- Easter Week
- Mid-March through mid-April (Spring Break)
- June through August (summer vacation)
- Christmas week through Marathon weekend (the first or second weekend in January)
How to Handle Busiest Times:
- Make all Dining reservations 180 in advance!
- Take full advantage of staying on property and do your Fastpass+ selections 60 days in advance!
- Don't expect to do it all! Take it slow
- Have a plan, you don't have to plan every minute of every day, but have a plan and a back up just in case.
- Mid-May (early summer)
- the week before Christmas week
How to Handle Moderately Busy Times:
- Dining still needs to be made early, you might find reservations closer to travel dates but the big popular restaurants will book early.
- Take advantage of down time, like middle of the day for swimming and shopping at Downtown Disney
- Mid May is a great time to see Star Tours
- Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party will end that week before Christmas so make sure you participate in all the fun!
- mid-to-late January
- Early February
- Late April
- Shortly before Labor Day until the week before Thanksgiving
- Early December
How to Handle Least Busy Times:
- Know which rides will be closed
- Even though it's slow, dining may still be hard to get because they don't bring in all of their staff
- Shorter park hours so make sure you get there when it opens
- Take advantage of shorter lines and ride over and over!
Whenever you choose remember a travel planner can help you keep track of the time you choose and what benefits you will have for going during that time! I know it seems easy, but Disney is complex and a true Disney Planner is vital to making the most of every dollar you spend on vacation!