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The Best Time to Visit Disney World
in 2018 and 2019


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In one of my favorite all time movies, You've Got Mail, Tom Hanks quotes The Godfather when he answers a question about "when" with "Monday, Tuesday, Thursday..."


That's kind of the answer I give with I'm asked when is the best time to go to Walt Disney World. I say, "anytime you can!"


That being said, some times are better than others, so lets dive in and figure out when that best time is.


Best time in 2018 • Best Time in 2019 • Previous Years • Factors to Consider

The BEST Time to Visit Disney World in 2018 is...

Mickey and Minnie Mouse on a Christmas float during Christmas at WDW.Dad loves Christmas at Walt Disney World - Photo by Mike Billick


My pick for the BEST week to visit WDW in 2018 is...


December 9th - 15th




I know, I usually pick the week after Thanksgiving, but that was scary busy in 2016 so I'm changing things up for 2018.


I always picks a week during Christmas season as the BEST week to visit Walt Disney World. Yes, I do it every year. I love Christmas at WDW. It's my favorite time of the year to visit.

Dad's Christmas at Disney World page

So December 9th to 15th is the winner, winner chicken dinner for the best week to visit WDW in 2018.

The First Runner Up

Living statue is a cool exhibit at the Festival of the ArtsThere are some cool exhibits at the Festival of the Arts - photo by Laurie Sapp


I'm really going to shake things up this year with the first runner up. I don't think I've ever picked a week in February this high, but the second best week to visit Walt Disney World in 2018 is... Drum roll please...


February 4th - 10th


Yes, February. So what's changed to move February up so high? The new Festival of the Arts at Epcot. It's really cool.


February is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. The weather is usually nice, crowds are low (except for Presidents week) and now there is a great event to enjoy.

The Inevitable Second Christmas Week

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is big during Dad's 5 best weeks to visit Walt Disney World!Oh, I want to go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Photo by Wayne Wood


Yes, I always picks two weeks during the Christmas season for my best time to visit Walt Disney World in 2018 is no exception. So the second Christmas Week to visit in 2018 is...


November 11th - 17th


Yes, I know, November 11th is Veterans Day and typically you want to avoid all holidays when you plan a WDW vacation, but Veterans Day doesn't draw a lot of crowds.


I like this week because the Jersey Week crowds are gone, and the Thanksgiving crowds haven't arrived yet. It's a really good week to enjoy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Halloween and the Food and Wine Festival

Dad's 5 Best  Weeks to visit Walt Disney World includes the Epcot Food and Wine FestivalThe Food and Wine Festival is yummy - Photo by Brett Svenson


I just love going to Walt Disney World in the fall. There is just so much to enjoy. The Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the Halloween decorations and for a few weeks low crowds.


My pick for the best week to go to WDW in the fall of 2018 is...


September 9th - 15th


September can be a little hot, but the crowds are some of the smallest of the whole year. Oh, and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is playing 3 nights that week. Trick or Treating on Main Street is pretty cool.


If you can stand the heat, pretty much all of September is an awesome time to visit WDW.

Last, But Not Least

Dad's 5 best weeks to visit WDW include the Epcot International Flower and Garden FestivalSpeaking of Festivals... Photo by Laurie Sapp


The last of Dad's 5 BEST weeks to visit Walt Disney World in 2018 is...


May 13th - 19th


May is one of the most beautiful months to visit Walt Disney World. The spring break crowds are gone, the summer crowds haven't hit yet, and the Flower and Garden Festival make Epcot truly shine.


Sing along with Dad and Ray...

"Everything is beautiful
In it's own way
Like a starry summer night
On a snow covered winter's day."

Yep, Dad sings good.


Everything truly is beautiful at Walt Disney World in May. It's a really good time to visit.




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