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  • On Feb 14, 2015
    Melissa from KY Asked

    We are thinking,of going to Disney world the last week of April or first week of may are those busy times ?

    Hi Melissa! I have a plan of action when I begin working on my family’s next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Step one of that plan always involves figuring out our dates of stay, with a preference for weeks that are generally slower. There are some really great Disney-related websites that produce crowd calendars to help Guests get a general idea of how busy the parks may be during their visit. I have had really good success using these calendars to guide me in choosing the most appropriate dates for our family to travel to our “happy place.”

    Take a look at two of my favorite websites – www.easywdw.com and www.wdwprepschool.com. They both show that the last week of April and the first week of May tend to be slightly lower-than-average crowd weeks. I have been to Walt Disney World Resort the first week in May and found it to be a really good time to go. The weather was great, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival was blooming along, and the crowds were definitely lower than the spring break crowds we had once experienced! While crowd levels often fluctuate year to year, I think you really can’t go wrong picking either one of the weeks you mentioned.

    I hope you have a magical vacation, Melissa, and please let me know if you have any further questions.

    Brandy
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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