When to go


The biggest thing that separates Walt Disney World from other theme parks (or at least one of the biggest things) is the incredible events that Disney puts on.

From the January 1 celebration of the New Year all the way through Christmas at WDW, there’s almost always something special going on.

Dad’s favorite time to visit WDW is during the Christmas season. I absolutely love the Christmas season at WDW. It’s truly “the most wonderful time of the year”.

But there are other great events to check out during the year. Here are the “biggies”.

  • Epcot’s Flower and Garden and Food and Wine Festivals
  • Sounds Like Summer Concerts
  • runDisney Events
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


Weather may not be a big factor when you are choosing the best time to visit Disney World. There are a few things you should know.

Orlando (home of Walt Disney World), is in the smack dab middle of the state of Florida. Duh Dad. Tell us something we can’t see on any map.

OK, did you know this. Orlando has tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, famine, pestilence, fire and brimstone, people turning to dust in the streets… (No Dad, you’re supposed to talk about Orlando, not Oklahoma.)

Oops, sorry. Back to Orlando.

Florida can have some funky weather and Orlando is kind of in the middle of all the funk. We’ve experienced freezing cold and foot burning heat on our trips. The humidity can be brutal.

Rain? Yes, it rains in Orlando. A lot. The rainy season starts January 1 and ends December 31. (Not really but it seems that way.) Rain can be a factor, but it can also be Fun. Check out the Rainy Day Cavalcade special parade picture above. Rain usually means smaller crowds, so grab a poncho and soldier on.

Summers are hot and muggy, winters are typically really nice but can get downright cold for a couple of days. Yes, there are hurricanes, but they rarely affect Walt Disney World. Only 2 have impacted operations in over 40 years.

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