Nothing affects the value of your vacation as much as WHEN you choose to go! This is the most important decision you’ll make in planning your vacation.
During certain peak times, the parks will be terribly crowded and the hotel rates will be sky-high. Restaurants will be booked up months in advance AND (little known fact) Disney raises meal prices at many of its restaurants during busy times of year! You’ll be able to do about half as much as you expect, and it will cost you — both in money and in precious time.
By contrast, if you go at an off-peak time, the parks will be uncrowded and the room rates will be lower. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can do in a day, when you are not fighting huge crowds.
Choose Your Interests
When you are planning your Disney World vacation, you should note that some days are better than, others at the park. The days that you choose to be there will depend greatly on whether you are more interested in attractions or entertainment
Weekdays vs. Weekends
For instance, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the days when you will have shorter lines for the attractions, because there will be fewer people there. On the other hand, the entertainment on those nights cannot compare to the entertainment that is offered on the weekends. If entertainment is important, plan your visit to Disney World for the weekend.
If you will be at Disney World for several days, however…
…plan to ride the attractions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and then enjoy the entertainment, as well as the other things the park has to offer on the other days.
If you are visiting during the off-season…
…you should note that entertainment usually isn’t offered on weekdays. Also re-member that the park really fills up as the day wears on, so try to ride the attractions in the morning if possible!