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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Orlando

Peak Season: Late December; March to April; late May to August (Plus all major holidays)

Families swarm Orlando when school is out, so expect patience-testing wait times for attractions and higher hotel prices. Summer means high heat and humidity, plus afternoon thunderstorms. Christmas break draws the biggest crowds of all and spring break is a close second. If you can, book your trip for when school is in session.

Off Season: Late September to early December (Except Thanksgiving); January to February (Except Presidents’ Day Weekend)

The first two weeks of December are the best time to dodge the masses because the crowds are thin and the temperatures are blissful. Added bonus: hurricane season is over. Plus, some events and theme park buffets cost less when the parks are emptier.

Sweet Spot: Early May; September

Visiting right before or after summer break alleviates the crowding issue somewhat and hotel prices dip, but temperatures can still be quite toasty. Few families visit right after Labor Day so the parks are remarkably line-free.

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