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CindyWills
08-21-2006, 12:51 PM
I want to take my husband to disneyworld, he has never gone, what do you think are the best times to go?

Mrs.viv07
08-21-2006, 12:54 PM
based on what i've read, january is a godd time since its not overly hot, and less crowded, we are going the 10th - 16th so i will def comment when i come back. :wave:

HTH

Smileybug
08-21-2006, 01:05 PM
My DH has never been to WDW either. :sad2: And I am taking him in Nov.26th-Dec.2nd. :yay: The Christmas decorations will be up. :santa: It will be cooler. And hopefully not so crowded. Happy Planning!! :thumbsup2

reeny4
08-21-2006, 02:54 PM
I've read that February is really nice as well. A little bit warmer than January, I believe. You have to make sure you plan around all of the cheerleading nationals and stuff though.

Good luck!

sunny_
08-21-2006, 03:09 PM
I've only ever gone in August, September or October. August was too crowded for my taste. I liked September and October better. Sorry I couldn't add more insight!

stina
08-21-2006, 03:10 PM
i think september is a good time of year for couples visiting without children. september is the start of school so there are LESS kids there. lines are shorter. and it is value season which means cheaper hotel prices and usually some fantastic deal from Disney like this year's free dining. i go to WDW or on Disney Cruise Line every september. it's HOT but there are plenty of ways to cool off!

it's so much fun bringing a new person to Disney! get your husband a Passporter Guide to WDW so he can see how much there is to see and do!

stina :wave2:

byoung
08-21-2006, 06:25 PM
If he like wine and food go during the F&W festable.

mom2taylorandemily
08-21-2006, 07:41 PM
DH and I have been in September and October, now we are going in December. We liked September and absolutely loved October. We are really looking forward to December for the decorations and other holiday extras. So I think that December will become our favorite.

seven dwarfs
08-21-2006, 10:29 PM
We have been lots of different times and early December was our fav. But it is getting to busy for us then. Lines get to long for the wee ones. So we tried Oct/Nov last year and it was nice. This year we are trying Sept. We are hoping to find less people!

SweetSally
08-23-2006, 11:08 AM
My favorite times we've gone, as far as crowds and weather, have been in May and October. Early December is another good time with all the holiday decorations. We've gone three times in February (our anniversary is February 14th) and the weather is unpredictable - our anniversary this year was real cold (jeans and sweatshirt weather).

Whenever you decide to go - have a great time! :goodvibes

mandy747
08-23-2006, 08:30 PM
I've gone two different years, the week before Christmas. It's pretty slow, the weather is not bad at all, and you get to experience the whole Christmas atmosphere. :)

Mouse-n-Mini
08-23-2006, 08:39 PM
Christmas. But be prepared for the crowds! :bitelip:

lkjasd
08-23-2006, 09:01 PM
The Unoficial Guide web site has a crowd calendar if all you are worried about is crowds. (http://www.touringplans.com/tp2/UG2_index.php?PageID=14)

Or. Use the calendar to decide when the crowds are more to your liking and then decide what kind of weather you like and if you want to see any of the special events that others have mentioned.

LISAMWDW
08-24-2006, 08:12 AM
ANYTIME!

Really, I have two favorite times, December and May. Beg of December: because of the Christmas decor and MVMCP. It's also fairly slow between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Beg of May: because of the awesome weather and its less crowded.

My2Angels
08-24-2006, 08:53 AM
We have always loved Dec, but last year it was surprisingly crowded that first week. New Years is awesome, but EXTREMELY crowded!!!! We are trying Sept this year!

rkujay
08-24-2006, 10:19 AM
Best time to come to WDW is when you get here. We live here, and frankly love the hottest weather. I doubt most people feel the same. Best experience we ever had was near Christmas. Go to all the hotels and see the wonderful decorations.

Hurry up and get here!!
:thumbsup2

laura001
08-24-2006, 08:12 PM
We have been in January, February and April/May. By far we like the end of April, beginning of May. The weather is great, we like to swim and love the water parks. It is after Easter but before the schools let out. To me it is a perfect time. :sunny:

Lucy2005
08-26-2006, 08:48 AM
I have been a couple of times in December and I really love it then. I can't even imagine going there without the Christmas stuff going on (ha, ha). I went the week before Thanksgiving one time and I loved that time. As you got closer to Thanksgiving it got more crowded but still OK.
Lucy

daddys_disney_girl
08-26-2006, 12:24 PM
Definitley early May. While me and my family were there we had a 10 minute wait for tower of terror and walked right on to space mountain. we were very lucky! :goodvibes

disneypharm
08-26-2006, 02:46 PM
We have been to WDW only in Sept and early December. Both were good times because of low crowds (except for the last 2 days of our December trip with Florida schools closing for the holidays). WDW in December was beautiful but too cold to swim. We are going back in a month and are looking forward to using the pools and water parks again.

LiLIrishChick63
08-27-2006, 06:03 PM
i loved going the second week of December.

i have horrible allergies so summer time isn't the best, neither is spring.

plus it's not overly hot or overly crowded and the christmas decorations are so pretty!

HayGan
08-27-2006, 06:07 PM
We have always loved Dec, but last year it was surprisingly crowded that first week.

Funny - we thought exactly the opposite. So much so that we are returning the same week this year!

My vote is for early December. Everything looks so special all decorated for the holidays. And as an added bonus - no extreme heat and humidity!

Everyone's perceptions are different about the "best" time. It is best to make a list of your priorities (weather, crowd levels, other activities) and then research from there!

Happy planning!

the Fidge
08-27-2006, 06:24 PM
I want to take my husband to disneyworld, he has never gone, what do you think are the best times to go?

By January we are already tired of snow in PA, but we go in APril the 2nd week. I t works out great usually after Easter Dh and DS birthday celebrations! The weather is wonderful and they ahve the flower and garden show that gets me dreaming of a garden that the deer won't eat!!!

THe weather is perfect get a great tan and some great swimming in!

Now that I think of it tohugh, I don't think anytime is a bad time at WDW!!!!

ITs just whimisical! :wizard:

helenm29
08-27-2006, 06:35 PM
UH, ANYTIME? :teeth: actually, it depends on what you like to do and what type of weather you like. If you like to be comfortable, not too cold I'd say around December or January. Also, there are lots of different things to do that time of year! Holiday decorations all go up and you get that wonderful happy feeling! The next trip we take will be during the holiday season, there is just nothing like it! The only problem with taking a vacation in Florida is that the weather can be different every year! :confused3 I would go ANYTIME accept for SUMMER! between the end of May and end of September it's usually going to be HOT! :sunny: Whatever you choose to do, have a wonderful time! pixiedust: Helen

Cdn Friends of Pooh
08-27-2006, 09:25 PM
As our tag says - definitely October. Crowds are managable, weather is great and there are lots of different things to do (F&W Festival, MNSSHP, etc).

emmasmom
08-28-2006, 07:55 AM
The week after Jersey Week is our favorite...usually around the second week of November. It is still warm enough to swim, NO crowds and as a bonus the Christmas decorations go up the Thurs. night before Thanksgiving. If I weren't having a baby this Christmas Day we would be going back then. Now we are going the last week of Sept. and I am really concerned that the crowds are going to be heavy.

Stacy's a freak
08-28-2006, 06:13 PM
I vote for the week AFTER thanksgiving. Last year was very slow. There was almost no wait for any ride. The longest line was Space Mtn which was only 10 minutes. Soarin' was only 5 minutes! The weather was perfect (75 to 80 during the day, high 50's to low 60's at night) and the holiday decorations were out in full force.

But frankly, any time is a great time to go if you make the time to appreciate all of the fun and magic :)

tacomaranch
08-28-2006, 06:22 PM
We loved end of April early May. The weather was nice and the crowds were light. Staying at OKW was extra special and it was perfect swimming.

anbouk
08-29-2006, 10:15 AM
My answer would be .....ANYTIME!!! I find whenever we go , whether it is Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall is GREAT, that is if you can make travel arrangements fitting your schedule, of course! So do enjoy when it is :sunny: convenient for you.

kaitlin-n-mom
08-29-2006, 10:38 AM
The week of Thanksgiving (2005) was a little to busy for me but that was mostly at the Magic Kingdom. The rest of the parks were OK but not quite as slow as I would prefer. The week after Thanksgiving was perfect. No crowds, shorter lines, and the weather was absolutely wonderful. During the day it was around 75-85 and the evenings were chilly. (sweatshirt weather) Almost no humidity.

In 2004 we went in February over Presidents day weekend. To busy for me and to much humidity however it was not really hot, just humid.

We are going this year Jan 10-16, I will post a trip report when I get back

sschro3
08-29-2006, 10:39 AM
We don't have many trips under our belt but we really did enjoy our last trip the last week of Sept. The weather was still hot/humid but that made the pool that much more refreshing. Not much of a crowd either. We also did Thanksgiving...I mean right over the holiday. The weather was nice. Cool in the am and pm and 80's during the day. The crowds were huge!!!!! The decorations are beautiful.
When ever you decide to go have a GREAT TRIP!
Sharon

tpayne
08-29-2006, 11:06 AM
We don't have many trips under our belt but we really did enjoy our last trip the last week of Sept. The weather was still hot/humid but that made the pool that much more refreshing. Not much of a crowd either. We also did Thanksgiving...I mean right over the holiday. The weather was nice. Cool in the am and pm and 80's during the day. The crowds were huge!!!!! The decorations are beautiful.
When ever you decide to go have a GREAT TRIP!
Sharon

Was that like Thanksgiving day? I want to go the Thursday -Sunday of the holiday weekend but not if the crowds are really bad.

mickeyluv'r
08-29-2006, 11:09 AM
Here's my take, there are pros and cons all year:

Avoid peak school vacation times. They will be the most crowded, though they offer the longest park hours, too. If you go during a really uncrowded time, expect your first timer to say, "What are all these empty queues about?" A moderate crowd will more likely impress your first timer a little more. It can be creepy to be in a park that has long, empty queues.

Consider avoiding the winter months (Dec - early Feb), as the weather will be cold. It's no fun to go on a water ride when it's cold. The pools also loose something when it's only 50 degrees outside.

Avoid peak hurricane season. Enough said.

The thing about going in spring is, after a long winter (depending in where you're from) - there's nothing like seeing fresh flowers and feeling the warm air! Certain times are crowed - but Epcot's flower show was really nice. A little bit of crowds is not a bad thing for a newbie.

May through September can be HOT. I dunno...for me, I don't enjoy crowds when I'm really hot.

Late fall has low crowds (nears the end of hurricane season), but maybe isn't as thrilling a time as spring.

For a first trip, I'd avoid the Christmas decorations. Reserve that for a second trip, when you can appreciate the difference. Disney under regular decorations is grand enough, and a first timer adult might find something actually distasteful about combining so much commercialism with such an important relgious holiday (and potentially be offended if they are not a Christian)

sschro3
08-29-2006, 11:13 PM
Was that like Thanksgiving day? I want to go the Thursday -Sunday of the holiday weekend but not if the crowds are really bad.

We did Wed-Sat and it was busy. We used fastpass alot and for the most part we got to ride what we wanted. Just about every ride had a wait of over an hour. We tried to fastpass Rock n Rollercoaster and they were all gone by noon. On the flip side the parks are open really long hours. Mk was open till midnight if I remember right. After the fireworks things really cleared out, that was great. For a comparison when we went in Sept our longest wait was 20 mins for Soarin.
Sharon