We always enjoyed January and February except we didn't ever go on weekends. We lived down there for 5 years and we could pick and choose. However, the slow times and small crowds are becoming more scarce all the time. Used to be able to know when the tour groups would be at the highest level. Now I'm not so sure. We rarely had a problem with the cheer/dance groups because they did a lot of their competition during the day and didn't go the parks when we were there. We thoroughly dislike extreme crowds of any kind and that's why we were usually very careful to watch for the crowd predictions and find out what was going on at ESPN wide world of sports, etc. Still it's difficult to avoid all the crowds.