4 Of the Worst Times to Visit Disney World

Disney castle busy
Disney castle busy

Most Disney-goers are families which means most trips to Disney are scheduled around school breaks. If you’re trying to work a Disney vacation into your busy schedule, you may want to consider taking your kids out of school to visit – a move that will help you avoid crowds. I addition to schedule, cost is an additional consideration. Generally, Disney resort prices are higher when kids are out of school so in both cases, the list below will apply. Assume that the busiest times are also the most expensive.

The worst / busiest times to be at Disney World:

– Easter Week

– Mid-March through mid-April (Spring Break)

– June through August (Summer Vacation)

– Christmas week through Marathon weekend (the first or second weekend in January)

Another consideration – When crowds are low, Disney closes down rides for refurbishment. This usually begins in early January and continues through mid-February. Disney usually posts details on ride closures and resort construction on their site or you can call Disney World at (407) 939-5277 for details.

Moderately Busy

– Mid-May (“early” Summer Vacation)

– The week before Christmas week

If you’re looking for a less-crowded time to visit Disney World Resort in Florida, the above information can help. But, before you start buying plane tickets, park tickets, and booking your hotel rooms, give Disney a call or peruse their website for updates on what’s going on in the parks during your selected time. We also recommend our article The Best Times to go to Disney World.”

For more information to help you plan your Disney Trip, browse the articles below:

– 8 Sensational things to do at Disney when it rains

– 10 Things you must do before heading to Disney, Part 1

– 10 Things you must do before heading to Disney, Part 2

– 11 tips to staying healthy at Disney

– 8 tips to staying on budget at Disney

– Disney Resorts – Can I afford to stay there?

– 15 Things to bring with you into the parks

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