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  • On Apr 4, 2013
    Gabriela Asked

    We are planning our next vacation in WDW for next semester. In earlier times, we get the parks really crowded. I heard that the best months to avoid the crowd is september or october. Is it true? Which one is the best with lower crowds and best weather?

    Greetings Gabriela!  Thanks for visiting the DIsney Parks Moms Panel!  Although it can be quite challenging to predict the weather forecast and crowd levels with 100% certainty, I personally believe both September and October are great months to visit the "Most Magical Place on Earth!" The independent website allears.net features a Historic Attendance Levels Chart which lists the lowest attendance times of the year to include January (except for New Years's Day) until just prior to Presidents' Week in February, the week following Labor Day until the week prior to Thanksgiving, and the week following Thanksgiving until mid-December. Columbus Day Weekend in October is considered moderate attendance. The average high temperature for Orlando in September is traditionally in the upper 80s with the average low temperature in the low 70s; whereas, the average high temperature in October is usually in the low to mid 80s with the average low temperature in the mid 60s. I have visited Walt Disney World during the months of September and October and found the daily temperature to be very warm and humid in late September; therefore, I have preferred visiting in October when the temperatures were milder with less humidity. I have found the crowd levels to be quite comparable during our visits in September and October. My personal recommendation, based on my own experience, would be to plan your visit for mid to late October. I hope this information helps! Please don't hesitate to write me back with any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical "crowd free" trip, Gabriela!
    Happy Planning,
    Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

I'm the mother of 4 amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for 22 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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