When planning a trip to Walt Disney World the first thing you must consider is what time of year you wish to visit. Walt Disney World is a very poplar vacation destination, so now matter when you go, you can expect it to be quite crowded. The difference in visiting during a non-peak, less crowded time versus a peak time, like July 4 can be the difference of a fun family vacation and a stressful, frustrating one.
Walt Disney World is visited by millions of people each year, with the highest crowds descending on the parks during the summer months, holiday weeks (Christmas, Easter, July 4) and spring break vacations. It is not suggested that you visit during these times, unless you have no choice in the matter. If you must attend at these times, you should plan your park touring well in advance and be willing to modify your park visits to include a reasonable amount of must see attractions. This will prevent you from being disappointed if you are unable to see everything the parks have to offer.
Another consideration when planning a trip to Walt Disney World is the weather. During the summer months, the temperatures and humidity in Orlando can reach very uncomfortable highs that make touring the parks all day quite difficult. During the months of September and October you will be in hurricane season, which brings heavy rains – also not great for touring the Disney parks. Ideal months for the best Orlando weather would be April through June and November and December.
The best times to visit Walt Disney World would be the non-peak times of the year; early January until Easter – expect during Spring Break, late August until first weeks of December – except week of Halloween and week of Thanksgiving.
Planning to visit during a non peak, less crowded time will allow you to visit the parks at a relaxed pace, with less stress. A good way to prepare for your days at Walt Disney World is to become familiar with the parks, their layouts and policies. Review the attractions at the parks to see what your family would like to visit.
Choosing a time to visit Walt Disney World is one of the most important steps in your vacation – it can help you on your way to your best vacation ever!