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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?"

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.

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.

Best Time to Go to Disney World - Kids in 50th Outfits

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

Best Time to Go to Disney World - Food & Wine

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

Best Time to Go to Disney World - Castle at Christmas

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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Oct 12, 2020 at 4:49 p.m. Carolina perez Says...

would be great to win.

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Oct 12, 2020 at 4:34 p.m. Debbie Says...

I miss disney and universal!!!

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Oct 4, 2020 at 7:14 p.m. Lys Says...

Hi! We were planning a Disney World trip for the first week of December but due to COVID have postponed. Our new plan is to go for my daughter’s fifth birthday, but I’m now wondering if the crowds will be bad. It would be the 2/22/2022 so the week of president’s day. We’ve done December before so that’s what I have to go off of crowd wise

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Oct 5, 2020 at 7:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lys!

Generally, Presidents Day weekend sees an uptick in crowds since it's a three-day weekend. We'll continue to update as we get closer, so keep hopping back!

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Sep 12, 2020 at 4:37 a.m. Tammi Ackerman Says...

The first couple of weeks in November is our favorite time to visit.

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Sep 11, 2020 at 4:01 p.m. Cindy Says...

Such a helpful article!

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Sep 11, 2020 at 3:35 p.m. DMac Says...

Hoping we'll get there soon!

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Sep 11, 2020 at 2:36 p.m. Msumom Says...

Celebrated our 10 yr wedding there 10 years ago...looking forward to returning some day soon!

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Sep 11, 2020 at 2:28 p.m. Valerie Says...

We'll be there in November 2020! So looking forward to this trip! Thank you for helping us get our ducks in a row! :)

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Sep 11, 2020 at 2:08 p.m. Donnie hodges Says...

great place to be

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Sep 10, 2020 at 3:25 a.m. Kandess Garritson Says...

We love Disney World! We went there on a whim when our Buddy Passes to Hawaii didn't work out. We made the split decision inside the airport to change the destination to Orlando. We booked an Airbnb condo the same day and hit all the Disney parks and Universal in one week. Our boys had so much fun. We were there the last week of September, and crowds were minimal. It was perfect.

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Aug 28, 2020 at 1:52 p.m. Jacki Sabo Says...

Hi. We are planning a trip starting June 5, 2021, until around June 16, 2021. We are planning on going to both Disney and Universal in that timeframe. Do you think it will be incredibly crowded? We had a trip planned this past June/July and had to cancel.

Thank you

Jacki

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Aug 31, 2020 at 5:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacki!

Summers tend to be busy since kiddos are out of school. We'll continue to update our Crowd Calendar with our best predictions, so keep hopping back as your trip gets closer! We don't think it will be unmanageable this summer, as there may still be a reservation system in place to limit capacity.

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Aug 27, 2020 at 3:19 a.m. Brady Says...

Me and my family are going to visit Disney World this year in November from the 15th - 21st. Does this time see low crowds? If so, do you anticipate that this time will see even lower crowds due to the pandemic? Thank you!

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Aug 27, 2020 at 7:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brady!

Since that week is right between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, crowds tend to pick up on the weekends during that timeframe, with weekdays having lower crowds. Crowds overall are lower this year, so we expect that you'll see the same pattern - busier on weekends - but with much lower crowds than usual years. Enjoy!

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Aug 25, 2020 at 3:03 p.m. Carol Says...

We're planning a trip mid-May 2021, 10 days, is this a good time or is it starting to get crowded? Thank you!

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Aug 25, 2020 at 2:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol!

We think weekdays during that timeframe will still be a great time to visit! Because this year is a little different than most, we'll continue to keep this guide updated, so be sure to hop back closer to your visit date if you have any questions!

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Aug 24, 2020 at 5:38 p.m. Mark Herrera Says...

This site has helped me and my partner so much on our plans to disney I hope to propose to him some time if we are able to go.

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Aug 24, 2020 at 5:03 p.m. Ray Says...

I cannot wait to get back to the parks, thanks for the info!

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Aug 24, 2020 at 4:59 p.m. Holly Leaders Says...

Why is March-April horrible? Is spring break spread out that long???? (Going March 19-23 to both Disney and Universal and now dreading crowds!)

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Aug 24, 2020 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly!

Yes, it's generally a busy time because of spring break, which are staggered across that timeframe throughout the U.S. Hope this helps!

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Aug 18, 2020 at 3:27 p.m. John w Alford Says...

When will the park be open for mid-week pass holders?

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Aug 18, 2020 at 12:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

Weekdays are open now for Weekday Select Pass Holders! You can view the full calendar, which includes blockout dates by pass, here.

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Aug 16, 2020 at 4:56 p.m. Luis Carreon Says...

How have ticket sales been for Labor Day weekend for Disney World? Are the ticket sales they higher than normal?

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Aug 19, 2020 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luis,

The parks are currently limiting capacity, so no, they will not be as crowded as normal this holiday weekend!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 11, 2020 at 1:35 p.m. Brandy Says...

Is the 50th anniversary celebration still planned for October 2021? If so, should we expect crowds to be much larger than usual?

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Aug 11, 2020 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandy!

Yes, a 50th anniversary celebration is still planned - we can hardly wait! Crowds are still a little unpredictable at this point, but we've got our eyes on it! As it gets closer, we should have a more accurate guess for you, but generally speaking, we think it'll bring in some party guests. We'll continue to keep you posted as we hear more!

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Aug 10, 2020 at 5:27 p.m. RG Says...

Any idea on whether Disney is going to increase capacity in the coming weeks? We are trying to decide whether to come at end of August or first week of October, only during weekdays. Trying to avoid crowds but make it more bearable for my little kids to wear their masks!

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Aug 11, 2020 at 2:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi RG!

We haven't heard any news about increased capacity at this time - we'll be sure to update if we hear anything!

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Aug 9, 2020 at 8:19 p.m. Rachel Edmunson Says...

I can't wait to visit again! Travel needs to open up soon...I just want everyone to be safe!

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Jul 4, 2020 at 11:48 p.m. Kris Says...

We are booked for the first week in January 2021 is that marked a bad week because or weather or crowds?

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Jul 6, 2020 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kris!

Generally, this is a pretty crowded time; however, this year, with the reservation in place, it should be manageable since capacity will be regulated ahead of time :)

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Jun 22, 2020 at 4:10 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hi - I don't have a question about crowds so much as- if you know whether all the attractions will be open, we are looking at October 2020 (and weekdays, for crowd concerns). Heard through a friend that for sure when things first open, character meets are restricted or limited? thanks!!

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Jun 23, 2020 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

We sure do, and we've got a whole post dedicated to what will be open! You are correct that character meet and greets will be modified for social distancing; you can expect some Character Cavalcades in each park to wave at your favorites from a safe distance during this time.

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Jun 7, 2020 at 12:48 p.m. Sally Says...

Do you think the Very Merry Christmas party will still go ahead this year? Also do you think there will be sufficient reservations for those with tickets purchased already?

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Jun 16, 2020 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sally!

We do not have any updates on Very Merry dates yet. We’ll update on the blog and ticket pages as soon as we hear!

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Jun 5, 2020 at 9:03 a.m. Jay Says...

We were thinking of 2-16 November 2021... Will the Christmas season be starting, or will we catch the end of Halloween?

Would any attractions possible be down to get them ready for Christmas (Jingle Cruise for example), or should I not worry?

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Jun 5, 2020 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jay!

You should actually get a mix of both during that timeframe - you may catch the very tail end of Halloween and get to see the transition into the holidays! Jingle Cruise started running on Nov. 2 in 2019, so we expect that the timeframe will be similar this year (the overlay itself doesn't take very long to get up). The same goes for the other holiday overlays in Magic Kingdom, including Tomorrowland Speedway, Space Mountain and Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor, though some are exclusive to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Prior to your trip, be sure to hop over to our refurbishments post for a status update on any attractions that may be down during your trip.

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Jun 2, 2020 at 12:18 p.m. jayden Says...

have any idea when the attractions tron and guardians will be finished? i am going next year 26th august until 10 september. Yo think they are ready than?

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Jun 2, 2020 at 5:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jayden!

We don't have exact opening dates for Guardians or Tron just yet. They were scheduled to be ready to open sometime in 2021 before the closure (Guardians potentially in the fall). We'll be sure to update as soon as we know more! Crossing our froggy fingers that they'll be ready in time for your trip! :)

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May 31, 2020 at 10:38 a.m. Kaylee Says...

Hello! I am planning a trip to Orlando from December 16th to the 22nd. Currently thinking of doing

December 16th Hollywood Studios (4-close)

December 17th EPCOT

December 18th Animal Kingdom

December 19th Magic Kingdom

December 20th Universal Island's (Mainly - park hopper)

December 21st Universal Studios (Mainly - park hopper)

Do you think I'll be able to hit all of the main attractions doing this? I chose HS for the short day because I'm not as interested in what they have to offer, though I'll attempt to Fastpass Star Wars if possible. Also do you think two days is enough to cover Universal for both parks? I would rather do two Disney parks in a day using park hopper and just hit the highlights to make sure I can hit all the mains at Universal. (Just my preference.)

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Jun 1, 2020 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kaylee!

Two days with a park-to-park will give you a good chance of hitting most of the main attractions at Universal Orlando! Disney World is a bit more difficult to nail down in terms of planning at this point. Disney World is reopening with a reservation system in place, and no FastPass through at least the end of 2020. You can read more about that part here! Once we know more, we'll be sure to update our posts and touring plans accordingly :)

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May 29, 2020 at 12:14 a.m. Chris Thompson Says...

We are thinking about stopping at the Magic Kingdom for one day on the way to south Florida. That day at the park would be the Sunday before Thanksgiving this year. Good time to go or bad time? Site says the week of Thanksgiving is bad but does not clarify if that includes the weekend before. Thank you!

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May 29, 2020 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

That Sunday wouldn't be as bad as later in the week, but it would still see elevated crowds.

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May 2, 2020 at 8:19 p.m. Jenny Alston Says...

My husband and I are thinking Tuesday, January 26th - Monday, February 1st. Do you think this is a good time to visit for really low crowds and no maintenance on attractions?

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May 4, 2020 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny!

We love the end of January! Historically, this has been a great time to go - it's just after the Marathon, and things tend to be pretty calm. Note, however, that this is an unusual year, so you may see things become more crowded than they've been historically since folks are rescheduling current trips. It's also a time when water rides tend to go under refurbishment, though, so if that's a must-do for you, spring or summer may be a better time. Hope this helps!

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Apr 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Oliver Dickinson Says...

What will be the crowds like during April 17th-April 24th. We will be visiting SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Universal. What are the crowds like and what’s the best day to go to each park?

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Apr 28, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Oliver!

That time next year should see moderate crowds, ranging from level 5 to 6, according to our crowd calendar. Expect weekends to be a little busier than weekdays. We'd suggest hitting SeaWorld and Busch Gardens on the weekend, while reserving Universal for the weekdays. Closer to your trip, check out posted park hours and keep an eye out for any special events going on!

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Apr 29, 2020 at 4:48 p.m. Oliver Dickinson Says...

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

So we arrive in Orlando Saturday 17th April 2021.

Sunday 18th - Volcano Bay

Monday 19th - islands of adventure

Tuesday 20th - Seaworld

Wednesday 21st - Busch gardens

Thursday 22nd - studios/islands of adventure again

Friday 23rd - SeaWorld aquatica

How does that look for the queues on each day at each different park?

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Apr 29, 2020 at 4:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Oliver!

No problem - hoppy to help! :) We think your plan looks great!

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Apr 23, 2020 at 7:20 p.m. Ashley Kinzel Says...

Hi there!

Im planning a WDW and Universal Trip October27,2021-November October 31st and was wondering if this was considered a busy time to go?

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Apr 23, 2020 at 6:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

The week of Halloween tends to see a lot of hoppy travelers! Be sure to book your FastPasses in advance, and if you can, we'd recommend springing for Express. As long as you're prepared, it's toadally manageable! :)

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Apr 22, 2020 at 2:37 p.m. Sarah Oliver Says...

Hi, we are looking to book 6th-20th January 2021, there is a big spike on the 14th - 18th? Do you know if they have an event on? I can't seem to find anything,

Thank you

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Apr 22, 2020 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

That weekend is Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, so there may be some more crowds heading in for the long weekend. Hope this helps!

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Apr 21, 2020 at 2:27 p.m. Debbie Says...

We are scheduled to go to Disneyworld June 3rd,2020. My grandson son is type 1 diabetic and I’m trying to decide if it won’t be a good time to expose him to all the growds,etc at this time. Was thinking of changing til November-December. Any comments would be appreciated.

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Apr 21, 2020 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

We think November or December would both be great times to visit - you may be able to catch some special events for the holidays too!

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Apr 21, 2020 at 12:34 p.m. Nicole Says...

I am going to Orlando Disney world March 5th to the 12 th I’ve already booked the flights .... is it going to be a nightmare .... I have experienced Disney world in July 4th is it measurable to that or won’t be nearly as bad ... just ‘busy’

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Apr 21, 2020 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

It should not be as bad as 4th of July, but it will be busy (and still toadally fun)!

Keep hopping!

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Apr 19, 2020 at 1:51 p.m. Tom Says...

We're looking to visit in September 2021, however do expect the 50th anniversary celebrations to effect the crowds much at this time?

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Apr 20, 2020 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom!

It's still a little soon to predict, but historically, September is a great time to go. The kids are generally back in school then, and the Halloween crowds don't tend to pick up until late in the month/early October. We expect that crowds may be slightly higher than usual, but wouldn't count on anything significant. We'll continue to update as we know more!

Keep hopping!

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Apr 16, 2020 at 12:01 p.m. Gary Says...

Hi, I am planning a honeymoon in 2022, biggest factor for us will be crowd levels. We get married Feb 22nd, can you suggest when the parks will have less crowds in 2022. Thanks

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Apr 16, 2020 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary!

Wow, what a cool wedding date - congratulations in advance! You may see some lingering crowds that week since Presidents Day is the day prior, but we'd expect it to be manageable since it's a Tuesday. Historically, that time in February is a great time to visit. Enjoy!

Keep hopping!

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Apr 15, 2020 at 5:28 p.m. Sandra S. Says...

Hi, I'm planning a trip for my daughters graduation May 25-June 2, 2021. We want to do Disney world and Universal. As far as crowds go, is it better to do Disney first or Universal? Thanks for any help you can give.

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Apr 15, 2020 at 5:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandra!

Both parks tend to see very similar crowds, especially in the summer, so we'd do whatever works best with your schedule!

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Apr 8, 2020 at 2:47 a.m. Isaiah Says...

For 2021 I think Early October maybe even all of October should be on the worst times because October 1, 2021 is the 50th Anniversary of WDW so it might be more crowded than usually. Also October has Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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Aug 10, 2020 at 1:08 a.m. PegP Says...

The Halloween Party starts in August, so it's not a one-month event. We've visited WDW for Halloween & didn't find it as bad as when we visited in March during Spring Break or when we went the first week of December during Pop Warner week (that's a NEVER AGAIN!)

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Apr 8, 2020 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

This is a great point, Isaiah — thanks for chiming in! We've got our eye on it and will continue to update as we know more :)

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Apr 1, 2020 at 12:23 p.m. John B Says...

Hi, we are going to disney world for 2 weeks 3rd Dec - 17th Dec 2020, what do you think to crowds will be like. We are staying a Pop Century too. Travelling with a 2 year old and 10 month old from the UK. Any advice...

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Apr 1, 2020 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

We expect these will be very good dates as far as crowds go!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 6, 2020 at 2:54 a.m. Monica Says...

Hi! We’re thinking about planning a trip to Disney World in October of 2021. Do you think the crowd level will be high with the 50th anniversary?

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Mar 11, 2020 at 12:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Monica,

October is typically less busy than summers and holidays. At this point, we don't think the anniversary will significantly change that.

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Mar 4, 2020 at 10:14 a.m. David Says...

Hey,

Firstly great website.

Thinking of taking our two kids to either Disneyland and have the option of visiting either Orlando or LA.

Looking at four days max for just the main Disney park and universal studio in whichever location we choose. Dates are from 22nd March to 2nd April. Both Orlando and LA seem super busy during this time. Is it spring break? Would you choose one over the other at that time of year or will both be a nightmare? Thanks.

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Mar 4, 2020 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

Both Disneyland and Disney World will be busy because of spring break crowds, but since you're outside of the 30-day FastPass window to be able to reserve some advance skip-the-line passes for Disney World, we'd recommend hopping to Disneyland and investing in MaxPass if you can. Have a great trip!

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Mar 2, 2020 at 4:52 p.m. Brittany Rose Says...

Hi! Im looking to take my honeymoon to disney November 1-7/8! is this a good time to go, will it be overly busy? Also can you explain how the fast pass works please thank you

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Mar 2, 2020 at 2:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany!

According to our Crowd Calendar, that time of the year should see moderate crowds. Every Walt Disney World ticket comes FastPass enabled, where you can book a "skip the line" pass for many of the parks' attractions. You can book 3 in advance per day, either 30-days prior to your vacation (if you are staying off-site) or 60-days prior to your vacation (if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel). Once those initial three have been used, you can then continue to book FastPasses one at a time during your trip. These can be reserved using the My Disney Experience app. When your one-hour return window arrives, you can head back to the attraction, scan in using a MagicBand or RFID card, and enjoy a shorter wait than the standby line! You can learn more about FastPass here. Congratulations - enjoy your honeymoon! :)

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Feb 29, 2020 at 8:43 p.m. Liane Layman Says...

We are going 2nd week sin Oct 2021. I hear Disney parks are not crowded middle of the week which id great. Will Magic Kingdom be crowded for Disney's 50th anniversary Tues.-Thurs? And his just Magic Kingdom having the 5oth ceabration or all 4 Disney parks?

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Mar 2, 2020 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liane!

Great question! No anniversary news has been released just yet, so we don't have a good feel for exactly what to expect right now! As soon as we know more, we'll be sure to update this post (and our Crowd Calendar) accordingly :) Stay tuned!

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Feb 24, 2020 at 4:52 p.m. Jeff Says...

I'm looking at planning a Disney World (we may hit Harry Potter world as well) vacation in 2021...either in early May or September/October. Any suggestions? I'd like to go when crowds are as light as possible. Two adults...thanks!!

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Mar 22, 2020 at 6:21 p.m. jana Says...

Hi there just wanted to give you a heads up we just went last may the first week and it was horrible in May and September there are love bugs and they are everywhere they are horrible they dont bite just annoying i heard it it just the first part of may not the whole month and then they dont come back until september. we went in Sept 2016 no lovebugs but got stranded there for three days due to hurricane

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Feb 28, 2020 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff!

Early May sees low crowds, but mid-September (just after Labor Day, after the kiddos are back in school) has historically been an excellent time to go! You can see a day-by-day forecast here.

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Feb 20, 2020 at 11:35 p.m. Raye Says...

The Disney App was very useful in my weeklong WDW trip. We went during for the 2020 NY Holiday. It was announced that Disney in Orlando hit its peak with 6-7 million people attending the parks on a single day, which I still have a hard time believing!

The Fast-Pass, which is free currently, can enable you to get on a few rides because the wait times on several of the rides all around WDW parks can reach 210 mins! We waited 3+ hours for Avatar because I didn’t download the Disney App Fast Pass. A whole family can be synced to one App.

Another word: line etiquette is important if you go on a severely busy day. We watched conflict and confrontation due to whole families cutting to the front of a 120 min line because they had someone holding their place in line. It’s unfair. Enroll in a fast pass the night before if you don’t wish to wait.

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Feb 21, 2020 at 12:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

This is such great feedback, Raye - thank you for taking the time to share with us! :)

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Feb 18, 2020 at 7:01 p.m. Brittany Says...

Hello!

Family is planning on going April 26-May 2. Think this is a good time? Heard there is a cheer competition at the time and we tried to book another room at our resort for a friend but they are all sold out! Think it will be too crowded?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Feb 18, 2020 at 3:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany!

According to our Crowd Calendar, that should be a pretty moderate time to go in terms of crowds (mostly level 5 days, with a sprinkle of 6 and 7). You may see a few cheerleaders in the parks, but for the most part, most of their impact is at the resort level rather than in the parks themselves since they're busy competing :) Hope this helps!

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Feb 17, 2020 at 10:31 p.m. angela d armstrong Says...

Is the weather better in middle sept -13-18 or will october be better dont care about rides taking my handicap son to wdw to see it

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Feb 18, 2020 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

The two are pretty similar, but it's a little drier and cooler in October, so that would be our pick :) Have a great time!

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Feb 17, 2020 at 5:12 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hello. I was going to plan a trip the last full week of March. Do you think crowds will be high around this time? How will ride wait times be?

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Feb 18, 2020 at 1:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole!

Things will still be pretty busy at that time since it'll be spring break season. You can expect crowd levels of 7s and 8s that week, according to our Crowd Calendar.

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Feb 15, 2020 at 9:50 a.m. Vicki Says...

Hello there.

We will be coming to visit from the UK for the second time on 10th February 2021 for 2 weeks we really can't wait. We have the option of visiting 12 of the Orlando parks plus Busch gardens over the 2 weeks. Any advice on what parks to avoid on any days would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards

Vicki

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Feb 19, 2020 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicki!

Busch Gardens and/or SeaWorld will probably be your best bet on the weekends, especially keeping in mind that Presidents’ Day weekend will be Sat. 13th to Mon. 15th and the surrounding days (Fri./Tues.) will probably be a bit busier too. From there, we'd plan your days using our Crowd Calendar to decide what works best for your family! Have a wonderful trip!

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Feb 14, 2020 at 10:46 p.m. Patrick Staples Says...

What is the Average temperature in May?

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Feb 18, 2020 at 12:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patrick!

The monthly average is 88° (high) / 69° (low).

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