By CARLoS BRAGA
Several factors can affect your trip, ranging from temperature, rainfall, capacity, special events and prices for hotels, cars, etc. All these factors together can make your trip really bad. In this post we will give tips from the worst to the best months. So, if you ever plan to visit Disney, you plan your trip as successfully as possible. Let's talk a little about each of the months at Disney World!
The hot, humid and stormy weather typifies August in Central Florida, and that alone makes August the worst month to visit. The last week of August is potentially the worst week of the year to visit Walt Disney World. In addition to the weather, it marks the end of "Peak Season" ticket prices. Which means that people who have postponed their visits to save money will start going to the parks. Additionally, the Halloween and Epcot Food & Wine Festival “seasons” begin in late August, which causes mass spikes (and dips) at Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
Just like August, it is also a VERY hot month. One advantage is that for two consecutive summers, we have below average audience levels, so now we are prepared for everyone to call this "new normal". The crowds are expected to increase around American Independence Day. The bright side is that on this day there is entertainment and special fireworks for the holiday. Still, July is not a good month to visit if only because of the heat and humidity.
June is the third worst month to travel to Disney and not coincidentally, another summer month in Florida. In June the problem is not only the heat, but also the rain. Average monthly rainfall in June at Walt Disney World is over 20cm and the probability of rain on any day is over 50%. Thus, it will rain in half the days of your trip.
Things here start to get slightly better. It is a less crowded month than the previous ones and certainly less hot. Still holidays like Easter and Spring Break can make some weeks pretty crowded. But we prefer a trip in April to June, July or August!
If we were making this list 5 or more years ago, October would probably be in first place. With much better weather than September, and with Halloween and Food & Wine Festival rolling at the same time. The truth is, October is now the busiest month of the year at Walt Disney World in terms of average waiting times. It's so busy that the entire month is blocked for the free dining plan and other discounts are difficult.
Fortunately, it is not as bad as the other months mentioned at the beginning of this list, as the entire month falls before the summer tourist season. In fact, there are a fair amount of upsides, as the month of May marks the transition to summer. With park hours getting longer and new summer entertainment debuting on or before Memorial Day. Even with the Memorial Day weekend, crowds are below average in May. This season tends to get a little crowded as some people are trying to avoid the high season price spikes.
March is above average in terms of crowds due to University Spring Breaks. It becomes the busiest month of the year in the rare years when Easter falls in the month. Aside from the crowds, the weather is typically temperate in March, as evidenced by the start of the Epcot Festival. Regardless of the year, we are big fans of late February. The beginning of March dates as a great time. With its cool weather, low to moderate crowds and the Flower & Garden at Epcot.