by Travel World Staffon July 06, 2018
Known for being the "Happiest Place on Earth,"  Disney World is one of the most visited and famous theme parks in the world.   It is made up of the Magic Kingdom (the one with Cinderella's Castle), Epcot Center, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. With that fame comes high tourist volume.  The Magic Kingdom alone hosts an average of 53,000 visitors per day!  Here are some things to ponder when planning a trip to Disney Kingdom.

The biggest factor most consider when going to Disney World is the crowding. There is no getting around it; no matter when you go, there will be lots of people also looking to meet Mickey Mouse and ride Space Mountain. There are certain months of the year such as January and September where there are fewer visitors to Disney World.  The one disadvantage to coming during slower months is you will miss special events and happenings planned during holidays and busier times.  For example, Disney will have special parades and costumes during Christmas and Memorial Day as those are times with more tourists. For many, these special events are what make the trip worth taking.  It is up to you as the traveler to decide if this is worth it for you or not. 

Obviously crowds will be the biggest factor when deciding when to go take that trip to Disney.  However, one factor to also consider is the weather.  During the Summer, high temperatures, hurricanes and thunderstorms can make the Magic Kingdom not so magical.  Speaking of rain, use the time that it does rain to take a quick break, have a meal or figure out your next stop.  During the Summer, early in the morning (open till 1:00 pm) and late evening (6:00 pm till close) generally have cooler temperatures vs. middle of the day.  Be sure to either hit it early or come out at night to avoid burning up in the Florida sun. 

Other tips to keep in mind when planning a trip to Disney World:

– The thought of your kids missing out on a few lessons bother you?  If not then taking your kids (or just some adults) during a time when children are in school will likely give you shorter lines and lesser crowds.

– Make note of when the park opens and shuts down.  Lines tend to be shorter right at opening and closing times.

– Another slower time to visit is two weeks after Thanksgiving.  Christmas themed decor will be on display and crowds will be less as kids are not quite out of school yet. 

So when is the best time to go to Disney World? The best time to visit is a different answer for each person. If you love short lines, smaller crowds and cheaper rates on hotels, travel during the off-peak times like January or late September.  If you are a die hard fan of special themed events or shows, travel during the busy season and be prepared to face the long lines and high prices.  No matter when you go, always go with us.  Visit our store to get #TravelReady for an exciting time at Disney World.

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