When is the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World?

Looking for the perfect time to visit Walt Disney World? The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, who also run the popular touringplans.com, offer specific times to make your trek to see the Mouse.


The LEAST busy time to visit WDW is the week after Thanksgiving until the week before Christmas. Things start to get a little crazy at this point, so don’t over-extend your stay.

The next slowest weeks are

  • the second full week of November through the weekend preceding Thanksgiving
  • September, as in after Labor Day
  • October
  • January 4 through the first week of February. (Except Martin Luther King holiday weekend)
  • The last week of April through early June.

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World points out that late February, March, and early April are “dicey.” Crowds will come and go because of spring break and Presidents Day weekend.

Disney has done promotions aimed at the local residents and the international markets, so crowds have grown in September and October. But as far as touring the MK, AK, and HS, they suggest you go during the week and save your weekend visits for Epcot.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World? was last modified: September 8th, 2013 by guest blogging



  • Jannel

    We are going the first week in feb. 2013 for the first time. Hope the weather is nice with no crowds!!

  • Chris

    Anytime in May. Its not too hot and humid and not too crowded.