January Disney World crowds
January starts out with a bang! January Disney World crowds are very heavy from January first until the first Sunday of the month. It seems like there are people coming out of the woodwork. We waited for 2 hours to ride Soarin' on January 1 at 7 in the evening. Very busy!
January is one of the cheapest, best months to visit Walt Disney World. Most of the month crowds are almost nonexistent. Have fun.
Quite a show
January Disney World Crowds Information
Here's the scoop on the crowds for January. First, you'll see Dad's patented (or something like that) calendar. (Isn't it pretty?) Then we'll talk about how to avoid those crowds.
How to avoid January crowds
Avoiding Disney World crowds is the goal of almost every Disney World guest. Unfortunately most of the time it really takes work.
January Disney World crowds are smaller than most months but there are still some tips and secrets that you need to know even during the slow times. (You never know when Disney will run a special that fills the parks.)
New Years Day
New Years day is the second busiest day of the year at Walt Disney World. Lines will be long, parks will be full with all the left over revelers from New Years Eve. (Dad and Mrs. Mom and the kids took a Disney World vacation in January 2008. January First was chaos, but after that the crowds just disappeared. Dad's experience with New Years Crowds crowds.)
For the rest of the month of January, Disney World crowds are usually very light except for the weekend of the Disney World marathon when a bunch of insane people show up and run for miles and miles. Crazy people.
Crowds on Marathon Weekend will be moderate and occasionally heavy.
The Best Time to Visit Disney World?
When is the best time to visit WDW? That depends on you. Dad's standard answer is anytime you can, but it really depends on when you are available. Dad does have some suggestions.
For some of you, January may be, the best time. January is certainly one of the least expensive times to visit. The weather is a little iffy. It's the greenest month for crowds. So does that make it the best month?
See the answer ...
Get some help
Everyone needs some help when it comes to planning a vacation to Walt Disney World. One of the resources I use for every trip is Touringplans.com. They are the experts in daling with Disney World Crowds in January or any other month. Check them out today.
Dad's Bottom Line
Most of January is a sleepy time to visit Disney World (sleepy is good), that is unless your a runner and are running in the Marathon. January Disney World Crowds are light after the first week and temperatures are comfortable (usually). It's also a time when Disney does a lot of maintenance so some rides may be closed.