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Old 01-07-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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Best off peak time to go??

We went to DW last summer and it was super hot and super crowded (what did I expect? LOL) We'd like to plan our next trip for a cooler but more importantly less busy time. We are pretty flexible. When do you suggest??
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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I have always liked going in January or early Feb. Sept isnt so bad either but its HOT..

I have noticed in the last few years, the off peak times are getting shorter and shorter.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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Hi Sheri,

Cooler (though weather can be anywhere from warm to cold) and less busy: now through the second week in February.

Warm, but not hot, and less busy: the first three weeks of May.

Hot, but less busy: September.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:07 PM   #4
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I am current reserved for Easter Week but thinking of pushing it to the next week- first week in April - will that be much of an improvement?

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Old 01-07-2008, 12:14 PM   #5
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I know our school break is the week AFTER Easter week, but I don't know how many schools have that week off. We don't even have Good Friday or Easter monday off this year.

October is nice, warm but not hot and the crowds are low.

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Last summer was our first time during august and what a killer.I swore never again.We usually go during off peak times.You won't believe but right after Thanksgiving that first week of December is the best.The Christmas decoration are up the place looks great weather still beautiful and its not crowded at all.I say you give it a try you won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #8
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The first and second weeks of December are wonderful!! Beautiful Christmas decor and festivities, not so bad crowded!
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My husband and I went first week of April abck in 99 and the weather was wonderful, crowds low too. We are going back this year same dates and hope it is as nice as it was back then...guess we'll find out.
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I am current reserved for Easter Week but thinking of pushing it to the next week- first week in April - will that be much of an improvement?

Sorry to hijack
It COULD NOT be worse! lol. Easter week is one of the busiest weeks of the year, only second to Christmas week. It will still be busy the first week of April, but I would think it would have to be better than Easter week. If you're flexible, I'd push it as far into April as possible.
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We went to DW last summer and it was super hot and super crowded (what did I expect? LOL) We'd like to plan our next trip for a cooler but more importantly less busy time. We are pretty flexible. When do you suggest??

The best trip we ever had was after Thanksgiving into the first week of December. The crowds were low, the decorations are beautiful, it's value season, and the weather was great! Our second best trip was the last part of January into the first week of February. There was hardly any crowds at all - walked on everything the entire week. It's a little bit cooler then and there weren't any decorations, but the super low crowds made up for that.
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The first and second weeks of December are wonderful!! Beautiful Christmas decor and festivities, not so bad crowded!
Agree this is a great time to go.
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