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When Should I Visit Walt Disney World?


     There are a lot of factors to consider when planning when to take your Walt Disney World vacation. For a lot of families, vacation dates are dictated by work and/or school schedules. Other families plan based on weather or crowds. In general, the less crowded the parks, the cheaper it will be to visit. One of the perks of travelling without children is the freedom to vacation when school is in session and crowds are lighter.

     Here are my thoughts about vacationing to Walt Disney World for each month of the year!

**Weather data from Weather.com

January

Average High/Low: 71°F/49°F
Average Precipitation: 2.4″
Crowd Level: Below Average
Busiest Times: New Year’s Day, Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Pros: Some of the lowest crowds of the year; Cooler temperatures
Cons: Likely to be closures and refurbishments; May be too cool to swim

February

Average High/Low: 74°F/52°F
Average Precipitation: 2.5″
Crowd Level: Below Average
Busiest Times: President’s Day, Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Pros: Atlanta Braves Spring Training, Cooler temperatures
Cons: Closures and refurbishments; Too cool to swim

**February is one of my personal favorite times to visit!

March

Average High/Low: 78°F/56°F
Average Precipitation: 3.8″
Crowd Level: Average to Above Average
Busiest Times: Spring Break (mid to late March)
Pros: Longer park hours, Cooler temperatures, Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival
Cons: Busier overall

April

Average High/Low: 83°F/60°F
Average Precipitation: 2.7″
Crowd Level: Average to Above Average
Busiest Times: Spring Break (early to mid April), Easter
Pros: Longer park hours, Cooler temperatures, Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival
Cons: Easter is one of the busiest times of the year

May

Average High/Low: 88°F/66°F
Average Precipitation: 3.5″
Crowd Level: Average
Busiest Times: Memorial Day
Pros: Better crowds and weather than June and July
Cons: Hotter temperatures

June

Average High/Low: 91°F/72°F
Average Precipitation: 7.2″
Crowd Level: Above Average
Busiest Times: No Notable Increases
Pros: Longer park hours, Fewer closures
Cons: Most precipitation of the year, Hotter temperatures

July

Average High/Low: 92°F/74°F
Average Precipitation: 7.3″
Crowd Level: Above Average
Busiest Times: Independence Day
Pros: Longer park hours, Fewer closures, Epcot’s “Sounds like Summer” Concert Series
Cons: Hottest months of the year, Increased chance of rain

August

Average High/Low: 92°F/74°F
Average Precipitation: 7.1″
Crowd Level: Average to Above Average
Busiest Times: First Three Weeks
Pros: Crowds drop as school starts back
Cons: Hottest months of the year, Increased chance of rain

September

Average High/Low: 90°F/73°F
Average Precipitation: 6.1″
Crowd Level: Below Average
Busiest Times: Labor Day
Pros: Lower crowds, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival
Cons: Hotter temperatures

October 

Average High/Low: 85°F/66°F
Average Precipitation: 3.3″
Crowd Level: Average 
Busiest Times: Columbus Day, Fall Break
Pros: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival
Cons: Warmer temperatures

November

Average High/Low: 79°F/59°F
Average Precipitation: 2.2″
Crowd Level: Below Average, Except Thanksgiving (Above Average)
Busiest Times: Wine & Dine Half Marathon, Thanksgiving Week
Pros: Cooler temperatures, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Cons: Thanksgiving Week is one of the busiest of the year

December 

Average High/Low: 73°F/52°F
Average Precipitation: 2.6″
Crowd Level: Below Average (early December) to Above Average
Busiest Times: Christmas, New Year’s Eve
Pros: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Cons: The week between Christmas and New Year’s is THE busiest time of the year
When ever your decide to visit Walt Disney World, having a good plan can make sure you get to do everything you want to do on your vacation!
Never Grow Up!
Miranda

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