When’s Cheapest to Visit Disney World in 2022-2023?

When’s Cheapest to Visit Disney World in 2022-2023?

When prices rise, you may want to know when is the best time to visit Walt Disney World? This answers that, with seasons, weeks and days in 2019 and 2023 with lower costs and crowds than the most expensive and busiest travel weekends. (Updated July 8, 2022.)

The most important consideration that should be made is that “cheapest” isn’t an absolute term. Walt Disney World is a prohibitively expensive vacation spot, and the least expensive dates are still comparable to trips to Europe, Asia, or other tropical locations. That factor alone raises total trip expenses to Walt Disney World by thousands of dollars in recent years–and by around 5% each year over the previous decade.

Every year, thousands of people flock to Walt Disney World in Florida for a vacation. The number of visitors has fluctuated significantly since then, but the overall numbers have remained consistent. The cost of everything from park tickets to hotels to restaurants and more has all increased dramatically recently. Furthermore, there are other costs associated with traveling (such as flights and rental cars). Going from free FastPass+ to the paid Genie+ service is certainly an added expense. This upward trend in expenditures is unlikely to reverse itself anytime soon. Inflation, pent-up demand, shortages of personnel, and a lack of discounts compound the problem by making visiting Walt Disney World more expensive than ever before.

In 2022, we looked at this issue in How Much Does a Walt Disney World Vacation Cost in 2022? That was rather eye-opening for many individuals planning their first trip or returning from a break of several years. The comments posted by other readers are enlightening, with many noting that they spent far beyond our already high budget ranges on Walt Disney World vacations this year and in 2023.