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  • On Apr 17, 2011
    Stacy from FL Asked

    Is there an off season at Disney world?

    Hi Stacy!

    While there are definitely busier times and quiet times at Walt Disney World, in my opinion, there isn't much of an "off season" any more.  It seems that the popularity of Walt Disney World has increased over the years and the parks always seem busy these days.  That said, the parks are historically less busy whenever children are in school across the country.  My wife and I really enjoy going in January, February, May, and October.  The parks are generally less crowded (as long as you avoid any national holidays) and the weather is very nice.  A particular nice time to visit is the first two weeks in December.  All of the holiday decorations will be up then.  It used to be very quiet during that time frame, but not any more thanks to the wealth of information out there on visiting Walt Disney World.  However, it will definitely be less crowded in early December than late December!  The week between Christmas and New Year's is historically the busiest week at Walt Disney World, followed closely by Easter!

    I recommend visiting the independent website TouringPlans.com.  They have spent years collecting data and doing a lot of math on their data.  As an engineer, I'm a big fan of their work.  They produce a crowd calendar showing the expected crowds on every day of the year at Walt Disney World!

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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