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So you decided to take a vacation to Disney World. Congratulations! You are going on a vacation to Disney World Now you need to figure out when to go. There is a lot to consider when picking a date: the price (is it during Peak, Regular or Value season), the crowd levels and the weather.

 

As a frequent visitor of Walt Disney World, here are my tips for picking a date:

Try to go during the weekdays because it is less crowd.  Weekends will draw Florida residence to the parks making it more crowded than the weekdays. If you go during peak season you will not see a difference in crowd levels because the parks will definitely be crowded.

Heavy crowds can be expected during American holidays, spring break, Jersey week, summer break (when school is out), marathons, and Disney events. Christmas through New Year’s is the busiest time of the year to visit Disney World. The crowds are insane but the festive decorations are just too stunning to keep away from the parks.

My favorite time to visit Walt Disney World is the last week of August, September, first few weeks of May, second week of January and February (excluding President’s day weekend) because these months have the least crowds.

School and Your Child(ren)

You might find good deals for when your child is at school. This makes planning a Disney vacation a bit more difficult. You can either pull them out of school or follow the school’s schedule when planning a vacation so that your child doesn’t miss out on school. Some schools allow children to be out of school for vacation up to a week. Make sure to contact your child’s school to check out their vacation policy.
If you decided to take your child on vacation while they are still in school, then when you get back from vacation, your child will have to make up all the work they have missed. Been there, done that. It is a lot of stress on the child and the parent to makeup the work that was missed and the current work. This is something that you should consider when deciding when to go.

Plan on being free the first few nights to help your child catch up with the work that they have missed.

As the teacher(s) to give you the assignments a week in advanced so that your child can do a little bit every night. This will help reduce the work load when they get back from vacation.

Peak, Regular and Value Season
To Disney, Peak season is the desired days, days that children are off from school and days on or around holidays. During peak season be prepared to deal with huge crowds, long lines and a higher room price tag if you are staying on Disney World property.

The Regular season at Disney means just that, it’s regular. The crowds, lines and the room price tag are just regular. To Disney, Value season are the least busy time of the year. Most of the children are back in school. The crowds, lines and the room price tag are lower.

Weather

If you visit Disney World during the fall and winter months, keep in mind that you will need to bring a sweater or a jacket. It may be nice during the day but it can get chilly at night. During the winter months, you might not be able to take advantage of the pool because it may be too cold for that. Also, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach might close for the day due to cold temperatures. These are good things to keep in mind when picking a date.

To see what the weather is like in at disney, check the Orlando Florida Weather infographic overview. You can also check it out on my Month to Month Guide by simply selecting the month that you will be at Disney.

Crowd Calendar

To help you plan what day is best, check out the the crowd calendar. Crowd calendars are a good way to see when the crowd levels are light, moderate and heavy at the parks. To look at the year’s crowd calendar, click here Crowd Calendar.

Month by Month Guide


To give you a better picture of what the month that you pick looks like, please click on Month by Month Guide . This guide provides you the average temperatures in Florida, a link to park hours, a link to park maps, and other helpful planning tools.

Month by Month Guide

Visiting Disney in January has lots of pros with a few cons. January starts extremely crowded due to the left over crowds from Christmas and New Years.

The second week of January has moderate to heavy crowds do to the Marathon weekend and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Towards the end of January the crowds are mostly light.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

New Years - January 1

Disney World Marathon Weekend - January 12-15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (observed) - January 16

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? Click here for

Visiting Walt Disney World in January

  Pros

  • Light crowds towards the end of January
  • Mild temperatures
  • Lower cost (value season towards the end of the month)

  Cons

  • Crowded at the beginning of the month
  • Water Parks may close due to cold temperatures
  • Weather might be cold and resort pool usage might be limited
  • More refurbishments

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 71 °F

Average Low Temperature: 50 °F

Precipitation: 6.7 inches

Make sure you pack a sweater or a jacket. It might get cold. Sometimes Disney will close the water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, due to cold temperatures.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FastPass+

To better understand how to book and use FastPass+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FASTPASS+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

Visiting Disney in February has some pros and some cons. The second week of February is Mardi Gras and Louisiana students will be out of school. The crowds will be light to moderate. President’s day weekend is sometimes combined with winter break in some states. The children are off from school and the parents see it as a good opportunity to go to Disney World. Some might even want to escape from the freezing temperatures of the northern states. Therefore, around President’s Day weekend it gets extremely crowded!

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Mardi Gras - February 10-16

President's Day Weekend - February 18-20

Winter break for some schools - February 18-26

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in February

  Pros

  • Light crowds at the beginning of the month
  • Mild temperatures

  Cons

  • Crowded toward the middle and end of the month
  • Water Parks may close due to cold temperatures
  • Weather might be cold and resort pool usage might be limited
  • More refurbishments

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 73 °F

Average Low Temperature: 53 °F

Precipitation: 2.8 inches

Make sure you pack a sweater or a jacket. It might get cold. Sometimes Disney will close the water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, due to cold temperatures.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FASTPASS+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

The first week of March has light crowds. By the 2nd week spring break crowds start coming in.The 3rd week is heavy. The weather is nice in March but you still need to bring a sweater or a jacket.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 1 - May 29, 2017 .

Spring Break will vary depending on the school districts 3rd - 5th week of March

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in March

  Pros

  • Light crowds the first 2 weeks of March
  • The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • Mild temperatures

  Cons

  • Crowded at the 3rd - 5th week of the month
  • Water Parks may close due to cold temperatures
  • Weather might be cold and resort pool usage might be limited
  • More refurbishments

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 77 °F

Average Low Temperature: 57 °F

Precipitation: 3.8 inches

Make sure you pack a sweater or a jacket. It might get cold. Sometimes Disney will close the water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, due to cold temperatures.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FASTPASS+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

Easter weekend the parks will get very crowed. Spring break also brings in huge crowds. The children are off from school and the parents see it as a good opportunity to go to Disney World. The crowds vary due to school districts having different weeks for spring break. Then in April you have the Marathon Weekend which also brings in huge crowds.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Easter- April 16

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 1 - May 29, 2017.

Spring break crowds combined with Easter. Lots of school children have off from school.

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in April

  Pros

  • Lighter crowds at the end of the month
  • The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 
  • Nice weather

  Cons

  • Crowded at the beginning and middle of the month

Free Disney PLanning Sheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 80 °F

Average Low Temperature: 62 °F

Precipitation: 2.48 inches

Make sure to wear sunscreen.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FastPass+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

This is a nice month to enjoy light crowds and nice weather. At the beginning of the month, Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival wraps up. It starts to get busy again right around Memorial Day weekend with moderate to heavy crowds.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Mother's Day - May 14

Memorial Day - May 29

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in May

  Pros

  • Light crowds at the beginning of the month
  • One of the best times to visit Disney World

  Cons

  • Crowded toward end of the month

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 88 °F

Average Low Temperature: 68 °F

Precipitation: 3.3 inches

Make sure to wear sunscreen and to stay hydrated.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FastPass+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

The children are off from school and the parents see it as a good opportunity to go to Disney World. Expect it to be hot, humid and sticky. Of course to accompany the weather, here comes the heavy crowds.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Father's Day - June 18

School Vacation

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in June

  Pros

  • Moderate crowds at the beginning of the month
  • Your child will be out of school and won't miss any school days if you go to WDW

  Cons

  • Crowded toward the end of the month
  • Temperatures are getting hot
  • Will rain more

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 91 °F

Average Low Temperature: 73 °F

Precipitation: 8.45 inches

Make sure you to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and take breaks throughout the day. Make sure to apply sunscreen on your children and yourself. Make sure to carry a poncho or an umbrella. It tends to train a lot during this month.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FastPass+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

July is one of the hottest months. It will be hot and humid. Of course to accompany the weather, here comes the heavy crowds. Around the 4th of July it gets very crowed and busy because everyone wants to see the 4th of July fireworks. After all, it wouldn’t be a great 4th of July without fireworks and Disney is the best at it!

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Independence Day - July 4th

Students are off from school.

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in July

  Pros

  • Great firework display
  • Children are off from school so they won't miss school days if they are going to WDW.

  Cons

  • Heavy Crowds
  • Long Lines
  • Hot and humid Temperatures

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 90 °F

Average Low Temperature: 76 °F

Precipitation: 7 inches

Make sure you to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and take breaks throughout the day. Make sure to apply sunscreen on your children and yourself. Make sure to carry a poncho or an umbrella. It tends to train a lot during this month.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FastPass+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+  Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+  reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+  reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

The children are off from school and the parents see it as a good opportunity to go to Disney World. Some schools will be back in session by the 2nd - 3rd week of August. The crowds will start to die down by the 3rd week. Expect it to be hot, humid and sticky.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

No Holidays

Most of the children are still off from school. Some students will return to school towards the middle of the month.

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in August

  Pros

  • Moderate crowds to light crowds by the last few weeks
  • Some of the students will start school towards the middle of the month creating less crowds.

  Cons

  • Crowded toward the beginning of the month
  • Temperatures are hot and humid

Planning Worksheets

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Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 92 °F

Average Low Temperature: 76 °F

Precipitation: 8.3 inches

Make sure you to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and take breaks throughout the day. Make sure to apply sunscreen on your children and yourself. Make sure to carry a poncho or an umbrella. It tends to train a lot during this month.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FASTPASS+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FASTPASS+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FASTPASS+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FASTPASS+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

The beginning of September will have moderate crowds because of Labor Day weekend. It will quickly change to light crowds. Most of the children have started school. are back in school and then you’ll have moderate crowds for the Labor Day weekend. After that it will be light.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Labor Day - September 4th

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

The International Food and Wine Festival

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in September

  Pros

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • The International Food and Wine Festival
  • Value prices
  • Light crowds

  Cons

  • Crowded toward the beginning of the month
  • Temperatures are hot

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 89 °F

Average Low Temperature: 74 °F

Precipitation: 7 inches

Make sure you to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and take breaks throughout the day. Make sure to apply sunscreen on your children and yourself. Make sure to carry a poncho or an umbrella. It tends to train a lot during this month.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FastPass+  reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

 

October starts of very light and it will get crowded but not crazy crowded due to the Food and Wine Festival. There will be some moderate crowds at Epcot because of the festival.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

The International Food and Wine Festival

Columbus Day - October 9th

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in October

  Pros

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • The International Food and Wine Festival
  • Light to moderate crowds

  Cons

  • Crowded toward the beginning of the month
  • Temperatures are starting to cool down

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 84 °F

Average Low Temperature: 68 °F

Precipitation: 3.3 inches

Make sure you pack a sweater or a jacket. It might get a little chilly. 

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FastPass+  reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+  Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+  reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+  reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

The beginning of November will have some crowds from the Food and Wine Festival. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will take place during the 1st week of November. During the second week of November, called Jersey week, there are moderate crowds due to the NJ teacher convention. Around Thanksgiving, the crowds are heavy.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Jersey Week November 4-12

Veteran's Day - November 11

Thanksgiving - 23

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Starts 1st week of November

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in November

  Pros

  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

  Cons

  • Crowded the second and fourth week

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 78 °F

Average Low Temperature: 60 °F

Precipitation: 2.4 inches

Make sure you pack a sweater or a jacket. It might get cold. Sometimes Disney will close the water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, due to cold temperatures.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FastPass+  reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FastPass+  Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+  reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FastPass+  reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

 

The beginning of December has light crowds and it builds up and up and suddenly the parks are insanely crowed into the New Year. December is the time of year when children are off from school and parents want to celebrate the holidays away from home. This is the worse time to visit Walt Disney World due to the crowds.

Crowd Calendar

Holidays, School Closing and Disney Events

Christmas Eve - December 23

Christmas - December 25

New Year's Eve - December 31

Thanksgiving - 23

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Starts 1st week of November

2017 Crowd Calendar

Want to see how the rest of the year looks like? Click here for the 2017 Crowd Calendar

Visiting Walt Disney World in December

   Pros

  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
  • Holiday decorations

  Cons

  • Insanely crowded.
  • Water parks might close due to cold temperatures.

Planning Worksheets

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Sign up for our newsletter and receive Free Walt Disney World Planning Worksheets.

Disney Packing List

The Awesome Disney World Packing List is just a list of suggestions of what to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation. It does not mean that you have to take everything on the list. If you do, you might have to rent a mini trailer.

Click here for: The Awesome Disney World Packing List

Must Have Products

I have made a list for you of The Must Have Products for Your Next Disney World Vacation. This post covers some unique and some common items that will improve your vacation. I am not being paid by the companies to review nor recommend these items. I do have an affiliate link from Amazon for easy reference and if you do purchase the item.

Click here for: Must Have Items for Disney World

Park Hours

Check out Walt Disney World park hours.

Weather

Average High Temperature: 72 °F

Average Low Temperature: 54 °F

Precipitation: 2.2 inches

Make sure you pack a sweater or a jacket. It might get cold. Sometimes Disney will close the water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, due to cold temperatures.

Check out the average year Florida Weather Guide

Refurbishments

Refurbishments are temporary closures of attractions, resorts and dining venues at Walt Disney World for renovation and redecoration. Please keep in mind that Disney can change refurbishment dates without notice. This list is just for planning purposes.

Visit: TouringPlans.com

Tiered Peak, Regular and Value Season

It seems that Walt Disney World's tiered pricing is a bit loosely related to the crowd calendar with some variations. I have created a projected tiered pricing based off the 2016 ticket and resort room prices. Walt Disney World tiered pricing can change at any time without notice. Please use this tired calendar as a guide for planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Click here for: 2017 Walt Disney World Tiered Value- Regular- Peak Season

A Guide to FASTPASS+

To better understand how to book and use FASTPASS+, please read A Guide to FastPass

Park Maps

Disney's Special Offers, Deals & Discounts

Check out Disney World special offers.

Disney Vacation Calculator

The vacation calculator can help plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Enter your arrival date and our calculator will tell you when you can begin booking your Advance Dining Reservations (ADR), FASTPASS+ reservations and when your last payment is due.

Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR): 180 days before your arrival make your dining reservations. I recommend looking at your Daily Plan and see what your “MUST GO TO” restaurants are. Have that list in hand along with the days that you planned on dining. You can start booking your restaurant reservations at 6:00 AM EST online or call at 7:00 AM EST.

FASTPASS+ Reservation: If you are staying on Walt Disney World property, you can book your FASTPASS+ reservation online 60 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.  If you are staying off Walt Disney World property, you can book your FASTPASS+ reservation online 30 days before your arrival at 7:00 AM EST.

Final payment of the entire remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Enter your Walt Disney World check-in date below to calculate important dates for your vacation.

Now, to Step 2 – Choose Where to Stay

Planning for Disney in 10 Easy Steps

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