Hello Everyone! In the spirit of my upcoming Disney Trip, I wanted to go over a question that I seem to get asked pretty frequently.
When is the best time to go to Walt Disney World?
This question usually stems from the following topics: Activities, Price, Weather and Wait Times. So let’s break each of these concerns down first.
Throughout the year Disney World has variety of events from its first Marathon Weekend in January through Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in December. If activities are your concern here is an average list of activities that happen from year to year.
-January (Marathon Weekend and Festival of the Arts at Epcot)
-February (Festival of the Arts at Epcot, Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend)
-March (Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival)
-April (Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Star Wars Galactic Nights)
-May (Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, May the Fourth Star Wars Galactic Nights)
-August (Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party, Epcot International Wine and Food Festival)
-September (Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party, Epcot International Wine and Food Festival)
-October (Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party, Epcot International Wine and Food Festival)
-November (Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party, Epcot International Wine and Food Festival, Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party)
-December (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, Sunset Season’s Greetings at Hollywood Studios)
This one is a little tricky based on your heat tolerance. If you are from the North like myself, it gets hot for me in April at Walt Disney World. This is my opinion below on the weather because I’ve been to Disney World during almost every month.
January-February: provides cooler to almost ideal weather for the northerner traveler. You will still see Floridians in jackets.
March-May: Starting to warm up, most certainly in the 80s a majority of the time and humidity starts to set in a little. Still very comfortable months.
June-September: This is HOT! Keep in mind when you are in the parks, it is hotter with all the hot people around you. This doesn’t mean stay away, it means you need to be a bit more tactful with how you plan your day to have an enjoyable trip.
October: I found the weather in October to be similar to a March/April scenario. It was definitely still warm but I didn’t feel it was unbearable.
November-December: It is starting to cool down. By Mid December you definitely need a hoodie at night time. The Florida evenings can be very cool.
The last thing you want to do is go to Disney unprepared during peak season. Disney World has various peak seasons and the majority of them circle around school breaks. A fellow blogger that I’ve used myself has the best articles on this. This blog factors out the best weeks of the year to go based on ride closures, hotel prices, school breaks, etc. The site ranks each week of the year from best to worst. Check it out here: https://yourfirstvisit.net/2017/10/01/2019-weeks-to-visit-walt-disney-world-ranked-in-order/
Let’s be honest, Disney World is not cheap. The biggest tip I can give is not to go on a shoe string budget. There are great ways to save money so you can allocate your money towards things you rally want. Here are the best times in my opinion to go if you are on a budget:
-Go while Disney is offering their dining package for free. This is usually in the late summer and early fall.
-The week after Thanksgiving is very cheap, has great wait times and is set up with Holiday Decorations.
Which of these topics is most important to you when planning a Disney World Vacation? Do you agree with these topics?