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Old 10-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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Simple...... October. For all the reasons everybody else has outlined.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by joanchris View Post
We did the 2nd week of October in 2005 and the 2nd week May 2008....I much prefered the weather in May to the weather in October....maybe it was just the weeks we were there, but October was MUCH hotter. Sure, the Food and Wine Festival was nice, and my kids were younger so we did the Halloween party (wouldn't do it again), but the flower and garden festival was also nice, made for some great photos!
Our weather on our trips could have been a fluke, but that can happen any time, with it being significantly hotter or colder than normal.
I'd do a May trip again in a heartbeat, but now that they're older there's no more pulling them out of school.
I agree - October can be very hot and humid. I've never been in May, but have done six October trips. Temps have ranged from uppser 70s to mid 90s and humid in October.

Regarding the potential for rain . . . October is also hurricane season. (I was at WDW in 2005 for Hurricane Wilma!) So you have the potential for quite a bit of rain (though some of my October trips we had very little rain). You just never know.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #18
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I would go with October.

We went in May a couple of times and it can get quite hot.

I haven't been in October before but we have gone in November several times and the weather has always been great.

You can google disneyworld crowd calendar and a few free ones will come up. I don't know how accurate they all are, but if you look at a few it should give you an overall idea.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #19
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May or October

I am glad to hear that October is a good time. Have gone in mid-May twice and experienced higher than normal temps, but only rain on two days during the whole week. Both times we got a huge discount on the room with an offer we received as Disney Visa customers (offered to Visa customers a week before general public I believe). This time we are planning for October and hoping for the free dining too! Can the Food and Wine Festival be enjoyed with a 10 and 11 year old?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by njmom47 View Post
Jersey Week isn't until November but if I had my choice, I would go in October. (Some day, some day!)
What r the exact dates of jersey week, and are they the same each year?
We are planning our next trip for next November, either 1st or 2 nd week
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #21
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The 3rd weekend in May will be the Star Wars weekend at Disney and it can be crowded at DHS. To the point last year they had to have the CM park their cars at Epcot and ride a special shuttle to DHS.
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