5 Secrets Disney Insiders Don’t Want You to Know

1. Best Times to Visit: The “best” time to visit Walt Disney World depends on what your family is looking for. Generally speaking, traveling during the school year means lighter crowds, and less people means you have a better chance of scoring a promotion! Visiting during May means you’ll miss the last of the Spring Break crowds; early in the month, you can enjoy the end of Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival; and the weather won’t be quite as hot as the summer months (but don’t forget to stay hydrated!). In September and October, the kids are back in school, so less families will take vacations; guests can enjoy the International Food and Wine Festival, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party; plus, the Free Dining promotion has historically been offered in the fall. Visiting in the first two weeks of December means you can take in the beautiful holiday decorations before the school breaks open the floodgates; Enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party; and while the weather is usually mild, be sure to pack a jacket for the chilly evenings!

About Robin Swanson

Robin’s Disney journey began with Beauty and the Beast bedsheets, a Jasmine dress up set, and a purring Nala plush. As a child in the 1990s, the renaissance and classic animations alike captivated her imagination. In 2008, Robin visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and the obsession really took hold. Since then, Robin has enjoyed visiting the Happiest Place on Earth many more times. She lives in the Chicago suburbs where she is wrapping up a Masters in writing. When not at Disney World, Robin enjoys researching fairytales, eating ice cream, Netflix binging, reading and, of course, planning the next Walt Disney World vacation!