Did you know that there are actually times of the year when you shouldn’t visit Walt Disney World? I know, it’s hard to think that maybe there is a time when you shouldn’t visit your happy place. But, I have seen a lot of people make the mistake of visiting the Disney Parks at a time when the weather was horrible, the crowds were high, and they were unprepared for the added stress. In turn, their vacation didn’t turn out like they had planned. Sure, maybe these times I’m going to share as the “worst times” actually work well for your family. Or, if you are a seasoned Disney traveler and you are great with managing crowds, then you might visit during these times. However, if you are considering a 2014 Walt Disney World vacation, keep reading! Because you will want to avoid the Worst Times to Visit Walt Disney World.
February-The worst time to visit after the New Year has started is President’s Day which falls in February. A lot of schools are out for a break. Also, many people from the Midwest or cold climates are looking for an escape from the winter weather. If you can avoid President’s Day weekend, do so.
March/April-Spring Break is in full swing during mid to late March and early April. Doesn’t everyone want to go to Florida over Spring Break? Yep. And that is why, if possible, you should avoid the Disney Parks from mid March through early April. If that is when your spring break falls, and you can visit then, be patient and prepared.
May-Memorial Day weekend is another holiday weekend to avoid. By then, spring is in full swing, and everyone needs a remedy from cabin fever. Plus, it is close to the end of school, so many parents are willing to let their children miss the Friday before and the Tuesday after to make a quick getaway before summer sets in.
June/July/August-If you can avoid any months in the Disney Parks, avoid late June through late August. Hot, humid, crowded, and blech. That pretty much sums it up. The Florida heat can be oppressive, the rain doesn’t usually stay away, and it is so crowded. Trust me, you’ll be glad you went the first two weeks of June, or at the end of August.
November/December- Even though there are a few select weeks that these months can be manageable, they still make the “worst times” list. The week of Thanksgiving, many schools let out a day or two before Thanksgiving. So, a lot of families head to the parks because the school break allows it and the Christmas decorations are up and in full swing. Same with the week of Christmas and between Christmas and New Year’s. The parks are known for closing at capacity during those weeks.
Does your family visit during any of these times? If so, what advice do you have for us? If not, when do you prefer to visit?
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