According to various sources and the Disney website, here's what's been historically true. Keep this in mind when planning your trip.
· January (except New Year's Day) until just prior to Presidents' Week in February
· The week following Labor Day until the week prior to Thanksgiving
· The week following Thanksgiving until mid-December
More Moderate Attendance:
· After Presidents' week in February through early March
· Late April through early June (except Memorial Day weekend)
· Columbus Day Weekend (October)
· The first part of Thanksgiving week
· Presidents' week in February
· Mid March through Late April ("Spring Break")
· Memorial Day weekend
· Mid June through Labor Day
· Thanksgiving Day and weekend
· Christmas week through New Year's Day
There are also a number of special events that occur throughout the Disney year. The Disney calendar goes something like this:
- January/early February (beautiful weather and low crowds)
- Mid-March - May (Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival)
- May/June (Star Wars Weekends)
- October and November (Epcot Food and Wine Festival)
- Mid-November - New Years (Holidays Around the World).
In addition, there are 2 special ticket parties at the Magic Kingdom - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (various dates September - October) and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (November - December).