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The Top 12 Questions and Answers about Visiting Walt Disney World

11. I’ve heard Disney World is so crowded that we’ll spend most of our time waiting in lines. Is this true?

Attendance can be high in the parks during peak seasons of the year, which include holidays (and usually a few days before and after), summertime and during Spring Break. If crowds truly bother you, it’s a great idea to visit the parks during non-peak times, such as February, March and much of September through November. If you plan to visit Disney World during the summer because your children are out of school, you’ll be in good company—many families with children visit in the summer months.

To lessen the effect that large crowds might have on your wait times in the parks, Disney offers some solutions. The FastPass+ system allows Guests to choose up to three attractions per day to enjoy in one of Disney’s four theme parks. Guests can choose from available windows of time to enjoy those attractions and reserve those times. These reservations can be made 30 days in advance if you’re not staying on Disney property and 60 days in advance if you will be staying in a Disney resort hotel. Once a Guest makes those reservations, he will be able to visit the parks and enjoy the attractions for which he has a FastPass+ time with little to no wait in a queue. Dining reservations can also be made so that you spend little to no time waiting to be seated at one of Disney’s table-service restaurants, which can be found in the parks and at many of Disney’s resort hotels.