This questions is one of the top 5 questions asked to every agent who specializes in Walt Disney World travel! When should we go to WDW? Search the web and you will find a host of answers.
My first answer is always that depends on you! I know most agents start by listing the lowest crowd seasons, but if I am speaking to a teacher that only has certain dates they can travel that is useless. I will get to know you first! I am YOUR agent and this trip to Walt Disney World is YOURS, so when can YOU travel?
Second, lets take your answer and look at the times with the least crowds, best weather, and those unique experiences that only Walt Disney World can provide.
I will always share with my clients that my favorite time to travel to Walt Disney World is the end of September- 3rd and 4th week. The weather is perfect for swimming, the heat is not melt you into the pavement hot, and the crowds-what crowds. Keep in mind this is the land of the mouse, so there will still be lines. They are bearable though and with the proper planning (by your expert travel agent) your itinerary will avoid most of them.
Lets not forget that during this time you can also enjoy not one but two specialty Disney experiences.
1) Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has my favorite Disney parade of all time. Another benefit, trick or treating in the Magic Kingdom! What child (or adult for that matter) does not want to say they have trick or treated at Walt Disney World. After you collect you loot you can enjoy the evening show complete with many Disney villans that are considered rare characters. *This is a separately ticketed event
2) Do you love to eat amazing foods? What about enjoying beverages from around the world? Well you don’t have to travel far while at Walt Disney World! Head over to Epcot’s World Showcase and enjoy the Epcot Food and Wine Festival that runs during this time of year. This event alone would be reason enough to head to WDW in September. Think appetizer-sized portions from a multitude of countries served up with colorful entertainment options.
In the end, remember, travel is personal and your vacation should be just that…YOURS! Steer clear of cookie cutter advice and you will always travel to Walt Disney World at the right time of year. Just ask Julie