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2014 Weeks to Visit Walt Disney World Ranked in Order, Continued

2014 WEEKS TO VISIT WALT DISNEY WORLD, CONTINUED

This is the second page of these rankings. For the first page of 2014 weeks to visit Walt Disney World, ranked in order, click here.

2014 WORSE WEEKS

The remaining 2014 weeks are not recommended—but still presented in order: [Read more →]

October 22, 2012   39 Comments

2014 Weeks to Visit Walt Disney World, Ranked in Order

December   January   February   March   April   May   June   July

OVERVIEW: 2014 WEEKS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Best Weeks at Disney World in 2014 Ranked in Order from yourfirstvisit.netThis site recommends arriving at Walt Disney World one of the first three Saturdays after Thanksgiving.

If you can’t go then, presented below are the weeks of 2014 in order of best to worst.

The week rankings are based on the 2014 Disney World Crowd Calendar and 2014 Walt Disney World price seasons, as well as other factors–the Christmas season,  ride closure season and hurricane season in particular.

The 2014 crowd rankings and price seasons were updated in the summer of 2013–and these week rankings were updated then too.

There are two pages of 2014 Disney World week rankings. The page you are on has recommended weeks. The second page has the rest of the weeks of the year, and is here. [Read more →]

October 15, 2012   380 Comments

Disney World Crowds in 2014

December   January   February   March   April   May   June   July

2014 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Disney World Crowds in 2014 from yourfirstvisit.netIn the image you’ll find my projections for Walt Disney World 2014 weekly crowds.

By “crowds” I really mean wait times–not the number of people in the park, but not in line for a ride!

Dates in it are the beginning of the week, and the wait time forecast covers the following 9 days.

(For 2015 crowds, click here, and for 2016 crowds, here.)

Crowd levels are ranked by week from 1-11 in the following way:

yourfirstvisit.net's Disney World 2014 Crowd Calendar v21: Lowest of the year

2: Lower

3: Low

4: Low-plus

5: Moderate-minus

6: Moderate

7: Moderate-plus

8: High-minus

9: High

10: Higher

11: Highest

HOW TO INTERPRET THE 2014 DISNEY WORLD CROWD CALENDAR

Dates are the beginning of the week.

The “low crowd” weeks–those colored green, and rated 1-4–represent the only crowd levels a family visiting for the first time, and unsure if it will ever return, should consider.

However, lower crowds, especially lowest crowds, do not always mean a better week. The lowest weeks are low for a reason–typically because they are in the hurricane or the ride closure seasons.

The “moderate crowd” weeks–those in black and rated 5-7–have crowd levels I would not recommend to first time visitors. However, I’d go during such weeks myself with no hesitation, and think these levels are OK for returning visitors who don’t need to see everything and already know how to work Walt Disney World.

The “high crowd” weeks–those in red, rated 8-11–should be avoided by everyone. They aren’t, which is why they are so high.

MY DISNEY WORLD CROWD CALENDAR GOES UP TO “11”

The influence of the Unofficial Guide  and TouringPlans.com has led almost all Disney World crowd calendars to top out at 10.

However, I’ve always thought that the really nastiest weeks of the year deserved an 11 for emphasis.

So, in homage to Spinal Tap, I assigned 11 to “highest.”

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October 7, 2012   254 Comments

The 2013 Disney World Week Picker is Out!

THE BEST WEEK OF 2013, TAILORED TO YOUR FAMILY’S PREFERENCES

Last week, the 2013 edition of one of this site’s most popular offerings came out–the 2013 Walt Disney World Week Picker.

The Week Picker is an alternative to this site’s 2013 Weeks to Visit Walt Disney World, Ranked in Order.

It’s particularly suited for returning visitors and for first-time visitors who weigh crowds, prices, ride closures, the hurricane season, or other weather factors differently than do the week rankings (which are built for the average family of first time visitors who may never return). [Read more →]

September 4, 2012   No Comments

The 2013 Walt Disney World Week Picker

PICKING THE BEST WEEK OF 2013 AT DISNEY WORLD FOR YOUR FAMILY

The 2013 Walt Disney World Week Picker is designed to show you the best weeks for your 2013 visit to Walt Disney World based on what’s important to you.

(It’s an alternative to this site’s 2013 Weeks to Visit Walt Disney World, Ranked in Order, which is designed to yield answers for the “typical family” of first time visitors who may never return.)

The Week Picker provides guidance on the best weeks of 2013 for you to visit Walt Disney World based on your family’s exact preferences, and is particularly useful for returning visitors!

(For the 2014 Week Picker, click here.)

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August 27, 2012   27 Comments

2013 Weeks to Visit Walt Disney World, Ranked in Order

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OVERVIEW: 2013 WEEKS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

This site recommends arriving at Walt Disney World one of the first three Saturdays after Thanksgiving.

If you can’t go then, presented below are the weeks of 2013 in order of best to worst (revised January 2013).

The week rankings are based on the 2013 Disney World Crowd Calendar and 2013 Walt Disney World price seasons, as well as other factors–the Christmas season, ride closure season and hurricane season in particular.

There are two pages of 2013 Disney World week rankings. The page you are on has recommended weeks. The second page has the rest of the weeks of the year, and is here. [Read more →]

September 19, 2011   383 Comments