Best time to travel to Disney.....

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by 2peasinapod, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. 2peasinapod

    2peasinapod Earning My Ears

    Feb 21, 2010
    When is the best time to travel to Disney. I would prefer less crowds. The last 3 times we went was in August/September times and that fine a little hot.

    Are there months when the crowds are at a lower attendance?

    Also, how do Isign up for those PINS?

  2. PrincessYessenia

    PrincessYessenia DVC Member - AKV

    Apr 14, 2009
    I've gone to WDW everything month and have found that September is the least crowded most of the time. Yes, it is hot, but as far as the crowds I would say it's the least crowded month. I would also say mid-January is not a bad choice, either.

    About the Pin Codes I am not sure. We own DVC and we're Florida residents and I've never received a Pin Code. But I am also curious about how people get them...:confused3
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  4. badblackpug

    badblackpug <font color=blue>If you knew her you would be shoc

    Oct 18, 2005
    We like October.
  5. Mamu

    Mamu <a href="

    Feb 27, 2000
    Have never traveled in the summer months or November.

    Have been February thru May, October and December. All months have been great, each offers different holiday theming. We will be traveling in September for the first time this fall.

    I think October and May are my favorite months. Love the F&G. Love Halloween.
  6. shyjade

    shyjade DIS Veteran

    May 15, 2006
    September seems to have the lowest crowds in my experience. BUT, the humidity is too miserable for us so we won't go back in September.

    The last few times we went were in November. The crowds weren't bad (but not nearly as empty as September was) and the weather was much better.
  7. FireDancer

    FireDancer DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2008
    I lived for 2 years in FL and I would recommend mid October to Mid November for any travel to Florida. The weather has cooled off and the humidity isn't as bad. The rainy season is over. The snowbirds aren't down there yet (for the most part) and the kids are in school so the population is a bit lower.

    A close second would be the first week of December if you want to see the parks all decorated for Christmas. The weather is still nice and since the kids are still in school the holiday crowds aren't there yet.
  8. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen Moderator

    Oct 16, 2007
    I found October to be very light and enjoyable. Also the F&W Festival at Epcot is on during that time.
  9. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Apr 20, 2000
    I enjoy early Dec...the decorations, the additional Christmas activities and attractions, values season, great weather and lower crowds. I also enjoy April or May, non holiday times. Great weather, lower crowds and the Epcot F&GF.
  10. Mom2darlingboys

    Mom2darlingboys DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    We find early May to be great, although may be biased as that is the ONLY time we have gone to WDW! The weather has been amazing (not stinkin' hot!) and sunny, and the crowds manageable.

    And, when we come home, springtime is in full swing, so it is always nice to come back to everything in full bloom! It cushions the blow of leaving the World.
  11. JessicaWakefield

    JessicaWakefield notorious picture ruiner

    Mar 5, 2010
    It used to be September, but free dining brings out a lot of people now (and like you said, it's just too hot). I would go for early November. Disney will never be "dead" again, but it should be manageable then.
  12. WebmasterPete

    WebmasterPete Grand Administrator Administrator

    Jun 1, 1997
    I find January a good time to visit. The parks are rarely crowded and it's never hot. On the other hand, you might get colder weather than you would expect for Florida (especially this year - dear lord it's been cold!!).

    From a crowds perspective, January, September and the first half of November seem the best.

  13. RMulieri

    RMulieri DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    We enjoy Sept for the lower crowds but it is still brutally Hot and Humid.As for the pins, there is no way to guarantee them.Disney chooses recipients and does not divulge the who,how and why certain people get them and others do not.To increase your chances , sign up for emails on ,order a vacation dvd, and even price out some trips...Other than that not much else you can do.Up until last year I had never received a single one, and now I am getting them and I did nothing different.

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