It’s no secret that Walt Disney World is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Recent estimates show that the Magic Kingdom welcomes at least 20 million guests every single year. Of course, that’s not including the millions of tourists who visit Disney World’s three other parks (Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom) as well as the Disney Springs shopping area.
First-time travelers are understandably intimidated while planning their vacation to the House of Mouse. Thankfully, travel experts have just revealed a major tip: book your Disney vacation between January and mid-February.
While there’s never a “dead” time at Disney World, guests will notice that there are fewer crowds to contend with during these two months. Visitors should also notice that it’s far more affordable to book a room at an official Disney hotel during these months.
Another nice thing about visiting during this short off-peak season is that the weather is extremely mild, especially if you’re traveling from a chilly state. Average temps in Orlando between January and February are in the high 60s or low 70s Fahrenheit.
The only thing travel experts say you have to double-check is whether there’s a Disney marathon scheduled during the week you’re booking your Orlando vacation. Disney World usually sponsors one half-marathon early in the year that attracts hundreds of joggers.
If you can’t make January or February work for your schedule, fear not! The second best time to book a trip to Disney World is in the autumn far away from holidays like Halloween or Thanksgiving. While it’s not as good as the January-February timeframe, you’ll find better deals during the fall than the peak summer season.