Hi everyone, thanks for visiting Casa Grace Victoria! I’m Chelsea and I want to be able to help you have the best Orlando vacation possible! My family and I have been visiting Orlando, especially Disney, for over twenty years. Over the years we have learned some different tips and tricks and would love to share them with you.
When starting to plan you Orlando vacation, the first priority is always when to go. The summer is typically the first choice. The kids are out of school and if you’re a teacher, you are out as well, but if you want to avoid crowds, this is not the time to head to Orlando. Luckily for us Orlando vacationers there are different ways to find out when the parks are predicted to be the busiest times of the year. The website I always turn to is https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/. This calendar will give a prediction for every park in Orlando for every day of the year.
Along with larger crowds, expect more expensive ticket prices and lodging prices if you intend to visit in the summer time. Parks tend to have peak seasons which is when they decide to up their prices because they are expecting larger crowds. Take Disney World for example, if you decide to visit select dates in February it will cost you $99 compared to July which will cost you $119. Hotels and homeowners do the same as well. Now, we can’t blame them right, but we can avoid them.
I would recommend visiting after the new year. February is typically the slow season. So, expect to see prices drop. Take us for example, there is approximately a $20 difference per night from July to February. I know, you don’t want to take the kids out of school and you don’t want to miss work, but everyone deserves a break. School and work can be stressful, and sometimes kids and adults deserve to be kids.
It is also important to know when different parks are having special events. Disney World has special events throughout the year, especially from August to December. They have Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party, The Food and Wine Festival, and Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party. Universal Studios also has special events such as Halloween Horror Nights (this is recommended for anyone above the age of 13).
Picking the time that you visit Orlando is crucial to having a relaxing and fun vacation! Keep checking back here to continue to get helpful tips for your next Orlando vacation!