As fall approaches, many avid travelers and optimistic tourists are gearing up for one big thing: the off-season. Between summer vacation and the holiday season, travel slows down to many of the major spots that are normally flooded with visitors throughout the year. Savvy travelers know that planning a vacation during the peak off-season months can help them score deals and discounts for places trying to attract visitors- and they won't have to worry as much about long lines and obstructive crowds, either.
Disney World, in particular, is one such place where visiting in the off-season can save you a ton of time, money, and stress. But exactly which months of the year are the peak times to get a good deal at Disney World? Disney enthusiast and travel agent @travelbyjudy has the answer!
Honestly, this makes perfect sense. August and September are right after the school year starts, so there won't be as many families or even college students visiting. Similarly, January-February coincides with the end of the holiday season and the starting of schools' spring semesters- another slow season. If you wanna score sweet off-season deals and skip the worst lines at Disney World, these are the peak times to visit!
Commenters chimed in with their responses to her advice: "Here now, lines been fab! Came 1st Sept & waited no longer than 50 mins for anything: got on Rise twice in one day, 35 min wait and 45 min wait," confirmed @shaunimctaggart. "I agree. Went in January and walked right on Kali River Rapids but in June waited 3 hours," said @anna04dancer. That is a MAJOR difference!
That's not to say the parks are totally abandoned during this time: Epcot's Food and Wine Festival runs from July through November, and there are other events that come up as well. "Late January through early February is college and high school cheer nationals, it will be packed," warns @maddykay1. "That is true… BUT crowds are still lowest of the year comparatively," responded @travelbyjudy. Compared to the crowds one encounters during summer and the holidays, that's nothing. Still, do your own research or contact a travel agent before you go for the perfect, most strategic Disney plan!