28 May 2011

When is the best time to go to Disney World?

My girl looking on!
We were enjoying chasing Piglet!!

It seems that there is never an off season at the parks anymore. Disney World is always having a special event going on whether it's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party or the Flower and Garden Show. We have hit almost every event they have had. There has been big crowds at every event so waiting till after the big December holiday rush makes sense.

Our favorite time to go to Walt Disney World is in January. It has one of the smallest crowd attendance and I can still get the holiday merchandise. It is not to warm in Florida so it not the most popular time to go. It used to be our vacation time until the kids started school.  One very good reason we liked it, was there were a lot more characters out giving autographs. And they would stay longer because they didn't have the hot, hot heat making it unbearable to be out.
As soon as we arrived in The Magic Kingdom we could see in the circle Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Max, and Pluto. We didn't know which to run up to first, their lines were not long and some had no one. We figured they just came out and it was particularly cold that day, keeping the crowds down. We didn't care how cold it was, heavy jackets in tow (we are from NY), we had these guys to ourselves.
Another great thing was going into the Crystal Palace for lunch, we were able to walk right in and be seated. Sometimes very unusual because any character breakfast can be quite crowded and you may not get in but we took a chance and it was magical.They have great food, buffet style so there is something for the kids. Mine tend to like chicken fingers and fries, and that's about it, not very economical with kids eating out but it's Disney so we don't mind. I really liked their fried chicken and mashed potatoes, a specialty  of the house. But we are not here for the food if you look at the pictures, these kids are having a blast and it's crazy in there.
My you are a very big bear!!

Disney is a place that no matter when you go we all get to be kids...
I was almost chasing Pooh, he was my favorite growing up.


  1. Disney was so much fun! :sigh:

    Happy Random Tuesday!

  2. I love going in February before the President's day holiday. The weather was great this year. Thanks for stopping by on the hop! :o)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by on Tiggerific Tuesday! I'm following back. :) I love WDW and can't wait to live closer! We have enjoyed visiting in between Thanksgiving and Christmas while the crowds are lower and the Christmas decorations are up. We've gone once in January, though, and that was wonderful, too. We have also noticed lower crowds in late September/early October. Anytime we've gone, though, has been wonderful and we can't wait to go back! We're planning on going here in just a few months after we move. :)