Why Each Season Is A Magical Time To Visit Disney World

Christmas at Magic Kingdom

Vacations to The Walt Disney World Resort are genuinely magical. When planning a trip, guests ask, “What season should we visit the parks?” Well, guess what?! No matter the season you choose, your trip will be magical. Read on to learn why.

Winter at Walt Disney World

During the wintertime, there are so many fun things to do. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special ticketed Magic Kingdom event that starts at the beginning of November and lasts until the end of December. During this party, guests can eat cookies and enjoy a holiday parade and fireworks show. The castle is also lit up to look like it is covered in icicles. Guests can also experience snow on Main Street and popular attractions with minimal wait times.

Disney World Christmas Photo: Emily Murray
Christmas Decor at Magic Kingdom. Photo: Emily Murray.

At EPCOT, there is the Candlelight Processional. At this event, guests can listen to the beautiful story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir. The park also has a Festival of the Holidays, where guests can savor the different culinary flavors of the holiday season. The Living with the Land ride decorates its greenhouses with spectacular lights.

Festival of the Holidays
Festival of the Holidays. Photo: Emily Murray.

Animal Kingdom has a Merry Menagerie with puppets that are holiday-inspired. There is also a Tree of Life Awakenings projection show with holiday theming. Hollywood Studios has Jollywood Nights, which is a separately-ticketed holiday event with drinks, food, dancing, and fun! All four theme parks have unique Christmas-themed decor throughout. The Resort Hotels also have Christmas trees and beautiful decor.

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb at Jollywood Nights. Photo: Emily Murray.

Pro Tip: While you are at Walt Disney World, take some time to visit the different resort hotels. Each hotel has unique decorations that are a delight for all to see.

Spring at Walt Disney World

The highlight of Spring is that temperatures tend to be warm yet quite comfortable for walking around the park. At EPCOT, guests can experience the Flower and Garden Festival. I love seeing the beautiful flowers, topiaries, and butterflies in the park during this season. During Easter, there are life-sized Easter eggs with faces of characters hidden throughout the countries in the park. It is a fun, free experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Anna and Elsa Topiaries. Photo: Emily Murray.

Summer at Walt Disney World

Summer is a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World because the kids are out of school. It will be hot, and the lines will be long, but you will be good to go as long as you drink lots of water. This is also a great time to check out Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. The park has a water roller coaster called Crush N Gusher and a Family Raft Ride that the kids will love! If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, take advantage of the pool. Each resort has an amazingly themed pool that your family will enjoy.

Typhoon Lagoon Castaway Creek
Castaway Creek at Typhoon Lagoon. Photo: Emily Murray.

Fall at Walt Disney World

Fall is a great time to go to Disney World because temperatures will be more relaxed, and crowds will be lighter. My favorite thing to do during this season is to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park. If your children love dressing up and going trick or treating, this event is for you. It is separately ticketed but well worth the price. During this time, guests can trick or treat around the Magic Kingdom. There is no better place to trick or treat than the Walt Disney World Resort. Be prepared, though. At the end of the night, you will come home with bags FULL of candy. Enjoy!

Disney's Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Photo: Emily Murray.

No matter what time you and your family decide to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, you will make lifelong memories. Remember, when you decide it is time for your next trip, call DVC Shop so we can help you reserve a magical stay.


Written by

Laura S.

Laura fell in love with Disney Parks as a child, and the affection has never left. As an adult, she enjoys making frequent trips to Disney World with her family and friends.

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