“When is the best time to go to Disney World in 2024?” This is a question we get nearly every time we talk with anyone who wants to visit the Disney parks in Florida.
This is an easy question for me to answer, but it may not make you happy because chances are, the times that I suggest are not going to be times that are convenient for you to travel.
This is because the best time to go to Disney World is NOT during the summer when the kids are out of school.
Yes, I know that is when most families can travel, but that is exactly the reason why you don’t want to go to Disney in the summer. It is CROWDED.
I’m not talking just a little crowded. It is ridiculously crowded.
If you are going to spend the money to take a Disney vacation, you need to be able to enjoy your time at the parks without the hassles of crazy lines.
This doesn’t mean that you won’t have lines at all during the times I think are best to go to Disney, but they won’t be as bad as they are in the summer.
If you can be flexible and don’t mind pulling the kids out for a few days during the school year, there are three specific months I think are the best times to go to Disney World.
I understand it isn’t convenient to pull the kids out of school, but consider a trip to Walt Disney World as an educational experience.
Yes, they will be having the time of their lives, but there are some things they will learn along the way.
The Best Time to Go To Disney World in 2024
If you’ve studied our Disney Crowd Calendar, you will see that there are three perfect months to go to Disney: February, May and November.
These are historically low crowd months at the parks (with just a few days that are exemptions).
Read on to find out why each of these months is a great time to visit the Disney World parks.
Visiting Disney World in February is great because no one is thinking of vacationing at all in February.
This is when the Festival of the Arts kicks off in EPCOT and it is a great way to see that park.
While there are two times to avoid (Presidents Day & Marathon weekend), other weeks are pretty quiet and you’ll find hardly any lines in the parks.
You will tend to see discount offers during this time of year because Disney knows this is their slow month. If you are on a budget, this might be good news for you.
The one drawback to February is that the temps are not warm enough for pool time.
If that is important to you, then you might want to push your vacation closer to the end of the month.
There are still young families (whose kids aren’t affected by missing school) and many Europeans (they love to visit the US in May), but you will find that the lines for most attractions are far less than any other time of the year.
For the first part of May, you can also enjoy the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival and see some beautiful topiaries throughout the park.
The weather in May is beautiful~ not too hot at the park and not too cool for a dip in the pool.
If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit, nothing is better than going on a trip to Disney World in November.
During the first few days of November, the parks begin to transform from Halloween to Christmas and it is absolutely magical.
It is warm during the day (lacks the sticky humidity) and just a little crisp at night.
The only week to avoid completely is Thanksgiving week because everyone & their brother has that week off!
I’m sure you will enjoy a trip to Disney World no matter whenever you go! If you get the chance to visit the parks during the months we’ve mentioned, I’d love to hear about your experience.
When do you think is the best time to go to Disney World?
Disney World Planning Information
There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your Disney vacation. We encourage you to check out our entire site, but if you are just getting started with planning, we have some posts you should begin with.
Looking for the best time to visit Disney World? We have Disney World crowd calendars that will tell you what’s going on each month of the year, dates to avoid, typical weather conditions, and other useful information.
Considering a Disney World Resort? There are so many perks to staying on Disney property. We have a full list of all the Disney Resorts as well as many Disney Resort reviews for you to get a firsthand perspective.
Want to get the best deal on your trip? We can show you not only how to travel to Disney on a budget, but we can also give you ideas on how to save on Disney tickets and where to book your vacation so that you get the best price.
We even have Disney packing lists, essential park day items and other things to consider bringing with you to the park that you might not think about.
Lastly, if you are traveling to Disney World for the first time and unsure how Genie+ and Lightning Lane work, where to find Hidden Mickeys or if you should add a Disney Dining Plan, we have tons of information to share..
Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.