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  • On Feb 7, 2009
    Rose from ON Asked

    When is a better time to go to Walt Disney World. March break or the Summer? If anyone has any personal experiences during those times like line ups, weather etc it would be appreciated:)

    Hi Rose!

    Here are some of my thoughts on deciding between a March versus summer trip to Disney. I've traveled during both times, and prefer the summer because my kids love the water parks and March can still be a bit cool for an all-day visit.  March's moderate weather, however, makes it a good choice if you don't like heat!

    March
    • Depending upon what week you travel, it can be crowded due to spring break and/or the Easter Holiday.
    • The weather is generally lovely and moderate, with lows in the mid 50s, highs in the high 70s and an average temperature of 66 degrees.  The mornings and evenings can be chilly, so pack a light jacket if you travel in March.

    Summer

    • Disney is the summer vacation of choice for millions of families, and it does get crowded.
    • The good news is that summer spans a big period of time, so while July (especially around the 4th) and the beginning of August are crowded, early June and late August are not nearly as packed.
    • Summer is hot.  There's no way to get around this fact.  July and August can easily hit the 90s.  There are lots of tips on the moms panel for dealing with the heat, including arriving at the parks early and wedging in a swim break at your resort before heading back in the evening when it's much cooler.

    Both spring break and the summer months are peak seasons at Disney.  The good news about traveling during these times is that Disney does a great job of extending park hours to enable visitors lots of extra time to experience their favorite attractions.  If you are sensitive to heat, I'd stick with March.  If you can travel in early June or late August, you might have better luck with crowds.  Whatever you decide, I hope you have a magical trip!

    Tanya

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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