to pick up from spring break through summer, but capacity will still be limited - you can see our day-by-day predictions on our Crowd Calendar. Hope this helps!

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Jan 29, 2021 at 11:11 a.m. Mel Says...

Hi. I was just wondering why the second half of August is a good time to go, as isn't it still school holidays? (It is here in the UK anyway!) Thanks. Mel

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Jan 29, 2021 at 8:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mel,

The school year starts early in Florida! Generally, students are going back to school around the second or third week of August (for instance, Orange County Public Schools — the local school system — has the first day of school scheduled for Aug. 10, 2021).

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Jan 29, 2021 at 4 p.m. Mel Says...

That's great to know, thank you!

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Jan 23, 2021 at 6:49 p.m. Dana Says...

Will be down feb 2 to feb 6. Trying to figure the best days for HS, MK & Epcot. Hoping for low crowd levels.

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Jan 25, 2021 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dana,

We expect that it will be a manageable time to visit with average crowd levels ranging from 4 to 6, according to our Crowd Calendar. Since Hollywood Studios is one of the more popular parks right now, we'd recommend visiting that park on one of the weekdays you're there.

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Jan 20, 2021 at 4:24 a.m. Karebear Says...

Im visiting Disney World April 6-11th. I saw on your list these are some of the worst times to visit. Cold you explain to me a little more as to why and how to make it more fun despite those circumstances? I will be taking my one year old!

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Jan 21, 2021 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karebear!

We are expecting this to be a busy week as it is the tail end of spring break and many school districts have the week of Easter off. We still anticipate weekdays to be less busy than weekends, so we'd suggest heading to the park at park opening on weekdays to make the most of your time :) Hope this helps!

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Jan 15, 2021 at 11:49 a.m. charlangela Says...

We have booked for 10th May 22 - 24th May 22. How come the end of May is busier? We are going to avoid parks on weekends but worried we've picked the wrong dates now :(

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Jan 15, 2021 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charlangela!

Things typically start to pick up at the end of may as kids get out of school, and right around Memorial Day, since it's a long weekend (it'll fall on the 30th in 2022, so we think your dates should be just fine, especially if you're avoiding weekends at the parks!). Hope this helps!

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Jan 14, 2021 at 7:42 p.m. Angela Says...

Hi!

We are looking to go to Universal in Florida in 2022. A few questions I was wondering if you could help me with. Would February or April be better to travel there in 2022? Thanks.

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Jan 15, 2021 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

We'd go with February personally - it should be less crowded and the weather should be lovely!

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Jan 3, 2021 at 5:22 a.m. Jenn Says...

In the process of planning my families first trip to Disney and this calendar has helped so much. We were looking at going in either mid November 2021 or mid feb or first week in March in 2022. Since this is my families first trip to Disney and with all the current restrictions when would you recommend ? Thanks for all your help!!

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Jan 4, 2021 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn!

There's pros and cons to both! Mid-November 2021 will likely be less busy than March 2022, but there's a better chance that current restrictions will be a little looser by March 2022 than November 2021. If you're wanting the full experience for your first trip, and aren't afraid of spring breakers, we'd personally opt for March :) Hope this helps!

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Dec 18, 2020 at 1:16 a.m. Judith Teague Says...

We love the last week of October and first week of December. Halloween and Christmas all in one trip!

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Dec 17, 2020 at 12:38 a.m. Cindy Taylor Says...

This will be our first trip to Disney, and this website is packed full of information. I love it !!!

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Dec 14, 2020 at 5:24 p.m. Crystal Geraldson Says...

Thank you for all of this information! So many questions answered and answered questions that I hadn't even thought of yet! ha :)

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Dec 8, 2020 at 11:29 p.m. Kerry Says...

Would love to take the grandchildren

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Dec 4, 2020 at 10:27 p.m. April Says...

Do you all believe that February 2021 will be as busy as it has in year's past or less so but still more than it is on any given slower week during coronavirus. We've gone in February every other year and it's always worked out because we spend a lot of time at the parks for multiple days, utilize the fast pass system, and make all of our reservations beforehand. My fear is that Disney will raise capacity despite increasing covid cases and make it a ludicrous idea to attend due to limited ability to physically distance. The larger the crowd the harder to enforce proper mask wearing too.

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Dec 4, 2020 at 7:46 a.m. Danielle H Says...

I would love help getting my family to disney world for the first time

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Dec 3, 2020 at 12:35 p.m. VicB Says...

A lot of great info here. I learned a few things. Cool!

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Dec 3, 2020 at 1:16 a.m. joann Says...

Can't wait to go back

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Dec 2, 2020 at 9:54 p.m. ckelleyd Says...

We visited in October and it was great! Can't wait to go back.

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Dec 2, 2020 at 9:31 p.m. Ashley Says...

I miss Orlando so much!

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Dec 2, 2020 at 7:14 p.m. Becky Says...

Can't wait to go back!!

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Dec 2, 2020 at 5:24 p.m. Tinkerbell Says...

Universal Trips are the best... my cheeks always hurt from smiling!

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Dec 2, 2020 at 4:19 p.m. Robin Brown Says...

We love to visit in September

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Dec 2, 2020 at 2:14 a.m. Mary Bernhard Says...

Will mid Jayne slower because they canceled marathon week

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Dec 1, 2020 at 5:25 p.m. V Davis Says...

Hope to make it in 2021!

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Nov 30, 2020 at 7 p.m. Jason singer Says...

LOVE THE FROG! Our 1 stop vacation ticket stop

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Nov 4, 2020 at 2:51 p.m. Bob Says...

Just went to Animal Kingdom yesterday (a Tuesday) and it was pretty empty. It was election day so not sure if that made a difference. Got on everything in less than 30 minutes. Rode FOP twice (one of my favs!). Kilimanjaro was quick. The park closes at 5 so it is kind of a bummer not to see Pandora at night. Oh one note though... all the restaurants were still BOOKED FULL! I don't see how since the park was so empty. So even if it's a light crowd day, you better plan on booking dining ahead of time. We ended up going to Disney Springs and walked in Jock Lindseys with no reservation.

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Nov 4, 2020 at 8:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

What a fun day, Bob! Thank you for sharing with us!

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Oct 31, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. Anona Pack Says...

I appreciate so much the work you have done to make our visit easier to plan and execute. You are all awesome!!

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Oct 29, 2020 at 3:39 p.m. Tyiger White Says...

I love visiting Disney in October around Halloween time.

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Oct 29, 2020 at 2:41 p.m. Christopher Clautti Says...

nice

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Oct 29, 2020 at 2:32 p.m. Megan Naccarato Says...

I’m going in January and cannot wait!!!!

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Oct 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. Kathryn C Says...

Thanks for this! Interesting to see how it’s different this year.

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Oct 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. Marci Says...

Our vacation to Orlando got canceled due to the pandemic, next year, if all is well we’re definitely heading there! Great tips, and the crowd calendar is great! I used this on my last trips to Disney and Universal.

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Oct 28, 2020 at 9:05 p.m. Kathy Tyroch Says...

Good info! Thanks for sharing

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Oct 27, 2020 at 2:22 p.m. Elizabeth Wildman Says...

Love Disney world at Christmas. I did a solo trip and had a blast checking out the resorts and the ginger bread creations.

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Oct 17, 2020 at 9:41 p.m. Kim Strickland Says...

Ride wait times are NOT much lower than previous times.

By visiting thrill data, I compared Friday, October 16, 2020 with Friday, October 18, 2019.

This is considered an off season time. School is in session and it is a workday.

Magic kingdom, 9 rides had consistently higher wait times (October 2020). Some of them the wait times doubled over October 2019. 4 rides had less wait times and 4 rides were very close to the same wait times.

Do not plan on less wait time. The statistics now show MORE wait time than the previous October.

Coupled with no fast passes, fewer shows, no parades, no fireworks, no character meets, and many closed restaurants, Disney World is looking more and more like wait in line world.

Many reviews are complaining about lack of snack and drink availability without waiting in line 25 minutes to an hour.

Another report is that quick serve meals are required to be ordered though the disney app. You may not enter the restaurant until you get a notification that the food is ready. Then, people are reporting an additional 20 minute wait.

Also, reviewers are complaining about very long wait times for transportation to and from the parks due to social distancing on buses and having to wait for multiple buses to get on one.

So, there may be fewer people allowed in the parks, but with so much closed, people that are there are forced into constant lines and statistically wait times are higher than mid-October 2019 for the majority of the rides.

We visited December 2018. We stayed until Christmas. A very busy time of year. Due to planning and fast passes, we did not wait in line more than 45 minutes on anything. I cant imagine waiting in line 60-100 minutes for most rides.

We are highly considering canceling our upcoming trip.

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Nov 17, 2020 at 6:51 p.m. Kelly Coursey Says...

As a Fl res AP I can tell you honestly that I feel a Disney vacation is worth the money you will spend right now. So many things have been reduced and eliminated and I doubt they are lowering price accordingly. As AP we were told we could be offered a partial refund on our passes after Covid hit but I doubted they would refund very much so we elected to keep the passes. In hindsight I feel it was a mistake but we probably wouldn’t have got that much back so I consoled myself with that. If I were someone who had the opportunity to receive a 100% refund on a DW vaca at this point I’d highly recommend you take it.

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Oct 13, 2020 at 12:26 a.m. ChristmasDisney Says...

I love Disney at Christmas - it is even more magical than usual. The first week of December has been a great time for our visits.

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Oct 12, 2020 at 6:16 p.m. Kalyn Asher Says...

We're planning our Spring Break 2021 trip and praying it doesn't get cancelled again! Hoping everything is open and safe for all!

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Oct 12, 2020 at 5:02 p.m. Andrea L Says...

This is so helpful. I’m still hoping to go September next year with my husband who hates crowds, but this may help convince him (I hope).

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