The Best Times to Visit Walt Disney World

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Are you planning your 2014 trip to Walt Disney World?  I know I am!  As a seasoned Disney traveler, one of the first details I decide up on is when we are going.  How do you decide the best time to go to Walt Disney World?  That is the Number 1 question I get from clients when we are beginning to plan their vacation to Walt Disney World.  So, today, I’m going to share with you some insight as to the best times to visit Walt Disney World.

The Best Times to Visit Walt Disney World:

January & February-Visit starting the second week of January, and continuing on through February.  You’ll have pockets of crowds during Martin Luther King, Jr. and President’s Day Weekends, but overall these are excellent times to visit the parks.  The weather is pleasant, and the holiday crowds have dispersed, leaving parks that are easy to manage and you’ll be able to enjoy a lot of attractions.  There may be some refurbishments, so it’s always a good idea to check those out before you travel.



March-If you want to enjoy the Disney parks in March, do so at the beginning of the month.  The Spring Break crowds haven’t quite set in yet, and the weather is still warm and pleasant.

April/May-Depending when Easter falls, late April and into May are ideal times to visit the Disney parks.  The spring break crowds are gone for the most part, and the weather is really warming up.  You also have the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival to enjoy.  If you visit in May, keep it early in the month.

June-The first two weeks in June are ideal.  In fact, that is the time our family enjoys Walt Disney World every year.  School has just let out, in our area of the US, and we are ready for a vacation!  It also allows us a trip without taking our children out of school.  The first two weeks of June are the best dates if you need to visit in the summer.

August/September-If the end of summer is your option, then opt for the last two weeks in August and on through September.  Schools are back in session, and most folks have already taken their vacation for the summer.  September is really idea, even if it is over Labor Day Weekend.

October-October is when the fun starts at Walt Disney World for the fall season.  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, as well as the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival may draw extra visitors over the weekends.  However, October is another ideal time to visit, as the crowds are very low and the weather is SO nice.  Many schools schedule a fall break, which would make traveling to the World in October even better.

November/December-With special events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, holiday visitors start to arrive at Walt Disney World. However, don’t discount the months of November and December as times to visit.  If you can be in the parks the first two weeks of November or December, or even the week between Thanksgiving and the beginning of December, you’ll have a marvelous time.

So, when does your family like to enjoy the Disney Parks?  Are you a winter, spring, summer, or fall traveler?  Or do you just go whenever the spirit strikes you?

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Carrie (130 Posts)

Carrie is a mom, wife, and avid Disney fan. She shares her Disney love here on Chip and Co, and on her own blog-My Favorite Finds. She's always planning her family's next Disney vacation, and loves to share her recipes, crafts, and organizing tips on her blog. Walt Disney World is her "happy place", and she enjoys helping others have a magical vacation! She is also a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Call Carrie at 937-209-9473 or email her at carrie@destinationsinflorida.com to book your Disney vacation.




  • Janelle Bergman Chandler

    We also just went (for the first time ever!) on the first week of Dec (1st-7th) and it was packed! Everything I read suggested to go at that time and I was so overwhelmed with the crowds. We have a child on the spectrum so we tried to plan around the crowds because of the issues with senses etc. Was very disappointed. I would definitely go again but not during that week!

  • Kristi Shepherd

    I disagree with the first two weeks of December. Every blog I’ve ever read says that is one of the least crowded times of the year. I used to work at the Magic Kingdom, and it was always crowded during that time. I also just got back from vacation there (December 2-11), and the crowds were ridiculous! Ride wait times were between 45 and 100 minutes. It may be less crowded than summer, but still a lot of people none the less. We also went the first week in October this year, went to all 4 parks, and ALL of the ride wait times were 0-10 minutes! THAT is my perfect time to go, although February was pretty nice, too!