- Jan 14, 2011
Years ago when asking when the slow times were - there were some standard answers we all remember fondly. Then there was the internet, and eventually Disney related message boards, and Google and Facebook and iPhones and now Alexa and the like. I did a quick search experiment in Google and just typed in the phrase "when is the best time to go to" and a list pops up and one of the prefilled entries is "disney world". That means that there are a lot of folks doing a search to find out the same answer. You can guess the answers because they've been the discussed for many years - but those ranges they give have been shrinking at an alarming rate and the old "slow" was a lot less crowded than the new "slow". I even asked Siri on my iPhone and got the same sites. Make me wonder how Alexa or something similar would answer.
The short answer is - between Disney marketing and staffing changes, along with the easy availability of the answer to your quest for many thousands of potential WDW visitors via the internet, the likelihood of finding a truly "slow" time at WDW is dissappearing fast. If you do happen to visit at a time when it is truly "slow," just count your lucky stars.
No one needs the internet to know that WDW is most busy when kids are out of school. Do you think before the internet people went in mid-July or Christmas week and were shocked that it was a high crowd time? Common sense predates the World Wide Web.Merely asking the question "when are the slow times at WDW" virtually assures there will be no slow times because the one thing the internet promises is thousands of answers to every question thereby effectively ending the slow times.
"Slow" is completely a matter of perception. Hang around this forum for a few years and you'll see repeated instances where two people at the same place on the same day have completely different views about how crowded it was.