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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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Jun 14, 2016 at 7:23 p.m. Jessica Says...

We have always been either in Sept or Oct and have loved both months, but would love to go for the Christmas season next year. Would December 2-10 be a good week to visit? Low crowds, good weather, and all Christmas decorations up? We love using the pools, but I am concerned it will be too cold in Dec. Can someone give me some insight to the weather.... shorts, long sleeves, coats?

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Jul 22, 2016 at 3:49 a.m. kim Says...

We were there during that time in 2015 and it was wonderful. Warm enough to go in the pool (even in the evening) and we wore summer attire while at the parks. It was definitely a warm winter overall though. Crowds were very low. Loved it!

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Aug 17, 2016 at 10:59 a.m. Lois McGurk Says...

We went the same time period in 2010 and endured record breaking low temps of 32 degrees two days. We wore shorts once and couldn't swim at all. That being said, we had a great time!

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Jun 13, 2016 at 7:37 p.m. Sal Says...

I'm planning on going to Disney from 4/15/17 to 4/23/17 while my kids are on spring break, is it crowded at this time and is it hot enough for the water park. Thanks

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sal,

It will be warm enough for the water parks, and the pools are heated year-round. It will be crowded though.

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/april-2017/#calendar

Keep hopping!

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Jun 12, 2016 at 3:51 p.m. Kandy Says...

Hello,

I was thinking about taking my 4 year old to DW on 27 Feb or sometime the beginning of March. Do you know if the weather is usually good during that time of year in FL? Are most of the attractions open? My son is really into the characters are they normally out during this time or should I go later in the year? I just want to make sure I pick the perfect time.

Thank you!

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kandy,

It's a good time to go as far as crowds are concerned, most of the annual refurbishments are wrapping up, and the characters will be out.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 11, 2016 at 7:18 p.m. Jessica R Says...

We usually go mid/end of April but with Easter falling mid-April it put a little damper in our plans and changed our dates to the first week of April b/c that looked like a slower time. Now I see a few states are going to have spring break. Do you think the first week will be horrible?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 12:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

It will be busy, but if you go the week of April 2, it should be less busy than the week before or after.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 14, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. Billy Says...

Keep in mind the British school calendar. They have a newer law that fines parents for unexcused absences. We went 2 weeks after Easter this year & crowds were higher than predicted, seemingly due to the high proportion of UK guests. This was a week their schools were closed, while most in the US were in session.

For 2017, most UK schools are off from April 8th to the 23rd. Though Brexit & any currency rate changes it causes might impact travel.

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Jul 18, 2016 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Billy,

Great point! Thanks for sharing.

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Jun 8, 2016 at 6:37 p.m. PAH Says...

We're planning to visit Fall 2017, either the week starting with Labor day (my dad's birthday) or the first week of October, right before Columbus day (my daughter's birthday). From the calendar, it looks like the crowds are about the same. How about prices? Which week would be better?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 11:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi PAH,

The week of Labor Day would be better, and the prices for hotels would likely be better too.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 7, 2016 at 3:37 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hello,

I am planning on taking my family to WDW on Jan 2-5th 2017. With the holiday season late this year, do you know if they will keep the decorations up or take down right after New Year's ?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

The decorations will still be up at this time.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 20, 2016 at 2:22 a.m. Kim Says...

Are there still the holiday themed shows and parades as well?

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Aug 22, 2016 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Yes, there are. You can see all of the holiday activities here.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 6, 2016 at 4:51 p.m. Becky Says...

Is it still hot enough around the end of September/ beginning of October to go to a WDW waterpark?

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Jun 27, 2016 at 1:36 p.m. Andy Says...

October is good for waterparks i visited both typhoon lagoon and blizard beach on october

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Jun 24, 2016 at 11:35 p.m. Cmac Says...

We go to waterpark every Oct when we go to the Halloween Party. Have also been in December!!

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Jun 6, 2016 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky,

Yes, it is :)

Keep hopping!

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Jun 6, 2016 at 4:01 a.m. Michelle Says...

First let me say that your blog is awesome! Thank you so much for all the work put you put into it! And I've noticed that the Frog Family does a great job at answering people's questions...thank you!

My question is this: we are planning our first trip to WDW for fall 2018. We have complete flexibility, so we're trying to figure out the best dates. We'll go for 14 days with 7-10 day park passes. Our kids will be 4, 6, and 8. We'll be staying off-site and I want them to be able to swim and relax on our off days. So when would you choose for good crowds/weather AND decent swimming weather?

Last week of September & first week of October

2 weeks in November (likely the first two weeks)

2 weeks in December

Thank you so much for your input!

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Generally you can swim year-round in Orlando. The pools are heated, so even during cold months, there are days for swimming. That said the September and early November dates would definitely be better as far as that goes. You can also look at our Crowd Calendar to get an idea of what would be the best times to visit.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 4, 2016 at midnight Lynne Says...

I really want to take a trip to WDW for my birthday, February 20th. I know you say it's really crowded that week, is it more expensive as well? Would it be better to go the week before?

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynne,

Yes, room rates, airfare and car rentals increase around holidays and busier times.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 1, 2016 at 6:05 p.m. Danielle Says...

How far out should I book my trip to get the best prices? We were thinking the last week in July. Is this a super crowded time?

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Jun 1, 2016 at 5:03 p.m. Karlee Says...

Hello!

We are planning an Orlando trip for later this year, but haven't decided on dates yet. What is your opinion on November vs December? We would go the week before Thanksgiving, the week after Thanksgiving, or early-mid December. Most likely a Tuesday - Sunday (starting at the parks on Tuesday late afternoon or Wednesday). We are wanting to visit all Disney parks, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:47 a.m. Courtney Says...

Hi Karlee

We went one year two days leading up to thanks giving & spent thanks giving there which was amazing then the day after thanks giving you wake up & the whole place is covered in Christmas decorations .

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Jun 4, 2016 at 1:41 a.m. Trevor Says...

I can say that having done the week after Thanksgiving. I totally recommend it. The place is usually light on crowds and all the Christmas decorations are out. Think about going to the Magic Kingdom night time Christmas event also. So very cool:) Hope you have a blast.

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Jun 2, 2016 at 3:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karlee,

We think the week before Thanksgiving are the better dates, but there isn't a huge difference in those dates. Check out our Crowd Calendar.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 10, 2016 at 5:25 a.m. Hallie Says...

How crowded do you think it'll be for September 3 and 4 2016v?

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Aug 16, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hallie,

Not as bad as typical holidays, since many parents are focused on kids returning to school. We are expecting medium crowds.

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May 24, 2016 at 9:36 p.m. Amber Says...

Hi! We visited Disney World the second week of October in 2014 and LOVED it! We're planning another trip next year but we're thinking about going May 20-31. Are the crowds much worse this time of year than in October? We were there around Columbus Day and it was pretty crowded but still manageable. We know a family that is there right now and not enjoying themselves at all. It has us rethinking a visit in May and considering another October vacation instead. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Amber

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May 31, 2016 at 5:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber,

There is less difference between May and October crowds than there used to be, but the later in May you go, the more crowds you generally start to see. I think early October is still better.

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May 23, 2016 at 9:12 p.m. Kathryn Olson Says...

Why is February 18 - 26 the worst time in 2017 to visit? My 6 year old and I are planning a trip there.

Thanks!

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May 31, 2016 at 3:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathryn,

This is around the time of President's Day holiday.

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May 18, 2016 at 6:09 p.m. Deanna Says...

Hi, we are going the week before Thanksgiving starting Sunday for the Christmas party and Mon-Thurs. I am hoping for low crowds that week with the exception of it being busier for the Christmas party.

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May 30, 2016 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deanna,

It is not dead, but still a pretty good time to go!

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May 16, 2016 at 5:52 p.m. Adriana Says...

Hi My family is planning our first visit March 1-6 (arrive 2/28 at night.. 1st day in the park March 1) leave Monday March 6 ( holiday weekend in illinois but no where else!). It is both best and worst.

what are your thoughts When can I start booking the rooms for the BEST deals?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adriana,

I'd wait just a bit, perhaps end of summer and early fall, for the best rates. Those are good dates to visit before the parks get crowded because of spring break.

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May 13, 2016 at 9:44 p.m. Cindy Says...

We are going to Orlando the week before Thanksgiving. We were planning on doing Animal Kingdom on 11/13, Magic Kindgdom on 11/15 and Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure on 11/17. We were planning on Animal Kingdom for Sunday thinking it would be more crowded and would leave us more time at the other two parks during the week. Your crowd calendar doesn't seem to agree. Do you think we should switch some of our days?

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May 16, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

I think you've got good days picked out. Disney's Animal Kingdom is neutral for the day you want to visit, although a little higher daily crowd level. The real key is Magic Kingdom, and you've picked the best day for it. Your day at Universal should be good too since the overall crowd level is low.

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May 6, 2016 at 3:49 p.m. Tara Says...

Hello...we are going 12/10-12/14, and we are not going to the Christmas Party. I don't mind going to MK and leaving by 7:00, since we can see the fireworks at 6:15. My question is, is MK more or less crowded the days of the christmas party? Thanks

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May 12, 2016 at 3:53 p.m. Martha Says...

My 8yo an I will be there the week after 4th of July. 5/07/16-15/07/16. Do you think is a good week?. Now i am scared.

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May 12, 2016 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martha,

This is a busy time, but we've been there during this time and have found it can be quite manageable. We recommend that you arrive at your chosen park ahead of official opening hours to experience the lowest waits and make sure to use FastPass+. If you haven't yet, download our app, which includes wait times and pre-set and customizable touring plans.

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May 8, 2016 at 8:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tara,

Definitely less crowded. If you don't mind leaving early, it's a good time to go.

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Mar 12, 2019 at 2:11 a.m. Holly Giles Says...

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Mar 12, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment :)

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May 6, 2016 at 9:54 a.m. Kirstie Says...

Hi! We're thinking of coming from March 1st - 15th 2017 - I know we are going to overlap with Spring break a little.... is it worth waiting and coming after spring break and before UK Easter holidays? xx

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May 16, 2016 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kirstie,

I still think early March would be better than before Easter.

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May 6, 2016 at 2:43 a.m. James Says...

Considering a surprise trip for our daughters fifth birthday in 2017. Her birthday is March 4. While it would be great fun to wake her up on her bday and say "we are going to dismeyworld". We would really rather not deal with crowds.really don't want crowds. Would we have better luck with a trip sometime in May 2017?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James,

Yes, the end of April or May would be better unless you go that first week in March.

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May 2, 2016 at 2:16 p.m. Dave Says...

Just out of curiosity, why is the first couple of weeks in August a bad time to go? The heat?

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May 7, 2016 at 5:43 p.m. Jen Says...

I am planning our Disney vacation for spring 2017. We are 90 percent sure we are looking into March 4-11. Is this a good time for preschoolers? We are looking lower crowds. We went the second week in September 2015 and the heat was too much for our kids. We also were interested in using the pool too. Thank you for your advice!!!!

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May 6, 2016 at 3:09 p.m. kylie Says...

I would think its because the kids go back to school in the middle of August...?

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May 2, 2016 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave,

The parks are still really, really crowded with summer vacationers. There is also the heat, but you can experience that most months in Orlando ;)

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May 4, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. Dave Says...

Thanks for the insight, guess I'll be experiencing it regardless.

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May 1, 2016 at 12:57 a.m. Katie Says...

I've never been to WDW so am new to picking the right time to go. I know not to go during school holidays, so I was thinking of bringing my family (husband, teenage son, his friend, my parents, and my in-laws) out January 8-15th, 2017. Will that be pretty low traffic? And will Christmas decorations still be up?

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May 2, 2016 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

During the week, crowds should be low. Some decorations should still be up in the parks, although the decorations will most likely be down at the resorts.

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Apr 29, 2016 at 8:52 p.m. Cami Says...

Hello! I have looked at the Crowd Calendar, but was wondering if I could get feedback from The Frog Family and others on which dates noted would be better (crowd level). Either May 28-June 4, July 25-July 31 or Aug 3-Aug 9. I know these are busy times, just wondering which date may be better. Thank you for the help!

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May 2, 2016 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cami,

From a crowds perspective, all of these dates are about the same. For this year in particular, I would opt for July or August, because there is so much new stuff coming to the parks that will debut in June.

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Apr 29, 2016 at 1:17 p.m. Michelle Says...

Kind of having a hard time deciding on best time to visit in 2017. Easter week, April 24-28, May 1-5 or May 8-12. Also is the heat bearable at those times? We went this year during Texas Spring Break in March and it was crowded, but not horribly crowded for us. We did wait 2 hours in a couple of lines, but I've gone in the summer many times before and it was way worse. Because Easter is in April this year and almost 5 weeks from TX school spring break, do you think it will be insanely busy then? My son will be 6 in March, but 7 after April and I just wanted to be able to see the things we didn't and enjoy our time this time as we had a bigger group with us this past trip. Thank you, any advice is greatly appreciated.

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May 12, 2016 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

I think your April dates are slightly better as far as crowds go, but these should all be pretty good times. At this point, no major events have been announced for May, which previously got busy during Star Wars Weekends.

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Apr 28, 2016 at 1:17 p.m. julian Says...

Hello, I was planning a trip to WDW this july from the 22nd to 31st. I was told it was going to be too hot with long lines. Is september better? If so, what part of the month? THANK YOU!

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May 8, 2016 at 9:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julian,

Both months are quite hot, but crowds are better in September. Keep in mind that the rain chances do increase in September.

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Apr 27, 2016 at 8:26 p.m. Jamie Says...

I have looked at your crowd calendar (by the way, thank you so much!) and still can't decide... should we do the week before Thanksgiving or the week after?? Any suggestions or advice? Thank you!

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May 2, 2016 at 12:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

I would do the week before over the week after—the latter has become more popular in the last few years with people extending their T-Day trips in order to attend the Christmas parties. The week before is less busy, as is the first part of T-Day week.

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Jun 5, 2016 at 5:22 p.m. Shawn Says...

I've currently got Nov. 29 through Dec. 6 planned. Hear that PW can be a pain sometimes and weather snaps a fair amount from mid-Nov. considering changing to week before Thanksgiving Nov. 14-21.

Would you recommend? What would we miss out on if anything regarding Xmas stuff?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shawn,

You would miss out on Epcot Holidays Around the World and the Candlelight Processional, and the resort decorations (if you wanted to see those). Those dates would be slightly better, so the switch may make sense for you.

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Apr 26, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. Michele Says...

Hi there! I have a trip planned for Nov 6-12 at the Poly. Totally bummed that free dining isn't available then and doesn't look like any other discounts either. But my biggest question is.....is that week Jersey week? And if so, how bad are the crowds during that time. Not sure if I should cancel or switch dates? What are your thoughts? Thank you!

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Jul 10, 2016 at 3:54 p.m. Theresa Mendelson Says...

We went last year (2016) during Jersey week and it was very crowded. Not sure if it was completely Jersey visitors. I believe the Food & Wine Festival also had a lot to do with it as well especially on the weekends. We made up for a lot of lost time in the lines during the day by going back to Magic Kingdom at night after the parade. It empties out considerably, and we only had 5-10 minute waits (if that long) on the most popular rides. Also, if you are staying at the Disney resorts, check with your travel agent. A Fall discount came out in July and she was able to apply it to our package. It helped a little, since the free dining wasn't available that week either.

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May 12, 2016 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele,

It is Jersey Week, but I wouldn't let that stop you. It has some impact on crowds, but it's not horrible, and we've already accounted for it in our Crowd Calendar.

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Apr 21, 2016 at 4:40 p.m. Seaglass At Bonita Bay Says...

Thank you for the very descriptive post on when to visit Disney World. Looks like we will have to go in September!

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Apr 18, 2016 at 1:07 a.m. First timer Says...

I'm in the process of planning a trip for myself and my two kiddies to Disney. I'm playing around with dates...middle of Oct 2016 or Feb/March 2017....I want nice weather if at all possible. And trying to determine if I should purchase a meal plan....help :-) :-)

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patrice,

This really all depends on the specific dates you choose. Generally, though, February and the very first week of March is a better time in terms of crowds. October can still be rainy and February can be cooler. March is a little better.

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Apr 29, 2016 at 11:39 a.m. John Says...

I've been twice in early-mid October and attended the Not So Scary Halloween Party. We've had excellent weather on both these trips, though it can be a little chilly (50's-60's) in the late evening and early morning, so I'd recommend a light jacket/windbreaker over sweatshirts as these will serve double duty during rain and be better at repelling any rain or water from rides. The parks and grounds are decorated for fall and Halloween, so it's a little extra bonus added in.

I'd recommend getting the special hard ticket (can't use regular park admission) to the party event in lieu of a day's park ticket and schedule the time prior to the party that day as an "OFF" day from the parks and visit Disney Springs, your resort pool, the resorts, etc. and take an early afternoon nap so the kids can better handle the late night.

Usually admission to the event starts at around 5-6PM and after that time, the only people that are allowed on rides and attractions are those that have the special wrist band, and Cast Members politely usher those who don't have them towards the front of the park to exit, which helps lessen the crowds a bit. Everyone can dress up in their Halloween costumes (check on masks) and participate in Trick or Treating in the park between rides, parades, fireworks, and dance parties. It's really fun to see everyone in costume, including the characters (Winnie the Pooh was dressed up as a Bumble Bee, etc.) While they provide Trick or Treat bags, I'd recommend bringing a fairly empty backpack to dump the loot in between Trick or Treat stations.

We've done this event two ways, Trick or Treating and hitting the rides, skipping the parade and fireworks, and attending a dance party, the parade, and watching the fireworks, hitting as many of the rides as possible. We enjoyed both, so it's really up to your personal preference, though I will say that the wait times for the attractions are minimal throughout the event and some like Pirates of the Caribbean, Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, the Speedway, and Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin we were able to walk right on and ride multiple times without a wait (Thunder Mountain Railroad was during a parade and the Speedway was during the fireworks, so we kind of got to see them anyways while driving around the track which was pretty special to my then 8 year old son.)

I'd recommend bringing a backpack with snacks for the kids (fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, etc) that are light and you don't have to worry about being smashed like crackers, and two water bottles per person with individual drink mix packs in a ziplock bag. You can refill at any quick service location or water fountain and add low calorie flavor!! This will save you a TON, though I always allow my kids to get one special treat that is unique to Disney per visit (Dole Whips are AMAZING, or a Mickey Ice Cream Bar, etc.)

This year we're going in late November/early December when the parks will be decorated for Christmas!!!

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I hope that helps you out!

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May 2, 2016 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Apr 16, 2016 at 7:25 p.m. Matt Says...

Me and my girlfriend are looking at travelling to Disney World from the UK from April 27th 2017 - May 11th 2017. What is your opinion on these chosen travel dates?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

This should be a good time to visit. Enjoy!

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Apr 11, 2016 at 2:31 p.m. Junie Says...

You were correct on April 9, 2016 being one of the very worst times to visit Disney. We just got back from our trip and it was horrendous. The lines were extremely long. We waited 80 minutes to ride Peter Pan...80 minutes!! Some of the rides were 120 minutes..I mean it was nuts, crazy packed. I wish I had seen your blog before booking my trip!!!

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Apr 11, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. Bisney Says...

Hello! Thanks for all the helpful tips. We are going in November for the first time ever. I found out that we will be there during the Wine & Dine 1/2 Marathon. Is this going to be an issue? Are the crowd levels higher during this?

Thank you!

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, they are higher during this race weekend, but not the worst time to visit by any stretch.

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Apr 10, 2016 at 3:57 a.m. Anna Says...

We have a teacher in our group and the only time we can go is Feb 18 - 25. I notice that is NOT the best time to go. Is it crazy busy then? Thanks

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Yes, President's Day and the days around it are very popular times to visit the parks.

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Apr 8, 2016 at 6:54 p.m. RDW Says...

We are planning to be in FLA 11/22-11/28 (arriving night before, leaving day after) and want to have about 2-3 days in Orlando either at the beginning or the end. Universal is our priority, but ought to do something WDW while in the area. Can you give a recommendation for whether first few days (T, W before Thksgiving) or last few days of our time period (Sa, Su, Mon after Thksgiving) would be better? Also, on your calendar, why do the two Universal parks appear to have such different crowd levels (one red when the other is green, or vice versa)? Thanks!

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Apr 24, 2016 at 8:09 p.m. Emmy Says...

NEVER go during July; this is when Brazilians have off from school.

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Apr 14, 2016 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi RDW,

Earlier in the week of Thanksgiving is better as far as crowds. Friday is typically the busiest day that week. The park color system denotes the recommended park for that day!

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Apr 7, 2016 at 11:18 p.m. Lizeth Says...

What are the best days in april to go or may

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Apr 14, 2016 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lizeth,

Check out our Crowd Calendar:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/

You can easily see the best times to visit!

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Apr 6, 2016 at 11:34 p.m. Robin Says...

I have found alot of great tips on here. We are planning out trip to WDW for the 2nd week in July. I know that is probably the "Worst" time to visit but thats the only time we could squeeze out of our schedule. We have been many times and we are strategically planning this one. So bring on all the madness were ready for it. After all how bad can it be at the happiest place on earth. So excited we will let you know how it goes.

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Love your attitude! That is 90% of having a great trip :)

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Apr 5, 2016 at 4:33 p.m. ChiDisneyFan Says...

I am planning a quick trip to Magic Kingdom with my four year old daughter on May 2nd, 2016. I have picked the fast passes and am ready to go. I am hoping it will be less crowded than normal. Any insight on how crowded it will be that day?

Also, do you have any suggestions on meeting Elsa/ Anna? The fast passes were gone by the time I signed up the morning after they were available.

Thank You!

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Apr 14, 2016 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Here are the crowd predictions for those days:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/may-2016/#calendar

We have a whole post with tips for meeting Anna and Elsa:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/tips-meeting-elsa-and-anna-at-disney-world/

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Apr 4, 2016 at 3:53 p.m. Arielle Says...

A great perk with being a resident of New Orleans is that most schools are closed during the Mardi Gras holiday and many people take advantage of that to go to Disney World because it's not nearly as busy as other holidays. Next time I plan a trip to Disney World, I will be planning it during Mardi Gras, we went during the week of Easter 2016 and I will never make that mistake again!

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Apr 5, 2016 at 6:21 p.m. Carol Says...

Mardi Gras is also very very busy.

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Mar 31, 2016 at 10:44 p.m. LaurenB Says...

Hello: We are booked to visit 12/6-12-11 of this year, staying at our fave resort, the Polynesian. What day would you recommend for Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party? Would that Thursday the 8th be okay? I've read it gets busier as the weekend approaches. Thanks!

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Apr 4, 2016 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

The 8th would be OK, but the 6th would be better.

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Mar 29, 2016 at 9:58 p.m. Rachel Says...

We're planning our 5th visit for next year but getting so confused! Looking to visit during Feb and possibly into March, either starting or ending with school holiday which is 20-24 February. No crowd calendars seem to take Mardi Gras into account, yet previous experience tells us that this time gets super busy. Any advice or suggestions would be very welcome!

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

Mardi Gras isn't typically super busy, although there is a lot of spirit ;) We visited on Mardi Gras in 2015, and it was good for us.

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/february-2017/#calendar

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Mar 28, 2016 at 1:36 p.m. MJ Says...

Planning to go between 11/5-11/12 (Jersey Week). How were the crowds during Jersey week in 2015? We are also planning to attend a MVMC party session. Do you have a recommendation on which day we should get tickets?

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Apr 14, 2016 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi MJ,

Mondays and Tuesdays are generally the best dates. Overall the Jersey Week is still a good time to go, but keep in mind there are more crowds over the weekend, which is also the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

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Mar 25, 2016 at 5:39 p.m. Caitlin Says...

When is the best time to visit in october near Halloween time in 2016?

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Mar 28, 2016 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caitlin,

Check out our Crowd Calendar.

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Mar 25, 2016 at 2:11 p.m. Whitney Says...

My boyfriend and I are thinking about going to DW either Oct 24-28 for our Anniversary OR Dec 5-9 for my birthday.

Which dates would be best. Weather is ok but l'm more worried about the crowds.

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Mar 28, 2016 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Whitney,

December is slightly better, but you can check out all of the dates here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/

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Apr 2, 2016 at 5:04 a.m. Katie Says...

I am looking to book our Disney vacation either November 28th through December 2nd or December 12th through December 16th. I am trying to avoid the Pop Warner crowd. It looks like their events will take place the week of December 5th-9th. When do their crowds usually arrive before and when are their crowds usually gone after the event? Any advice you can offer would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

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Mar 24, 2016 at 10:43 p.m. Jessica Says...

Going from June 7th to June 15th. I know it will be crowded and I don't care. My kids aren't little anymore so they won't have an issue with waits. Just happy to be going to Disney one last time before my son leaves for boot camp!

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Mar 24, 2016 at 3:40 p.m. Sherry Says...

I am planning a trip with college age boys May 11-15, 2016. Riverside is showing only rooms available are princess rooms. Is there something going on at that time? I am scheduling just room, not any kind of special. May have to consider a change. Thanks!

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Mar 23, 2016 at 2:19 p.m. Janine Says...

My husband is a teacher and we are looking into going to Disney next April 2017 the week before Easter and leaving the day after easter since it is hard to take off. Break for the my two son's and husband are falling all the same time which is great since it is not always the case. I read that is supposed to be the worst time to go. We were considering the last 2 weeks in August but we are afraid it will be to hot and will rain. I also have one son with special needs. Any recommendations. Would August be better then April?

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Apr 4, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janine,

It really comes down to whether you want rain or crowds. August will see rain, almost daily and usually just in the afternoons, but there could be more. That week just before Easter will be very busy.

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Mar 21, 2016 at 4:27 a.m. Jacqueline Says...

Hi, we are planning our vacation the week before Thanksgiving, Nov. 13th - 19th. My fear is that this week is becoming more popular and WDW will be more crowded. We went at the end of April last year and crowds were low. Do you think the week before Thanksgiving has become more popular?

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline,

I think this is still a pretty good time to visit.

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Mar 21, 2016 at 4:06 a.m. Isabella Says...

Would the day after President's day through the 26th in 2017 be an ok time to visit Disney World?

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isabella,

It's a busy time to visit.

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/february-2017/#calendar

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Mar 21, 2016 at 3:19 a.m. April Says...

Looking to go to Disney for the first time with a family of 4 (two children ages 8 and 5). We are trying to decide between November 12-20, November 26-Dec 4 or we could wait for September 2017. In your opinion, which would be the best time to go for crowds/weather? We don't want it to be blistering hot, but not crowded either. I have checked out the crowd calendars...any opinions?

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi April,

I think the first dates are generally a little bit better.

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Mar 20, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. Natasha Says...

Hello!

I excited for Disney! I have just booked our family vacation for April 19th - 23rd. Will this time be okay? I also reserved our fastpasses for the mornings at each park. Our last pass ends at 1:25 pm. Should I look into changing the times for our fastpasses for the afternoon through the evening? I am reading mixed reviews where people say it is best to get them in the morning since your are able to get more throughout the day by visiting a fastpass kiosk. Other say that I will not be able to get any fastpasses for the afternoon not even at a kiosk because those will most likely be taken. We are also staying at Disney Resort and with the stay I believe we get Extra Magic Hours from 11-1am. Will there still be a large crowed by then? What do you think is my best bet for the fast passes? I have a 10 year old sister and I would really want her first time at Disney World to be as Magical as possible without massive wait times.

Thanks for your help! ;)

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natasha,

Magic Kingdom is the one park where it's pretty easy to get additional FastPasses, so it is the one park we'd recommend for earlier FastPasses. For the other parks, moving them to afternoon would likely be a little more optimal, but I would only do that if you don't lose any critical rides in the process.

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Mar 18, 2016 at 4:06 a.m. Grace Says...

Why will January 13-16 2017 be a bad time to visit? Won't most children be back in school by then?

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Mar 22, 2016 at 10:48 a.m. Jennifer elswick Says...

Thanks... I'm taking my nieces & nephew in Aug/sept. Obviously, I want them to miss school!! But their mom isn't really on board. Your info will help me win the fight. What do u think bout getting a guide? Is it worth it? I'm so over-whelmed. Finally picked. Bungalows at the Polynesian place but there's so much to do.

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Mar 28, 2016 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

On the question of a guide, do you mean for the park? I don't think you necessarily do, but depending on the ages of your nieces and nephew, you might want to consider hiring a sitter to help you. Some will even accompany you in the parks. Here is some info about the on-site Children's Activity Centers.

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Mar 21, 2016 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Grace,

It's MLK Day weekend, and most schools will have that time off.

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