10. Eleanor Audley Week (November 19)
The third week of November offers the last chance for low room rates and crowds before the incredibly popular Thanksgiving holiday sends both skyrocketing. Some early Christmas programming starts being available at this time. Visit in honor of Eleanor Audley, voice of Lady Tremaine in 1950’s Cinderella and Maleficent in 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, as well as Madame Leota in both Disneyland’s and Disney World’s original versions of the Haunted Mansion.
11. Randy Newman Week (November 28)
Considered by some to be the best week in the entire year to visit, the last week of November features pleasant weather, low crowds, reasonable prices, and full Christmas theming! So long as this week does not coincide with a late Thanksgiving, it’s a hard week to beat! Visit in honor of Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Randy Newman, whose film scores include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Cars, and The Princess and the Frog.
12. Walt Disney Week (December 5)
The first week of December is usually your last opportunity to get a discounted room rate at the Disney Resort for the remainder of the year. Prices and crowds will do nothing but increase from this week through the New Year’s holiday. Take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy the holiday décor in the parks and Christmas programming such as the Candlelight Processional at Epcot and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom. Visit in honor of Walter Elias Disney, of course!
Visiting Disney World can be made more manageable for your budget by planning your trip carefully and traveling at cost-effective times of the year. Do you take advantage of the lower room prices by traveling during one of these weeks? If so, what other things do you do to keep your trip under budget?