The Best Things to Do, See & Eat at Disney World This Winter

Jan 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
What to See, Do, Eat at Disney World This Winter
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When you think of Disney World, you probably think of summertime. That’s when the kids are out, the days are long… and so are the lines. Or maybe you’re a holiday parkgoer, enjoying the haunted park during Halloween or the Santa hats in December.

While we’re never going to tell you there’s a bad time to visit, we think there’s a secret season in the park, and that’s the wintertime. Post-holidays, pre-summer vacation means fewer visitors, genuinely better weather and just as many rides. There are also some secretly festive foods and some excellent events, including an international arts festival at the Epcot park.

If you’ve been eager to try new rides, see popular shows and move around the park without bumping elbows with the rest of the crowd, there’s no better time than now. Here’s why winter is an ideal time to book your ticket.

1 /11: Do: Na’vi River Journey

1/11 :Do: Na’vi River Journey

2/11 :Do: Soarin'

3 /11: Do: Expedition Everest

3/11 :Do: Expedition Everest

4 /11: Do: Disney After Hours

4/11 :Do: Disney After Hours

5 /11: See: Future World

5/11 :See: Future World

6 /11: See: Galactic Spectacular

6/11 :See: Galactic Spectacular

7 /11: See: Rivers of Light

7/11 :See: Rivers of Light

8 /11: Eat: Galactic Churro

8/11 :Eat: Galactic Churro

9 /11: Eat: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Churro

9/11 :Eat: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Churro

10 /11: Eat: Snowman Cookie

10/11 :Eat: Snowman Cookie

11 /11: Eat: Cheshire Cat Tails

11/11 :Eat: Cheshire Cat Tails