The “best time” to visit…depends.
The busier times to visit Walt Disney World parks are when school’s out for major holidays, the summer and three-day weekends. The very busiest times typically are Christmas to New Year’s and around Easter. Some considerations:
- Avoiding the busy times likely means shorter waits for attractions and shows and better access to dining reservations.
- Busy times can mean extended operating hours and sometimes special incremental entertainment.
- Disney planners attempt to schedule periodic attraction closures for refurbishment at times other than vacation peaks.
Special times of the year are in:
January/early February (beautiful weather and low crowds)
Mid-March - May (Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival)
May/June (Star Wars Weekends)
October and November (Epcot Food and Wine Festival)
Mid-November - New Year's (Holidays Around the World).
In addition, there are two special ticket parties at the Magic Kingdom - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (various dates September - October) and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (November - December).
Disney has done a fabulous job of planning events just about year-round. That doesn't mean there aren't times when experts say its best to visit, but it means you need to be prepared and dare I say it.....Plan!
NOW Let's go PLAN!!