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Florida Guide > Disney General

Are some months better to visit Orlando Disney in Florida than others? The answer to that question is YES!

Most visitors tend to visit during the summer months of July and August, when children are out of school. That may be your best option, however,if you and your party can arrange alternate months to visit, here are some suggestions for less crowded and more pleasant visits.

Valuable Tips:

  • Upon entering a theme park, go straight to the most popular ride first and ride it a couple of times.
  • Walk the Left to Right route through the park and you’ll get on park rides that have little if any waiting time. Most visitors follow the crowds and travel through the park right to left.
  • Fill up on a hearty breakfast before you get to the parks as meals can be expensive.
  • Bring small bottles of water (can be partially frozen) so you can fill up later.
  • If using a baby stroller, bring something to tie to it so you can ‘easily’ identify it from the hundreds of others parked outside a ride.
  • Decide on a meeting point and time in case the group gets accidentally separated.

BEST TIME TO VISIT ORLANDO FLORIDA DISNEY WORLD:

Early January to mid February:
The weather is cooler this time of year, and can even have spells of cold whether, but if you’re dressed right, it most likely won’t bother you. Quite often the weather will be in the region of 70 degrees F, very pleasant and most likely sunny. Cues at the parks are much shorter and waiting times for the most popular attraction rides will be minimal. Keep in mind that on occasion, rides may be closed for refurbishment. Visit the individual websites of those parks you would like to visit to ensure that the rides you want to visit will be available.

May:
Quite often May a quiet month for attractions and theme parks. The weather is normally sunny and warm without being too humid, and crowds are minimal.

Late August and September:
Although still very hot and humid, these months will provide a good time to visit. Many families with children are preparing for the return to school and have had their vacations. Make sure you plan to visit the water parks in the mornings as late afternoon showers still take place during this time of year.

December - First three weeks in December:
Cooler in temperature, but crowds decline due to preparation for Christmas. The decorations will normally be in place, stores will still provide excellent sale prices from their Thanksgiving Day Bonanza Sales, and many parks will have started their Christmas Parades or firework displays. Check individual attraction websites for specific information.

BUSIER TIMES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD:

Christmas – December 25 – 31:
Busy, Busy, Busy but the entertainment and décor are fantastic!

Easter:
Whether it falls in March or April, Easter will be extremely busy but weather should be very pleasant. This includes President’s Day. Disney does not do a special parade for Easter.

Grad Nites:
Usually the last two weekends in April. Private parties for graduating high school seniors are held 11:00 pm to 4:00am at the Magic Kingdom. The park closes from about 7:00 pm. Avoid the areas around the Magic Kingdom from about 9:00 pm as buses will tie up traffic for hours.

Jersey Weeks:
Usually the second week of November. The New Jersey schools have a teachers’ convention so lots of kids have several days off and lots of people take advantage of going to Disney World. With New Jersey being the biggest market for Walt Disney World – it can get really busy.

Press Events:
Very big parties held for the media and VIP. They last 2-3 days but don’t happen too often (usually not more than twice a year). Due to these events, a park may close early or close late to the public. The abbreviated opening times are normally listed a month before on the park schedules found at Disney’s website.

We aim to provide accurate and useful information, but if you feel anything provided here is not accurate or out of date, please email us with the address of the page concerned and any comments so we can amend as necessary.

Page added on: 8 September 2005
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