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Orlando - when's quietest?

(hoping that it's February!)

From Katie Selby
Posted March 30, 2013 at 7:13 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm from the UK, and am looking at an Orlando holiday for next year, taking in pretty much every theme park and waterpark, from Disney to SeaWorld, Universal and Busch. Last time, we went in late September, which was perfect for catching the start of Halloween and a quiet period for the parks. However, I'm stupidly excited about the prospect of going back to my beloved Sunshine State and really don't want to wait 18 months!

As an alternative, I was looking at next February or very early March - up until three years ago I was a travel agent, and used to book people in for that kind of time to catch a quiet period. However, a friend I'm planning to travel with has said that February is now a really busy time, so I'm not sure who's right! Can any locals or more seasoned visitors shed some light on this for me?

Thanks, Katie :-)


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From Dominick D
Posted March 30, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Late Februray-Early March is a great time to go as it's between Winter and Spring Break.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM
I would go for Feburary.

I personally like October. Nice weather and most kids are in school. The Food and Wine Festival kinda makes EPCOT crowded

From Rob Pastor
Posted March 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Just steer clear of President's Day weekend in February. Pretty big crowds for a 4 or 5 day period during that time.

From Katie Selby
Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:21 AM
Thanks for all the advice guys, really appreciate it - especially the tip on President's Day, which I didn't know much about! As much as I'd love to go back to my friend singing the praises of a February trip, I'm more tempted to hold off until the autumn when Harry Potter's London will be open. It definitely looks like it's going to be worth the wait!

From Marie-Eve Landry
Posted April 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM
We went on the first week of may, last year. Very quiet.

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