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Best time to go to Disney World Florida

Get a jump start on your Orlando trip with our suggestions on the best time to visit Disney World.

You can make your trip to the most magical place on Earth that much more magical with careful planning.

Whether you’re looking for the best weather, shorter queues or cheapest deals, read on to find out more about the best time to go to Disney World.

Best time to go to Disney World

To avoid the crowds and to enjoy more temperate weather: Visit in November as this is shoulder-season. Try to avoid visiting close to Thanksgiving as Disney World often makes an event of this that draws Disney fans in.

For cheaper hotel rates: Visit in late January to early February when the holiday crowds have dispersed. As this is winter and low-season, park open times are also reduced so you won’t have as long to see and do everything.

The best time of the day to visit is right before 8am as the park is opening or after dinner. The park closes at 1am, so you’ll still have plenty of time to get on those rides. Visiting on a week day is also much quieter than over a weekend.

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Disney World is a magical treat no matter when you go, but choosing to travel with less crowds and more pleasant weather will ensure a better trip all around.

While there isn’t an “off season” in Disney World, January to February and much of September, October and November are quieter with more reasonable hotel and ticket prices.

The crowd surges during summer (May to August), festive seasons and school holidays.

August to September is the height of hurricane and storm season. If this is when you’re in town, prepare for afternoon showers.

Dinner character at Chef Mickey's Restaurant
Dinner character at Chef Mickey's Restaurant


Helicopter night tour over Orlando's theme parks
Helicopter night tour over Orlando's theme parks


Best time to go for…

  • Events: Disney World often celebrates key event dates. This includes Easter, the 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve. They’re fantastic for atmosphere but be warned they’re also very popular dates for visitors so crowd will be at their peak.

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