“I travel with a 50 year old downs syndrome man. For years, we were able to plan trips to WDW at “slow” times. These are mostly gone, because Disney has filled them up with free dining, 8th grade cheerleaders from all over the USA, or whatever they can do to get the crowds in.
Haven’t been to WDW for a few years because of this now. We have been to Disneyland. Any suggestions? When the parks are so full, our trips to Disney world aren’t very enjoyable for my brother with Downs, or anyone else in our family.”
September is your best bet
You are correct that Disney marketing has been very really successful at filling up the parks for most of the year.
Just about the only time of the year that there just aren’t any crowds at all is September. The first 2 weeks of September are the best time of the whole year to go crowd wise.
We’re talking walk on most rides and minimal waits on even the big rides. Even TouringPlans shows early September to be 1 out of 10 crowds after Labor Day weekend.
The great thing about September is the Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at EPCOT. I love grazing around the Food and Wine Festival and the music at the Flower Power Concert Series is really good.
There’s also Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights which i just love. The fireworks, the Trick or Treating, the Boo to You Parade and everyone all dressed up in costume is just good Disney fun.
And talk about nobody in the parks. Avoid the weekend parties and you can walk on pretty much every ride.
Dad’s Bottom Line
The bottom line is, yes the crowds for most of the year are really annoying. That being said there’s still September.
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