Spring..Summer...Fall...Winter...Your Favourite Time To Visit WDW...

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Spring..Summer...Fall...Winter...Your Favourite Time To Visit WDW...

I'am kinda curious on this question..I was asked today if I was going away on holiday this year and of course I said WDW, but when I said not until October, I got a strange look and was asked if the weather will still be nice..Huh!!!...Well it is Florida..Now the thing is all our 5 vacations at Disney have been during the summer and apart from South American tour groups, extreme hot weather, thunderstorms, etc, we have enjoyed every one..Now for this year, our 6th trip, it will be the first in autumn ( fall ) And I'am really looking forward to it more than any other in the past..Not because it may be our last ( I hope not ) But this Food & Wine festival has me all buzzed up, plus our tickets for MNSSHP ( not a big Halloween fan over here ) So my question is to all you lucky people who have been to WDW in all the four seasons..What is your favourite and why.?

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I haven't been in the Summer but that's just because it gets humid enough at home, I don't need to experience it in Florida.. But as for the other three seasons Fall is most definitely my favorite. Weather is still hot but with less of a chance of a thunderstorm than in Summer, Food and Wine, low crowds because all the kiddies are back in school.. Can't beat it!

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Fall! The cooler temps, F&W, less crowds, fewer children, low humidity, etc. Love Halloween party!
Spring is a very close second!Smile

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Wow..2 up for fall... yay Keep them coming..

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Add another fall - cooler temps, low crowds, Halloween or Christmas parties/decorations -- my favorite time of year to be in Disney World!

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Our favourite time is early May. Our springs are sometimes awful - cold, rainy, etc., so it's nice to get away to warm weather. May in Orlando is usually hot enough for swimming, tanning, etc., but not as humid as the summer. We've been very lucky with the rain in all our trips too - only one was particularly rainy.

We like October, but always find it more crowded (at least it seems that way to us) than the first week of May.

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Well October is my favorite month to go but we usually end up going in September because of low crowds and great deals. Of course any time of year I can get to Disney is my favorite! awesome

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My absolute favorite season at WDW is winter. Living in Florida year round, I live for the few days a year that it's actually cold here. But I also love going in the fall. Last year we were at WDW on Thanksgiving night and it was actually cold enough for me to wear a hoodie, gloves AND a scarf-I was in heaven!

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Fall for sure. It's my favorite season anyway and it's even better in Disney. We went end of July/first of August... NEVER AGAIN! yuck

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Autumn is lovely. April is nice, but can get a little hot. Never been during the winter but hope to do it soon. And technically our upcoming September trip is still in the summer, so we'll see about that.

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I'll go to WDW anytime, but I'm going to say winter (by which I technically mean on the calendar "late fall"). I LOVE the Christmas season--as in Thanksgiving and all of the days leading up to Christmas. I don't care much about the actual Christmas holiday--too much tension over which family we see on the actual day makes the day itself not particularly enjoyable to me, but I love decorating and shopping and making cookies and seeing friends and family and singing Christmas carols. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite day of the year because I love the Macy's parade and Thanksgiving dinner at mom & dad's and watching Miracle on 34th Street & Christmas Vacation right after dinner to officially kick off the season. So seeing all of the holiday specials at WDW last year was particularly special. Osbourne Lights, Holidays Around the World, Gingerbread houses & resort decorations, MVMCP, and all of the holiday "tags" on the regular shows were just amazing. I can't imagine a better time to be at WDW!

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October for the MNSSHP and December for no humidity and high 70's temperatures.....can't wait to see how January feels!

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Interesting points of view here folks..Thanks for your inputs..Because I host a two yearly Disney party, I always get asked various questions about Disney ( as if I know everything ) anyway, it looks like fall is the winner so far..I've always thought about Xmas, but I read that it's hectic with crowds..But my DW wants to visit New York for Xmas this year..I've only been once to the big apple, and that was in July of 1972...Ah..Memories..Alice Cooper & schools out... clapping

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alicemouse wrote:
I'll go to WDW anytime, but I'm going to say winter (by which I technically mean on the calendar "late fall"). I LOVE the Christmas season--as in Thanksgiving and all of the days leading up to Christmas. I don't care much about the actual Christmas holiday--too much tension over which family we see on the actual day makes the day itself not particularly enjoyable to me, but I love decorating and shopping and making cookies and seeing friends and family and singing Christmas carols. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite day of the year because I love the Macy's parade and Thanksgiving dinner at mom & dad's and watching Miracle on 34th Street & Christmas Vacation right after dinner to officially kick off the season. So seeing all of the holiday specials at WDW last year was particularly special. Osbourne Lights, Holidays Around the World, Gingerbread houses & resort decorations, MVMCP, and all of the holiday "tags" on the regular shows were just amazing. I can't imagine a better time to be at WDW!

Alicemouse you may have convinced me to try Disney at Christmas soon. I refuse to go too close to the specific day because of huge crowds (my cousin sent me a picture last year of the traffic trying to get into MK on Christmas Day and I couldn't believe it) but maybe a late November/early December trip.. Christmas really is my favorite holiday and what better to get me into the spirit than a trip to Disney muchlove

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EmFord wrote:
alicemouse wrote:
I'll go to WDW anytime, but I'm going to say winter (by which I technically mean on the calendar "late fall"). I LOVE the Christmas season--as in Thanksgiving and all of the days leading up to Christmas. I don't care much about the actual Christmas holiday--too much tension over which family we see on the actual day makes the day itself not particularly enjoyable to me, but I love decorating and shopping and making cookies and seeing friends and family and singing Christmas carols. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite day of the year because I love the Macy's parade and Thanksgiving dinner at mom & dad's and watching Miracle on 34th Street & Christmas Vacation right after dinner to officially kick off the season. So seeing all of the holiday specials at WDW last year was particularly special. Osbourne Lights, Holidays Around the World, Gingerbread houses & resort decorations, MVMCP, and all of the holiday "tags" on the regular shows were just amazing. I can't imagine a better time to be at WDW!

Alicemouse you may have convinced me to try Disney at Christmas soon. I refuse to go too close to the specific day because of huge crowds (my cousin sent me a picture last year of the traffic trying to get into MK on Christmas Day and I couldn't believe it) but maybe a late November/early December trip.. Christmas really is my favorite holiday and what better to get me into the spirit than a trip to Disney muchlove

Early December is just gorgeous!! You've got to do it at least once!!

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October is my favorite time to visit the world! I love the F&W Fest at Epcot and the crowds are a bit lighter because school is back in session! I've been in January, February, March, October & December. I've never had a desire to do a summer trip because of the crowds and most definitely the heat! Although, if somebody offered me a free trip in the summer, I wouldn't turn it down!

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EmFord wrote:
alicemouse wrote:
I'll go to WDW anytime, but I'm going to say winter (by which I technically mean on the calendar "late fall"). I LOVE the Christmas season--as in Thanksgiving and all of the days leading up to Christmas. I don't care much about the actual Christmas holiday--too much tension over which family we see on the actual day makes the day itself not particularly enjoyable to me, but I love decorating and shopping and making cookies and seeing friends and family and singing Christmas carols. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite day of the year because I love the Macy's parade and Thanksgiving dinner at mom & dad's and watching Miracle on 34th Street & Christmas Vacation right after dinner to officially kick off the season. So seeing all of the holiday specials at WDW last year was particularly special. Osbourne Lights, Holidays Around the World, Gingerbread houses & resort decorations, MVMCP, and all of the holiday "tags" on the regular shows were just amazing. I can't imagine a better time to be at WDW!

Alicemouse you may have convinced me to try Disney at Christmas soon. I refuse to go too close to the specific day because of huge crowds (my cousin sent me a picture last year of the traffic trying to get into MK on Christmas Day and I couldn't believe it) but maybe a late November/early December trip.. Christmas really is my favorite holiday and what better to get me into the spirit than a trip to Disney muchlove

Mike

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We went the week after Thanksgiving, two years ago and it was by far, my favorite time to be at Disney with wife and kids. Christmas has always been a magical time of year for me, so to see Disney all decked out in holiday decorations was just amazing. Osbourne lights at DHS is a MUST!!! I was in awe when I first saw the lights. I'll never forget that experience with my family.. The crowds were low (2 & 3's) the entire 9 days we were there. Trust me, you won't regret going during the X-Mas season. Obviously, don't go during the week of... eek

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The Fall time is lovely in the Magic kingdom. The decorations are perfect at setting the mood for a fun Halloween party. I hope you enjoy it, we did. Take your own bags for trick or treating its fun even in your forties. The weather last year was warm but not miserable like summer can be. But once you leave MK it could be any other time of the year. For us the December time point is amazing. All the parks and hotels are decorated with a different look and feel. The weather is just one notch cooler but really just enough that it was better for my addiction to little jackets or sweaters. If you can avoid the holiday weeks the crowds are very manageable. As you may guess. Our favorite is winter followed by fall. Early spring is nice and I'm out when it comes to summer. Our visiting pattern seems to be focused on winter but we are discussing having annual passes and may just do them all in 2015. Ultimately the love of family will make any visit full of memories that will bring that disney smile to your face years from now.

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As adult family we have only enjoyed June and the first days in July. I will never say no to WDW but it is a time for pacing. We are going first time in Sept and HOPING it's the best time for heat, crowds, etc.

Oh DH took 8 school choir trips there in March over the years. The weather is fine, but when you're watching munchkins, it loses something.

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I have been to WDW in April, July and Sep/Oct. The fall gets my vote hands down.

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My favorite times to visit WDW are winter, spring, summer and fall.
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subvetss wrote:
My favorite times to visit WDW are winter, spring, summer and fall.
Joe

Right on Joe! awesome

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We love Christmas time!! The weather is great - even when cold!!
Summer is Never Again. Spring is our next fav. Of course being teachers we are bound to the school calendar.
Someday we will go in the fall. . . And will probably love that time, too

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Lol...I agree with Joe..I would jump at anytime for a WDW vacation..The pre Xmas time would be very nice also..Just before Santa arrives.. awesome

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We went in February for Blondie's birthday. It was wonderful until the last day in MK. We had to buy jackets, scarfs and sweatshirts. Not really a normal but it did get VERY cold. I loved it!!!

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Fall is definitely nice.

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subvetss wrote:
My favorite times to visit WDW are winter, spring, summer and fall.
Joe

My thoughts exactly Joe!

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That's for sure Joe. awesome yay

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Fall! I love October in Disney, but I also really enjoy Feb & March too.