So you want to go to Disney World Orlando? You and million’s of other people from all over the world will be planning a vacation to see the mouse. Crowds, weather and choice are probably going to be the three main topics of conversation when planning your visit.
Although it’s easy to say you must visit every park when you go to Walt Disney World, it might not be that easy. For example, first-time visitors to the Mouse have a tendency to try and visit every park. That’s fine if you have a two week vacation, but a little more difficult on a five day visit.
You also need to take into account the members of your party. Some rides have restrictions in how tall you need to be to ride an attraction, or your general health. Pregnancy, a back problem or motion sickness are all fairly typical reasons for not visiting a particular ride.
For more information on height and health requirements for the Disney World rides read
Although Disney World attracts visitors from all walks of life, there is no denying that it’s a huge draw for families. It goes without saying that school and public holidays play a big part in crowd levels, so it stands to reason that if you can avoid visiting during Christmas, Easter or the Summer Holiday’s then do it. The other major factor is the weather. The weather between June and September is the warmest and most humid, this is met with the heighest rainfall. If you can’t stand the heat, December and January is definitely for you.
If you’re travelling to Orlando to see a specific ride/show, then you’ll definitely need to keep your eye on the ride rehabs that go on throughout the year to ensure that Disney World stays spick-and-span.
Attendance Figures at Disney World
Scheduled Events at Disney World
Disney World Ride Refurbs
Weather in Orlando
National US Holidays
The choice of accommodation available around Orlando varies from the budget motel types, to upscale suite hotels. There is also a thriving vacation rental market in Orlando, so you could spend you’re whole Disney World vacation in a private vacation villa with it’s own private pool.
Alternatively, Disney World has many of it’s own resorts that offer perks above and beyond staying in a standard hotel (usually for a premium of course).