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Category — 8. Winter at Walt Disney World

January 2016 at Walt Disney World

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OVERVIEW: JANUARY 2016 AT DISNEY WORLD

January 2016 at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.netThis page reviews January 2016 Walt Disney World crowds, prices, deals and discounts, weather, and operating hours; adds a few other notes; and ends with week by week summaries.

Early January 2016 will be dominated by holiday crowds and prices, but after the 2nd, most days will see low crowds and low prices–with upticks around the Marathon (weekend of the 9th) and the Martin Luther King Day three day holiday weekend.

Late January has some of the lowest crowds and prices of the year at Walt Disney World.

Even so, January is not recommended for first-time visitors who may never return, because of ride closures. For returning visitors–and first timers who know they can return–it’s a great time to visit.

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June 21, 2015   10 Comments

February 2015 at Walt Disney World

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OVERVIEW: FEBRUARY 2015 AT DISNEY WORLD

February 2015 at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.netThis page reviews February 2015 Walt Disney World crowds, prices, deals and discounts, weather, and operating hours; adds a few other notes; and ends with week by week summaries.

Early February 2015 will have some of the lowest crowds and prices of the year, but also the risk of ride closures.

The end of the month brings slightly higher prices and crowds, but better weather and few closures.

In between–the period from Thursday the 12th through Sunday the 22nd–we will see high crowds and high prices.

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July 15, 2014   4 Comments

January 2015 at Walt Disney World

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OVERVIEW: JANUARY 2015 AT DISNEY WORLD

January 2015 at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.netThis page reviews January 2015 Walt Disney World crowds, prices, deals and discounts, weather, and operating hours; adds a few other notes; and ends with week by week summaries.

Early January 2015 will be dominated by holiday crowds and prices, but after the 3rd, most days will see low crowds and low prices–with upticks around the Marathon (weekend of the 1oth) and the Martin Luther King Day three day holiday weekend.

Late January has some of the lowest crowds and prices of the year at Walt Disney World.

Even so, January is not recommended for first-time visitors who may never return, because of ride closures.

New Year’s week–ending in 2015 around January 3–has among the highest crowds and prices of the year. Park closings to additional guests are common in this period, as are 8a openings and daily morning Extra Magic Hours.

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June 22, 2014   61 Comments

More 2014 Disney World Winter Ride Closures

Winter at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.netRikki Niblett posted yesterday on the TouringPlans.com blog more winter 2014 Disney World winter ride closures.

One of the most common questions I get around here is why my Week Rankings view so negatively a lot of January and February weeks that are low-crowd and low-price.

The reason is that my week rankings are for first time visitors who may never return.  These weeks are in the peak of the ride-closure season—so why should a family who has never been, and may never return, go during a time that predictably they may miss some of the best of Disney World?

But families that don’t care about ride closures should take a close look at January and early February.  Click the links for more on those months at Disney World—or play with the Week Picker!

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November 21, 2013   No Comments

February 2014 at Walt Disney World

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OVERVIEW: FEBRUARY 2014 AT DISNEY WORLD

February 2014 at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.netThis page reviews February 2014 Walt Disney World crowds, prices, deals and discounts, weather, and operating hours; adds a few other notes; and ends with week by week summaries.

Early February 2014 will see low crowds, low prices, and the prospect of  ride closures.

The high crowds and prices of Presidents Day dominate the middle of the month, with rougher times beginning Thursday the 13th and continuing through Saturday the 22nd.

Crowds and prices diminish beginning the 23rd–though a massive convention in Orlando runs the 23rd through the 27th, promising to make hotel rooms scarce, and perhaps leading to some minor holdover crowds showing up in the parks beginning the afternoon of the 27th.

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August 12, 2013   20 Comments

January 2014 at Walt Disney World

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OVERVIEW: JANUARY 2014 AT DISNEY WORLD

January 2014 at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.netThis page reviews January 2014 Walt Disney World crowds, prices, deals and discounts, weather, and operating hours; adds a few other notes; and ends with week by week summaries.

Early January 2014 will be dominated by holiday crowds and prices, but after the 4th, most days will see low crowds and low prices–with upticks around the Marathon (weekend of the 11th) and the Martin Luther King Day three day holiday weekend.

Late January has some of the lowest crowds and prices of the year at Walt Disney World.

Even so, January is not recommended for first-time visitors who may never return, because of ride closures.

New Year’s week–ending in 2014 around January 4–has among the highest crowds and prices of the year. Park closings to additional guests are common in this period, as are 8a openings and daily morning Extra Magic Hours.

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June 18, 2013   2 Comments