While the kids schedule usually runs the family calendar, including vacation planning, you may want to give some thought to jumping out of the normal vacation cycle of summer, Christmas and spring school breaks.
With high temps in the 70s, and little to no crowding at the theme parks, January is a wonderful month to visit Orlando. You will also save on Disney area vacation rental homes and enjoy a better selection of homes. You can order pool heat so the water is still nice and toasty, or jump into the spa that heats up to 104 or so! Oh, and winter is our dry season so leave the umbrellas at home!
February has similar temperatures and is fairly quiet unless you hit a northern secondary school break week. Even then, things are not as crazy as March when we have the Canadian secondary school break, lots of U.S. college breaks, Easter break for many U.S. secondary schools, etc.
The “shoulder” months of April and October have lovely temperatures, low humidity and less than normal crowding at the parks. A lot of Europeans come in October (school break) but the parks are still relatively quiet. And did I mention the weather is fantastic? Sunny, 80s and low humidity – perhaps my favorite Central Florida weather month of the year!
So whip out those planners (or smartphones or tablets) and get planning! Find your spot in the warm Florida sun!