First, remember this:
- There are more than 30 million visitors to Disney World alone each year, and the most popular visiting times naturally are during school breaks, including summer and Christmas week.
- If you're bringing children younger than age five, you have a huge advantage: You can choose a non-school break week and beat some of that congestion.
- Before you bring younger kids, by the way, don't say too much. Get in the car or on the bus or plane and just show up. This avoids the inevitable build-up that can end in disappointment. For example, the Pirates of the Caribbean was closed for repairs during our visit; it would have been our four-year-old's favorite, had he been told of it.