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Frank Prsha

Best month to visit Disney World

Published: January 29, 2014 at 8:21 AM

I was just curious to what my fellow TPI readers thought was the best month of the year to visit Disney World.

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Brian Emery

Published: January 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM. Edited: January 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

May - around Mother's day week, Or October...

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: January 29, 2014 at 10:48 AM

I'm fond of late February. Little chance of a winter chill, but before the spring break crowds and the summer heat/humidity start.
Russell Meyer
Writer

Published: January 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM

We love to visit in October. That month really gives guests the best bang for their buck with moderate to low crowds despite having one school holiday weekend (Columbus Day --along with the imfamous "Jersey Week"). There are also all of the Halloween events and decorations in the park, and the incredible EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. November (pre-Thanksgiving) is also a good month with lower crowds despite having a school holiday weekend (Veterans Day) with the advantage of seeing the parks transition from Halloween to Christmas decorations. Weather also tends to be very good temperature-wise (70's) in October/November with a slight chance of severe weather at the tail end of hurricane season.

Early March (depending upon spring break schedules---avoid them at all cost) can also be a very good month to visit with nice weather without the hurricane chances.

If you can avoid it, May through Labor Day, between December 15 and January 5, and whenever spring breaks fall in March and April are the times to steer clear of Orlando.

Ryan  Pickhardt

Published: January 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

November but before thanksgiving week! I'm not quite sure about Disney, but when I went to Universal then there were no lines! The longest I waited was about 20 minutes and that was because the Hulk broke down.
Bonnie Bastian

Published: January 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM

October is fantastic! Food & Wine Festival, Halloween and usually great weather. The first week of December is great too. All of the holiday decorations are up but smaller crowds.
Ryan  Mahaffey

Published: January 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM

for the past 6 years or so, I have alternated between the last week of February, the middle of last week of April into middle of 1st week of May and 1st week of November.

Late February's weather is 'perfect' but there are the huge Brazilian crowds escaping "Carnivale" to contend with.

Late April/early May has gorgeous weather & Epcot's Flower/Garden Festival.

1st week of November has light crowds and pleasant weather.

Frank Prsha

Published: January 30, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Based on what you all had to say, it sounds like October is the best month to go! Thanks everyone for the replies!
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: January 30, 2014 at 9:35 PM

I will second October! The parks are not too crowded, there are usually nice events going on, and there is pretty nice weather!
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: January 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Have a great time, and don't forget to rate and review attractions and maybe even file a trip report when you get back!
Frank Prsha

Published: January 31, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Has anyone been during September? I was looking on Touring Plans and September looks like a great time to go also. All the Halloween festivities are under way in September and I believe there is a free Dining Plan?
luca ferracuti

Published: February 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

March because its really calm and its a good climate most of the days
parker reave

Published: February 5, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I now always go right after Labor Day. In my experience much less busy than October but the weather is still hot. Although, I do like going the week after Thanksgiving. Low crowds and Christmas decorations...
Eli Grabelsky

Published: February 5, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Late September - Early October are the least crowded.

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