Disney World Quick Tip – Travel off season for a more magical visit

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Travel Off Season

Deciding when to travel to Walt Disney World is a big decision. It can affect many aspects of your trip including price and crowd levels. Traveling during the off season is a great way to make your vacation even more magical.

Because there are fewer guests visiting Walt Disney World during the off season, Disney will often lower the prices of staying at on-property resorts in an effort to fill more rooms. At certain times of the year, they have also been known to run specials such as free dining and resort discounts. While the price of the park tickets won’t decrease, you can still save quite a bit of money by traveling during the off season.

Reduced crowds is another great benefit of traveling during the off season. January and September are known to have low crowd levels at Walt Disney World. I visited Walt Disney World during the first week of September this year. The crowd levels were great! The longest stand by wait time I saw was only 20 minutes.

When is your favorite time of year to visit Disney? Let us know in the comments below!


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5 thoughts on “Disney World Quick Tip – Travel off season for a more magical visit

  1. October is the only time we have ever gone because we love it so much. Taking the kids for the first time as a surprise….11 days!!!!!

  2. Last two weeks in October, 1st 3 weeks in November or 1st 2 weeks in December. It’s very festive, Disney hosts either Mickey’s Halloween Party, Mickey’s Xmas Party and The Food and Wine Festival. The temperature is just right, the crowds are not so bad most days and certain weeks there’s FREE dining. Love fall and going to Disney at this time is always the start of the holiday season for me. 🙂

  3. If we ever do make a trip to Disney again, it will have to be during the off season as the new disability plan would not work for us. This might become the only time of the year that those dealing with disabilities will be able to actually do things while in WDW. When a person can only tolerate the parks for two hours at a time, that doesn’t allow a very good opportunity to do the attractions. Get a pass, wait for your time, do the attraction, go get another pass, wait for your time, do the attraction. . . . ” There is a lot of waiting involved, waiting = wasted time.

  4. We just got home on Saturday. We always go during off season, usually February or October. The longest line we waited in was 30 minutes, and it was to see Rapunzel and Aurora at the Magic Kingdom. The other lines, for characters and rides, had wait times of anywhere from 0-10 minutes! Perfect!!!

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