When is the best time to see Mickey and Minnie?

When is the best time to see Mickey and Minnie?

by Jennifer
(Long Island, New York)

Hey Dad, first I wanted to start off by saying I love your website, your the best! I am having a dilemma. My husband and I are planning a trip to Disney World and we want to know which is the best time to see Mickey and Minnie? We want to go for two weeks. Here are the dates I picked out, May 19th to June 2nd or May 26th to June 9th. These are really the only times we can go and I don't know which one to choose. This trip is very special for us because my husband recently beat cancer and since we both love Disney, we want to celebrate there. Which dates would be the best to go? Can you please help? Thank you!

When to go see Mickey and Minnie

When is the best time to see Mickey and Minnie
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Congratulations on your husbands great news. I hope he has a great long life.

I don't see a lot of difference between those to dates. One thing you'll want to take into account ...

From May 30 to June 3 2012 there is a small little gathering that you might want to be aware of. It's called Gay Days at Disney World. Every year a bunch of families discover this event. It's not for most families. Through the years it has become a wild and not very family friendly event. Either date you pick you'll be there during the event.

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For the best day to day, park to park crowd information, you might want to grab a subscription to Touringplans.com. It might help you to see which dates would be the best.

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There is not a lot of difference between those two dates. I'd probably pick the first date as the best time to see Mickey and Minnie because it would be easier to work around the celebrants. It would also be about 0.02 degrees cooler because everyone knows that May is cooler than June.

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