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By Dave Shute

2013 WALT DISNEY WORLD WEEK PICKER

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8 comments

1 Dan { 11.05.12 at 11:23 am }

Hi Dave! Great site with a lot of info that other sites neglect. I do have one question regarding your ranking of the April 6,2013 week. You forecast that as having low crowd levels which was really appealing because that is the week my kids have spring break (we’re in NJ). What concerns me is that two other websites’ crowd calendars show high and very high crowd levels. There are usually subtle differences among the different calendars, but this seems huge. Why such a discrepancy?

2 Dave { 11.05.12 at 12:07 pm }

Dan, spring break is the hardest time to forecast, so it’s good to take anyone’s point of view with a grain of salt–including mine!

My forecasts are based on analysis of ~175 school district calendars–you can see the results here: http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/07/25/disney-world-crowds-2013-spring-break-2013/

Other crowd calendars–I think, as they don’t tell me!–are perhaps based on history (a mistake for spring break, because of the changing date of Easter) or on college break forecasts. College break forecasts are MUCH easier to analyze than school breaks, because you don’t have to do all the work school district by school district, as I do, but they are also completely irrelevant to WDW…

3 Mandy Disney { 01.08.13 at 11:35 am }

Hello we are going to DW next month 02/15/2013 . How are the crowds and weather during that time? Thank you for any info.

4 Dave { 01.08.13 at 1:00 pm }

Hi Mandy! The week that includes President’s day is typically very crowded. Weather can be all over the place–see this http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/07/30/february-2013-walt-disney-world/

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5 Lora { 01.24.13 at 9:41 am }

Hi! My family will be making our first trip to Disney Feb.9th-16th. We are hopeful that the crowds might be a little lower because its Mardi Gras break for us, but not for the rest of the country . Also because Mardi Gras is very early this year , would you agree with this assessment? Thank you!

6 Dave { 01.24.13 at 10:51 am }

Hi Lora, the first part of your period will be low crowd, but the President’s day related cords will start showing up the 14th!

7 Deb { 03.20.13 at 8:49 pm }

Hi Dave. We are looking to go end of April or beginning of May. We would like to have less kids and smaller crowds if possible.

8 Dave { 03.21.13 at 6:37 am }

Hi Deb, see the weeks ranked 7-9 on this page: http://yourfirstvisit.net/2011/09/19/2013-weeks-to-visit-walt-disney-world-ranked-in-order/ Any will do great, but the late April options are best!

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