Walt Disney World is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. That being said, there are lots a people every day at the parks who want to get in as much as they can. A way to get in everything that you want on your Disney vacation is to go at a time that is not as busy. Here are eight times during the year that may be less crowded.
8) The Last Week of August
The last week of August is still the summer, so come prepared for the heat. Make sure to stay hydrated. By the last week of August some schools are back in session. If you have kids that aren’t back in school yet this may be a good time to plan your vacation and get the last bit of summer in for you and your family.
7) Beginning of June
While there are some schools that get out near Memorial Day, many are still in session in early June. Schools that are still in session are preparing for the end of the year exams, so most parents will not take their children out of school then. If your school system does end the year in May, an early June vacation would be a great time to visit without taking your kids out of school.
6) Spring After Easter
Easter is a crowded time because of Spring Breaks and long weekends. Immediately afterwards the crowds will usually die down. The Flower & Garden Festival will be going on at Epcot, and the temperatures are comfortable. The days are longer as well, giving you more fun in the sun.
5) Most of October
October in Orlando usually starts getting a bit nicer weather-wise. You’ll still have pretty hot days, but the nights start cooling off a bit. Also in October you have Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which is great for all ages.
4) September After Labor Day Weekend
After Labor Day Weekend kids are back in school and anyone who works in a school is back to work. That means you’ll have a lot less people taking vacations at this time. Most parents don’t let their kids miss the very beginning of the school year, so they won’t yet take their kids on vacation.
3) November Before Thanksgiving Week
Thanksgiving is an extremely busy travel week all across the country. Therefore, many people choose not to visit Walt Disney World at the beginning of November. Most of the Christmas decorations are not yet up and many people will wait a few weeks to see Walt Disney World during the holidays.
2) December Before Christmas Week
If you’re traveling from up north you won’t mind missing some of the cold winter, which is one of the main reasons people live in Florida. Kids are still in school at this time, so fewer families are traveling and many people are saving their vacation time for Christmas. You’ll get to enjoy all of the Christmas decorations around the parks and the resorts. If you go too close to Christmas it’s a completely different story, since Christmas week is one of the busiest times of the year. Remember if you travel to Orlando at this time of year to still bring a coat because Orlando still gets some cool days and even cooler nights.
1) January After the Holidays
After the New Year’s crowds are gone and the holidays are done, people like to slip back into their normal schedules. Spring Break is still a few weeks away, which is when crowds will pick up again. Orlando is a perfect destination if you want to escape winter for a few days. Check the weather before you leave home. There’s not much rain in January, but the temperatures can be all over the place.