One of the most hotly debated topics is the best time to visit Disney World. While there are some times that are clearly better than others, you’ll have to consider a number of factors to make a final decision on your perfect time to visit. A Dad’s Guide to WDW did a great job discussing the specific factors you’ll need to consider. Read the full blog on choosing the best time to visit, or check out the highlights below.

Crowds

With more than 50 million people visiting Disney every year, crowds can play a huge part in selecting the perfect time to visit. The best option is to visit when schools are out of session in the U.S. The final week in January and the first week or two of February generally have low crowds, and September is another popular option amongst those who want to avoid the lines.

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Weather

There’s no question that Florida weather can be extreme – and it can ran a lot! You should plan for rain, no matter when you’re visiting. In the winter months you can have highs in the 80s with lots of humidity, and lows in the 40s or 50s at night.

Special Events

Depending on how interested you are in them, visiting during special events can be a pro or a con. You’ll see larger crowds for events like Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, or Star Wars Weekends, but you may want to plan a trip during these times if they hold special interest for you.

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Costs

Generally speaking, you’ll see lower prices the lower the crowds are. However, prices will change daily no matter the time of year. For example, hotel rooms on Fridays will always be more expensive than hotel rooms on Thursdays. Some restaurants will also change their prices seasonally.

You’ll have to weigh these factors for yourself to decide which factors are most important, and then select the perfect time for your visit with the kids.

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