Winnie the Pooh Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Dec 6, 2017
    Stephanie from ON Asked

    This will be our first time going to Disney but we are limited when we can visit- March Break or at the end of August. Just wondering when might be the better time.

    Hi, Stephanie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, my fellow Ontarian friend!

    Being a teacher here in Ontario, my availability looks a lot like yours when it comes to planning my Walt Disney World Resort vacations! Having experienced both of those time periods, I will give you my (brief) reflections of both to help you make a more informed decision, I hope that is helpful!

    March Break
    -Great weather! Not too warm, not too cold and it isn’t hurricane season!
    - Because “Spring Break” tends to vary from region to region, we found it to be less crowded than we had expected.
    -Flights out of Ontario can be pricey as it is a peak travel season.
    -There can be some Walt Disney World Resort Special Offers. 
    -The 2018 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will be in full bloom! There are beautiful topiaries and yummy outdoor kitchens!

    End of August
    -Lower crowds because many schools have already started back up!
    -There are often many great Special Offers on Disney Dining, Disney Resort hotel rooms and more!
    -Lots of RAIN. It is hurricane season.
    -Very, very, very HOT. Plan on taking many breaks and asking for water at Quick Service restaurants to stay hydrated!
    -Flights can be more affordable.

    Here is the summary of my personal opinion: if budget is most important, then go with end of August! If comfort is more important, go with March Break! Either way, you will have a magical time! 

    I hope this helps you make your decision and please come and visit us again soon!

    Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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