Even though many vacations are taken in the summer months, around Christmas, or during Spring Break, January and February are good to plan a Disney vacation with your family – and Disney World in Orlando is the perfect destination. If you decide to pack your bags and celebrate the start of a new year the right way, here are some things that you should know about your upcoming visit:

Attendance Is Lower

As millions of Orlando tourists can attest, the New Year’s celebration at Disney World is one of the world’s best. After the first week of January is over, however, things settle down and attendance decreases. This gives you a great opportunity for your family to schedule a Disney vacation at a time when you’re more likely to see and do everything that’s on your agenda.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

If you visit anytime from January 9th through the 13th, then your Disney vacation will include race-themed events like Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, Walt Disney World Marathon, and Kids Races. Whether you decide to join in or simply watch the runners is entirely up to you. The longer races will actually go through all four of the theme parks, but even the smaller races provide plenty of fun and exercise. Just don’t forget that it will be a little busier because thousands of runners will show up.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

From January 18th through February 25th, your Disney vacation can include a festival celebrating the visual, performing, and culinary arts. You and your family can enjoy gallery exhibits, artists appearances, living statues, and a whole bunch more. This is one part of your Disney vacation where you can just relax and enjoy the sights with your loved ones.

You Should Check the Disney Event Calendar

Disney World is certainly not going to leave you hanging, even in months when there is lower attendance. There’s still plenty of events to attend and attractions to see, and you can discover the highlights by checking out the Disney World event calendar for January and February.

Children Are More Than Welcome (Obviously!)

Although many kids are in school during the month of January and the beginning of February, parents will often bring them to Disney World. Either that or their child is home-schooled, which frees up their schedule a bit more. One big advantage of scheduling your Disney vacation for the beginning of a new year is that the smaller crowds keep children from being so overwhelmed from the number of people or bored because they’re waiting so long to get on the rides.

Plan Accordingly for the Weather

Since the beginning of the year is still the winter time, it’s important that you pack your suitcases accordingly. The last thing you want is for your Disney vacation to be ruined because you’re too cold while waiting for the rides and events to begin or simply not prepared. Yes, Orlando is generally a warm area, but you should definitely check the weather report before heading in and pack items like blankets, cold medicine, and even rain gear. Don’t forget your swimsuit, because you just never know.

Contact World Class VIP Today For More Information for Your Disney Vacation

If you’re planning to take a Disney vacation any time of the year, doing so with private Disney World tours are definitely the way to go. Reach out to World Class VIP and we’ll handle all of the details so you can enjoy a stress-free vacation. We’ll even help book your Disney Hotel Reservations. With World Class VIP tours, you’ll be guided through each park with a private tour guide that knows Disney well. They’ll be there every step of the way to ensure you and your family have the best possible Disney experience.