For many families around the country, there is nothing more exciting than planning a Disney World vacation. Whether you’re a stay at home parent or an executive at a company like Haines, taking a much needed vacation and spending time bonding as a family on a trip to Disney can be the highlight of your year. Many families around the nation opt to travel to Disney World in the summer, due in part to the fact that children are out of school on summer vacation, as well as the fact that the weather in Orlando, Florida tends to be beautifully warm from May – August. Although these are the most popular months to travel to the world famous theme park each year, many travel experts and Disney enthusiasts alike advise that traveling during the winter can actually be better.
Keep reading to learn more about why traveling to Disney World in the winter is a good idea.
Since the majority of travelers head to Disney World during the summer, the theme parked can get packed during the warmer months of the year. Disney is infamous for its long lines and large crowds year round, but these factors are much worse during the park’s peak season (aka summertime). Traveling to the park in the winter can greatly reduce the amount of time that you are forced to spend waiting in line for your favorite rides and attractions, and can make navigating the park easier as there is not as big of a crowd to deal with.
Although nice, sunny weather is important when it comes to spending several days walking around the Disney parks, there is no denying that the Florida heat and humidity can be a bit much on a hot summer day. Instead of dealing with temperatures that are frequently above 100 degrees and high levels of humidity, traveling to the park in the winter allows travelers to experience more bearable Florida temperatures that average between 60 and 80 degrees.
One of the biggest reasons to visit the Disney parks during the winter is due to the holiday celebrations that take place at the park each year. From Mickey’s Christmas Party to the annual New Years Eve bash that takes place at the park and all of the fun to come in the months afterwards, visiting the park during the winter months gives travelers the opportunity to take advantage of numerous seasonal activities, events, and attractions that are worth the visit.