I can use some advice regarding when to visit WDW. My family and I frequently visit Disneyland in California, but we have never visited WDW. I planned for an eight-day vacation at WDW for this year 2011 with one window being near the end of October 2011, but the vacation keeps getting delayed. Thus, my family and I are considering going to WDW inl Spring 2012.
I want to avoid visiting when attractions are closed for maintenance. At Disneyland, attractions freqently close in the "off" seasons such as Fall and Winter, but Disneyland avoids closing attractions at Christmas and in Summer. Thus, those would be good times to visit Disneyland except that the crowds are huge (with about 80,000 people in the Disneyland Resort on popular Summer weekends). I don't like long lines, but I have even more dislike for closed attractions. I notice that one water park will be closed at WDW in early December 2011 and the other will be closed the rest of December. I would have chosen to go to WDW in December if everything was open. I don't want to go when a hurricane is likely to close attractions or parks.
My wife does not do well in hot, humid weather, and I want to find a way to keep her cool during her visit. I notice some people carry water pump bottles capable of spraying people with a water mist. That may be useful in Florida. Maybe a simple squirt bottle will be enough. I am avoiding Summer because of the heat. I have never visited Florida and am unfamiliar with the weather. People in the western United States talk of Florida's hot and humid Summer weather and hurricanes. Perhaps landing at the Orlando airport during a hurricane is an E-ticket ride.
What do you think is the best time for us to visit WDW?