What Month Should You Travel To Walt Disney World?

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When choosing the time of year your family should travel to Walt Disney World, there are four things to consider: crowds, price, weather and special events.

1. CROWDS… Different times of the year bring different size crowds to WDW. Typically, when school is in session, the crowds are lighter. When your kids are out of school, chances are so are other kids! Holidays are always crowded along with summer break and spring break.

2. PRICE… Price plays a very important part in making the decision of when to travel to Walt Disney World for several families. While ticket prices stay the same, room rates on property will vary depending on the season. The seasons are typically based on crowd levels.

3. WEATHER… Temperature averages and rainfall may also play a part into when to take your trip.  But, always plan on any type of weather while in Orlando!

4. SPECIAL EVENTS… Walt Disney World offers special events most months of the year that your family may want to plan your vacation around.

Not everyone has the luxury of choosing their vacation times because of  work vacation limits, conferences, special events, school schedules, etc.  But, if you do have the chance to choose your month and week to visit WDW, here is the break down by month considering crowds, price, weather and special events. I hope it helps you in planning your next vacation!

January
Crowds- Low (except New Year’s Day) until just prior to Presidents’ Week in February.
Price- Value Season Rate- Jan 3- President’s Day; Holiday Season Rate- New Year’s Jan 1-2
Weather- high 71, low 49, 2.3 inches rain
Special Events- Marathon Weekend

February
Crowds- Low the first part of the month; moderate after Presidents’ week through early March; high Presidents’ week
Price-  Peak Season Rate- President’s Day through Easter; Holiday Season Rate- President’s Day
Weather- high 73, low 50, 3.0 inches rain

March
Crowds- Moderate in early March; High mid March through late April (“Spring Break”)
Price- Holiday Season Rate- Easter day; Regular Season Rate- Easter through June 1
Weather- high 78, low 55, 3.2 inches rain
Special Events- Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, Princess Half Marathon, Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Spring Training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, Easter

April
Crowds- High through late April; Moderate late April
Price- Regular Season Rate
Weather- high 83, low 59, 1.8 inches rain
Special Events- Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, Expedition Everest Challenge

May
Crowds- Moderate; High Memorial Day weekend
Price- Regular Season Rate
Weather- high 88, low 66, 3.6 inches rain
Special Events- Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, Star Wars Weekends

June
Crowds- Moderate early June; High starting mid June
Price- Summer Season Rate
Weather- high 91, low 72, 7.3 inches rain
Special Events- Star Wars Weekends, Sounds Like Summer Concert Series

July
Crowds- High
Price- Holiday Season Rate- 4th of July; Summer Season Rate
Weather- high 92, low 73, 7.2 inches rain
Special Events- Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, 4th of July Celebration

August
Crowds- High
Price- Summer Season Rate through mid August; Value Season Rate- mid August
Weather- high 92, low 73, 6.8 inches rain

September
Crowds- High through Labor Day; low the week following Labor Day
Price- Value Season Rate
Weather- high 90, low 72, 6.0 inches rain
Special Events- Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, Night of Joy

October
Crowds- Low; Moderate Columbus Day Weekend
Price- Regular Season Rate
Weather- high 85, low 65, 2.4 inches rain
Special Events- Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, Disney’s Tower of Terror 10 miler Race, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

November
Crowds- Low the week following Thanksgiving until mid-December; moderate the first part of Thanksgiving week; high Thanksgiving Day and weekend
Price- Value season- Thanksgiving through mid December; Holiday Season Rates- Thanksgiving day
Weather- high 79, low 58, 2.3 inches rain
Special Events- Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, Festival of the Masters, Epcot’s Holiday’s around the World, Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

December
Crowds- Low through mid December; high Christmas week through New Year’s Day
Price- Value Season Rates through mid December; Holiday Season Rates- Christmas (mid December-New Year’s)
Weather- high 73, low 51, 2.2 inches rain
Special Events- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot’s Holiday’s around the World, Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, New Year’s Eve Celebration

 

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