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Relaxing In Walt Disney World

Is relaxing in Walt Disney World possible or is there such a thing? If you’re visiting from the beginning of the year until mid-February also from mid July until the end of September. From after Thanksgiving until mid December is when when the theme parks will be the lease occupied. Other relaxing times to visit Disney World includes right after Easter through the first of June. We’ve been a number of times during these periods and have never had a problem with lines.

The downside to relaxing in Walt Disney World in the summer is that the weather may not cooperate. Look at the weather conditions Orlando has experienced over the last few years. The winters can be cruel and cold. Winter usually is from late November until February. There’s simply no way of knowing for sure until just before you leave. We’ve had days where the temperatures have barely climbed into the 50s and nights where it’s been in the low 20s. If you’re planning on watching the fireworks on a night like that, you certainly need to be well wrapped up as you will feel the cold just standing around.

 

Relaxing In Walt Disney World During Hurricane Season

Relaxing in Walt Disney World the end of summer into September is value season for a very good reason. It’s because it’s the peak time for the annual hurricane season which is a concern for some people. We never visit at that time of the year simply because the weather is generally too hot and humid for us to cope with but if hurricanes aren’t a concern to you it’s worth knowing that Disney do go that extra mile to accommodate their guests during hurricane season. During hurricane season the theme parks may close at lunchtime or early in the afternoon depending on the forecast. You will often find yourself almost alone in the parks on those days. Let’s face it if you’re going to get stuck anywhere during a hurricane I can’t think of anywhere better than a Disney World theme park or resort.

 

Theme Park Rides Are Sometimes Closed During Slow Season

Keep in mind when visiting Disney World during quieter times.  Relaxation is the reason but it’s usually the times when Disney will close various attractions down for restorative work. You can almost guarantee that all the top rides such as Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Expedition Everest, Tower of Terror, Rock ’N’ Roller Coaster, Soarin’ and Test Track will always be running no matter the season. Obviously when the parks are at their quietest they refurbish rides like Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids, It’s because there’s likely to be much less demand for these in the cooler months. After all, who’d want to get soaked when it’s only 50 degrees outside?

Please remember relaxing in Walt Disney World during the slow season means that you may miss out on some of the extra shows that Disney puts on during the busier periods. That can include shows like Fantasmic! which has been cut back during slower times and parades like Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance Street Party.

Relaxing in Walt Disney World on ECV Scooters

When they’re less people around you don’t need to open the parks for as long as during busier times of the year. Also guest with disabilities may find walking for hours more difficult that others and may require assistance like a scooter or ecv (electric conveyance vehicle). We typically use Scootarama for our Disney scooter rental needs. Also if you’re a night owl it’s worth thinking about this as you may find yourself with less to do. If that’s the case you can also plan your meals for later in the evening after some of the parks have closed. There’s nothing worse than having to decide between a lovely meal at a Disney restaurant and all the night-time entertainment the parks have to offer.

However, despite these downsides, when the park’s quiet, Disney is making less money. So that means they’re anxious to push numbers up as much as they possibly can. That’s why you’ll often find special deals such as free dining or free nights on packages during the quiet times. Guest have saved a lot of money by taking advantage of these offers.  One of the important things to remember is to check which is going to be the best deal for you. It’s often the case that there will be several offers on at quieter times of the year. For example is free dining going to save your party more money than a big discount on the room rate? Remember that you cannot combine discounts. So you will have to make a choice and work out which one is better for you.

Are Quieter Times Worth It ?

Of course quieter and relaxing times do bring many benefits. That’s why many people who are able to take advantage of them. When relaxing in Walt Disney World it’s worth keeping in mind that there reasons why those times of the year are quieter. It’s possible that those quiet relaxing times may affect your plans in a negative way.

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